Thursday, November 29, 2012

Argento Jewellery

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I have always been a huge fan of the jewellery shop Argento. As I am lucky enough to live close to the Derry/Londonderry based store, it was always a first stop when looking for the perfect accessory.
You can imagine my excitement when I was contacted by the lovely Lynsey from the company offering me my choice of three beautiful pieces from the "Karma" collection.
The items that I chose were a stunning vintage style "Brasswork" necklace, a chunky "Antique Flower" cluster ring and the most delicate little crystal heart shaped necklace, aptly named "Fall in love".
The pieces were every bit as beautiful when they arrived as I had imagined and I could not wait to try them all on, so instead of making you wait until they appear on separate outfits, I wanted to share them all at once!
Argento is the ideal shopping destination for your Christmas party jewellery or for that perfect gift for a special someone in your life. They have something to suit every taste, from extravagant bling to understated and classy. Do not despair if you don't have an Argento store near you, simply check out their website (www.argento.co.uk) and have the credit card at the ready!
 If you are buying online I have been offered an exclusive discount code for all my readers which will be active from the 30th November until the 31st of December and will get you 20% off anything from the "Karma", "Dirty Ruby" and "Disco Ball" collections! Simply type in BLOG20 upon checkout! Happy Shopping Folks!
Which item of mine is your favourite? I would love to hear!
Nicola x
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★ ALL JEWELLERY FROM THE KARMA RANGE, COURTESY OF "ARGENTO" 

★ KARMA "BRASSWORK" NECKLACE - €24.95 AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK 
★ KARMA CRYSTAL "FALL IN LOVE" NECKLACE - €9.35 AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK   http://www.argento.co.uk/Models.aspx?ModelID=31939
★ KARMA "ANTIQUE FLOWER" CLUSTER RING - €9.98 AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK

★DRESS FROM ALL SAINTS
★ PINK LIPSTICK FROM MAC - "GIRL ABOUT TOWN"


Monday, November 26, 2012

Bohemian Ballerina

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When I recently attended the Northern Irish Designer Show at Belfast Fashion Week (seen here) I was lucky enough to meet the fabulous Sandra Stewart, a super talented jewellery designer and owner of Bohemian Chic Jewellery. Sandra's beautiful handmade pieces caught my attention from the second I saw them! They are elegant, eye-catching and wonderfully unique.
I fell in love with this stunning necklace and was absolutely delighted to be offered it as a gift from Sandra herself. The rose pendant is so incredibly detailed with just the perfect amount of bling to set off any outfit. What is even more special about this, and most of Bohemian Chic pieces, is that they are interchangeable. The pendants clip off and can be replaced with any style or shape you wish. This way you can create so many different looks simply by changing the charm.
Every second Sunday you will find "Bohemian Chic Jewellery" at the Victoria Square Market in Belfast where you can see for yourself the amazing hard work and dedication that goes into each and every hand crafted item. For anyone who will not get the opportunity to see these masterpieces for yourselves, do check out the website (www.bohemianchicjewellery.com) where you can shop 'til you drop and have these wonderful creations delivered directly to your door!
To enhance my beautiful necklace I chose a plain grey dress from Primark and embraced my inner Ballerina by tucking it into a tutu skirt. To brighten up the look and compliment the flower on the necklace I chose a floral belt (which you originally saw here) and some funky patterned tights from River Island. I kept the look casual some Buffalo trainers which are decorated with the face of Marilyn Monroe and the phrase "Real Diva's Never Die"
I hope you like!
Nicola x

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HANDMADE NECKLACE THANKS TO SANDRA STEWART @ BOHEMIAN CHIC JEWELLERY
FIND THEM AT WWW.BOHEMIANCHICJEWELLERY.COM OR IN VICTORIA SQUARE 

★ DRESS (WORN AS TOP) FROM PRIMARK 
★ TUTU SKIRT AND PATTERNED TIGHTS FROM RIVER ISLAND 
★ BUFFALO "REAL DIVA'S NEVER DIE" TRAINERS 
★ FLORAL BELT FROM IDENTITY BOUTIQUE 
★ FLOWER CLUSTER RING THANKS TO ARGENTO - (PURCHASE IT HERE





Thursday, November 22, 2012

Baroque and Roll

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This season the "Baroque" trend has been huge, appearing on runways world wide and emerging from many designers and high street stores. As a lover of all things dramatic and creative, I am fascinated by clothing that represents a specific era or a movement.
This jacket which I picked up from "Living Dead Souls" is such an eye-catching piece, almost verging on theatrical, but never being one to shy away from statement clothing, I just had to have it. Keeping the rest of the outfit simple with plain black leggings and my black Jeffrey Campbell boots, I let the jacket speak for itself.
I was lucky enough to be styled by the incredibly talented "Tara Henderson" who did my hair and makeup for this shoot. I even chose to take the pictures in her beautiful salon, where key pieces like her wonderful vintage style mirrors matched perfectly with my chosen look for the day!
Enjoy!
Nicola x
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★ BAROQUE JACKET FROM "LIVING DEAD SOULS 
★ NECKLACE FROM CLOSET CLOTHING 
★ RIVER ISLAND LEGGINGS 
★ BELT FROM FRESH GARBAGE 
★ JEFFREY CAMPBELL "SPIKED LITA" BOOTS 

HAIR, MAKEUP AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY TARA HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL

Monday, November 19, 2012

Man Time for Movember

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Well its that time of year again! The Man Time fashion show is back and this time it will be bigger and better than ever before! 
The 22nd of November at 7pm will see City Hall come alive with all things masculine as it plays host to the second official Man-Time fashion show.
Our Events NI are the brains behind the operation which will be held in conjunction with the charity, "Movember". This charity encourages men to grow their own "tache" for the month of November raising both money and awareness of Men's cancer, particularly testicular and prostrate.
With the support of the Lord Mayor of Belfast (seen modelling a moustache himself in the pictures below) the show is set to be stellar when it comes to fashion for a cause!
Man-Time is the first event of its kind, showcasing Men only fashion, to hit Northern Ireland and if the response from the first show is anything to go by, this one will be a raging success.
The show promises unique and wonderful fashion lines from talented Northern Irish designers such as Nor-Lisa Fashion, Sean Henry of Van Der Simon and Dave Henderson! Even my fellow bloggers "Fashion Creep" are getting in on the action with an exclusive range of reworked and customised jackets. Celeb stylist, Mr Jason Shankey (pictured below) will be on hand to make sure each of the models are perfectly groomed and that their own moustaches are flawlessly presented.
The moustache will play a key role in this seasons proceedings so I had to get involved myself, sporting, what I was disturbingly told was a rather fetching moustache of my own!
You may remember my coverage from the first official Man-Time show which was a huge success with the press release, SEEN HERE and the actual event SEEN HERE.
This was probably one of my favourite events from last season! I got to play with the concept of androgyny, embracing a style that a lot of women fear. For my first post about the show I went for a classic tuxedo style with a white shirt and bow-tie, for the show itself I sported a Top hat and tails... and for this one I wanted to do something a little different. So what better than to throw on an oversized mans shirt, a sloppy tie, paint a moustache, grab a guitar and rock out!
Be sure not to miss this event, if you are a man looking for some fashion tips for the new season! Also one not to be missed for the ladies, looking to treat the man in their lives or maybe looking to treat themselves with a bit of eye-candy on the catwalk!
Either way, Enjoy! 
Nicola x
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From L to R - Jason Shankey, Male Groomer - Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson - Ross Wilson, Man Time Model
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From L to R - Jason Shankey, Male Groomer - Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson - Ross Wilson, Man Time Model

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From L to R - Jason Shankey, Male Groomer - Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson - Ross Wilson, Man Time Model
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I WAS WEARING: 
★ MENS SHIRT AND TIE - HUGO BOSS 
★ PRIMARK SHORTS 
★ KNEE SOCKS AND MOUSTACHE BRACELET FROM RIVER ISLAND 
★ GIBSON GUITAR 

Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson wears Chester Barrie from House of Fraser
Jason Shankey Male Groomer wears Linea from House of Fraser
Ross Wilson - Man Time Model wears Label Lab from House of Fraser
all styled by Conor Lawlor personal shopper in House of Fraser
All Photographs of of the Men are by Gavin Sloan Photography




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