Thursday, March 28, 2013

RSVP Magazine Style Competition

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This week I was delighted to hear that I have been shortlisted in a style competition for top Irish fashion magazine RSVP.
This winner will be chosen by a public vote taking place every day this week and closing on Tuesday the 2nd April.
I would really appreciate if everyone could take literally two seconds of their time to follow the link below and cast a vote for me. You do not have to subscribe or sign up for anything and will not be contacted after voting.
All you have to do is click on this link - 
scroll down past the photographs until you see a list of names, select the box beside my name - Nicola McLaughlin, and hit vote!
You can also keep an eye on my progress throughout the week by following the same link and clicking view results!
The prize is a fabulous €100 voucher to spend on iclothing.ie and a feature in RSVP magazine.
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to vote!
Nicola x

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Love is a Perfect Murder

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I wanted to share with you one of my favourite photoshoots that I have ever modelled for.
These pics were taken a few years back when I was a student at University of Ulster by then Photography student Barry McGilloway and to this day I am in awe of the results.
The photographs have an eerie feel and to me they inspire thoughts of Love and Death... 
Afterall... Love is a Perfect Murder!
Nicola x

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★ DRESS FROM IDENTITY BOUTIQUE 
★ SANDALS BY FAITH @ DEBENHAMS 
★ DIAMANTE EARRINGS FROM CALLAGHANS JEWELLERS 



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hatwalk 2013

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I am very excited to tell you that next Thursday, the 28th of March I will be hosting "Hatwalk 2013" in aid of Brain Tumour research.
This amazing event will take place in the Hasting Everglades hotel, Derry/Londonderry, in celebration of "Wear a Hat" day which raises both awareness and necessary funds for a very worthy cause.
Some of the top milliners from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland will be gracing the catwalk with their latest creations 
Even the audience have an added incentive to wear a little head gear of their own as on the night there will be a coveted prize of "Best Dressed Guest".
The fabulous lineup of elite milliners includes John-Paul and Katrina Gormley, hailing from the City of Culture itself, Award Winning Belfast Milliner Grainne Maher, and Jennifer Wrynne, Leonora Ferguson and Mariana Reilly who are fast becoming the top names in Irish millinery design.
Patron of the charity and Milliner extraordinaire, Mister Philip Treacy who has designed for the likes of Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker, has kindly donated a beautiful hat to be auctioned off on the night. I for one am so looking forward to seeing this creation and will have to be handcuffed in order to restrain myself from a bidding war in the auction.
The "piece de la resistance"on the night will be the finale of the designer competition which has been running over the last number of weeks. Young designers had the opportunity to create a unique piece of headwear and I will be lucky enough to announce the winner on the night! 
I absolutely love to wear hats or headpieces myself, as you can see from the pics above and below where I have chosen two of my favourites to date. As of yet I have not decided on a hat for the event but I cannot wait to try on some stunning designs before I make the final choice.
It is such an honour to have been asked to compere this spectacular evening and I am proud to be involved in a show which will not only take the fashion world by storm but will make an incredible difference to a truly deserving charity. A huge thank you to Roy McCabe C/O John Paul Couture for asking me to be a part of this special evening.
Tickets for the Hatwalk 2013 are now on sale at www.hatwalk.com and from John Paul Millinery, Derry/Londonderry. Priced at just £8 for standard seats or a mere £15 for the VIP treatment where you will receive a drink on arrival, premium seating and a little goody bag to top it all off.
If you do make it to the show please do come say hi! 
Nicola x
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Hatwalk - www.hatwalk.info

Pictures from Hatwalk photoshoot thanks to Jim McLaren of McLaren Photography 

★ MY FIRST OUTFIT DETAILS CAN BE SEEN HERE 

★ MY SECOND OUTFIT DETAILS CAN BE SEEN HERE 





Monday, March 18, 2013

In Dublin's Fair City

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Dublin is one of my favourite cities in the world, not only for the shopping but for the stunning landmarks and scenery that it has to offer.
Perhaps the nicest of all in my opinion is the Ha'penny Bridge. To me, it is like something from an old Parisian, black and white movie and on this casual day browsing the shops in Dublin I could not resist stopping by for a few pictures 
I was dressed down in a simple pair of jeans, a T-shirt from the Marni for H&M collection and my old faithful biker boots from the Chiara Ferragni range. A few colourful accessories completed my look and I was ready to hit the shops!
Nicola x

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★ MARNI FOR H&M T-SHIRT 
★ LEATHER BIKER JACKET FROM KOOKAI 
★ CHIARA FERRAGNI STUDDED BOOTS 
★ RIVER ISLAND JEWELLED CUFF BANGLE AND SKULL SHAMBALLA BRACELET 
★ TRESOR PARIS SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL SHAMBALLA BRACELET 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "SURYA" HANDBAG 
★ GUESS WATCH 

Location - Dublin, Ha'penny Bridge


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Photoshoot for NV and Gino's

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Last week I was delighted to be asked to take part in a photo shoot for NV, a new store which has arrived in Derry/Londonderry.
NV is a sister company of Men's clothing store "Gino's" which you will have seen in "this post" where I styled a male photoshoot.
Not only is the clothing in NV funky and bang on trend, it is all incredibly priced. It is the perfect place to pick up an outfit for the weekend without breaking the bank.
NV have everything from cute little dresses and heels, perfect for a night out, to casual clothes and trainers. Although I personally love the more glamorous clothes, I have to say, one of my favourite items to model was the American Flag print "onesie", it was incredibly comfortable and I could have lounged about in it all day long.
My fellow model on the shoot was Robbie McGregor. He can be seen in the pictures sporting some of Gino's finest menswear and was also brave enough to don a "onesie" for the day!
So if you haven't already, then pop over to Gino/NV's facebook page to check out their latest items and if you can, call into the Shipquay St. store - You won't be disappointed.
I will be returning to the store tomorrow for yet another photoshoot and I cannot wait to share those pictures with you in the coming days!
Nicola x
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★ ALL CLOTHING COURTESY OF GINO'S / NV, DERRY/LONDONDERRY 

Check out Gino's/NV on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ginonv?ref=ts&fref=ts

Photography by Ciara McCormick

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mother's Day and Xpose Magazine

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Xposé is one of the biggest fashion TV shows in Ireland at the moment so when they decided to create a sister magazine of course it was set to be huge! I was an avid reader from the first edition so you can imagine my excitement when they contacted me to be a part of the bloggers section in the March issue.
Every month they pick a selection of Irish bloggers and give them a particular theme to style according to their own taste.
Being March and the month of Mother's Day, my theme was to pick an item from my Mother's wardrobe that I borrow or lust after.
My Mother has always been my inspiration. People often ask who my style icons are and whilst I have a long list of celebrities whom I admire, my Mother is my number one.
I chose this vintage beaded tunic which I simply adore. It is the perfect addition to add glamour to an otherwise casual outfit, in this case being plain black leggings and a pair of over the knee boots from Tommy Hilfiger. I also added some orange accessories to highlight the colours in the top.
As you can see from the article, I also may have borrowed the handbag from my Mum but hey, she always did teach me to share :) 
Hope all you Mother's out there had a fantastic Day and my thoughts are with any of you who did not get to celebrate with your own Mum for one reason or another!
Nicola x
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★ VINTAGE BEADED TUNIC BORROWED FROM MY MUM 
★ TOPSHOP LEGGINGS AND BELT 
★ OVER THE KNEE BOOTS BY TOMMY HILFIGER 
★ HERMÉS "H" BANGLE 
★ GUESS WATCH 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "GRAFITTI SPEEDY" HANDBAG

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