Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mollydolly bags xxx

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If there is one thing I love, it is any fashion item that has been personalised just for me, it gives it that little something special and makes it feel close to my heart.
When contacted by Mollydolly bags xxx asking if they could make a special bag just for me I absolutely jumped at the chance.
Wendy, the founder of the company asked me exactly what I wanted the bag to feature, what I liked, my hair and eye colour and what I wanted my Mollydolly to be wearing.
Having seen her other creations, I always knew my bag was going to be very pretty but I did not expect it to reflect my personality and style to such perfection.
The purple sparkly dress is based on Virgo's Lounge and the little handbag is based on a Louis Vuitton.
The Mollydoll bag was then completed with lots and lots of sparkles!
I really love it, my only wish is that it was still summertime so that I could show it off at the beach, but instead I stole the chance to wear my summer maxi dress in the brief glimpse of sunshine we had in the afternoon. My little dog Taylor even gave his seal of approval to my bag by jumping in for a spin! 
So if you want to get your hands on your very own Mollydolly Bag xxx by checking out their facebook page right HERE! You won't be disappointed.
Nicola x
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★ PERSONALISED BAG THANKS TO MOLLYDOLLY BAGS XXX 
★ MAXI-DRESS FROM RIVER ISLAND 
★ JUICY COUTURE STUDDED CUFF BRACELET 
★ JUICY COUTURE CHARM BRACELET 
★ EARRINGS THANKS TO BOUDOIR BOUTIQUE 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nor Lisa - Merchant Fashion Tea's

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This weekend the Merchant hotel, Belfast, will come alive with a host of fabulous "Fashion Tea's".
Some of Northern Irelands top designers will be unveiling their Autumn/Winter collections to the world whilst guest sit back and enjoy a glass of champagne and a spot of evening delights.
One such designer is Lisa McCabe from the fabulous "Nor-Lisa Fashion".
Her collection will be conquering the catwalk tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 29th) and you would be a fool to miss it!
I caught up with Lisa herself this week to tell us a little more about what we can expect.

Q. Tell us a little about the show and what we can expect?
A. The show will be very high fashion and very elegant. The models are all from Style Academy so they are all extremely beautiful. The amazing Andrew Mulvenna and his team will be styling the hair and Lancome will be providing the makeup looks. All of my guests will get an evening supper and desserts including Moet champagne which adds a little more elegance to the event. After the show you will be able to view the garments up close and personal in my pop-up shop.

Q. What can we expect from your new collection?
A. For Nor-Lisa Fashion, this season embraces the "moody blooms" trend, which consists of lush colours in over-ripe hues, scattered across darker tones with elegant womanly charms. The glamorous collection embraces a dark winter romance, using high end luxurious fabrics including silks, silk chiffon, soft cotton and stiff linen. With this season comes the return of Nor-Lisa Fashion's custom designed in-house prints, which gives the new collection a completely unique look that won't be found anywhere else.

Q. Has your style developed since you first hit the fashion scene?
A. I wouldn't necessary say that my style has developed but I would definitely say that this collection is more wearable along with some show-stopping pieces also.

Q. Who are you collaborating with on the day of the show?
A. On the day my team will include Krystal Love by Kerry who will be covering killer heels in sparkly, girly diamonds and beads to add extra glamour. Aura jewellery by Joanna who has custom made and designed some stunning pieces of jewellery, my favourite is a chain mail necklace with colour fading detailing. Finally, Marie Claire Millinery is tieing the whole thing together with her very elegant and glamorous head-pieces. All of the pieces have been designed just for this collection and have never been seen before.

Q. Tell us about the pop-up boutiques?
A. I have been designing my pop up boutique since I found out I was doing the tea's. I am most excited about it as it gives the clients a chance to see my looks up close and personal. My pop-up boutique will be pretty and elegant. I've decided to go for all white and silver with texture as to not distract from all of the prints on the garments. On the night I will be letting people order custom garments as well as purchasing the ready to wear items. All clients can use cash or card to pay.

Q. Why do you feel a bespoke outfit from you is special?
A. If you love prints like me, then you won't be disappointed as my prints are very rare and unique. My fabrics are only the best quality and I spend months sourcing it. All of my garments are limited edition and I only make 5 or less of each item which means they are extremely exclusive. To me, my garments are like pieces of art.


So if you like the sounds of this exclusive event, don't forget to pick up your ticket before it is too late. You can purchase them by contacting the events team on
T: 00442890262717
E: events@themerchanthotel.com
Tickets are £35 and well worth splashing out on for a fabulous evening of even more fabulous fashion!
Nicola x
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Snake in the Grass

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One of the recent trends that I have really enjoyed experimenting with is the tribal look. 
From statement jewellery to wide harem pants, there is so much you can do with the style. 
Not only is it bang on trend but it is very comfortable and easy to wear.
For this look I went for snake print style harem trousers and paired them with a loose fitting cropped t-shirt from Topshop.
The necklace I am wearing was bought from Primark a few years ago and it is still something I put my hand to when I want to make a subtle statement. As nice as it is to have designer clothes, it is always great to get a fab bargain that you can wear time and time again!
with a hint of spikes on the bracelet, earrings and shoes the look was complete.
Have you tried the tribal trend? Let me know how it worked for you!
Nicola x

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★ SNAKE PRINT HAREM TROUSERS FROM RIVER ISLAND 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "DAMIER SPEEDY" HANDBAG 
★ CROP TOP FROM TOPSHOP 
★ CAT-EYE SUNGLASSES FROM MISGUIDED.CO.UK 
★ HERMES "COLLIER DE CHIEN" BRACELET 
★ STATEMENT NECKLACE FROM PRIMARK 
★ LOUIS VUITTON BANGLE 
★ SPIKED EARRINGS FROM TOPSHOP 
★ RIVER ISLAND SPIKED SANDALS

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Back to Nature

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I don't know about the rest of you but I have a serious case of the Autumn/Winter blues. I have gone back to college full time, I am back to work and I just cannot stand the thought of the dark evenings. 
As much as I love winter coats and knee high boots, I cannot help longing for the beautiful summer evenings spent without a care in the world.
These pics are from my holiday to Marbella and I am wearing one of my favourite dresses from last season, a floral print number from H&M.
I accentuated the colours in the pattern by wearing a neon orange Juicy Couture Handbag, some bright pink flower earrings and pink lipstick from MAC cosmetics - called "Pink Pigeon".
I finished the look with another favourite Summer purchase, glitter "flat-forms" from Zara.
What I wouldn't give to be back there right now!
Have any of you guys got the Winter blues? 
Nicola x
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★ PATTERNED DRESS FROM H&M
★ GLITTER SANDALS FROM ZARA 
★ HANDBAG, BRACELET AND FLOWER EARRINGS FROM JUICY COUTURE 

★ LIPSTICK - MAC MAKEUP - COLOUR: PINK PIGEON 



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Big City Life

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Last weekend I spent a lovely few days in Dublin in celebration of my Boyfriends birthday.
We went to some beautiful restaurants, strolled through the city and of course I dragged him into (one or two...?) shops!
Obviously for walking around I wanted to be comfortable so I decided to debut my customised converse trainers that I "blinged" up myself a few weeks ago. They inspired my neon look so I chose a yellow knitted jumper from Identity and a funky necklace thanks to Boudoir Boutique!
We had fun perusing the stores at Kildare Village followed by a trip into Dublin City Centre to listen to Ireland's top stylist Cathy O'Connor giving a talk in Max Mara, Brown Thomas.
We had a brilliant weekend, Dublin is such a beautiful city and I love to visit as often as I can! 
Have you ever been?
Nicola x
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Myself with Cathy O'Connor, Ireland's Top Stylist 
★ NEON JUMPER FROM IDENTITY BOUTIQUE 
★ NEON CAMISOLE FROM TOPSHOP 
★ RIVER ISLAND PENCIL SKIRT 
★ CONVERSE TRAINERS FROM SCHUH, CUSTOMISED BY ME 
★ CHANEL SUNGLASSES 
★ GUESS "HEAVY METAL" WATCH 
★ STUDDED BAG and KNUCKLE RING FROM RIVER ISLAND 
★ BOWLER HAT FROM TOPSHOP 
★ JUICY COUTURE BRACELET AND EARRINGS 
★ NECKLACE THANKS TO BOUDOIR BOUTIQUE 


Friday, September 13, 2013

Black Panther

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This all black look was one of my favourites from my recent holiday to Marbella. 
I bought the skirt when I was over there in H&M. I found it so effortlessly glamorous and it could easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. I paired with a simple black crop top from Zara which should actually be worn with the zip to the back but I preferred the detail to the front!
The sunglasses were one of my favourite bargain buys of the Summer. They were from Misguided.co.uk and were no more that €12. I just love the floral detail around the lens and the swirls to the side.
As my look was entirely black, I decided to funk it up a little with a splash of leopard print. 
The Dolce & Gabbana tote handbag was ideal to add that head-turning touch to the ensemble!
Nicola x
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★ CROP TOP FROM ZARA 
★ H&M MAXI-SKIRT 
★ DOLCE & GABBANA LEOPARD TOTE HANDBAG 
★ FLOWER SUNGLASSES FROM MISGUIDED.CO.UK 
★ HERMES "COLIER DE CHIEN" CUFF 
★ LEOPARD JUICY COUTURE CUFF 
★ EARRINGS FROM PRIMARK