Friday, October 10, 2014

Cork Fashion Week

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I am still on cloud 9 after the wonderful week that I had last week. From finding out that I won the RSVP/Cork Fashion Week Blogger of the year (Peoples Choice award), to attending the Christmas launch party of the Loop @ Dublin Airport and to top it all off, being a guest at Cork Fashion Week.
Such a whirlwind but definitely a very high point in my blogging career.
I stayed at the Imperial Hotel which had an amazing vintage feel to it and also played host to the Fashion Week event.
It was fantastic to meet Emer and Vivienne, organisers of the event and also to be introduced to David Babington - aka The Material Boy - my fellow winner of the RSVP award. David and I got the chance to present our own style segment on the night where we discussed the latest trends to be hitting the stores for Autumn/Winter - such a fun experience!
The catwalk show consisted of some stunning designs, both from 'up and coming' designers competing to be crowned Milliner & Designer of the year and from already established brands. It was incredible to see such a vast range of creativity and diversity all in one show.
I would like to say a huge congratulations to the winners on the night - Sinead Madden who won the Milliner of the year award and to Roisin Lawrence who won the designer of the year award for her unique collection "Pretty Little Monsters". The stand out 'established' collection on the night, for me, was definitely that of Claire Garvey's, her designs were so intricate and detailed and made for a truly show-stopping finale.
As it was the designer show that I was being introduced at, I thought it would be appropriate to wear one of my own designs. I created the print designs for this dress myself and was super proud to showcase it at such an amazing event. I was even more delighted to get lots of compliments and even several client orders which I cannot wait to get started on. The "Sequin Cinderella" range will be coming very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
Thanks so much to RSVP, Emer & Viv at Cork Fashion Week and all of my readers who voted for me and helped me to win this amazing award. I am really looking forward to the next part of my prize where I get to style a photoshoot for RSVP magazine! Cannot wait!
Nicola x
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Myself and the fabulous Material Boy - Fellow Winner of the RSVP/Cork Fashion Week Blogger of the year
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Sinead Madden Millinery (Winning collection)
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Myself with CFW organisers Emer & Vivienne as well as David Babington (Material Boy)
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"Ancestor" collection by Sarah Murphy
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Myself and my Boyfriend
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Michael Gurhy "art on fashion" collection

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Myself with a complimentary Corona - sponsors on the night
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Winning Collection "Pretty Little Monsters" by Roisin Lawrence
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Myself and Fashion Designer Claire Garvey
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Claire Garvey's amazing finale piece 
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Myself and fellow blogger Busi Zulu 
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"Papillon" collection by Hazel Comyn Designs
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Myself with Deputy Editor of Hi Magazine - Colum McCormack 
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Aidan Sheehans Collection
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Posing with the fabulous Mercedes Benz at the show


★ DRESS DESIGNED AND PRINTED BY MYSELF (PM FOR ORDERS) 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "MULTICOLORE" SPEEDY HANDBAG 
★ GUCCI WATCH 
★ JUICY COUTURE BRACELET 
★ SHOES FROM TOPSHOP 

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