Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Rugby Practice

Hi there, hope you had a nice afternoon .  I spent the afternoon practicing my rugby ball handling skills despite the rainy weather we had today .  My shirt is from Petit Patapon  and my shorts are from Zara .  Have a relaxing evening :-) 

Fashion Facts - Dr Martens

Dr Martens originated in Germany in the 1950's.  The  traditional  shoe company R Griggs bought the patent and launched it's first Dr Martens in Britain in 1960 - an oxblood red, eight-eyelet boot. Griggs anglicised the Dr Martens name, altered the heel, added distinctive yellow stitching and trademarked the cushioned rubber soles under the name AirWair.  A look that branded the Dr Martens aesthetic onto the public consciousness and over 50 years later is still a very popular choice of footwear today, they now also come in many lengths and colours .   

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Polo Dress

The Polo Dress started in the men's clothing column before lengthening itself into dress  status .  It takes it's name from the Polo shirt which is generally credited to French tennis player Rene Lacoste who created a knit shirt with soft collar and button placket for tennis players in the early 1930's.  The Polo Dress has now become a classic piece of American sportswear.  Ralph Lauren and Lacoste are designers of many variations of the Polo Dress. 

Summer Pumps

Good morning everyone, our Aunty gave us a present of these adorable Mary Janes and they actually smell of strawberries -  we looooove them .  Big thanks . ❤  Have a great day 💋❤❤❤❤❤ 

Monday, 29 July 2013

Summer Sleevless

Hi there, hope you like my summer Sleeveless top ...... It was actually a dress I had when I was a  little baby but we decided to recycle it and wear it as a sleeveless top 😃We bought it in DPAM and pants are  from Bon Point . Hope you had a lovely day ❤❤❤❤❤

The Bandage Dress

The Classic Bandage Dress by Herve Leger is a short, tight, fitting dress that is usually constructed of wide elastic bands. It message is simple : " look at my figure, ye mighty and despair " It was designed to communicate sex appeal and the power that comes from sex appeal -  what you see is what you get. It requires to be worn with absolute confidence.  Naomi Campbell has worn many a bandage dress to her many late night A List fashion parties . 

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Garden Pixie

Hi everyone. Here is our lovely friend that came to stay with us this weekend for a garden party.  We had a wonderful time and set off beautiful Chinese Lanterns into the  sky, carrying out dreams and wishes to the sky :-)))  Top is from Stella mc Cartney.  Jeans - Exit 

Lanvin Fashion illustration

Here is one of the beautiful  kids fashion  illustrations from their archives. 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Dr Martens for Bon Point

Hi everyone , we are sooo excited about this collaboration as we are big fans of Dr Martens and as you probably know the kids collection  had been discontinued.  The good news is that they are now once again available for kids through our all time favourite kids clothes brand - the French company called Bon Point :-) .  We have lots and lots of their beautiful clothing and are  very excited each season when waiting for their new collections to be launched.  Black patent Dr Martens are definitely on our list of must haves for the winter season. Hope you had a lovely Friday 💋❤❤❤

Lanvin Illustrations

Happy Saturday to you all.  Check out these magnificent kids fashion illustrations from Lanvin.  We are really excited about them :-) Have a super lovely day 💋❤❤❤❤ 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Gucci Shoes

Hi everyone , referring back to yesterday's thought for the day - our Mum feels she could conquer the world in these gorgeous shoes from the new Autumn/Winter collection ....... Just need to explain that to Dad !!!! 😄  Have a very nice day 💋❤❤❤❤

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Thought for the day !!!

Hanging out with Alice

Hi everyone, too wet to go outside again today so I decided to spend the afternoon with Alice and the White Rabbit . I'm hoping that some day she may lead me to join her for a Mad Hatters Tea Party :-) Wearing some lounge about clothes . Soft comfy top from Cerise Little  and jeans are from Gap.  Have a happy and fun evening 💋❤❤❤ 


Good morning , sun is shining again so we all are really happy about that.  We adore this amazing dress in black with white collar and cuff trim.  It's from the Autumn /winter collection 2013 from Valentino ---- Awesome !!! Have a great day 💋❤❤❤❤

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Waiting for the rain to stop !!!

Hello there, hope your day was good today even though the weather was weather for ducks really. Lots of heavy showers  so not much bouncing on the trampoline but I'm sure the flowers in the garden are very happy to see some rain after all the glorious sunshine :-)   Today I'm wearing a check shirt with navy trim from Stella Mc Cartney and jeans from DKNY.  Have a lovely evening 💋. ❤❤❤

This weeks posts

Juicy Couture Back Pack

Good morning, here is a picture of my favourite back pack from Juicy Couture.  The front slogan says 'Bright and Beautiful' :-) hope you like it as much as we do.  Have a lovely day 💋 ❤❤❤❤

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Back Pack Trouble

Hi everyone , I having trouble trying keep this back pack on my back :-).  It's my favourite back pack, made by Juicy Couture and was a present from my lovely Auntie .  My cropped pants is from Bon Point and my shirt is from Ralph Lauren .  Hope you had a wonderful day ❤❤❤❤

Thought of the day

Oh the power of positive affirmations :-)  These things we already know but sometimes need to remind ourselves. Hope your day is good ❤❤❤

The Chanel Suit

The Chanel Suit was developed by Coco Chanel and  has had a revolutionary impact on how women dress.   It first emerged in the 1930's and controversially tweed was the chosen fabric of Chanel for her designs. The suits were often lined then with silk or even fur and embellished with trimmings and gold buttons . Decades later the Chanel suit has shown it's remarkable staying power. It has remained right through to this day , a symbol of classic design, status and style . 

Monday, 22 July 2013

November Rain Dress

The November Rain dress was born in the video for the Guns and Roses song - November Rain. It was worn by Stephanie Seymour who ended up dating Axl Rose.  The dress has a conventional bodice with sweetheart neckline and off the shoulder with short puffed sleeves.  The  skirt is unconventional, being a micro mini in front and long in the back making it perfect for the rock and roll video.  It was designed by Carmela Sutera and replicas  of the dress are still popular today 

Where should I sail to ?

Hi everyone , no sunshine today but still warm and pleasant to be on this beautiful  yacht called Zephyr which has sailed from Dublin to Arklow, then on to Dummore East and is now docked in Crosshaven and contemplating a relaxing sail to Kinsale.  My outfit today is a shirt from a French company called Jacadi and jeans are by Levis.  Have a wonderful day :-) xx 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Rambling Rose

Hi everyone, just had a beautiful day rambling along the pier in Dunlaoghaire.  We snacked at the farmers market in The  People's Park. Had lunch on the pavilion from Gourmet Burger and finished off of course with an ice cream in Teddy's   Today's dress is from a kids clothing company we love called Imps and Elves.
Hope you all had a great weekend :-) xx 

Ossie Shoe

The Ossie shoe was designed by Manolo Blahnik.  The above sketch is for one of the fanciful shoes that accompanied Ossie Clsrks 1972 couture collection.  British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman was a big fan of Manolos shoes and once said ' If God had wanted us to wear flat shoes, he wouldn't have invented Manolo Blahnik.'  These shoes  also became coveted favourites of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City.  I don't own a pair but rumour has it that they are not the most comfortably shoes to wear ?? If you do own a pair of Blahniks feed back on comfort factor would be much appreciated .  Hope you enjoy a beautiful day today.  xxx 

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Big Decisions

Hi everyone, decisions, decisions decisions !!! How can I choose from such a wonderful display of  goodies.  Have been given €5 from my Granny to buy some treats but I'm so spoilt for choice here in Mr Simms I think this might take at least an hour to decide .  My sundress today is from Maan and cream cardigan from Marie Chantal.  Hope your day was as lovely as mine :-) xx 

On The Dart

Hi guys, we are going on an adventure today but not quite sure where it will be yet.  All suggestions welcome :-). Sun is already glorious so it is sure to be a wonderful day .  Outfit today is yellow shorts by United Colours of Benetton, Navy shirt by Papermoon and flipflops by Havaianas. Hope you all have a beautiful day xxxx 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Campari Mary Janes

These high heeled  Campari Mary Janes were designed by Manolo Blahnik in 1994. Despite having no formal training   Manolo Blahnik quickly rose  to celebrity status when many of his beautiful shoes were worn by the fashion obsessed characters in the tv  series Sex in the City. Despite the above Campari design being nearly 20 years old, they are still being manufactured to satisfy constant demand .  Do you  have  a favourite Manolo Blanhnik  design, if so we would love to know which one ?? Hope you enjoyed the glorious sunshine today . Xx 

Unplanned stop

Hi everyone, just had an unplanned stop in an Irish town as car is chugging from we think from dirty diesel.  Today's outfit is a top by Levi's , shorts from Zara and flip flops from Havaianas .

Anyone guess from the picture what town we are in ???  Have a lovely day xx 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Bum Bag

Vivienne Westwood designed this bag in 1996 for Louis Vuitton.  The model in the picture shows it correctly worn at the rear. 

Polka Dot coin purse

Hi again, here is a close up picture of our gorgeous chain metal coin purse available from Felix Rey.  It's super stylish,  has a clip to attach to a belt loop but we rather not as the texture of it is so lovely to hold.  Have a good day . 

Spotty Dotty Day

Hi everyone , today we decided to have a spotty dotty day. Big thanks to Miriam for this beautiful gift of  this chain metal spotty purse, we totally love it ❤it's a Felix Rey purse. Dress is Il Gulfo, skirt from Nolita and and Mary Jane canvas shoes from market in Spain .  Hope you all have a lovely day. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Alexa Bag.

The Allexa Bag was designed by Mulberry in 2009 after the above British model and 'It girl '  Alexa Chung. It's a contemporary urban bag with an eye on the past as it harps back to the copious 'poacher bags '  It comes in different colours and variations, the one in the above picture is in a warn oak colour made from soft buffalo leather showing it's roots in the English Saddlery tradition . This bag is still a very popular and sought after piece of arm candy.  What's your favourite version of this bag ??? 

Ballerina Inspired

Turquoise Top with ruffle - Burberry.  Turquoise Tutu from Noa Noa 

Overview of this weeks posts

Overview of this weeks postsc

Overview of this weeks posts

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Birkin Bag

This bag was designed by the French label Hermes in 1984 and named after the actress and singer Jane Birkin. Prices for this bag range from €4,000 - €80, 000 depending on the rarity of the leather and custom additions. A much sought after luxury item frequently glimpsed on the arms of the worlds wealthiest and most fashionable women. 

Spots of Silk

Navy and White silk dress bought in Milk and Cookies 

Monday, 15 July 2013

The Sari

The Sari can often have up to 9 yards of  beautiful fabric.  The word Sari comes from a Sanskrit word meaning 'strip of cloth'  and it is  is often made in spectacular fabrics in glowing colours and embellished with jewels or mirrors and bordered with beautiful patterns made with gold or silver threads .  Bollywood movies have made the Sari more familiar in western society but it  has not really made much headway in western culture.   Elizabeth Hurley, Angelina Jolie and Helen Mirren have all worn the Sari to great effect .

Garden Inspiration

Be inspired in the garden by choosing random leaves, petals and all sorts of everything.  The above picture is simply an arrangement of wilting lily petals arranged into the shape of a flowing dress with a corset type top and big flowing sleeves.  This arrangement is the developed into an illustration that may become the beginning of a couture gown .  Beauty is all around us !!!!! 

Metallic Silver Grey

Top Stella Mc Cartney , Skirt by Jan 

Fairy Couture

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sailor Boy

Jacket, shorts and boots all available from Petit Bateau 

Sailor Spirit

We love this relaxed sailor look.  Skirt, top and boots all available from Petit Bateau 

Shoe sparkles

Summer is awash with metallic shoes and Autumn / Winter has carried this trend through for  the 2013/2014 Winter season. Why not choose something like these gorgeous Ted Baker pumps that will look fab with any sun dress this summer and then carry them through to work with your Autumn /Winter wardrobe .

Blue and Cream Stripes

Saturday, 13 July 2013