Feature, My Wardrobe

Formal Without The Dress

November 29, 2016


Hi Ladies,

It’s been a while since my last wardrobe post and I am so excited to share my latest purchase with you. The last few weeks have been extremely busy styling and working on several productions here in Ireland. I wanted to share with you one look in particular which I designed for the Miss Ireland Final. As I was working at the event wearing a gown it was not ideal however that didn’t mean I couldn’t be glamorous myself . Pants are my new found love and I wanted to show you just how easy it is to take an office look and reinvent it. With fashion I find there is always boundaries around certain occasions but for me, I love to challenge them and be myself. At the end of the day, dressing up is so much fun and if you get it wrong, so what ?

By reversing the idea that pants were deemed only for men at a black tie event. What do you think???. My bodysuit was made by a very talented Irish designer Caoimhe Mac Neice. Caoimhe has been identified as one to watch by Vogue and is one of my old college friends. I know lucky me. When I approached Caoimhe to make this leotard both of us wanted to create a look that would emulate a gown. My favorite part of this leotard is the sleeve which is draped just below my shoulder. For me, I personally hate this part of my arm, no matter how much I work out or position myself in a picture I feel it never looks right. For jewellery, I decided to style my outfit with one of my prize possessions , a Joanne Hynes collar. Maybe I am a little bias but I don’t think any other piece could have pulled this look together any better. As I have been a pagent girl in the past I did not want to look like a contestant, I had my moment. For me personally, I wanted to embody several elements of a mans suit but at the same time make it look as feminine as possible. If I didn’t wear the collar I feel it may have missed the mark. It’s a look I will definitely be try again.

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X



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