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Savida

October 5, 2017

 

 

How many times has your style changed? For myself personally, I have lost count. At twelve I rocked the sock sleeve inspired by Avril Lavigne. Then there was the era from of Abercrombie & Fitch. At college, I think there was some confusion as I would wear river island sandals in the midst of winter with jeans and leather jacket. I know what was I thinking. But there was one thing that I have loved to wear continuously from the early age of twelve and that has been a puffer jacket.

Since my teens, the puffer jacket has evolved from a causal dual coat to wear while walking to becoming a fashion statement of its own. Designers like Moschino have taken a basic fabrication and made it into something that is memorable for all the right reasons. But no one embraces daring designs like the high street and let’s be honest they always get it right. Dunnes Stores is renowned in Ireland as the no. 1 grocery store however that will soon change. If you haven’t noticed Dunnes Store has reinvented its business. Instead of picking up Brennan’s bread you are now greeted by designs from Irish designers such as Paul Costello and my personal favorite Joanne Hynes.

This seasons A/W 2017 collection Dunnes Stores have embraced a vibrant palette which mostly consists of pinks. Last winter we seen pink frequently used by many designers. Jcrew set the tone with there faux fir pink coat with oversized lapels which I proudly own. But I am getting a little off point here, just so you know pink has been in for the last year and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

I have picked out a selection of fashionable yet practical puffer coats that I think you ladies and possibly gents will love. At the end of the day, the lovely thing about puffer coats is that they are unisex. In relation to style, I wore my Savida coat with jeans and a cardigan/top. My jeans are from Free People and I am ashamed to admit these are the first pair that I have bought in five years. Terrible but true, having bad skin I found a lot of denim irritated my skin and I always felt more comfortable in skirts, until now. For the last year I have searched high and low for bell bottom jeans and finally found a pair that I love. The denim is soft with a little stretch which is always welcome in my book. I have picked out other jean styles in case bell bottoms is not your thing. My top is a lace cardigan that I purchased from Primark this summer and I embellished it with my favorite brooch from Jenny Vander Vintage. If you click on the looks below you will find a direct link to the product. So happy shopping ladies and of course…..

Stay Lawless,

Niamh

(Photography by Yong, Instagram Smashnj)

 

 

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Feature, My Wardrobe, NYC

Perfect Mistake

October 15, 2015

There really is nothing worse then finding something you love, wear it to death and then completely ruin it. Thankfully I work in a business that wardrobe malfunctions are an everyday occurrence and I am surrounded by the best of the best for costume and design. At the start of the year, I bought this beautiful romper from urban outfitters but unfortunately the material didn’t last too long and it gradually began to shrink. Rompers are a hard one to get right, especially for girls like myself that are tall. In nicer terms, no one can turn a romper into a top especially when your 5ft 10 and over short shorts these are normally never cute. When I love something, I really cannot let it go, so I went to Tuviya the, the most amazing dressmaker, who has worked on everything from period shows such as Board Walk Empire and now Vinyl. I wish I had Tuviya’s talent as anything she puts her hands to is a piece of art. Although this is a casual garment, Tuviya also makes wedding gowns, so if you are living in the New York area and want someone to make your day that extra bit special, Tuviya is your “go to girl”. You can pick up fabric anywhere around the garment district. It all depends on what you are looking for truthfully. It is not usually the case when we get a piece made and wish it was the exact same as your inspired piece. Tuviya made this jumper to my exact measurements and added more length, making my new romper a new favorite in my wardrobe.

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My favorite thing about Fall/Autumn fashion is that we can layer up. I love my oversized scarfs but I feel a selection of sexy tights are a must besides keeping you warm they really can change the overall look of an outfit. Usually I stock up at Pennys back home in Ireland and although Penny’s have recently opened in Boston, I unfortunately have been too busy to make the trip. If you can make the trip, they really are the best for pretty much everything but if you are like me and stuck in the city, Asos is a perfect alternative. My tights, which in this case I recently bought from urban outfitters for 14dollars, I really love them. For my bag, I bought this on sale from an amazing accessories designer Mary Francis. You have to check out her bag collection, it is so diverse, with some novelty bags that may not be for everyone but I would be surprised if you didn’t find at least two that you absolutely loved. If you love my romper or in need want to replicate a garment that is unusual just email Tuviya (Tmetop@gmail.com), she really is the best at what she does. Photography by Kun An www.kunanphoto.com or instagram @maxkunan.

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

 

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