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Pushing the phrase "passion for fashion". Just little comments and updates on season's fashion, what I'm wearing, what I'm buying, listening to, looking at, eating, where to buy stuff. Might do some reviews as well. tweet me @Aoife_37. Please feel free to comment, leave suggestions or your own ideas etc I love feedback. Follow me!! Take care, xo

Friday, 10 February 2012


Well, it is certain that the LBD (little black dress) is in perhaps every girl's wardrobe. Black. Stunning . Silhouette framing. You can never go wrong with a gorgeous black dress. Whether you wear it to work, going to lunch with a friend or a night out on the town with the girlies! Last summer seen the rise of the LWD (little white dress) and it seems that this S/S is no different at all. We've already seen how graceful and pretty Kate Moss looks in Louis Vuitton's beautiful tea dresses. So the question is, are you gonna work the LBD or rock the LWD?

 My LWD for this season is a gorgeous creamy white lace dress from the Chelsea Girl collection at river island. The slip underneath is kinda see-through so I would recommend buying something a little less fine. Other than that, it fits well and is super comfy, not too short and perfect for those long lazy summer days we're waiting for or even for heading out to some clubs! My LBD is a black lace dress by Pins and Needles from Urban Outfittters. I absolutely love this dress and love wearing it out Black is really flattering and really creates a pretty silhouette. I put a belt on this cause i felt the dress just a little too loose around my waist. Also, I was watching an episode of 90210 the other day and Annie is wearing the blue version of my dress! So if you wanna catch some Hollywood style glamour check out these gorgeous frocks!

I would like to apologise for the lack of blogging, I got a job at French Connection and I'm working a night job at a local bar. All of course so that I can afford my fashion obsession. Anyhoo I'll keep working and hopefully post something later on this weekend!
Please feel free to comment on your own choice, LWD or LBD! I love to hear your opinions and thoughts!


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Refresher's Week!

Ok so I've been busy with blogging, getting a job etc but also I've been super busy partying like a good university student should. Last night my mates and I met Basshunter and Max and OB from Hollyoaks. My mate ended up texting OB and Basshunter was hitting on me, I was his girl in black ;) lol

Here's a little photo.


Hi Fashionistas!!

Hi everyone, just letting you know I'm in the midst of doing a couple of reviews and posts at the moment, hopefully will get them up a.s.a.p. Until then I've got a little thought. Someone recommended that I change the name of my blog and honestly I agree with them. I'd like something a little more edgy so if anyone can think of anything and if I chose it for the new name I'll put a link to their blog on my page, just as a little thank you. So yeah any ideas, comments, suggestions on blogs to do; I love to hear it ALL! Feel free to comment away. And guess who got a job working in FCUK!


Monday, 30 January 2012


Hiya guys! so let's start the reviews!

I started my subscription to subscription last week. I thought i was pretty reasonable price of £12.95 (inc p+p) for this wonderful subscription and I can end it at any time but after this glossybox I don't think I will! It arrived today i.e 30/1/12 and it came in this gorgeous box. I've taken as many photos as I can, I can't make it too fancy as it is just a box but I was still getting some jealous stares as I collected it. It was a special edition due to Valentines day so it was in a pretty pink box and pink confetti.  I received 5 products:
  1. Eyeko- Skinny Eyeliner in Plum
  2. Clarins- Extra Firming Night Cream
  3. Clarins- Extra Firming Day Cream
  4. Fab- Gentle Body Wash
  5. Murad- Hybrids Perfecting Primer- Dewy Finish.
  6. Special little extra gift was an awesome little hard boiled pink sweet!
So the first product I tried was the eyeliner. I have hazel/green/brown colours and so this rich purpley plum colour was just perfect for my eye colour. Purple emphasises the greeness of eyes. The boxing is very simple but looks like a very good quality product. I had never tried this brand before but I would definitely recommend it and I would maybe like to try other colours and other make-up from them. I prefer to use liquid eyeliner but this pencil was so easy to apply and glided on easily and did not smudge after a day's wear yet I was able to blend it in very well. It stays sharp well and it's great for fine as well as thick lines. The box even gives you some hints as to how to apply it for different looks. 

The Clarins Firming Night Cream is what I am wearing just before I go to bed. It wasn't too thick yet still light enough as to not make my skin too oily. I have skin that can become quite oily and instead it has made it very smooth. I'm only 19 so I don't have that many wrinkles but I still feel this product has firmed. As a young person I don't really use moisturiser but the way the cream has left my skin I think I will start to. Of course this is the time when you need to look after your skin!

Again the Clarins Day Cream was of a blendable creamy texture and really nice on my skin. I put it on under my primer before I applied my foundation and it left my skin soft and I definitely felt it more firmer, even after one day! As well as my skin being oily it can also dry out really easily and this cream kept it firm and well moisturised all day even with applying powder foundation.

As I said I don't really use these sort of creams and as much as I really liked using them I think I will give them to my Mum as she is going away to Australia and India for 2 months so these little minis maybe good for her. I say they are great products even for my skin and I shall report back on my Mum's results when she uses them!! 
The Body Wash by Fab was actually a moisturiser, it must've been a typo perhaps? but other than that there was no problem whatsoever. Again I have never heard of this brand but I did like it. It's good for sensitive skin and I had no reaction to it as my skin on top of everything else is quite sensitive! There is no smell and there are "no parabens, harsh chemicals or colourants". It claimed to heal rough, dry skin and so I used a little on my face as I can get dry skin there and it certainly left it smoother. I applied some to my hands as they can get chapped in the cold weather and they definitely felt smoother and softer. It has a creamy smooth consistency and is easy to apply.

As much as I liked this product I think I'll also give this to my Mum as her hands get chapped a lot as she is an art teacher and she works with clay etc.

I tried the primer this evening. It took a little while to come out but I presume that's down to travel etc and that wasn't really a problem. The colour appeared a little dark but when I applied it to my face it blended in really well. At first I thought it was a little runny and that would be very oily but it is not at all like that. It blends in well and smoothes out the skin and definitely is a good primer for putting on either on its own or before foundation. I usually use L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer so this was really different from what I normally use but I was still very impressed!

I have yet to try the little sweet but it smells DEE-LISH!

Overall I loved this experience of the Glossybox. As I stated I would use these products but I think my Mum would put them to better use. Of course I applied to the Glossybox just before it was sent out so I was given what was already planned to go into the box. On finishing my subscription I was asked to answer a couple of questions that would help them cater to my skin type etc for my future subscriptions. I can safely say, for a student that has no money, it was well worth the money and the thrill of getting such a lovely package and the great goodies inside and I cannot wait for the next subscription!!

Listening to Ed Sheeran's album, "+" and drinking Clipper's Organic Nettle Tea in my student digs.  So good for anti-oxidants and feeling good! Thankfully all the people on my floor have went out. Lucky they don't have a 9am start like I do tomorrow!

Aoife xo

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hiya guys!

Just a little post to say that new posts are on the way! sorry it's taken so long but I've just got back up to university and i've been settling in and seeing my friends.
Having a lovely sunday with my better half, got taken out for dinner to the spot where we had our first date =].

I hope to have a new post tomoro so keep a look out for that. If you follow me on twitter you can have a good chat with me or if you want to add me on facebook contact me. I tweet when i have new posts so keep in touch!

We're listening to fleet foxes, very chilled. love these guys so much!

keep fashioning!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Let's Get Wild!!


Now that I've got your attention.

This season expect to see any glamorous and fashion-conscious lady prowling in what Vogue has stated as "Afrocentric" style. That means vibrant geometric, sharp patterns, ethnic, eccentric, edgey jewellery and the most gorgeous skins around!

L-R- Holly Fulton, Just Cavallli, Roberto Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli. Below images from ASOS and River Island. None of these images belong to me :)

I love this look especially Roberto Cavalli's blazer and waistcoat. I've also selected some things from the high street that certainly reflect the Afrocentric look. I am really liking the animal print Kaftan from ASOS with the fringing, very on trend! and this skater skirt from River Island will cinch in at your waist which is perfect considering this S/S12 is all about the figure-shaping design!

Also on the afrocentric agenda is the safari look. If you're not being the hunted you are the hunter as you can see from these awesome items I've picked out!
L-R- Loewe, Just Cavalli, Michael Kors, Laurel. These images do not belong to me! =]

In contrast with the wild patterns and designs that make up the Afrocentric trend, the clean lines and neutral colours of the safari theme are just as fab. I am loving this shirt dress from www.riverisland.com and this fedora hat from www.topshop.com. I will definitely be purchasing these items. Also this jacket from www.marksandspencer.com I think really has an authentic outdoors African safari feel to it.

So whether you want to be hunted or be the hunter this season, there's a look for everyone!

Sorry I didn't post anything yesterday I was taking a break and I'm heading out tonight with the girls so I'll hopefully have another post up tomorrow. 
Until then my fashion lovers!!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Paris in the Summer? Oui, oui!

I realise there are a lot of seasonal trends, it's so overwhelming but I'm trying my best to get through them and keep you entertained until I get all my internet buys! As well as those delightful pastel colours and floral patterns there is a very strong sense of parisian chic setting in with pretty dresses, elegant hairstyles and heavy focus on the efficient and classic style of handbag.
However this style has been given an edge with cut-outs, gorgeous textures, feathers, frills and fringing.
L-R- Fendi, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Kate Moss-Louis Vuitton. Not my images guys!!
I am loving this the very neat and clean styling by Fendi, it looks really sophisticated but still has a great feminine feel to it. Notice the way that up-dos are very popular, showcasing the elegant female silhouette whilst maintaining a practical element to these styles.

I recently purchased 2 shirt dresses from www.boohoo.com and I'll do a post on them when I get them. Great prices and the sale is fab!
If you're looking for the more sharp androgynous look head to www.uniqlo.com to get some shirts. I bought my white shirt from there because you can never go wrong with a classic styled white shirt and they use gorgeous fabrics at really great prices! I hope to help yous out with where to get your clothes in a little more detail but for now these are two really great sites to get some gorgeous on-trend dresses, classic tees and shirts and some good end of Jan. bargains for F/W12!!

So that's parisian chic, floral patterns, pastels, texturing covered... There is not enough time in the world!! I am listening to John Legend Neil Young and Dean Martin atm. Nice and chilled!

Aoife xo