what am I up to this week??

June 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Posted in What am I up to this week? | 1 Comment

Im just a girl who cant say no..Im in a terrible fix….

So Im working on something top secret at the moment, and julieannes dress featured below, and i just cant say no. Ive been asked to make another gown and bikini this year for another finalist in miss universe ireland, maybe im a bit of a lucky charm?? im not releasing any details at all until the dress has been seen ( and maybe even win the thing) but i know the bikini should be tropical themed, mmm get the thinking cap on!!

the ony bikini that stood out on the night

the ony bikini that stood out on the night

so last year I met lynn through a friend, and initially I was only meant to make her bikini as she needed a gold one and couldnt find one anywhere in Dublin. I never did make her that bikini, we some how got around to talking about dresses instead, and an idea Lynn had herself for a bikini she had in mind……and the rest is history. Watching it on tv I wished I had of gone on the night(even just to shout at the announcer its BOURKE..not BYRNE)It was amazing to see the gown I made n spent hours slaving over splashed all over nearly every paper the next day, even if no-one knew it was me who made it. I stood in the shop accross from where I work smiling and pointing wildly at the newspaper stand. (“I did that” was all I could  mutter at some guy standing nearby, im sure he thought id lost it altogether)  It was thanks to this that I got to do some other great jobs over the past year.
The girl (and the dress) that stole the show

The girl (and the dress) that stole the show

I got to work with Assets model and actress Ruth O Neill and make her 21st dress which was inspired (ok nearly directly copied but fuck it) by Cheryl Coles dress from the Kit Kat ad. Plunging neckline, short and sassy, and loads of sparkle, it was great fun ( fun? more like incredibly complicated, circular side panels=disaster but it all worked out in the end) to make and looked amazing on Ruth on the night (I have Lynn to thank for this one too, Thanks for passing on my phone number there XX)
‘I adored my 21st dress and thoroughly enjoyed wearing it on the night! Fionnuala caputured  cheryl cole sexiness!! Perfection! I still get asked where i got it from….‘ Ruth O Neill Assets Model
short and sassy

short and sassy

Ruth and Rosanna (birthday girl gets best dressed)

Ruth and Rosanna (birthday girl gets best dressed)

 
 
 
 
Lynn and Rosanna (im noticing a trend here Rosanna give me a call?)

Lynn and Rosanna (im noticing a trend here Rosanna give me a call?)

 

 www.fionnualabourke.com

Aislinn wearing her one of a kind debs dress
Aislinn wearing her one of a kind debs dress

I made quite a few debs dresses last summer and I was delighted that no-one I worked with wanted something boring. Aislinn was no exception, she wanted something classic but contemporary at the same time , so together we came up with a strapless creation with a large over sized bow on the shoulder ( that was detachable just in case it got a bit boring throughout the night)
detachable bow at the back

detachable bow at the back

Aine Morris in her 21st dress

Aine Morris in her 21st dress

I loved doing Aines 21st dress last October, once again it was mainly Aines design and I just made the final idea. it fitted her like a glove and red looks amazing on her.
if you have a special occasion coming up in the future dont hesitate to contact me and tell me the idea you have? no idea to ridiculous!!
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