SNAPPED AND PAPPED!

August 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Posted in FASHION EVENTS, STYLE STALKER | 1 Comment
Amy Heffernan, right on trend.

Amy Heffernan, right on trend.

At the Galway fashion Revolution I bumped into Amy Heffernan and I just had to take her picture!! shes bang on trend with an amazing sequined jacket(which I  recently found out is from Penneys , 21 euros what a bargain!!which I was surprised by I thought it was All Saints or the likes!!)

Anyways, Amy looked like (in my opinion)a young Kirsten Dunst, and was rocking this seasons platformed ankle boots and tight black mini-skirt combo! A plain loose white vest and similarly loose hair creates an altogther laid back , I didnt try too hard look, effortless cool( plus I love the minimal accesories and simple headband). Thanks for posing for a picture Amy, sorry it took so long for me to put it up!

Laid back cool

Laid back cool

GALWAY FASHION REVOLUTION

August 18, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Posted in FASHION EVENTS | 1 Comment

Crisillas husband, singer Coffey Anderson, performs at the event and breaks into an impromtu performance of the theme tune of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air! Excellent

Crisillas husband, singer Coffey Anderson, performs at the event and breaks into an impromtu performance of the theme tune of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air! Excellent

FASHION FOR FREEDOM, A LIFE DOESNT HAVE A PRICE TAG!On July 22nd in the Radisson Hotel world renowned Fashion Designers, along with Discovery Church and Galway Fashion Revolution to bring you Fashion For Freedom: A Life Doesn’t Have a Price Tag, a benefit show to raise money for Free For Life, an organisation fighting human trafficking. I was delighted to show at this event and help raise money for such a great cause, and it all happened by chance when the organiser of the event found me on Facebook.  I was priveleged to share the stage with some of Irelands greatest designers, Jennifer Rothwell, Claire Garvey, Rachel Mackay, and Eileen Sheilds to name but a few. As well as this I got to meet ( well so much as I made sure I introduced myself to) Criscilla Crossland-Anderson and her husband Coffey Anderson, as well as Tara Perez. Crisilla was selected by none other then Britney Spears for several of her music videos and her last tour as well as other stars like Kelly Clarkson, Katie Perry, Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls, Romeo, Baby Bash, Sean Kingston, Akon, Cassidy, P. Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Rooney, Nelly Fertado, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, Natasha Bedingfield, Blink 182, Left Eye, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, Wango Tango, Ne-Yo, Chingy, Tatu, Kanye West, Ludacris and more!! She has made appearances in Hanna Montana The Movie, Bedtime Stories, Fired Up, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Accepted, Fat Albert, Celebrity Rap Superstar, Las Vegas, Bones, Drake & Josh, and That’s So Raven.

Now im a huge fan of anything dance as my friends know (Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, so to me this was a huge deal, Criscilla also had recently walked the catwalks in the Christian Audigier Ed Hardy show in Los Angeles, I love Ed Hardy (if I could afford it) so meeting Crisilla was amazing and she and her husband are the nicest people you could ever meet.

Me and my trusty assistant Niamh Deering with Crisilla and Tera Perez

Me and my trusty assistant Niamh Deering with Crisilla and Tera Perez

 
 
 
 
 
 
Crisilla and friends performing at the event

Crisilla and friends performing at the event

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As well as song and dance there was some amazing fashion on show too. Avant Garde designer Claire Garvey really stood out to me, a strong mix of  textures,fabrics, and mediums made for a really eye catching show. Let your dreams come true, according to Claire’s website, imagine yourself a princess and Claire will make it happen(check out www.clairegarvey.com for more information)

Claire Garvey

Claire GarveyClaire Garvey

Claire Garvey

Claire Garvey

 
 
Claire Garvey

Claire Garvey

 
 
 

As well as myself and Claire in the show, there was Rachel Mackay who set the catwalk alight with bright pinks and beautiful knits, and Zoe Boomer who I also met at the event. Zoe is from Northern Ireland and is based in London, she sells in Ireland, England, and Scotland, as well as having agents in Vancouver and LA. Zoe , only uses the best silks and silk-chiffons, and creates pieces that are simple,stylish and luxurious while still being sassy, and are great pieces to take you from day to night. (check out www.zoeboomer.com for more)

Zoe Boomer

Zoe BoomerZoe BoomerRachel Mackay

 

You like what you see?? contact me, check out www.fionnualabourke.com for more I would like to say a big thanks to everyone at Discovery Church for getting me involved, especially Jimmy Earle!!! a big thanks to Mandy Maher at Catwalk models and the Galway Radisson hotel!! and a huge thank you to Niamh Deering, my trusty assistant ,without your help I wouldnt have made it through the very long day!! thanks!!

Fionnuala Bourke, one of my favourite pieces from my new collection

Fionnuala Bourke, one of my favourite pieces from my new collection

Fionnuala Bourke, Galway Fashion Revolution

Fionnuala Bourke, Galway Fashion Revolution

WHEN I GROW UP…..

August 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Posted in DIARY OF A DRESS | Leave a comment

….I WANA BE FAMOUS!

THE INSPIRATION??

THE INSPIRATION??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So a young girl I bumped in to in Hickeys of all places, wanted a pussycat doll inspired outfit for her 15th birthday. I came up with something worthy of MTVs super sweet 16, an arrival oufit…..and another for her to change in to!!!!So I got stuck in….. pink fabric, black zips, …..and short hem-lines!!

me hard at work

me hard at workfinal outfits!!

 

mini skirt and crop top, black visible zips and all

mini skirt and crop top, black visible zips and all

front viiew of pink satin mini-dress, black visible zip on back also

front viiew of pink satin mini-dress, black visible zip on back also

HAVE YOU GOT A SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP?? HAVE YOU GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL IN MIND???? DONT HESITATE CONTACT ME NOW.

gunas spotted this week!

August 17, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Vanessa hudgens

Vanessa hudgens

 Last week in the good old U S of  A was the teen choice awards, and the stars were out in  style. Some were absolutly to die for, like Vanessa Hudgens seen here, in a navy Christian Dior mini-dress. To me its sitting on the right side of gothic, with a teasing  scolloped detail around the neckline, the ornate belt adds a bit of edge and keeps the dress cutting edge and youthful (but Vanessa for once get that long hair,as nice as it is, back off your shoulders, an amazing dress like that should be high-lighted not covered up.  Some, in my opinion, were a tad predictable, like Hayden pannetiere, ok so its Zac Posen and not Herve Leger for once but even though the shape does indeed suit her, its the same old kind of shape we always see her in at every event, tight and tight. We know you’ve got a killer body, but your young and have a lot of money you can afford to be a little adventurous!!

hayden panettiere

hayden panettiere

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

So this might be the only time you hear me say this as I love love love Megan Fox, but I really dont like her choice of dress here. Its cute and its short but thats about as far as it goes, this pale champagne colour does nothing but wash megan out. I think stronger colours suit her better, the only thing going for her is the neckline, it highlights her great cleavege!!
Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster

Another actress’s great dress was Jordana Brewster in ice white Herve Leger, its cool clean lines and unusual neckline make for crisp look, but her minimal accesories and loosely tied back hair keep her look funky and not fussy.      
Audrina Patridge

Audrina Patridge

For once I love Audrinas look here, somtimes she can look quite slutty to say the least, but this is funky and demure at the same time, her chunky necklace and colour clash shoes make this purple dress really pop.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

I love Leighton Meester,and I love this Louis Vuitton dress, this is one lady who is never afriad to try something new and experiment.She always looks pristine and polished, but not overly so, unlike her Gossip Girl character she knows how to let her hair down and wear cutting edge. I recently read on another blog that a certain black cut-away dress Leighton wore not so long ago was a fashion disaster and compared her to a sumo-wrestler??? mmm yes I see the resemblence!!

Leighton Meester Sumo-Wrestler??

Leighton Meester Sumo-Wrestler??

And finally, someone who I havent seen in a while, Christina Ricci wears a stunning Azzedine Alaia fire red mini-dress at the Inglorious Basterds premiere.  Theres nothing better then an eye popping dress and Louboutin heels (in my dreams)
Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.