Best Dressed Irish Celebs On The IFTAS 2015 Red Carpet

Last night the IFTA Awards ceremony took place in Dublin’s Mansion House, where Irish celebrities and industry insiders gathered to see Love/Hate slay the competition and take home several, well deserved awards. This year the IFTA awards show is being split into two parts. Last night it was the ‘film and drama’ ceremony. The next installment of the awards will be presented in October.

Here are my top picks from the looks that graced the IFTAS red carpet on Sunday!

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Caroline Morahan

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Charlie Murphy

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Glenda Gilson

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Aisling Franciosi

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Catriona Balfe

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Amy Huberman

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Sinead Desmond

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Colette Fitzpatrick

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Amanda Byram

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Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2015

The Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2015

Last night I attended the Irish Beauty Blog Awards in Dublin. I was honoured to be nominated in four categories, alongside some other wonderful ladies. The ceremony was held in Lillie’s Bordello, the venue was absolutely jam packed with bloggers from all over Ireland. Some of the biggest names in blogging & vlogging gathered together to celebrate Irish bloggers in style.

I must admit that the atmosphere was relaxed at the Irish Beauty Blog Awards. Usually these kinds of events can be quite overwhelming, but there was really good vibes in Lillie’s Bordello. 

What I wore to the awards ceremony

On the night I wore a long black vintage dress, it was my great-aunt’s dress in the 1970’s. It think it is really glamorous, I love it so much! It was hand beaded and is still in perfect condition. I wanted to keep it simple so I wore no accessories, except for two midi rings I wore on each hand.

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My hair was done by my friend Michelle, she attended the awards with me last night. What would I do without her, ehhh? I found some nice pictures of up style’s on Instagram a few days before and she braided a section of my hair, while pinning the rest to the back in a very cool swirly bun.

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Getting the surprise of my life!

The awards ceremony started at about 9.30 pm and everyone gathered around the stage excitedly awaiting to hear who were the lucky winners. My blog was nominated in four categories, Best Fashion Blog, Best Vlogger, Best Overall & Readers Choice. I was sitting at a table with my friend and we were having so much fun, sipping some very strong rum cocktails (believe me, I needed some for my nerves!) nervously awaiting the results. I literally had my fingers crossed! Eeeep!

It was coming to near the end of the awards announcements and there was one category left that I was nominated in, readers choice. I was listening to the lady on stage explain how this category had a vote coming in almost every minute (wowww!) and the next minute I heard my name being announced over the microphone. WHAAA? I was literally in shock! I honestly couldn’t believe it.

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I’ve been on such a high ever since last night and I just want to thank every single person who took the time out of their day to vote for me as Readers Choice. You have no idea how much it means to me. I know it sounds cliché but quite literally, if it wasn’t for the people who read my blog & the people who voted for me, this would never have happened & it means the world to me.

I am so thankful to such supportive people in my life, I honestly can’t believe my luck.

Thank you so much to the Irish Beauty Blog Awards, Tan Organic & BEUTiFi for this award.

Dreams really do come true!

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Dublin Shopping Guide: George Street Arcade, Dublin 2.

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George’s Arcade is possibly my favorite shopping destination in Dublin City. I always get excited to have a leisurely browse through the shops and stalls on display. There is a lot of culture to soak in, loads of fun places to shop for clothes and little nick nacks for tourists to relish in and take home as unique gifts. It’s a pretty fun place to take people, especially if they’ve never been there before.

I always recommend George’s Arcade to anyone who’s visiting Dublin, it’s a really unique spot in the heart of the city. I particularly love the Japanese inspired stalls, full of kawaii plushies, accessories and ornaments. You can find some really fantastic items in George’s Arcade.
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 If you are a fan of alternative fashion & funky cafe’s, George Street Arcade is perfect for you.

I enjoy having a look around the shops and grabbing a nice, refreshing bubble tea afterwards in Bubbilicity. I always order myself a passion fruit bubble tea with tapioca pearls, it’s soooo yummy! I recommend checking out Bubbilicity, the drinks are tasty & the staff are friendly.

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Oh Look is one of my favorite shops in George’s Arcade, the shop has some really interesting clothing inspired by Japanese fashion and K-Pop style. I am a big fan of their pin’s & badges, they have a huge selection pinned to the front entrance of the shop. I love to stick them on leather jackets and backpacks. They also sell hand painted converse, which I always drool over!

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Over in New Moon you can find some spectacular hand crafted and antique jewellery. They sell stunning pieces with a wide range of gem’s to choose from. They source gem’s from all over the world, to provide a truly beautiful selection of well made and visually stunning accessories.

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Those are just some of my favorite shops & stall’s in George’s Street Arcade, there are many other wonderful spots to browse and relish in the arcade. Whether you are a fan of fashion, music or food, George’s Arcade has something for everyone. Get shopping & support local businesses!

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Best Dressed Celebrities at the Billboard Music Awards 2015

Some of the biggest names in the music industry came out to celebrate the 2015 Billboard Music Awards yesterday. The awards show was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here are some of my top picks for the Best Dress Celebs on the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet.

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Zendaya, Hailee Steinfeld, T-Swift, Lily Aldridge & Martha Hunt.

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Kira Kazantsev

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Charli XCX

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Kylie Jenner

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Jourdan Dunn & Kendall Jenner

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Jennifer Lopeznick

 Olivia Culpo & Nick Jonas

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Jennette Mccurdy

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Scarlett Leithold

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Rihanna is the new face of Dior!

When I heard that Rihanna was going to be the new face of Dior, I knew the campaign was going to be huge. The “Secret Garden” campaign is Rihanna’s first ever high fashion campaign and it is Dior’s first time ever to use a woman of colour as their official spokeswoman. Leave it to Rihanna to simultaneously score a major high fashion campaign and make history, all at the same time!

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Rihanna has some big shoes to fill, as previous Dior spokeswomen for Dior include many strong and talented woman such as Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Natalie Portman. We all know that Rihanna can bring something fresh and new to Dior. Her unique style and fun personality really is a fantastic match for the French fashion house & their newest campaign.

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The much anticipated images and video teasers were shot by Steven Klein, in the prestigious and historical location of Versailles. In the video clips Rihanna can be seen running through the famed Hall of Mirrors in a red silk gown to the track “Only If For A Night” from her upcoming album.

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Steal Her Style: Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne is the most famous model in the world right now. She is only 22 and already has incredibly impressive modelling résumé and a list of high profile celebrity pal’s to boot. Not only is she a talented model but she can sing (click here for proof of her angelic voice) she can act and can pull funny faces while still looking flawless. Seriously, is there anything this woman can’t do?!

One of the most interesting thing’s about Cara is her personal style is totally understated and casual, in comparison to the haute couture looks she struts down the runway in. In my opinion, her ‘off study’ style is far more interesting. Cara is young and free, she really doesn’t give a f*ck what anyone thinks about her fashion choices and I love that! She lives life to the fullest.

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To get Cara’s ‘off duty’ look, it is best to combine key pieces to create a dressy/casual look that makes you look stylish, while still being comfy and easy to wear. Cara is a huge fan of loose fitting band tee’s and plain vest tops, she usually pairs them with a cool leather jacket or parka jacket, depending on the occasion. She usually wears a funky slogan beanie or cap. If you are on a budget, I find that Primark stock a lot of similar style beanies and hats for affordable prices.

Although Cara is a fashion muse and icon (Mulberry designed a line of handbags in her honor called the Cara Delevingne Collection!) she isn’t afraid to rock high street clothing. She’s often seen wearing clothing and accessories from high street stores. She loves to shop in Topshop & Zara!

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Cara’s makeup is usually kept very low key and natural, especially when is is going on casting calls. She wears nude colours to suit her beautifully bronzed skin tone. She usually wears copper or gold coloured eye shadows to really make her big blue eyes pop! Mascara is also very important when recreating Cara’s look, she uses lashings of black mascara to give her that doe-eyed look.

On special occasions she has been known to wear a bold, sultry pout. She loves to wear deep red lipstick to red carpet events but as she like to play up her eyes, she usually wears a nude lip colour. Ohhh and let’s not forget the single most important aspect to Cara’s look, her world famous eyebrows! She brought bushy back and made everyone put away their trusty tweezers.

To get Cara’s famous bushy brow look, create some definition and fullness in your brows by using an eyebrow palette and brush to fill in any gaps. You can find several makeup tutorials online that show you how to re-create Cara’s famous brows but be warned, this look isn’t for everyone!

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Cara is a huge fan of tattoos. One of her most famous tattoo’s is the Lion she had tattooed onto her finger, but of course not everyone is brave enough to go under the needle! To re-create Cara’s look you can buy some fantastic temporary tattoos online, like this selection on Ebay . Temporary tattoo’s were really on trend last summer and I am pretty sure they will be just as big this year. They are a great way to have fun with fashion without the commitment (or pain) of a real tattoo.

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On or off the runway, Cara Delevingne doesn’t take herself too seriously and that makes her fashion journey incredibly fun to follow. Her goofy personality makes her relatable and her drool worthy wardrobe and impressive entourage of celeb pals makes us all weep with sheer envy!

Cara really is a true style icon and I can’t wait to see more fashion looks from her in the future.

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Cannes 2015 Opening Ceremony

Cannes 2015 has officially started! Hosting a stunning red carpet in the French Riviera this evening, stars from all over the world have flown in to attend the event to promote various projects and support the film industry. It’s only the first day of the the film festival and already we’ve seen some incredible gowns, worn by some of the most talented women on the planet.

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Lupita Nyong’o (Gucci)

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Julianne Moore (Armani)

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Doutzen Kroes (Versace)

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Naomi Watts (Elie Saab)

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Karlie Kloss (Versace)

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Frédérique Bel (Zuhair Murad)

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Sienna Miller (Balenciaga)

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Fan Bingbing (Ralph & Russo)

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Natalie Portman (Dior)

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