Stephens Green Shopping Centre & Exchequer Street, Dublin.
Recently, while on a girly day out with a friend, I came across Carousel. A independent shop in Dublin city centre that sells gorgeous, wearable vintage inspired clothing and accessories at reasonable prices. The window display reminded me of the 1950s clothing worn in the recent Saoirse Ronan film Brookyln and I was instantly draw in to take a peak at what was in store.
I walked into the shop and was greeted by a friendly (and beautifully dressed) member of staff. The first thing I noticed about the shop was the relaxed, chilled vibe and the variety of colours the beautiful clothes came in. The clothing they sell reminds me so much of something Zooey Deschanel would wear. Feminine, floaty dresses with kooky patterns and baby doll vibes.
Being in the shop creates a feeling of of nostalgia.
Isn’t it funny how you can be nostalgic for an era you never experienced?
Carousel also have an online store, where you can get clothing delivered directly to your door or if you live in Dublin, you can use the pick up service and reserve clothing online and pick it up the next day. Also, they have free delivery & returns on all Irish orders!
This shop is the perfect place to browse if you have a fascination with retro/vintage fashion and have enjoy the beautiful aesthetics of old films, books and music.
I’d definitely recommend popping in for a look and checking out what they have on offer!
– Check out the Carousel instagram page for updates on new arrivals and style inspiration! –
‘You give me that kind of something, want it all the time, need it everyday‘ – Arianna Grande
Shoes // Primark
Sunglasses // Pimark
Flower Crown // Primark
Heart Shaped Bag // H&M
Striped Peplum Top // H&M
Chunky Chain Necklace // H&M
Faux Leather Trousers // Dunnes Stores
Last night I attended the first ever STELLAR Shine Awards in the Spencer Hotel, Dublin City. The Shine Awards is dedicated to recognizing young Irish women aged 18 to 35 in categories such as best actress, singer, t.v presenter, sports star, author etc. I was truly honored to be nominated in the Best Blogger/Vlogger category, which felt like such an amazing achievement.
I was nominated alongside some of the best and brightest female bloggers in Ireland. I come from a small rural town, so being recognized at the Shine Awards really was a dream come true for me.
The event was sponsored by John Frieda and drinks on the night were provided by Stolichnaya Premium Vodka. Needless to say I had a few beverages, I can never say no to a cocktail, especially if it’s free, Yum Yum! Before the awards were announced I mingled with a few other guests and met some lovely people. It wasn’t long before the awards were underway and STELLAR editor Susan Vasquez took to the stage to announce the winners from each category.
The room was buzzing with excitement and everyone was cheering and clapping as each winner took to the stage. Unfortunately, I didn’t win in the category I was nominated for. My category was filled with big names in blogging, so I knew I wasn’t going to win, to be totally honest with you.
I was just glad to be there, experiencing the event and knowing that it was an achievement in itself to get this far. Being at the Shine Awards among such talent has only made me even more motivated to become a better blogger/vlogger and hey, you know what? There’s always next year!
There was so many wonderfully talented women at the event, it really was hard not to be inspired. During the night I met some really great people, including a lovely woman named Caroline Finnerty who was nominated for Best Author. She has written three books titled ‘In a Moment’ & ‘The Last Goodbye’ & ‘Into the Night Sky’. Check out her published work at carolinefinnerty.ie
At the end of the night we were given a goodie bag filled with beauty products. Which of course featured some hair care products from John Frieda. I must admit that I was pretty chuffed with the Real Techniques brushes, I can’t wait to use them. They match my hair, haha! I’m so lame.
I’d like to thank STELLAR for inviting me to such a wonderful event, I had a blast! A special thank you to Susan Vasquez and Kirstie McDermott, two wonderful women who have been nothing but kind & generous to me. I am delighted that I was able to achieve my goal of being featured in STELLAR this year and to somehow mange to be nominated at the Shine Awards 2014.
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated me and voted for me. It means the world to me.
Who knows, maybe i’ll be luckier next year? 😉
This Friday I attended Lady Gaga’s artRAVE in the 3Arena, Co.Dublin. The concert was spectacular, i’ve seen Gaga live before and I knew that she was going to blow the roof off the place. The costume changes, the songs and the beautifully emotional speeches she did were all perfect. I am obsessed with her latest album, which is called Artpop. She preformed loads of new songs from the album on the night, which made me really happy and quite honestly, weeded out the real Little Monsters from the people who were just there to hear the hits and get drunk.
If you ever get the chance to see Lady Gaga preform live, I suggest you jump at the chance. She is a wonderful performer and is a rare breed of popstar, in the fact that she sings live and can put on a show while doing so. Her energy is contagious and her spirit even more so. She’s a true icon.
I am so excited to announce that I am featured in this months issue of Stellar Magazine! The feature is all about Irelands Top Female Vloggers and I was lucky enough to be apart of it, along with brilliant vloggers Suzanne Jackson, Melanie Murphy, Clare Cullen and Hazel Hayes.
I am so honored to be featured along side such influential and inspiring Irish women. Being featured in STELLAR has been a long term goal of mine & the fact that it has become a reality for me just goes to show that dreams do come true when you work hard and don’t give up!
You can buy STELLAR in all good newsagents right now!
Make sure to check out the STELLAR website for behind the scenes action.