Style me Curvy shout out!
Last weekend I read a beautifully honest interview, in The Sunday Independent, about my friend Louise O’Reilly who I first met over 4 years ago when we worked together on one of my hat shoots.
Louise is one of the kindest most down to earth people I have ever met, she has pushed the boundaries of modelling and peoples perceptions of what a typical model should look like and instead educated her followers on being a healthy curvy young lady. Her attitude and beautiful spirit are evident in her blog http://www.stylemecurvy.blogspot.ie/ and I am so happy for her success which, having worked with her, is down to extreme hard work and discipline.
Louise is an inspiration to all women be they curvy or other as she preaches honest advice, style solutions, healthy lifestyle choices and body confidence.
I love reading about Louise’s latest work and follow her religiously on instagram.
Well done lovely Lou, continued health and success to you. Xx
Louise on our first shoot wearing one of my winter hats on Silver Strand beach in what was one of the hottest days I have ever experienced in Galway
Louise and I on our second shoot together, it was such a cold day and she still managed to smile and troop on like the total professional that she is. I did enough complaining for the two of us!
Recently at the wedding of my good friend Emma i decided to go for some pink! I adore the colour so had a wool peplum top made to go with my magenta wool Edel Ramberg Designs hat.
To top off the wool smartie hat i wanted something statement so used an extra long magenta quill feather which curved into a stunning point on my head. The hat was so comfortable to wear and brought the outfit together nicely for a winter wedding.
I wore my magenta hat with a magenta wool peplum top by Tina Griffin, black mesh tutu from Asos, Jimmy Choo shoes and a velvet Mulberry postman bag.
No chance of blending in with a feather that big on your head!
The Hennessy Gold Cup 2015
Last weekends racing style at The Hennessy Gold Cup in association with The Design Centre was just delicious!
I went along with my friend Paula to meet up with a few others and take in the sunshine, horse racing and fashion. It was one of the best meetings I had been too in Leopardstown in the style stakes. Furs, wools and beautiful hats adorned many a lady at the event.
I wore a black straw weave mini pillbox hat with silk spotted veiling which was so light and delicate, accessorised with my new favourite Tina Griffin tulle skirt, Miss Selfridge peplum jacket, Paula Rowan gloves, Mulberry Bag and Jimmy Choos while Paula’s hat was a mowhawk of dyed green duck quills and pheasant feathers which she complemented with a fitted forest green dress, Tina Griffin cape, Mulberry Bag and stunning tonal green fur.
The Hennessy Gold Cup is the kick start to the best dressed lady competitions each year and I was delighted to see lots of ladys in their Edel Ramberg Design hats on the day.
Here is a picture of Paula and I in our ERD hats at The Hennessy Gold Cup, squinting in the sunshine, not a bad complaint!