At the recent wedding of my friends Luke and Christina i decided to wear a magenta Niamh O’Neill wool skirt as the weather in Ireland was still a little blustery. I teamed the skirt with an ivory flower applique Coast top, ivory blazer, nude shoes and a pale gold YSL clutch.
For my hat i decided to make the base in an ivory weave mix with cream sinamay, i mixed ivory small roses with deep pink roses and magenta swirls.
The disc hat was dramatic and the two tones of pink and ivory brought the colours of my outfit all together. I loved wearing a big hat at a wedding for a change as i tend to usually wear smaller pieces and i think the drama of the piece made the right statement at such a stylish wedding.
Congratulations Luke and Christina!
Colour pops at Cheltenham 2015
The sun came out today at Cheltenham for Ladies day and the yellow in the sky wasn’t the only colour on show.
The requirement of the day was to tweet #colourmemarch, in a nod to the colours of Spring, and ladies were asked to post pictures of themselves in colourful outfits to social networking site twitter in order to garner up plenty of attention for the ladies day style.
A lady in one of my hats who got plenty of notice on twitter, instagram and facebook was Camilla Henderson, daughter of well known horse trainer Nicky Henderson. Camilla wore a magenta pink velvet deep beret with spiked mowhawk of orange red feathers with a beautiful pink coat, YSL handbag and orange Mulberry dress.
Camillas Edel Ramberg hat was a ideal piece to wear for springs unpredictable elements as the curved shape of the beret sat easily against the head and the sharp arrow feathers created an element of drama while the colours kept it young and fun! Camilla definitely stood out from the crowd with her strong colours and looked absolutely stunning at the race meeting.
Check out Camilla and others in the colourful racing style images on Dailymail online.
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!
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!