Saturday, 20 April 2013

New music for your ears...

Okay so we know I'm a fan of alt rock/indie music from Dublin. So here's a big plug for my new favourite thing to come from Ireland, Braille Club. Though I'm sure when my mother sends me over one of those crazy Tayto crisp/chocolate bars, that may change...
Braille club is made up of Rob, Alan, Dan and Philip.

The first song of theirs I listened to was Reanimator and just fell in love straight away. There was a very "Morrissey" feel to it, which I was a big fan of.
The second song on their 2 track demo, Under The Sun, ended up being the soundtrack of my life last week, I had it on repeat for a few days between my usual Pearl Jam and Gorillaz binges!

So here's some wonderful news...
Next month (May 17th to be precise) they will be releasing their album, Divide.
The album launch will be held in the newly refurbished Voodoo Lounge on Arran Quay, Dublin. It's 5Euro at the door, full of drink promos, there shall be a DJ playing afterwards in to the wee hours of the morning. Although I'm on the other side of the world and won't be there, I am jealous of anyone who will be. You can pre-order the album from (digital or hard copies available!) get yourself a t-shirt or if you really really like them... a private performance. Yeeeow!

Have the same info I just told you, but on a sexy poster. 
Here's a Sneaky preview of track "Jake Barnes" from the album that you've got like....3 days left to pre-order. Do it.

Friday, 19 April 2013

8 Other Reasons...

I've fallen in love with jewellery brand 8 Other Reasons. We've just started stocking it in Villa Laguna and it's flying out the door! The statement pieces can be worn with anything at all, dressing up jeans and a tshirt or making a girly dress look that bit more edgy. Everything is quite quirky, a bit eclectic but that's my kinda thing.

What I wore:
H&M black maxi dress, I accessorised with a bright orange scarf and the gorgeous "Bad Boy" bracelet by 8 Other Reasons. (Gold, blue and gunmetal spikes, in photo)

The "Addiction" two tone bracelet also comes in a gunmetal and gold stack, as well as the rose gold and silver that is pictured.

Worn with Ebony Eve Akemi kimono dress

I have my eye on this "Undefeated" necklace. I'm a fan of chunky, masculine sorts of jewellery but what I really love about this is the matte gold.
Quality and affordability are of equal importance to 8 Other Reasons, everything by the brand looks and feels designer but is very kind on your wallet!
I've been converted anyway, they've gained a serious fan.

Photographs by yours truly.

Back To Blog!

Okay so it's been a few months and a lot has changed.

I've made a massive move to the other side of the world, have myself a new apartment, new friends and so much fashion and style to share with you all from my new job!

I uprooted from Ireland to Perth, Australia at the end of January. I left behind my friends and colleagues in Up To My Eyes and I've recently started working in a beautiful store in Cottesloe called Villa Laguna.

To say I want everything in the store is an understatement. (More on that later!)

I've seen so many girls (and one or two guys!) around Fremantle snapping away, very obviously taking their photos for Lookbook/blogs and my god, everyone is so beautiful over here.
I just can't seem to get myself a tan, I'd rather not end up like a lobster or with problems later in life, so suncream is a must over here.

When I first arrived, it was coming to the end of summer, I was finding it quite hard to wear many of the clothes I'd brought with me, the heat was crazy. I found my way around it by wearing flowy dresses and tops with the lightest shorts or skirts I could possible find.
My hair was constantly up in a messy bun and make up always seemed such an effort (all sounds very attractive, I know!)
But who cares when you get to hang out at beaches with white sand and crystal clear water all day?

Anyway, that's that!
I'll be continuing on with my blog and bringing you all things fashion and lifestyle from an Irish girl in Oz.