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British Champions Day

October 23, 2017

Hi guys,

As you my have seen on my Instagram and Snapchat I spent the weekend in London for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse. When I was asked to come along I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It had been a few years since I’ve been racing properly, and I’m by no means an expert but it’s always such a fun day out and a great excuse to get dressed up.

British Champions Day in particular is just one of the best racing days in the year and in the world! It celebrates the very best in horse racing which means you’re guaranteed an entertaining day (and in my case a good opportunity to lose a lot of money on bets haha).

My first challenge was to find a dress. I, of course, went for my favourite colour this year – RED! I picked it up in Starla Boutique, its by the brand Jarlo. I then got a hat to match in Costello and Costello on Drury St. Finding a pair of dressy heels that are comfy is so important for race days – they are usually long days, with lots of walking around (possibly on grass) so avoid stilettos or anything too high. Continue Reading…

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Dubrovnik Travel Guide

October 18, 2017

Hi guys,

I’m just back from one of the most amazing trips I’ve been on this year, to Dubrovnik.

I had heard so much about this place before visiting. So many people had told me it was there favourite place and I’ve heard of lots of Irish couples coming here to get married. I can totally see why now. The whole town is a UNESCO world heritage site – it’s so clean, untouched, romantic and relaxed.

How we got there?

We flew direct with Aer Lingus and got a taxi from the airport to the town (€35). We got an Uber when we were heading back to the Airport and that worked out cheaper at only €24.

What did we spend? 

In Croatia they use the kuna it worked at about 7.5 HRK

for every 1 Euro. We spent about €70/€80 each a day. This included breakfast from the supermarket, lunch and dinner in restaurants, some drinks and an activity.

Where did we stay? 

We stayed in an apartment in the Old Town, literally 2 mins from the main square. It wasn’t amazing, but it was clean, central and perfect for what we needed it for. It was handy to have a kitchen and to not have to worry about getting taxis. You can find apartments on Booking.com or Air BnB.

There are lovely hotels about 15/20 mins walk from the old town with pools and much more space than you’ll get in the Old Town. The only downside would be getting in and out of the Old Town after dinner at nighttime – although we did find Uber to be quite good over there.

The hotel Excelsior just outside the old town would probably be my top choice for a hotel – it looks amazing and the location is perfect, but I know it is pricey.

What did we do?

There’s lots to do in and around Dubrovnik, which is why I know it’s a place I’ll come back to again. Here are some suggestions for things to do based on what we did:

  • The City Walls Walk (€20 entrance fee, takes about an hour and a half, gorgeous views!) Sunset up here would be amazing!
  • Glass bottom boat out to Lokrum Island (€10 for the return boat trip, €17 entrance fee, feed rabbits and peacocks and sunbathe on the rocks)
  • Rent a scooter and explore outside the Old Town walls
  • Rent a beach bed at Banje Beach: sunbathe and enjoy good music and cocktails (beds cost between €12 and €30)
  • Watch the sunset from the Cliff Bars: Buza bar and Bard Mala Buza (Get there about 45 mins before sunset to ensure you get a spot! Drinks are reasonably priced, the views are insane!)
  • Get the Cable Car to the top of the mountain and take in the views of beautiful Dubrovnik from above (€17 return). We had dinner in the Panorama restaurant at the top, you’ll need to book this in advance (on their website). It’s a little pricey, but not that bad considering the amazing view! Continue Reading…
Fashion, Travel

New York Dreaming

September 22, 2017

Hi guys,

Two weeks on I am still dreaming of NYFW. What a weekend, and what an experience it was. I already can’t wait to go back for my next Fashion Week, bringing with me everything I learnt this time – it’s sure to be even better!

As promised, here are more shots of my favourite look from fashion week. It was fun, sophisticated and classic – everything I wanted from my fashion week outfits. The best part is that this whole look, head to toe, is from H&M. How amazing is this jacket? And the top? And the trousers? Ok you get the jist, it was my favourite look! Continue Reading…

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Fashion Week Tips

September 21, 2017


 Hi guys,

I hope you are all having a good week. I’m finally getting around to posting this look from NYFW (much later than expected).

If you follow me I’m sure you’ve probably noticed how crazy busy this month has been. Between Lisbon, New York and London I’ve had an amazing September and time is just flying by. The madness hasn’t quite ended yet, and I’m not complaining haha. Next week I’ll be heading to Ibiza with Kevin Murphy for two days to celebrate the launch of the BEDROOM.HAIR spray, so I’m taking this weekend to recharge my batteries.

I shot this look on my last day of fashion week, before my last show – John Paul Ataker, where I saw Taylor Hill and Karlie Kloss walk. Even though I was tired after a busy few days, I was on an absolute high and left the city feeling really inspired and motivated. I’m so glad I did NYFW this year, as last minute as it was, it all fell together so well and it honestly wasn’t a bit stressful.

Here are some tips for anyone thinking of going to a Fashion Week: Continue Reading…

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My First New York Fashion Week

September 13, 2017

Hi guys,

I’m just back from the BEST 5 days in New York at my first every New York Fashion Week. It was a dream come true for me: attending fashion shows, experiencing the backstage chaos and getting dressed up in whatever I wanted. I have attended other Fashion Weeks (London and Milan) but nothing will quite compare to New York for me – my favourite city! The street style, the atmosphere, the weather – everything was just out of this world.

My favourite shows of the week were: the Project Runway Finale with Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum and Zac Posen (how cool), Taoray Wang, Francesca Liberatone, TOME and John Paul Ataker (where I saw Taylor Hill and Karlie Kloss walk). Being backstage at TIBI was amazing as well, that show looked unreal!

It was a crazy busy few days, which I am recovering from now but I absolutely cannot wait to go back to NYFW and do it all over again another season. Being able to attend this time was a big milestone moment for me in my new career. It has made me so motivated and excited for what lies ahead.  Continue Reading…

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Seychelles Travel Diary

August 9, 2017

Hey guys,

Last week I got back from the most amazing trip to the Seychelles. If you are reading this there is a good chance you saw some of my pics and blog posts – there was quite a few 😉

I wanted to put together a Seychelles travel diary for anyone thinking about visiting – so I can share all the information I have in one place.

How did we get there from Ireland?

We flew with Emirates from Dublin to Dubai (8 hours) and then from Dubai to Seychelles (4 hours). So it was a long journey – but it flew (excuse the pun). I was happy out on the flights watching lots of good movies, enjoying good food and drinks and I even managed to get a few hours sleep (the starlit ceilings helped with that!) Continue Reading…