Category Archives: Boutiques

River Island – A/W 2011 preview

River Island has just previewed it’s Autumn/Winter 2011-12 collection and I went along to have a look. Great textures, leather, a little touch of neutral colours, lot’s of luxe leather handbags, faux fur gloves (they’re orange!), colourful chunky knits….if this is a taste of what is to come, I can’t wait! Take a look at my pics!

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Peekaboo Vintage – MUST VISIT!

If you are a fan of vintage, I have a great find in London for you. Peekabo0 Vintage has just opened it’s first stand alone shop on Ganton St, W1. Since its birth in 1991, Peekaboo Vintage founders Emily Bothwell and Michael Caunter have built a huge reportoire as the “go-too” people for vintage. And now to celebrate the new store, their good friend Billie Piper (love her!) has been working closely with the pair. So for all you Londoner’s, or if you are London bound, pop in and have a look! It’s one to add to your “must-visit” list!

The week round up….

Right busy week…

On location…

I had the chance to style my first on location shoot on Friday out on Portmarnock beach. Competing against the elements is always hard, and to be honest I’ve become a little set in  my ways within the studio environment. I feel safe, creatively. So with model Claire Tully, photographer, Mia McGrail, make up artist, Anne O’Donovan and hair expert, Joyce Clark Henry, we ventured to the to beach to do some great shots for the books! Using amazing pieces from Awear and Warehouse, we came up with some funky looks for Claire and to be honest, when you look as great as her, our job is very easy! Images to follow!

The Beauty Spot goes on tour..

If you are Dublin based, you will surely have heard of the weekly events at Dakota, South William St, called The Beauty Spot. Housing a great beauty bar and loads of pop up shops, the event has been attended by up to 700 people per week and now it’s going on tour! The Beauty Spot will visit 14 locations around Ireland in May and June, kicking off on May 26th in Dublin. So get your girls together and plan a lovely night out with lot’s of fashion and frolics. More details on dates and venues coming next week, so be sure to check back!

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Model Georgia May Jagger is in town today to lauch the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign in Brown Thomas. This year’s bag which is on sale in Brown Thomas from tomorrow is designed by Marc by Marc Jacobs and all proceeds from the sale of the bag will go to this very worthy cause. The new Marc by Marc Jacobs boutique also launches tonight in BTs and I will be there to check out all the fashion and hopefully get a minute or two with Georgia!


This Saturday I’m styling a shoot for up and coming jewellery designer Nadia Shah. Lot’s of sparkle mixed with high quality silver make this a wardrobe must have and Nadia is definitely one to watch!

Lot’s more coming next week!!!!

Enjoy the wedding!

styleisle extra!

Happy weekend readers! I had promised myself I would take a break this weekend, but following a very successful shoot on Friday, I felt all inspired! I am fortuntate enough to receive press releases on a regular basis all of which I read thoroughly ( no lie I tell you, every single one!). Since I can hardly choose which ones to feature on  the styleisle blog, I decided to make a whole new page on called styleisle extra!   where I will feature all of my favourite products, old or new which I think my readers will also enjoy! All with the aim of keeping you up to date with what is hitting the shops.

Today launches the first styleisle extra, with a great new jewellery line from Topshop by Pamela Love! It’s very cool and I have picked my favourite piece, a heart shaped silver ring!

So get over to my baby…I mean…ahem…my website and check it out! Please feel free to leave comments on the featured products too!

New Shoes!

Here is my latest shoe investment. These are from River Island (€47) and are so comfy. I needed something cool but comfy for the styling sessions I will be giving in Cork’s Opera Lane tomorrow from 12 noon. Pop along and see fashion shows produced by Lockdown Models at 12, 2 and 4pm and then have a browse around the great selection of shops (Topshop, New Look, Gap, Kuyichi, Olny, Vila, H&M, River Island, Next, Tommy Hilfiger and lot’s more!) where you can get the lowdown on all my darkest styling tips! I’ll also be running through all the latest Spring/Summer trends before each fashion show! The weather forecast is good so for all my Cork based readers, come in and say HI!