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Photographer Shane O’ Connor

Clothes Dresses.ie

Stylist Una O’Boyle

Model Cassia from Distinct Model Management

Hair Lynsey

Make up amcjmakeup

Available to buy on Dresses.ie

Make up product list used on Cassia:

  • Urban Decay b6 prep spray
  • Make up forever HD foundation
  • Mac studio fix powder foundation
  • Bella Pierre powder
  • The balm Mary Lou Manizer & Bonnie Lou Manizer highlighters
  • The balm hot mama blush
  • Eyeshadows from Flique desert sands palette
  • Eye liner and furocious brow from the balm
  • Lipstick Penney’s liner in no.2
  • Gloss catrice lip booster
  • Lashes Penney’s individual
  • Brushes: blank canvas

Penneys SS2018 preview of women’s wear and accessories 

Yesterday morning I was privileged to attend the Penneys preview of their Spring Summer range and it’s fab! 

It was held in Penneys Head Office in Dublin and the place was jam packed with press. I managed to take a few pics.

The collections are all well made and there’s a collection for everyone whether your into striped nautical, floral, denim, faux fur,faux suede or pleather. 

I snapped the collections and the feedback was people loved the Rugrats tee shirt, nod to the 90’s, sliders are staying and the cut off denim shorts. 

I’m always happy to see Spring Summer clothes just right when I’m sorting through my winter wardrobe so I see an end in sight and don’t get depressed by the dark mornings and driving home in the dark. 

So if you like what you see don’t forget to make a note of the items so you don’t forget them. 

OXO Ann-Marie ❤️

Penneys SS2018 men’s preview 

Taking inspiration from the sandy stretches to the streets of the city, Primark’s SS18 menswear collection is all about keeping it fresh. Our three distinct trends create the perfect mix for spring, taking you on a colour journey from the muted shades of Meadow Lab through to the deeper tones of End of the Road, with classic pops of colour being ever-present in Dog Town. Cool, sleek and urban – welcome to Primark SS18.

Creating a seamless transition from autumn into spring, Meadow Lab kicks off the new season. Inspired by a desert landscape, the neutral colour palette is comprised of earthy tones with soft touches of faded blues and burgundy, anchored by silver and beige. This combination of colours constructs a sense of freshly pressed yet timeworn outfits. Marble print tees and crisp shirts lay the foundation for this trend, whilst a layering of fine stripes and white denim all help to craft a relaxed and effortless aesthetic.

Dog Town creates that true spring feeling, with the introduction of brighter colours and metallic accents. A nod to its name, this trend has a street style edge, combining clean whites with pastel shades of pink, purple and yellow making a splash. Colour blocking is key to this trend, flawlessly blending athleisure and urban, with reflective and high-shine pieces. Key styles include acid wash denim, wide leg trousers and baseball jackets, whilst prints, slogans and collages create a youthful touch.

End of the Road leads us into the beginnings of high summer where holiday vibes are in full force in the form of neon, botanical prints and tie dye patterns. Tonal shades of coral, teal and boysenberry are three of the key colours taking centre stage. Stripes prevail but in more of a statement form, with warped graphics and ombre effects fashioning a psychedelic feel. A merge of Miami days and Shanghai nights, the satin bomber is the star of the show, with rip and repair denim, western shirts and peace symbols all making an appearance.

The SS18 collection is available from January to May 2018!

Penneys Gift Guide for Her

Some gorgeous goodies for the girls in your life!

I’ve made my list 😘

Available in Penneys now 🌟


Penneys has teamed up The Late Late Toy Show to create a limited edition collection of pyjamas, loungewear and accessories for kids big and small.

Blanket €16

Eye mask €3

Slipper Socks €3.50

Mugs €6 each 

Men’s Jumper €16

Ladies Jumper €16

Baby’s First ToyShow Bauble €3

Men’s pj’s €14

Women’s pj’s €14

Baby’s first toy show sleepsuit set & hat €10 & bib €3

Stocking €5

Penneys is donating a total of €75,000 to Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin. The range will be on sale in Penneys stores nationwide from Tuesday November 7th.

I was a patient of Crumin Children’s hospital for many years when I was a young child so this is very close to my heart and I love to support this initiative every year xxx

Lidl 1st collection collaboration Esmara by Heidi Klum sneak peek

Lidl Ireland have a pop up shop on Grafton street where customers can pop in and try on the clothes and see the stock before the 1st range from Heidi Klum goes on sale @8am on Monday Morning. 

I popped in today after a launch I attended and was amazed by the range and quality. 

I know leopard print isn’t for everyone but I’ve always been partial to a bit of Leopard print and so I was pleasantly surprised. 

I have my eye on the black biker jacket €69.95 and I tried it on in size 14 the only size they had there but I’ll be getting it in a size 10 as the assistant in the store advised shoppers to go up a size. 

The brown suede €69.95 one is gorgeous too but I’ve learnt from past experience that I never wear it, black is just me. 

The range has tops from €12 trousers,jackets from €19.95 jumpsuits,hoodies,jeans,fine knit tops. It’s going to sell out as there is something for every woman, school run clothes,work wear right through to Christmassy sequinned jackets and leopard print trousers. 

The jeans again come up small so if you’re usually a 12 go for a 14. 

My advice is buy and keep your receipt and you can get a refund if they don’t fit when you’ve tried them on in the comfort of your own home. 

Lidl Esmara by Heidi Klum lands in Lidl Ireland Stores Nationwide @8am! 


Arnotts will welcome top influencer Pippa O’Connor to the newly opened Arnotts Shoe Gallery this September to host a stylish shoe and fashion workshop and show for customers.

To celebrate the recent opening of the new Shoe Gallery, Ireland’s largest women’s footwear department, Arnotts has teamed up with Pippa to host a styling segment on Saturday, 2nd September 2017 at 12pm.

Speaking about the event, Pippa said: “I’m delighted to be hosting a shoe and fashion styling segment in the newly opened Shoe Gallery on First Level in Arnotts! Everyone knows I have a weakness for shoes so I’ll be spoilt for choice in the biggest shoe department in Ireland! And now that it’s right beside the womenswear department, I don’t have too far to go to pair up my shoes with the new AW17 collections!”


The styling segment will take place in the Shoe Gallery on First Level where Pippa will be showcasing her “must have” shoes for the AW season, and styling them using pieces from her favourite brands from the AW17 womenswear collections in her own, signature Pippa style. Brands from the Shoe Gallery will include some of the newest additions by Jonak and Michael Kors, while Pippa will also be choosing from some of the newest brands in the womenswear department, including SET, Samsoe & Samsoe, Millie Mackintosh, Suncoo and Max & Co. 


Throughout the styling segment, Pippa will be talking through each of her chosen looks and sharing what she loves about the upcoming AW17 season. 


To register for this free event, customers need to sign up at Arnotts.ie to register their interest.

Where’s the Sun? Wardrobe must haves for now! 

Fluted sleeve choker blouse €13

Backpack €12

Red dress €14

Lilac sweatshirt €10

Yellow flared sleeve sweatshirt €10

And the best news is this lot are all from Penneys / Primark