19 September 2014

Fashion Shows + Dublin Fun | Dublin Fashion Festival 2014

Fashion (noun):
1. a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.
2. a manner of doing something.

The weekend of Thursday the 5th to Sunday the 8th of September was when the Dublin Fashion Festival took place. It's basically Dublin's fashion week, but not as big as London or New York... maybe soon it will be! I attended last year to an event in Dublin during the festival, which you can read about here, and it was fun, but 2014; a lot better. I didn't go to every activity on in the city centre, but I made the most of it. I definitely want to get more involved with the festival in Transition Year; it's brilliant and improves as the years go on.

I went to the Creative Quarter Fashion Show on the Friday evening with my mum. It was held in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre (love it there) and it was set up very sophisticatedly and everyone was wearing the coolest, most stylish outfits (how could you not?!). The Creative Quarter Fashion show was supposedly one of the 'highlights of the festival'. I was let in a bit early, as I was a 'little blogger', and the organisers claim me as 'part of the media' (thanks for that Mum!). I'd say half of those who attended the show were bloggers! I stationed on the balcony above the catwalk and snapped pictures of the looks; lots of sequins, feathers, wools, and retro ensembles for the A/W 14 season. The host, blogger Angela Scanlon, was good at show casing the looks.

My Outfit
Dress: American Eagle
Tights: M&S
Shoes: Dunnes Stores
Necklace: Forever 21
Jacket: Forever 21

Isn't this graffiti cool?! I love creative street art that looks appealing!
On Sunday the 8th, I travelled on the Luas again to head back into the centre for a bit of shopping therapy. I was accompanied by my two trusty friends, Caroline and Mia. We hoped for a bit more fashion than we got that day on Grafton Street; the Fashion Bus, that we planned to have a look at and maybe go into, was closed. We took photos of it nonetheless.
When we arrived, we needed some grub. We took out lunch from O'Brien's to eat in St. Stephen's Green. Caroline and Mia had sandwiches and I had chicken Caesar salad, which was very tasty. After posing for a few photos for our OOTDs, the three of us shopped till we dropped!
Topshop, Only and Lush are just a few of the stores we browsed. I bought a choker, my first ever Lush products *gasp*, and a gorgeous maroon top. I have quite a love for the colour; autumn and Tumblr vibes and Maroon 5 are to blame.
You can see what I got at the end of the post as well as the DFF goodie bag I received from the fashion show!

Caroline's Outfit:
Top: Diesel
Leggings: Jack Wills
Shoes: Clarks
Bag: Shop in London

Mia's Outfit
Top: Berska
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Converse
Bag: From Mallorca/Majorca
Rings: Topshop

My Outfit
Top: River Island
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: same as before
Bag: Kipling
Scrunchie: Penney's/Primark

What I Bought / Got

And now, it's time to analyse whether this year's goodie bag was any improvement from last year...

A Galaxy bar (eaten straight away)
Special K Biscuit Moments and Cracker Crips
Palmolive, L'Oreal, Maybelline, Colgate and Comfort Creations (I mean, wow) samples
Chewing gum
Vouchers and brochures
and a Compeed plaster once again!

Well, Dublin Fashion Festival, your goodie bags were, alright... Haha!

What I bought from Lush!

Choker from Topshop. Top from Only

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Dublin Fashion Festival experience.


  1. First of all, both your outfits are fab and you and your friends are stunning ! And secondly I can't believe they let you in early THAT IS SO COOL ADFGHJKL :D I was just telling my mam that is so cool just like #bloggingperks ;) xx

    1. Thank you Grace, and I'm sure they would say the same!! It was cool hahaha ASDFGHJKL oh yeah #bloggingperks

  2. That looks like such a fun day!!! Soo lucky


  3. It looked like an amazing time! You look fab Hun
    Love Victoriajanex

  4. I really love your fashion blogger jumper! :)
    - F - www.elevatorbrain.blogspot.co.uk


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