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Designer Alert: Georgia Hardinge autumn/winter 2012

Hello All,

I hope you’re well, I’ve been going a little AWOL in recent weeks, there’s a few things going on, which I will keep you posted on as and when things are finalised. In the mean time I apologise for a lack of blog posts. s

For the time being I’ll be looking at a few autumn/winter 2012 collections over the next week or so, starting with Georgia Hardinge‘s ‘Inverted’ Ready to Wear collection.

Touted in fashion magazines this year as ‘One to Watch’ or ‘Name to Know’, Georgia Hardinge is obviously making all the right waves. As her third autumn/winter collection is launched for 2012, it is easy to see why. Retaining the extravagant elements from her epic SS’12 fashion collection – the stand out piece from that collection being the Shatter Cape Dress – Georgia Hardinge has created a stunning, ethereal collection…

…the AW’12 collection includes colour block suits, vibrant prints in subdued colour palettes, and dresses of flowing layers of ivory. Making ‘Inverted’ a desirable collection of show stopping wearable pieces.

Fashion Editorial

Photography by Miguel Domingos: Hair Rudy Martins: Make Up Marie Lanne

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Georgia Hardinge is available through Wolf & Badger


Whisty Xx


Coast Spring/Summer 2012 fashion preview


Time to post the photos I took at the Coast preview for spring/summer 2012.

Coast has a very consistent seasonal style. Autumn/Winter is all about jewel shades, evening dresses, bling and faux-fur wraps; to get their customers all ready for the Christmas season. Alternatively, Spring/Summer focuses on the racing season and weddings – be you guest or bridesmaid.

Usually resulting in a plethora of strapless, stiffened-bodice, knee-length or maxi frocks in duchess satin and/or chiffon. Standard occasion, wear if you will…

However, each season gleaming like a jewel (among the jewel shades?) is often a piece or two that you could wear on a less formal occasion. In autum/winter 2011 I fell for this this maroon dress. worn with antique, therefore less sparkly, jewellery.

This year is a toss-up between the Ama dress…

The Lorianne top…

or this pink ‘peplum top’ and pencil skirt. I am a little mad about peplums at the moment…Granted the last piece is quite dressy (and apologies for throwing it on over my black opaques and then having to borrow a pair of size 6 pumps) but I reckon, mix it up with leather and you have a whole different look. Coast’s spring/summer fashion is offering us so much more than ever for 2012.


Whisty Xx


River Island – S/S’12 Preview


All the retro inspiration of both runway and street style over the last few seasons has translated into some interesting High Street collections. River Island‘s S/S’12 collection is a mash-up of ’90’s RnB culture and Versace – inspired pieces Vs 60’s Chelsea Girl and psychedelic prints. Makes me want to dress like Salt’n’Pepa and listen to the The Velvet Underground.

Chelsea Girl was originally a British High Street store that opened in 1965, before transforming itself into River Island in 1988. The design of the modern Chelsea Girl collection is headed up by River Island 2007 Bursary winner, Lucy Moller. A graduate from Dublin’s NCAD. The collection includes original print designs taken from Chelsea Girl pieces that were both bought from eBay, and sourced from staff members at River Island.

Versace Face-Off

Mother of Pearl Pastels

Neoprene Monochrome

Chelsea Girl

P.S. I want this glorious vulgarity on me. (below)

Sarah Morrissey.


Whisty Xx


Penneys Spring Summer 2012 Preview

Hi All,

Penneys (Primark) showcased its early Spring / Summer ’12 collection last week in Dublin. It is a pretty large and varies collection, as you’d expect from Penneys; this part of the S/S’12 collection will be in store between now and late February.

It comprises some great print designs – see the (amazing) cars, Dalmatian dogs, daisies and Hawaiian panther designs below; pretty pastel shades – including a pale turquoise called ‘Seafoam’; as well as some classically tailored pieces – see the tuxedo-inspired jackets below.


Whisty Xx


Whistles S/S ’12 Round Up

Hi all,

The high street stores are showcasing and previewing their Spring / Summer 2012 collections. Most recently in to visit Dublin were COS and Whistles.

Before I saw the collection, I wouldn’t really consider myself a Whistles customer, but having seen highlights from the collection, I can say I’m definitely sold.

There were two main themes:

A bright, bold collection of neon colours and androgynous tailoring…

…including lots of matching separates, a blue tux jacket with tapered trousers,

…a pink tux with lighter pink contrast detail…

Striped separates…

Beautiful floral-print top and trousers…

The second collection was beautifully feminine, embellished nudes and pastels…

Including, new for Whistles leather pieces – scalloped nude leather…

…and laser-cut black leather…

…as well as classic shift dresses…

Good to see that the pleated midi skirt is still a wardrobe staple for S/S’12, especially in this powder-blue.


Whisty Xx

Whistles is available in Brown Thomas Grafton Street.


COS S/S’12 Round Up

Hi all,

Here’s few highlights from the COS S/S’12 preview, shown in Dublin last week.

Blues and greens were key colours and dresses came in various guises, all unique but quintessentially COS.

50’s inspired

Padded bodice and cut-outs

Rough-edged & backless

Sheer back and exposed zip

Full-length, backless and sheer (perfection)


Whisty Xx

COS is available in BT2, Grafton Street

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