Sorcha O’Raghallaigh


Just a little bit beautiful.  It’s always nice to see Irish designers do good, and even more so when they incorporate Irish influences into their work. O’Raghallaigh (who has designed for Lady Gaga, amongst liberally-clothed others) drew from Harry Clarke and incredibly overt, almost fanatically Catholic imagery for her latest collection.  The results are bonkers, but mostly brilliant.

The lookbook was shot by photographer Hugo Yanguela and styled by O’Raghallaigh.

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Photos from Sorcha O’Raghallaigh via Style Bubble

More Linkage Love

August is one of the least uninspiring months in terms of fashion.  The summer sales rails have been emptied and we’re all waiting for winter so that we can justify wearing scarves and gloves outside.

I don’t know where you are, but where I am the weather is terrible, all wet and cold – seriously considering using a Snuggie as an easy-breezy summer coat, so I am.  The fleecy goodness buffers me against both the wind and my own lack of inspiration.

Here’s a few things that I have been enjoying recently, written and thought up by people who are obviously more inspired than me.

– Elevate PR made The Licentiate their Blog of the Week – hooray!  They said some lovely things about this here webpage, so thank you Elevate!

Vermontucky Lemonade via The Smitten Kitchen – doesn’t it look so appetising served in those jars?  This drink combined my two great summer (and therefore, outdoorsy) drinking loves – fresh lemonade and LOTS of bourbon.

– I would like to dress like this girl (via The Sartorialist)

– An ingenius way to maintain your ombre hair (I need to make good friends with a hairdresser STAT because I am far too much of a cheapo to have my hair ombre’d – even though I would love to).  Via Food Coma.

Merging street style with art by Miss Moss.

– Cork based designer Laura Eliason has set up a beautiful secret boutique on her website to sell some once-off goods, including some incredibly gorgeous scarves.  I want one.  Yes I do.

– This image from the River Island A/W lookbook.  Faux fur short coat over a razor-sharp monochromatic blazer.  Great tailoring and killer heels – yes.  Autumn officially can’t come fast enough.


Related #7: Holiday Dressing

Yesterday’s post was all about dressing for a sun holiday – which for a lot of us means leaving the normal clothes at home and running into the nearest high street chain for disposable slouchy basics. Free People has taken it up a notch this season with their lookbook, which was photographed on, yes, a beach.

I’m so suggestible, me.

Does anyone else notice that most people get their holiday basics in the ONE shop?  You’re just so desperate to get it done in one go that you have to get everything in H&M, even though there’s a Penney’s next door.

I quite like the easy breezy flow of these pieces, especially the first dress. Now I just need to get someone to bring me on a sun holiday…






All photos via Fashion Gone Rogue