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What a great night at the Bord Gais Theatre!

28 Mar

We had a ball on Thursday night at the Bord Gais Theatre, great night of fashion, fun, and some happy buyers too!

Check out some of the photos below;

Featured imageThe Bord Gais Theatre looked great full of our StyleJump Designer clothes and accessories!Featured imageFeatured imageFeatured imageFeatured imageFeatured imageKelley being introduced by The Panel

Featured imageKelley’s presentation went down a storm!Featured imageOne of our 4 looks shown hereFeatured imageKelley with the winner of the Marc Jacobs bag….LUCKY!

Featured imageFeatured imageFeatured imageAn evening to remember, thanks to The Panel, all the StyleJumo crew and of course to all who came!

xo

Author: Conaill O’Dwyer

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Alexander McQueen “L’enfant terrible”

5 Nov

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Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His fashion achievements earned him four British Designer of the Year awards.

In 1985, aged 16, McQueen left school with one O-level in art, going on to serve an apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard, before joining Gieves & Hawkes.The skills he learned as an apprentice on Savile Row helped earn him a reputation in the fashion world as an expert in creating an impeccably tailored look.

McQueen’s early runway collections developed his reputation for controversy and shock tactics earning the title “l’enfant terrible” and “the hooligan of English fashion”. McQueen was known for his lavish, unconventional runway shows.

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McQueen has been credited with bringing drama and extravagance to the catwalk. McQueen was an avid scuba diver and used his passion as a source of inspiration in his designs, including spring 2010’s “Plato’s Atlantis”. Much of his diving was done around the Maldives.
He used new technology and innovation to add a different twist to his shows and often shocked and surprised audiences. The silhouettes that he created have been credited for adding a sense of fantasy and rebellion to fashion. The president of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, caused a stir when he appointed McQueen head designer at Givenchy in 1996.McQueen stayed with Givenchy until March 2001, when the contract he said was “constraining his creativity” ended.

 

December 2000 saw a new partnership for McQueen, with the Gucci Group’s acquiring 51% of his company and McQueen’s serving as Creative Director. Plans for expansion included the opening of stores in London, Milan, and New York.In 2006, he launched McQ, a younger, more renegade lower-priced line for men and women.By the end of 2007, Alexander McQueen had boutiques in London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Las Vegas. Celebrity patrons, including Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rihanna.

McQueens was at the height of his fame, when the world was shocked to hear of the designers sudden death.The designers death was announced on the afternoon of 11 February 2010.He had died nine days after the death of his mother, Joyce, 75,who had died from cancer.McQueen’s funeral took place on 25 February 2010 at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, West London.His ashes were later scattered on the Isle of Skye.A memorial was held for McQueen at St. Paul’s Cathedral on 20 September 2010.

 

Judges Insider Secrets for the Munster National in Limerick

23 Sep
Style is very objective. Compare Kate Middleton’s lace frock to Miley Cyrus’ beige shorts, and that much is evident. So when it comes to judging a best dressed competition, how do the judges all agree on who the lucky lady is?

We chatted to Karen Shanahan, the sales manager for Limerick Racecourse, who shared the judges’ top secret criteria for judging the competition at the Munster National on October 13th.

In relation to the criteria for the judges the guide lines would be :

  1. Limerick Races - 13th & 14th of October 21Style and originality
  2. Creativity – handmade items always impress the judges
  3. Appropriateness of the outfit for an autumn raceday and the individual
  4. Attention to detail with accessories
  5. Understanding and interpretation of the current fashion trends
  6. Grooming and deportment. Suitability of the outfit for the raceday.

“Instead of an open registration our judges will invite 60 ladies to take part in the competition and a final 10 shall be selected from this, out of this final ten shall the first, second and third prizes be awarded along with the best hat and best shoe / bag prize,” said Karen.

Judge Aisling Maher said  “Ladies days are an amazing opportunity to express yourself and your style, remember fashion belongs to the Inspired.  What I’ll be looking for is a lady that oozes elegance. This can be achieved through a vintage inspired look with a modern twist or by taking pieces from the high street and accessorising them in an interesting way. Also it’s an amazing opportunity to show off the many gifted Irish designers we have so support them as best you can ladies.”

“Ladies days celebrate your individual style and don’t forget to show it off. I love original looks and the accessories can really and truly make an outfit one of a kind.  It’s about the whole look ladies from head (or hat) to toe. Bon chance everyone,” she continued

Timetable for the day

1.50pm The judges will start looking around the parade ring for the 60 most stylish ladies, and hand them a wristband. The wristband will give these ladies access to the champagne area in the Munster Suite and a complimentary glass of bubbly.

2.20pm Isobel Boutique Fashion Show in the Panoramic Restaurant.

3.00pm-3.45pm The 60 selected ladies assemble in the Munster Suite and fill out the registration form, have their picture taken and enjoy a glass of bubbly. Judges will mingle through this area and pick their top 10 finalists.

4:00pm-4:30pm Judges  interview the 10 finalists on stage and ask them about their outfits, 10 finalists will each receive a goody bag.

4.20pm Winner, second and third place announced and best hat winner. Winner and 3 runners up to pose for photos.

5.15pm Winner, second  and third place, and Best hat competition judges and sponsors make their way to the parade ring for more photos. Judges to say a few words and congratulate the winner, speak on the style at Limerick etc. Winner of the Shiseido racecourse competition to be presented with prize by Judges.

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