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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

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.

 

Focus on: Tailored Power Suits.

25 May

“You feel so comfortable in a power suit,” says Irish supermodel Roz Purcell. “I hate wearing dresses.”

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Roz Purcell wearing a navy Scribe of London suit at Punchestown racecourse. 

Purcell recently teamed up with designer Pat Morley and the Scribe of London team in Cork to create a line of made-to-order suits for women. The suits consist of powerful trousers and blazers. “Jump suits and power suits are totally in now; it’s something that you can wear again as well as mixing and matching different styles and colours,” she said. 

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These suits are very high quality and are made to measure. There is nothing quite as unflattering as an ill fitting suit. It can be hard when shopping the high-street to find two pieces that are flattering to both halves of the body! This new line is mid range in price, it aims to be affordable.

 

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She won ‘Best Dressed on the Night’ wearing this powder blue ensemble at the VIP Style Awards in April.

Two pieces are very versatile and can be worked into many different outfits. Suits don’t necessarily have to be worn for business or in an office. They can be worn formally or casually. Some might think that a suit would stand out as informal at an event where women are wearing formal dresses. When worn correctly suits can be just as formal, as seen below.

 

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Another model following the suit trend is Cara Delevigne.

 

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She wore this skin tight monochrome trouser suit to the Met Gala, much to the surprise of many.

 

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She wore this blue number to the launch of her self-titled Mulberry collection.

The plunge look might not be for everyone. Roz Purcell and Cara Delevigne can carry it off well but shirts are more than acceptable to wear underneath.

When it comes to accessories heels, a clutch and simple jewelry are perfect to compliment and set off the suit.

 

Silk-organza-top-€180-blue-canvas-shorts-€125-short-suit-jacket-€260

 

Coming into summer something like this gorgeous baby blue shorts and blazer suit from Lennon Courtney’s Spring/Summer ‘Vacation’ collection. Even if we don’t get the ideal weather for something like this, tights can be worn.

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