Off the Radar

Sickened when I checked my last updated entry blog. I couldn’t believe my eyed when February stared back at me. I’m getting more and more sporadic but I vow to be a better blogger.

 

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Lots has changed since my last blog. We are building our very own dream home in County Meath, Ireland. I will share the house plans and designs in due course. But for now I am checking in to say my fingers work and I shall resume blogging.

I have now received a further Diploma in Medical Acupuncture. Honestly that’s been eating into all my free time. Education really is an investment.

So I’m getting my thoughts together for a new blog. In the meantime, have a wonderful, happy and healthy bank holiday weekend!

Molly Goddard SS20

A Friday evening in London, greeted by the ES fashion magazine. Always happy to accept as I leg it on to my 4th form of transport, the 189 outside Kilburn High Road underground.

Goddard’s new collection, SS’20.

Landing myself on the LFW section surrounded by wise journalist offering survival guides ahead of the industry’s chaotic showstopper that await, I was distracted by the flash photography from Goddard’s September catwalk reveal. If that is a taste of what’s to come, I will have sleepless nights ahead.

‘Evangeline’. Tiered cotton-poplin long sleeve smock. Simply mouth watering.

Simply mouthwatering.

Not a care in the world for compliance, conservativism or hush; these pieces cleverly ooze brashness, dare and independence.

Could these ghostly dresses echo the old London on the same streets we walk today?

Loose torsos of cotton followed by cute lace neck ties. Almost doll-like outfit replicas. Pair with illuminous wedges in summer, large orange framed sunglasses and a wide brimmed straw sunhat. The old promenade on Donostia San Sebastian awaits.

Pièce de résistance: The Skye dress.

The year was 1961. White picket fences, cook outs, soda pop, diners, high school yearbooks. The place: Prairie Creek, Joplin, Arkansas.

Molly Goddard bringing tuille and frocks back in to fashion. Keep an eye out.

Thank you for reading.

© Fiona McCabe.

Hello Casual November

My recent uploaded blogs were all beginning with apologies for not blogging earlier, but I’m not going to apologise this time! It wouldn’t be fair on your ears (or eyes) to read my long list of excuses, so, I’m simply getting straight to it!

I blame the death of Polyvore (sorry, I know I said I wouldn’t begin excusing myself). Thanks to a lovely new app, I can now resume business as usual and upload my delightful new fashion collages to whet your appetite.

I know those heavy masculine, hiker type boots are all in but I can’t seem to come around to them at all. I’m sure they are hugely comfortable but.. I will have to bow out if this trend. I did decide to upload a cool new look for those of you ‘on the go’. Finish the busy look with the cosiest of puffa jackets (Columbia) and a spritz of your favourite perfume. I’ve chosen Narcisco Rodriguez this week. I’m practically swallowing it in my duty free prancing!

My look 2 is generated by more of the same mentioned above. Designed for the stylish in mind but those that simply don’t have the time to put together a manicured look. (Manicure is so 2002 anyway!)

Moschino long trench enveloped in shmancy Balenciaga ladies tote, Dita shades and Ash white leather sneakers. Needless to say the latter look is a higher end. Option 1 a more affordable look, equally as darling.

For finer details, hit me up and I shall point you in the correct shopping direction.

For now, I am delighted to be back in my blogging buzz. Expect a little more updated publishings soon.

Thank you for reading.

Happy weekend folks!

Fiona.

Irregular Choice Boutique, Carnaby.

The ‘Donut Worry’ Cutest Tote to keep your lippy, blush and personal items safely locked away.

Skipping down soho some few weekends ago, I was almost blinded by the stream of color pouring from beyond and behind the shop windows at number 35 Carnaby Street.

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Blown away by the array of teal glitter and rainbow heels, sunshades were almost in order.

roll up! Roll up!

Now if you are Disney fan, a Toy Story fan, fear now, there are feet furniture to suit all needs and desires. How cute are these starry, carnival- themed ankle boots? With a sprinkling of velvet and a tickling of feathers, how can we not but adore these cuties?

A Puffin Slider you say!

Black, suede, block-heel sliders? Irregular Choice has got you covered. With a scalloped, pink edge, it’s embroidered trim drapes delicately over the dorsum of the foot. What’s not to love about this elegant display of avian royalty? Ask for the Poco Loco.

Jurassotops Urban Snicker

The above is not for the faint hearted! Feeling a little Godzilla-ish? Then this is your pick

The ‘Hunnie bunnie’ coming it at €135.

The Hunnie Bunnie offers a Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon option. Swap the bunny heel for a glitter wedge platform for brunch hour. No need to trade the soft pink fluff and heart motifs. They stay!

My Other Little Pony

Fancy making an entrance on a Friday night? Stride out of the house and into your Castle with this fantasy moat for your feet.

Someone say Old-Fashioned? Get out of town!

High heels, flats, runners, brogues, show stoppers? Irregular Choic does exactly what it says on the tin. Available in ‘Office’ and ‘Schuh’ in ROI as far as I know. but for a true treat, go seek futile fashionable footwear in Carnaby Street. Then, do out and paint that town red.

 

  • This is not a sponsored blog.
  • I do not get paid or sponsored or subsidised in any way to promote the products in Irregular Choice.
  • All photographs are my own.

Dior at the V&A

Thanks to my wonderful boss and mentor, (who, in her former life was Christian’s right hand lady!), strongly advised a peek at the exhibition before it sold out. What a treasure trove of greatness awaited me.

Please enjoy the beautiful photographs below which, thanks to the staff at the V&A allowed me kindly take.

Favourite outfit? Sorry, no can do! There are far too many to choose.

I urge you however to go and view this exciting trail of creation by this dazzling master and those he mentored before his death.

Running until September, 2019 members go free plus guest.

Ina admittance, I am secretly drawn to all things Dior since my visit. Even a mundane walk through Stanstead duty free is suddenly alive with scents of Miss Dior taking the edge of what formerly was a rushed, hectic brisk walk to the departure lounge.

I’m afraid these photographs simply do not do any justice, but it’s the closet we will get to the wonderful craftsmanship of such an idol that was Monsieur Christian Dior.

My London Fashion Week

Please enjoy my selection of photos I took at 180 Strand for #LFW.

All photographs are my own and copyright.

Classic camel brown coat

Black and white done VERY well!

Photographer taking a break in this statement bomber jacket.

This duo. This.

Photographer and model having fun.

My two latest Japanese blogger followers

Purple following green.

Yellow hair in the Westminster borough. Whoever would have thought?

Yours Truly! @Queenfimac

Denim, trench and teddy bear meshed.

Sponsored by Toni & Guy?!

Coats Galore

 

Inspired by a murky but relatively mild January weekend, I decided to whip up another fashion blog. This week it’s all about the jacket and coat.

I am aware we are halfway (and more)  through our winter but I still haven’t quite make up my mind if I like the padded quilted jacket. ‘Hurry on’, I hear the cyber echoes.

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Left to Right: Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Sacai. Source: Vogue.fr

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Festive Frocking

Why I chose the verb frocking for my blog title, I’m not entirely sure but I feel the closest explanation could be is that it sounds festive and fun and rhymes with Rocking Around the Christmas Tree ( insert tune humming).

 

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Courtesy of #combyne fashion ap. @balenciaga @MarleneBirger @ Nike @Monki

 

I chose this Monki loose tunic dress as my canvas. I decided to prep with peach and mustard overtones and making it a nice casual piece. This is my idea of a classic and high street combination outfit, perfect for running around for last minute New Years preparation chores or doing a spot of bargain shopping in the city. Flat trainers are all the rage of 2018 so perhaps they will translate in to the early days of 2019.

  • Dress by Monki (EUR30)
  • Scarf by Marlene Birger (EUR110)
  • Trainers by Nike (EUR85)
  • Balenciaga backpack (EUR1,590)

 

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I am in love with the color teal all year and I feel it is the perfect clash and contrast color (in a good way!) This outfit is especially paired for a sophisticated lunch or dinner and, minus the beret, an Auld Lang Syne party bash.

  • Boot are from New Look (EUR27)
  • Dress is Monki ( EUR30)
  • Tartan and leopard tote is Michael Kors Collection by Michael Kors (EUR2,190)
  • Beret is Topshop (EUR13)

So here are 2 ideas of casual versus party outfits for you. Whatever you chose, try have one block/main color theme and from there accessorise to your heart’s content.  Also, another quick piece of advice: Don’t plan ahead too much in advance. It’s usually a fashion fail! And try have a sneaky ‘old meets new’ woven in to your look. Have a think about that as you ring in the 2019 on Monday night.

 

Happy New Year to all my lovely readers and blog followers out there! Thank you for your continued support in reading and following my fashion blogs.

 

 

Let’s get Wardrobe Cosy

I know it’s no MaxMara but it means your life savings will still be intact and you don’t have to go hungry after this purchase. Think dark blue jeans, white boyfriend shirt and flat ankle boots. One word: Sorted.

I need this. I love this. Let’s hope it doesn’t go bally, eh? Another reason to curl up by the fire and welcome hygge into your gorgeous home.

Eudon Choi’s AW’18 collection from LFW nails it. Knit mix with patent leather in mustard, green and white is your go-to look.

Oversize done brilliantly with Alexander E. Jones. Loving the glimmer of gold glitter. Reminds me of the last of a sunset, just as late Autumn threatens.

Plucked from Zara

Printed tunic (belted) €59.99

My sister recently sent me a dress she was interested in purchasing online and that was the end of that. The rest of the evening spiraled into a haze of online browsing. Here is a list of literally what I clicked in to my cyber shopping bag.

Color block ribbed dress €39.99

So if this hasn’t tickled your fancy yet then maybe this will. Here is a stunning bohemian chic patchwork dress. A bib of graduated blue and terracotta fastened by a track of pearly white buttons, this is ensemble would make the polished penny feel a million bucks.

I am not especially fond of cowboy boots so this wouldn’t be my complete look, however this easy breezy number would be dazzling in any footwear. Trainers, flats, kitten heel or 6 inch razor blades.

Want a splash of color pop to take you through to the tail end of the summer? Then this is your pick right here. A nice deep petrol blue and mustard yellow.

Want a splash of color pop to take you through to the tail end of the summer? Then this is your pick right here. A nice deep petrol blue and mustard yellow shroud will steer you with gentle confidence in to the start of those evenings right before the crispy, cool air comes-a-blowing.

I love these black and white sliders. Overkill to say the least with the color block knot dress but a winner with jeans.

I love these black and white sliders. Overkill to say the least with the color block knot dress but a winner with jeans. I’m waiting for it to be okay to wear with black tights coming in to the Autumn season.

The sliders above are both on sale for under a tenner. Now if that’s not a steal…


So, go ahead and make your pick in a click.

Please note this is not a sponsored blog. I literally write for the love of fashion. These photos are from Zara’s own website. I have cropped and edited.

Thank you for reading.

Fiona