Friday, October 31, 2008

For one night only

I love Halloween. You can dress as outrageously as you want and nobody bats an eyelid. Ive been working on my costume for two weeks now and am so eager to go and put it all together that im actually having a bit of trouble focusing on writing this. As i have a bit of an obsession with white face powder, every year i try and pick a character that means ill be able to paint my face white. China doll, Geisha, and this year, Pierrot. Because its a friends birthday party tonight everyone i know is putting in that extra bit of effort. I spent all day Monday sewing a hat for a Smurfette and making dress alterations for the Queen of hearts.

I went to the Lash Bar in Powerscourt Shopping Centre the other day to pick up some eyelashes that i had seen in the window. They have nothing whatsoever to do with my costume but they are just so amazing i couldn't resist. For what i consider a quite reasonable €15 i got a beautiful pair of reusable (if you don't loose them that is) black feather lashes. Fabulous.

And, i know its not just me, all week there has been a queue at least 20 strong outside the joke shop on South King Street every time i passed by. It's a recession and everyone is miserable so they've decided to go all out and have a deadly time. The more the merrier i say, just don't eat too many sweets.


Say it again...Repetto

Speaking of different kinds of attire, i did ballet for 10 years and to this day am still utterly in love with all kinds of ballet clothes. I remember my mom taking me to Dance World in Ranelagh when i was little to get my uniform and just thinking it was the greatest place on earth. I still wear my pig skin ballet slippers that i had when i quit back in 2000.

So when i was living in Paris, there was the most wonderfull dance shop on my way to college. I have never had shoe lust so badly as when i saw a tiny pair of gold sparkly lace-up jazz shoes sitting on top of a box in the window. Bear in mind that this was before jazz lace-ups were absolutely everywhere and finding a pair was quite a challenge. The shoes were Repetto, a french company that caters for ballerinas, but chic French women have been wearing their tidy little pumps for years.

Because i was a poor student at the time i was not in a financial position to spend €100 on a pair of shoes that you cannot wear outside or even out in general as they have a delicate suede sole. Just imagining what a spilled pint of beer would do to these wonderfull shoes just fills me with horror.They have a great website where you can download their catalogue and see the amazing range of colours.

Some nice pictures of the Repetto store at 22 Rue de la Paix, 75002, Paris from Notes by Naive.

Even though i am still a poor student i have finally decided to welcome a pair of Repettos into my wardrobe. I will be taking a trip to Dance World to enquire whether or not they can help me. Fingers crossed.


Im not into sports but...

I have always had a love for ridiculous sports clothing. I have a great woolen vest that is very golf chic. But lately Myself and Lil have taken quite a keen interest in horse attire. Well, Lil took a keen interest and i quickly followed suit. Think the Queen in Barbour, waxed leather, riding jackets. It's something we like to call regal chic.
Lil managed to pick up this great waxed jacket when she was working at the horse show a while back, its surprisingly soft and also incredibly stylish.

So yesterday when i was avoiding going to college i came across the most amazing green velvet riding jacket in the Harrlequin, down from €180 to €90. It's just perfect. Perfect size, perfect colour, perfect little buttons. I found a similar one on ebay.

Dolce & Gabanna Autumn/Winter 2009


Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Mostly I just think about fashion, all other thoughts are just interruptions"



One third of MMK, Lil loves music and can be found djing for the likes of Skinny Wolves or helping the lovely Nicky out down in Doyles. She has an enormous collection of coats and a wardrobe dedicated entirely to accessories.


She studies journalism and french so she can be the next Carine Roitfeld. Catherine loves symmetrical hairstyles, colour coordination and Style magazine, of which she has more than 100 copies stored safely in her magazine chest.

Whatever, I do what I want

So, in an attempt to keep the MMK blog as purely a music blog, Lillian and myself (Catherine) have decided to go out on our own and wow the general public with our extensive knowledge of all things fabulous in fashion.