LBD - Hosiery Match Up

Love the LBD Colette.  To pick up the sheer ruched bodice/neck detailing I reckon the delicate Jonathan Aston Scarlet Tights to really set this look apart.  But if you want a conservative look then try these fab lustre opaques very lux with a slight sheen.

Posh dresses Baby Harpur in €35 Chloe Tights

Spotted in LAX airport was uber trendy Baby Harpur wearing ribbed Chloe opaque tights, which would set Mums back €35 a pop! 

Well I can’t offer you baby Chloe tights, but I can offer you the brand of tights, as confirmed by Ian Lindsey of Country Kids, which the Duchess’s of Cambridge flowergirls wore! Yip dress your little girl in the Royal brand of choice ‘Country Kids' for just €8.  I love these Lurex Bow Tights at 40 denier perfect for First Communion or formal occassions. 

The big reveal… my latest feature wall

Living in a two bedroom apartment, I’m all about the high impact feature wall. We’ve one in our bedroom, our hall and now in our sitting room. 

For months I was deliberating over this latest purchase, as at €136 a roll it’s not something you purchase on a whim. And then my generous parents bought me my two rolls as a pressie (or maybe to shut me up as I’m sure they were sick of me going on about it!) So off we went to The Lost Weekend in Blackrock, Dublin & 4 weeks later my two precious rolls of Cole & Son’s wallpaper arrived from the UK.

The next task was hanging this bad boy and at €136 a roll there was no way I was using this as my learning curve. So Lost Weekend recommended the super efficient & skillful Richard. Within an hour he had cut, pasted & hung my new library. It makes such an impact in our room and so thrilled am I, I could’nt wait to show you all.  Enjoy!

Luv Marianne,

Star Attraction

Papped in Verbier, Switzerland Princess Eugenie proved you can look superglam in snowy climes - pictured in Star Tights and wedge heeled booties!

Get similar for your star appeal! Pretty Polly Superstars €17.50

Spring/Summer from Jonathan Aston

Ralph Lauren 2012 Sping Fashion Show

Inspired by the roaring 20’s - and the fabulous flapper dresses - Jonathan Aston have created whimiscal feminine designs using white as their dominant colour for S/S 2012. Entitled ‘Summer Fling’ their collection is very feminine, sexy and playful. It is delicate and pretty but at times it is not afraid to be bright and fun.
Key features include romantic florals, cute fruit designs, tattoo inspired prints, and adorable laces.

With the 20’s and white a key look on the S/S catwalks of New York and Milan you can only but be on trend with these designs. A tricky colour to pull off but will be fab with a vintage flapper! Will be available on late January.

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Well I guess the clue is in the name!  Hold ups, sheers, stockings, knee highs - hosiery not only fits perfectly into Christmas stockings but it’s a chance to really get your loved one to push the boundaries with hosiery.

Don’t play safe choose high fashion tights such as Henry Holland’s cult fashion hit Super Suspenders or Superstars. Or how about my all time favourite Jonathan Aston’s Angelina Tights (pictured) who knew lace sheers could be so sexy!  Plus at between €15 & €18 you won’t have to max out your flexible friend!

Plus get 10% off now until the 18th Dec. when you enter the text, facebook, in the promotional box at check out.

Merry Christmas!

Spanx for Christmas - so you can…

They’ve never been heralded as a sexy garment but what they do well is allow you to look you’re sexiest - just remember if you get lucky to change in a dark room!

Love this piece on Xpose last night - check out the Full Slip €100 and Tight End Tights €31 & High Waisted Tight End Tights €40 on 

Dublin Hosiery - Street Style

             Papped on the the way to work, Coife Scully wearing the Cheryl Cole straparound tights with vintage Fur. Tres cool.

Bingo - Girls Night Out

Our youngest customer at ‘Girls Night Out’ in the Stillorgan Park Hotel last night was, Katie Long - aged just 13 from Dundrum, Dublin.  Katie loved her limited edition Henry Holland Bingo tights so much that she had to try them on there and then.  Remember the name guys as we reckon Katie just might walk the catwalk in future years!

Last night I wore.. a Tux

Well kinda - but with a twist. Black tailored shorts with faux leather edging on the pockets, white silk blouse from Reiss and these amazing Jonathan Aston Tux tights with seam front and back topped off with a tux bow tie! 

'The women’s tuxedo has been blurring the gender divide for years. Some call it an evening gown alternative, while others have tagged it as sophisticated glamour. Thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, who gave birth to le smoking in the 1960s, this androgynous ensemble has now become a womenswear classic and very much a wardrobe staple. But not one that is without the potential for reinterpretation.

The women’s tuxedo trend trumpet last blew out in 2008 when we saw a fountain of celebrities donning the look. Now, with 2012 on the horizon, we’re seeing the trend make a flashing comeback with a whole lot of mischief, seduction and femininity – but this time it’s different. It has evolved.’

I think this would be a fab way to rock your office Christmas Party this year.