Today I dug out my Music Rising T-shirt from Dublin’s Hard Rock Café and proceeded with the late summer ritual that is the blackberry pick. Got a ton of thorn pricks and juicy hands but it’s the type of therapeutic fun that makes you lose track of time for a while, before you know it you’ve got a lovely basket of black-forest goodness that’s delicious in a fruit crumble! If you haven’t heard of Music Rising, they’re a good-cause born out of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago, Music Rising’s mission was to replace musical instruments for musicians who lost theirs in the hurricane in New Orleans in 2005. The Edge from U2 is very much involved in this initiative and New Orleans is slowly getting there with the regeneration of buildings and places that were devastated when disaster struck a decade ago.
Online I’ve been browsing the latest trends and beauty collections for AW15, MAC’s new collections have me excited, especially their new Veluxe A Trois collection. Veluxe A Trois is mainly made up of trios of MAC’s silky Pearlfusion eyeshadows in a cute little compact, hence the name. Limited edition, velvety Cremesheen Lipsticks are also part of the collection and there’s some pretty awesome Cremesheen Lipglasses, too! Hot pink lovers, check out Cremesheen Lipstick in Flowerscope! You can see the full collection on the website of MAC, http://www.maccosmetics.com.
Swatch of MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Flowerscope
Some of the new Pearlfusion eyeshadow trios, Cremesheen Glass & Cremesheen Lipstick from the all new Veluxe A Trois collection at MAC.
River Island, New Look and H&M are all warming up for the cosiest, yet most stylish Fall yet and I already have my eye on a few key high-street pieces sure to fly off the rails. Biker jackets with a fur trim seem to be the new “it coat,” with RI offering a variety of leather and faux fur colours. Green isn’t normally a colour I’d go for in a winter jacket, but the teal number is a beauty! These are just two of the lovelies available at River Island in store or online for £65…
On the designer front, it hasn’t half been an innovative year for Louis Vuitton, who’ve branched out into the wonders of the logo-twistlock on their chain-handled bags, a la Chanel. I always pictured the classic LV bag to be a zipped affair adorned with a print of the signature logo, but in this case, LV have sent their logo to work! Apparently, you twist the L on the top flap to line up with the V to open them. A variety of sizes, patterns and colours have been released, however, non-fussy, subdued denim blue remains my favourite of the bunch! As rocked by Beyoncé!
If you’re a fan of the timeless glamour a chain strap handbag brings, Valentino’s 2015 offerings will secure your look plenty of rock-chick luxe with their shimmering golden rock-studs…
You’ll be spoilt for choice of colours and prints with these gorgeous arm candies; Plain colour, block colour, combat print or even leopard print!
Walk on the wild side!
And on that note…
Whatever your plans, have a happy Fri-yay, Saturday and Sunday everyone x