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So Last Season

All glitz and glamour at the CBAs

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 3:29pm

I mentioned last week that I was heading to a photoshoot in the UK and it was quite nice to see a bit of the country that I wouldn’t normally get to see. We flew into Birmingham and then got the train to Northampton.

Of course it wouldn’t be a trip without getting on the wrong train and taking a quick detour to a little spot called Coventry but we eventually made it and it was lucky we went over the day before to account for any such travel mishaps!

Now I must admit, Northampton seems like a bit of a quiet spot but we stayed outside of the town in a really lovely place called Sedgebrook Hall, complete with a little country pub nearby but oddly enough not a single shop. We walked miles and miles and couldn’t find even a little Centra!

Upon landing at our destination we were greeted by the news that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld aka Kaiser Karl had passed away. The Chanel designer was known for making outlandish and at times offensive comments but whether you agreed with him or not, and let's hope you didn’t, you have to admit he was a creative genius whose talent will be missed in the fashion world.

Naturally, we had to celebrate the life and times of Karl with a few G&Ts in the previously mentioned little country pub.

At the weekend it was full on glamour time as Rob and I had a bit of a staycation in Cork city. We stayed in The Metropole and had afternoon tea which was so lovely and relaxing with 10/10 décor in their afternoon tea room before heading to the Cork Business Association awards which was a black-tie affair.

Apart from going to weddings, I feel like I rarely get a chance to really dress up so it was nice to get the gladrags on for a special occasion. Black tie can seem a bit daunting but actually it’s really quite easy to dress for and it’s one of the few times you’ll find it hard to be over dressed.

I never really opt for a full length dress and the rules are somewhat more relaxed meaning that it’s quite acceptable to go for shorter length styles.

I didn’t really want to buy something new for the occasion because, let’s face it, there’s not much call for gowns in my day to day life so I just shopped my own wardrobe and found a vintage number from Miss Daisy Blue that fitted the brief perfectly.

If you’re looking for a dress for such an event, then I would recommend having a look at some vintage dresses. I bought mine about six years ago for another awards event and it was still in perfect condition and hadn’t dated the way a more modern dress might.

This dress is white and beaded and can be changed up so easily with different accessories. The first time I wore it, I added bright pops of orange with shoes, handbag and jewellery, whereas this time I kept it more classic with gold accessories and heels.

As it’s white, I never would wear it as a wedding guest so an awards do is the perfect chance to get value for money out of such a dress. This week it’s back to reality, hanging up my beaded dresses and rolling up my sleeves as I’ll be pulling looks for the Dress For Success charity fashion show talking place on Friday 1 March, as well as fitting in the last of my February personal shopping clients.

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