Avril at London Fashion Week

What I was wearing by Avril

There I am on the first day of London Fashion week looking effortlessly cool and oh so Irish in my green shirt!  Perfect shirt for Paddy’s day, which is coming up on 17th of March by the way.  You think I would be used to the camera, having Emma around snapping away all the time…haha, I’m not!

The night before the start of LFW I went through what is left of my great-aunt Anna’s wardrobe.  I absolutely adored her silk green shirt the first time I saw it!  My cousin Tommy informed me that Anna was really into style and fashion – she really believed in spending money on good quality pieces, and would save to buy what she really loved.  She was in her late 90s when she died so she was clearly a woman before her time.  This shirt was one of her favourites.  It is lovely and silky, feels nice against your skin and is bright green – what more could you want in a shirt?

The little Aran island cardigan was also Anna’s.  I love the brown buttons and the fact her name is written on it – reminds me of something I wore as a child and if you’re Irish it probably reminds you too.  The necklace over the shirt belongs to my mum, she never wore it but she’ll probably want it back now!  The black animal print leggings are from a small boutique which I can’t remember the name of!  And finally the lovely high velvet green shoes, aka ‘the sexy leprechaun shoes’ are from Office and belong to my very stylish friend Tena.  So there you go peeps that’s what I was wearing on the first day of LFW!

Photos by Catch Coco ♥

Fuudluxe

These shots were taken by Emma just before Christmas at Somerset House.  As always, it was such a pleasure to do this shoot.  There was a real festive vibe in the air.  Fashion Accessories brand, Fuudluxe, were kind enough to let us feature their hoods.

Fuudluxe was founded by Lousie Halswell and Laura Boyle.  These two creatives are constantly conjuring up new ideas and are forever experimenting with new materials.  I love their fresh outlook and willingness to mix it up a little.  Not only are these hoods seriously comfy and warm but they also look effortlessly trendy.

It can be tricky to look good in cold weather!. . . Believe me when winter comes, runny-nosed and red-faced I find myself reaching for my not so stylish sleeping bag coat!  I’m all about the comfort.  So it’s nice to have a practical, warm, easy to wear accessory like this, that also looks great.  You can get your hands on one of theses hoods at Asos Market Place They come in a variety of styles from brown leather, tweed, and faux fur, to lumberjack cotton, suede and sheepskin.

Photos by Catch Coco ♥