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So we've mastered the consignment, nailed the closet clearouts and in the past couple of weeks started our own collection. What next you may ask?! Well we've been throwing around ideas. Some of these ideas are better than others. Ella wants to open a Bubble Tea cafe (but Bubblicity have that covered), Id love to have our own Podcast (I think I'd make a great Ira Glass), Orlagh wants to start a Siopalla pet sanctuary (so she can bring her guinea pig Mary to work) and Anna wants a Siopaella reality TV show (we'd be axed after one episode). We mulled over these...

SIOPAELLA STYLE - NAILS THE 70S TREND

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SIOPAELLA SPRING SUMMER TREND - THE 70s The saucy sultry seventies is making a major comeback for spring summer 2016 and Siopaella is hopping on that trend bandwagon. Flares, fringing and suede - you name it - we got it! Get ready to channel the kookiest icons from Studio 54's Bianca Jagger to the waif-life Mia Farrow. Our Anna is rocking the 70s trend here and totally nailing it! [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="48613"] NAIL THE 70S - GO BIGGER, BRIGHTER, BOLDER We're no wilting wallflowers here at Siopaella Designer Exchange. We like our trends maximalist. The bigger, the bolder,...

LET IT RAIN, LET IT POUR, LET US WEAR ELKA RAINJACKETS

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For the first time since I bought my trusted Hunter wellies I am wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' for rain (you sang that too didn't you)! Why you may ask? Oh, well only because we went and got ourselves the cutest new rainjackets since the bumblebee and ladybird ones we all had in Junior Infants! Let me introduce, Elka rainjackets! [gallery link="file" columns="1" size="large" ids="48274"] If you're up to date with all our social media channels especially Instagram and Snapchat, you would have seen a lot of talk about our new venture. If you're not up to date, stop what you're doing...

BRAND FOCUS RAG & BONE

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Rag & Bone is was established in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright. It marries together the idea of wearable clothing while still having an edgy, cool tailoring keeping the New York aesthetic that the brand embodies. While Bogle and Wainwright had no formal fashion training the brand prides itself on quality and attention to detail. The brand "continuously redefines urban style." It's a brand we LOVE here at Siopaella due to the classic timelessness of the pieces. They're pieces you'll have forever, will never date and will remain edgy and cool. This Rag & Bone blazer is a piece every wardrobe needs....

SIOPAELLA MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR MOTHER'S DAY - THIS TIME IT'S PURSE-ONAL How much do you love spoiling your Mammy? We know we do and when Ella's Mammy Lolita was here, it was impossible to spoil her because she just kept giving us little treats and being the sweetest Mammy ever. Mams are like that, aren't they? Slipping a fiver in your back pocket even though you're a thirty year old grown woman and you really should be slipping her a twenty for making you Sunday dinners every week of your life!!! We think splashing out on your Mammy is...

HOW TO STYLE VINTAGE SHIRTS

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STYLE UP A STORM - VINTAGE SHIRTS At Siopaella designer exchange, we're anything but basic. We love to mix things up and style vintage shirts with designer separates. Eclectic and rough around the edges is our motto - we love how unique our customers are and how they always want something a bit different. Whether it's tulle skirts and sequinned tops or classic Chanel with vintage printed silk shirts, our sartorial crushes tend towards the fashion mavens who embrace individuality. Anna Dello Russo, Iris Apfel, Leandra Medine and Susie Lau are some of our heroes and they've been known to mix...

WHAT YOUR HANDBAG SAYS ABOUT YOU

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DREAM HANDBAGS FOR DREAM INTERVIEWS How important are first impressions? VERY. You wouldn't show up to a dinner date with a plastic bag now, would you? Unless you're a Rubber Bandit, you're going to want to have a selection of handbags that suit the occasion. And here at Siopaella, we know how important it is to match your handbag to your mood! But sometimes, you don't want to have to do the work so let us do it for you! The new year is a great time to move jobs and now that the jobs market is really opening up,...

SIOPAELLA'S MOST WANTED DESIGNER HANDBAGS

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DO YOU HAVE ONE OF OUR MOST-WANTED HANDBAGS? READ ON....... At Siopaella, we have a 'Most Wanted' list. We can't say they're the usual suspects who regularly make cover stars on all the top FBI lists - oh, no, no, no siree BUT we can claim we want them bad. Very, very bad. Remember Meatloaf's 'I Would Do Anything for Love'? Well, we would do anything for these designer handbags and we WILL do that. And by that I mean, hand out the big bucks. Hard cash is best served cold - fact! So, check out the top ten handbags on our wish-list....

BEST VALUE DESIGNER HANDBAGS UNDER 200 EUROS AT SIOPAELLA

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GET VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY WITH THE SIOPAELLA BEST DESIGNER HANDBAGS UNDER €200 EDIT New season, new hair-do, new you, right? Now that you've gone and dip-dyed your ballyage green/pink/fuschia (we're looking at you Siopaella Stylist Orlagh!), your entire wardrobe needs revamping to match your weave, natch! So, you don't want to splash out on that designer Hermes Kelly Cut clutch you saw on Kylie Jenner (yes, we do have it and yes, it is almost €13,000) but you still want an injection of fresh into your style. Sit back, relax and get ready to let your fingers do the...

FOUR DESIGNER HANDBAGS AT FOUR DIFFERENT PRICE POINTS

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FOUR DESIGNER BAGS - FOUR DIFFERENT BUDGETS The new year is all about resolutions - whether you stick to them or not! Here at Siopaella, we think that designer handbags are a great investment. Not only do they have potential for re-sale, they are also designed to be hard-wearing and long-lasting. Whether you're an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of girl or a clutch arm-candy kind of chick, we've rounded up the top four designer handbags at four different price points so you can add those investment pieces to your wardrobe and maybe even bequeath them to a grand-daughter. BEST VALUE DESIGNER HANDBAG...

Taking a Fresh Look at January

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Who else is sick of hearing about miserable, grey, dreary January? I most certainly am! I think it's time we take a fresh look at January! While it's a time of beginnings and fresh starts it's also the perfect time to forward plan and book an adventure through South East Asia, a relaxing break in the Maldives or even just a spa getaway in your favourite place in Ireland. We at Siopaella LOVE to travel, I urge you to go and check out Ella and Steve's Instagram accounts to see their latest getaway in the Phillipines (Busuanga Bay Lodge is on...

Let's Go Skiing

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I've never been skiing but have always wanted to go! The idea of spending a day hitting the slopes and then an evening of mulled wine just sounds fabulous. Anybody heading this year? If so... take me with you!! Please?? Look I've even put together this skiing outfit for you and all Im asking for in return is a ticket to the slopes <3 It's a win win! We've teamed this fabulous Moncler jacket with skinny jeans. A comfortable, practical and stylish look! The Gucci backpack is perfect for skiing (do you take bags up the slopes? Like for snacks?)...

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