• STREET STYLE SIOPAELLA STYLE

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    As you may already know, one of our favourite things to do at Siopaella is play dress up! It's one of the perks and makes us feel pretty, oh so pretty. So when Sive (our fab work experience student) was finishing up we said, hey Sive, pick out your fav things and let's do a shoot! Her smile widened and she ran to grab her favourite things she'd been eyeing up. When she returned to Temple Lane we shed a proud tear! She had grasped the idea of Siopaella completely...she had become ONE OF US!!!! What's that you ask? Well, there's a criteria for that! You need to do at least one of these...

    1. Be humped by Raquel

    2. Pay for milk from the petty cash in 1c and 2c coins

    3. Break a prosecco glass (by accident of course) and...

    4. Share a love of our three favourite things; designer, vintage and the new Siopaedit

    We LOVE the look Sive picked out and modelled! Have a look and let us know what you think :) Also HUUUGE love to Solus Street Art for the gorgeous back drop! Check it out on Temple Lane South in Temple Bar!

    Siopaella Vintage Shirt, Siopaedit Skirt and Louis Vuitton Noctambule Epi Brown Handbag

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    Styled & Modelled by Sive

    Shot by Ciara

    For more information check out www.siopaella.com or call us on 01 677 9106 / 01 442 1747

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  • SIOPAELLA SPRING STYLE

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    PASTELS AND FLORALS - SIOPAELLA SPRING STYLE

    It's the first day of spring, y'all. The days are getting longer, the sun is getting brighter and our outfits are getting a colourful update. We love getting a bit of air on our pasty whites and when it's time to get some sunshine on our pins, we rejoice - hurrah for bare legs (if it's good enough for super-babe Angela Scanlon, it's good enough for us, right?). Black tights are banished from our wardrobes from now on and it's pastels, white and cool off-kilter vintage shirts and mini skirts a go-go for all the Siopaella stylists.

    SPRING STYLE LOOK ONE - THE SECRET GARDEN

    Our resident stylist and blogger Rachel Farrell is a street style aficionado and she loves rockin' a vintage shirt. When she's not jetting off to London Fashion Week, she loves styling customers in-house in Siopaella Designer Exchange. She's knocking this look out of the park, don't you think? Rachel wear this pastel vintage shirt back-to-front with a faux suede skirt from our Siopaella Edit - our Snapchat expert Ciara blogged about it last week. No outfit is complete without our favourite man, Mr. Louis Vuitton and this Damier Azur Speedy 35 complements Rachel's look perfectly. Rachel wears some kooky white sunglasses available in all three of our Temple Bar-based stores and this rock-chic costume jewellery necklace.

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    SPRING STYLE LOOK TWO - LEATHER AND TWEED

    Rachel is chanelling Blair Waldorf in this this cross over leather look top - it can be worn as a top or as a dress for tiny gals like, Ella, myself, Ciara, Áine and Rachel. Actually, come to think of it, we are quite a short bunch! This Louis Vuitton Louise patent clutch is the bag of my dreams - Santa, are you listening? We love how this is styled with the vintage Chanel skirt - very avant garde, if I do say so myself!

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     SPRING STYLE LOOK THREE - OFF-DUTY ALEXA

    We couldn't be more excited about our Siopaella new collection - the Siopaedit. Rachel is looking fierce and taking inspo from her style hero Alexa Chung in this denim dress. We love the warm hue of this burgundy coat - it makes us think of red wine and hot port - yummy! No outfit is ever complete without an impeccable handbag and this Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Totally MM is the icing on the cake in Rachel's look! All hail Queen Alexa!

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    If you want to buy any of these looks, styled by the lovely Ciara McCaughey (check out our Snapchat for Ciara's antics - she is hilarious), they are all linked in this blog or call us in Temple Lane on 01-6779106.

    Thanks for stopping by gals, boys and mutts alike! Happy Sunday!

    Mary xxx

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  • 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 and match old and new. Here's our top six tips for styling vintage shirts with your outfit.

    1. STYLE YOUR VINTAGE SHIRTS - CROPPED AND TIED

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    2. STYLE YOUR VINTAGE SHIRTS - BACK TO FRONT

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    3. STYLE YOUR VINTAGE SHIRTS - LOOSE AND LAID-BACK

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    4. STYLE YOUR VINTAGE SHIRTS - PLUNGING DEEP V

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    5. STYLE YOUR VINTAGE SHIRTS - KIMONO/CARDI

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    6. STYLE YOUR VINTAGE SHIRTS - TUCKED IN

    Vintage shirts can really shake up an outfit which is why we love them so much. We can almost guarantee they'll become your new wardrobe staple. Be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter for more styling ideas and tips. Call us on 01-6779106 to buy any of the styles shown here.

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    Love yiz all girls! Mary. xx

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  • 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, we say 'go nab your dream job, girl!' These five bags say very different things about your personality - so we're matching the job to the handbag - so you can go and fulfill your ambitions with a little sartorial help from us.

    The perfect handbag for a graphic designer job interview

    What better to convey an artistic streak with a sense of playful humour than this Love Moschino tote? Your interview is bound to go your way with this handbag in tow!

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    The perfect handbag for a corporate CEO/COO/Managing Director job interview

    Whether you're heading up a major multi-national corporation or looking forward to doing so in the future, this Gucci Jackie O handbag oozes class, sophistication and professionalism. Exactly what you want to exude at a corporate interview.

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    The perfect handbag for a costume designer interview

    You're a costume designer, fresh off the set of Vikings and now you're going for the new play at the Abbey Theatre - how retro/hipster can it get? Very - with this massive Burberry holdall, not only will you be able to store a plethora of costumes, you'll make a major statement!

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    The perfect handbag for a doctor interview

    The detail and stitching on this Bottega Veneta bag is second to none. You will convey exquisite taste with a penchant for the best in life - what more could you want from your physician? Nab that interview girlfriend!

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    The perfect handbag for an art/music/drama teacher interview

    You like your bags weathered and this vintage rucksack will gain the utmost respect from all the cool kids in your class. Imagine showing up to an interview with this in tow - you'd be a class act!

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