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DIT Fashion Show 2016

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While Ella & the Siopaella buyers are having fun in sunny Marrakesh on a buying trip (follow their adventures on snapchat: @siopaella), myself, Claire, Anna and Meghan headed to the DIT student fashion show. Held in Dublin's Vicar Street venue, the DIT fashion show is a reclaimed event among fashionistas alike. Run by the Dublin Institute of Technology's style society, the fashion show is completely organised by students. We booked our tickets as soon as we heard about it, because it was bound to be a fun night out mingling among Dublin's top fashion scene. It was for a good cause...

SIOPAELLA AND CHANEL - A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN + OUR BEST SELLER

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Here at Siopaella we LOVE Chanel! Love might be an understatement - obsessive is more like it. It's an iconic brand that fashion enthusiasts and trendsetters all around the world respect and follow. Chanel's catwalk shows are an experience in themselves with stories to tell and a runway decked out to tell it (remember Dallas Texas pre-fall 2014 and the feminist rally SS/15). [gallery columns="2" size="full" link="file" ids="52548,52549"] Out of the 3,000 brands we sell, Chanel is (and this a fact) our best selling brand. It's the brand that moves the quickest and garners the most love from customers and consignors alike. Over the last 5 years we...

BRONZ' EXPRESS TAN EVENT

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On Wednesday night myself and Ella headed to the Academie Bronz' Express event where they were launching their new product Magic Radiance Drops. The theme was summer BBQ and it was hosted in a gorgeous Georgian house on Leeson Street with live music, food and drink. [gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="52293,52274"] Now, I am a self confessed tan lover! I have two guilty pleasures in this life and they are Gilmore Girls and false tan. I'm an addict! As I said on our Snapchat on the night, not even my bffffffffs have seen me sans tan. I buy my foundation specifically to...

ENTER THE SIOPAETTES

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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...

TREAT YOURSELF TO A DESIGNER BAG THIS EASTER

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If you're a chocolate lover like me, Easter is a weekend full of munching on eggs and stuffing myself with chocolate bunnies. Life doesn't get better then a four day weekend if you're a chocoholic! If chocolate isn't your thing, fear not- you can still treat yourself to something a little different, like one of our designer handbags. We're constantly getting in new ones and trust me, it's hard to pick a favourite, but I've rounded up my top 5 bags for every budget. Whether you've €100 in your pocket or €1000, there's something for everything at Siopaella Designer Exchange!...

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...

BRAND FOCUS ALEXANDER WANG

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Alexander Wang is arguably one of our favourite designers here at Siopaella. His creations and designs are something that we all mutually love and adore (something that Wang only shares with coffee and dogs, we're a picky bunch). He is known in particular for his iconic Rocco bag. The textured leather and metallic studs used on these bags give it that unmistakable Wang look that you can spot from a mile away. Wang is also known for having one of the most successful collaboration campaign with our high street favourite H&M. [gallery columns="2" link="file" size="full" ids="49110,49107"] Alexander Wang Pebbled Tan Leather...

SIOPAELLA SIOPAEDIT

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Here at Siopaella we like a challenge. From the cinnamon challenge to the ice bucket we've done and nailed them all. Now doing these types of challenges aren't something we'd really share on the blog? Ohhh here's us swallowing a tablespoon of cinnamon while holding a Chanel bag!? Doesn't really have the same appeal as say our new challenge...Queue the oooohs and aaaaahs. This new challenge we're talking about? The Siopaella Siopaedit. We hinted about it last week with our Elka rainjacket blog that you can read here and shown a few of our favourite pieces on TV3's Xpose. We love...

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...

FLORMAR IRELAND BEAUTY EVENT

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Last night myself and Ella attended the Flormar Ireland beauty event hosted by the lovely (and gorgeous) people over at Bannerton PR. The event was held in the gallery of the Morrison hotel. We were greeted with a refreshing cold glass of prosecco, just what was needed after a long day at work. We were there to clelebrate the launch of Flormar's new Triple Perfection Mascara. [gallery link="file" size="full" ids="48040,48050,48069"] After some chatting and delicious nibbles we were treated to a masterclass by top make up artist Derrick Carberry of Callanberry Make Up. Carberry showed us how to create three different...

IMAGE DIGITAL MASTERCLASS

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Yesterday evening myself, Ella, Tanya and Aine attended the Image Digital Masterclass which was all about learning how social media can boost your business. It was hosted by the brilliant Felicity McCarthy, founder of Spark Digital. In this new age of technology, us millennials are constantly trying to keep up with the latest app or social media platform. There seems to be something new every week!! We've just about got the hang of Snapchat, are still a little confused by Twitter and just when we thought we had Facebook down to a T, the bloody thing goes and changes its...

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....

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