2016 was a crazy year with a hell of a lot of lows; Brexit, Trump and death of icons to name but a few! However there was one highlight (drumroll please...) The much anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls, with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and so in the spirit of things we've decided to make our own!
While we do wish we had a video compilation of our best bits done to a tear jerker/motivational/reminiscent banger of a tune we unfortunately don't so these pic collages of our best bits, some tougher than others, will have to do! Enjoy!!
THE YEAR OF SIOPAEDIT...
THE YEAR OF THE MOROCCO TRIP...
THE YEAR OF THE AWARDS...
THE YEAR OF THE FOURTH SHOP...
THE YEAR OF FAB EVENTS...
THE YEAR OF OUR EVENTS...
THE YEAR OF PHOTOSHOOTS...
THE YEAR OF TV APPEARANCES...
Last Thursday we dusted off our dancing shoes, broke out the prosecco flutes and invited the Irish Press, Bloggers and Writers to the launch of our fourth store on Wicklow Street!
We were so lucky to have Heineken Light, Teelings Whiskey and SiSu Juices sponsor our event. To say they went down well would be an understatement!
We would not be where we are today without the love and support that our customers and Ireland's fashion bosses show us every day so we really appreciate everyone coming to our little store :)
A big thank you to Jenny Wong, Tropical Popical, Cowboys & Angels, The Make Up Bar, Kerry Hanaphy and Elysian Brows for sponsoring spot prizes and our press goodie bags :)
We are planning a Christmas Party in all four stores for all our friends and family in December so we would love to see you guys then ❤️
Lots of love from all the team at Siopaella x
September is a month for change- kids go back to school, shops starting selling Halloween decorations and everyone's rushing out to buy the latest Autumn/Winter trends. But for the Siopaella team, one of the highlights of our September is Dublin Fashion Festival, the launch of which we attended last night!
Dublin Fashion Festival is an annual event that celebrates Irish fashion and our fair city's amazing shopping area. It takes place this year from September 5th-11th, with lots of style savvy events open to the public. Here's how we got on at the launch last night!
We were welcomed by drinks on arrival from one of the sponsors, West Coast Cooler. Galaxy Chocolate (another sponsor) also provided personalised chocolate bars which was such a nice touch. We were all dying to get our hands on one! We tucked into delicious canapés provided by Platform 61 under the gorgeous ceiling of Dublin City Hall- the perfect venue for such a glamorous event.
The fashion show itself began with music by Red Empire Band, getting everyone hyped up for the looks to come. The clothes all came from Dublin retailers like Penneys, River Island and Jervis Shopping Centre, meaning everything was very affordable. Darren Kennedy was revealed as the face of this year's festival- no better man for the job.
Some of the key trends we spotted at the show for the upcoming season are metallics and two pieces. Siopaella stylist Rachel spotted a shiny green suit from Penneys and Anna has her eye on a printed two piece!
We're so excited for the festival to start in September and if you're a fashion fan, we highly recommend you check some of the events out. There'll be on street fashion shows around Henry Street & Grafton Street, customer appreciation nights and even events on the Luas! One of our personal favourites is the Creative Quarter Show in Powerscourt Townhouse. You can check out the prelimanary schedule over on their website here: dff.ie
A big thank you to the team over at Dublin Fashion for a fabulous event and for Elevate PR for inviting us. Also a huge shout out to goodie bag sponsors including Galaxy Ireland, Evoke.ie and Farrier & Draper- we're all delighted with our goodies!
Words & photos by Rachel Farrell