Our Elka raincoats are one of our favourite things that we have on offer in Siopaella. Their amazing quality, huge colour range and versatility when it comes to styling are what makes them the perfect wardrobe staple. Especially in this little rainy corner of the world.
Considering investing in some high-quality rainwear that will see you through the summer festival season and well into the cold, damp winter? Look no further. We're going to fill you in on all the info you need, regarding sizes, styles, fits and colours, so you can make an informed decision!
SIZES: XS - L
COLOURS: Birch, Dusty Green, Pink, Faded Denim, Oil Yellow, Bordeaux
The Elka 'Saeby' style is designed for women and fits the female shape a lot more comfortably than the original Elka styles.
The length of the arms is slightly shorter, and overall the coat is more tailored and less oversized. The hip area is cut slightly wider than other Elka styles to accommodate the natural curves of the female shape.
Petite men who prefer a neater shaped jacket may also prefer the Saeby!
Pictured: Saeby Birch, size M
SIZES: XS - L
COLOURS: Extensive colour range. Both single block colour and dual-colour options available
Sønderby is the classic men's silhouette from Elka. It's longer length and less fitted body mean it fits the male frame perfectly, but is also totally for any women who like a more casual, oversized approach to outerwear.
The extra long sleeves can be rolled up out of the way, but come in handy for shielding your hands if you find yourself cycling during a downpour.
Something to note if you're a gal looking for a Sønderby: If you have wide hips, size up to avoid gaping between buttons! The masculine shape of the Sønderby means the body of the jacket tapers slightly on the way down.
Here's our Top 3 picks from the Single Block Colour range
Here's our Top 3 picks from the Dual-Colour range!.
That's just a taster of our Elka selection! There is a colour, shape and style to suit everyone.
They are absolutely perfect for keeping you dry during Electric Picnic, a hiking trip, or just everyday life running around rainy Ireland.
Stylist @ Siopaella
Brand Love - Prada and Miu Miu
Here at Siopaella we love Prada and it's sister brand Miu Miu! Although both brands essentially come from the same place they are completely different! Especially in terms of styles and designs...Here is a few points why we love both Prada and Miu Miu so much!
Prada - The Iconic Saffiano Leather
Something that Prada is most well known for is its iconic Saffiano leather. It was created by Mario Prada and is essentially a textured leather that makes it extremely resistant to scratches. After Saffiano leather was perfected in 1913 they began the production of their very first handbag, 'The Saffiano'. Which is now one of the most iconic bags in fashion history.
A brief history of Miu Miu:
Miuccia Prada first created Prada's sister brand Miu Miu in 1993 with its first boutique opening in Milan. Miu Miu's first runway show at New York Fashion Week in 1995 featured supermodel Kate Moss and this immediately caught the attention of the fashion world. Miuccia Prada herself said that she would describe Miu Miu of more of her personal style than Prada. Personally I think Miu Miu has that little bit more of a youthful style than Prada...but I love them both all the same! <3
SUBSET GREY AREA
This Thursday, we had the great pleasure of attending Subset's Grey Area Exhibition launch...and boy what a night! But first thing's first, for those of you unfamiliar with Subset- lets explain a little bit about the great work these guys do. Subset is an Irish art collective made up of some of Ireland's finest street artists- Aches, Vents, Monk and Zues to name just a few!
The exhibition launch at Odeon Point Village (opposite the 3 Arena) was a fantastic night full of art, free whiskey (yeeeeeow!) and a fabulous preview film screening of Subset's Grey Area project documentary. The documentary draws light on the difficulties and complexities attached to the licensing and authorization of public art work, and aims to revolutionize the current system. You can check out the full film below for some seriously inspiring street art and a more in-depth look at the Grey Area movement.
We are huge supporters of Subset here at Siopaella, and had the great honour of showcasing their incredible artwork outside our Cecelia street store...Unfortunately it's beauty was short lived as we were forced to remove it by Dublin City Council soon after it was created. It was replaced instead by drab, dull, uninspiring grey walls. You can read our official statement on the matter below;"It is with sadness and frustration that we had to say goodbye to the incredible art work @subsetdublin had installed on our Cecilia Street walls last month. We received a letter from Dublin City Council that stated: “it is alleged that a mural and awnings have been provided on the above premises <Cecilia Street> without the relevant grant of planning permission” and that “a person who is guilty of an offence under section 151 and or 154 shall be liable to a fine or term of imprisonment or both”. Basically the planning laws in Ireland make it incredibly difficult for artists and small businesses alike and this is just an example of how these laws ruined what was both a great tourist draw in Dublin’s Temple Bar, and a deterrent for unwanted vomiting, defecating, urination, and illegal graffiti work. Before @subsetdublin, every week we were forced to clean up vomit, faeces, and illegal graffiti tagging on our walls. It was only when @subsetdublin installed art work that the other issues we had nearly disappeared and were greatly minimised. Yes, can you believe that by having our President’s portrait deterred people from using our wall as a toilet? We couldn’t either! No doubt we will again need to deal with the inherent problems any small business owner in Temple Bar faces as our walls again will attract illegal unwanted activity instead of being respected - this is precisely the goodness that @subsetdublincreated - Respect. Beautiful Artwork creates respect - this is what we learned in this short month. It is unfortunate that Dublin City Council has taken this approach when it could instead be fostering creativity and adding to our city’s culture by encouraging such art works. We sincerely hope that Dublin City Council will review its current policy on Street Art in the near future."
The Grey Area Exhibition runs until the 28th June (1pm-10pm daily) for all the street art enthusiasts out there who'd like to check it out! Artists prints are also available to buy from Subset's website, with all proceeds going to ICHH.
Most importantly, if you support Subset's mission and would like to see the back of Dublin's grey walls forever- sign the petition here! As Mrs. Doyle would say "Ahhhhhh go on, go on, go on!!"
Forbidden Fruit Inspo
Our Favourite Festival Bags
Burberry Check Backpack
The Burberry comeback is REAL!!! We're obsessed with this little vintage number. Besides the obvious cuteness, everyone knows a backpack is pretty much a festival essential! Luuurv it <3
Burberry Black Bum Bag
Keeping on that vintage Burberry train- check out this killer bum bag! Wear it around the waist or across the shoulder to keep all your festie- faves safe and secure.
Gucci Blue Velvet Belt Bag
If vintage isn't your thang...fear not! We have THE most boujie belt bag a festival goer could ask for <3 Is this blue velvet not the most plush thing you've ever seen? We cannot deal! Ps. the bag compartment of this is totally removable so you could also wear the blue belt solo, keeping your little GG safely inside your backpack :)
Saint Laurent Tan Fringed Backpack
So bum bugs are great and all, but if you're somebody who doesn't exactly travel light, then this Saint Laurent beauty might be a more suitable option! Besides the fact that this backpack is flippin' GORGE, it's also a pretty generous size- great for carrying your makeup, rain jacket...maybe even that shneaky naggin too? ;)
Louis Vuitton Ellipse Backpack
So last but by no means least- the piece de restistance- this beaut LV Backpack!!! It's Louis Vuitton, it's monogram, and it's festival goals. 'Nuff said.
And now for the good stuff... keep scrolling to shop these bad boys just in time for Forbidden Fruit!! We can't wait to see you guys raving in true Siopaella style ;)
Stylist Freya's 5 Fave Bags!
Working in Siopaella means we get to see all the amazing stock that comes in straight away...aren't we lucky!! Here is Siopaella Stylist Freya's 5 fave bags we have in stock atm <3
Balenciaga Orange Leather Giant 21 Gold Motorcycle City Bag
As someone who used to not be a big fan of Balenciaga at all my opinion has completely changed the past year or two! The motorcycle city bags are iconic in the world of designer handbags but what I love the most is how amazing they wear. They also now come in every colour and size you could ever want YAY! I absolutely adore the shade of orange this city bag is, how perfect for summer?!
Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30
Louis Vuitton Speedy's will always be a favourite of mine! I just think they are a bag that will never go out of style but they're also so practical! They're perfect for everyday without being too big that they get in the way. I fit my shoes in my speedy 30 and everything!
Fendi Monogram Shoulder Bag
Fendi is making a huge comeback at the moment and I, personally am LOVING IT! The Fendi 'Zucca' monogram is especially proving to be very popular with celebrities like the Kardashians, Bella Hadid and more! But get on this trend fast and grab yourself a designer bargain while you can because Fendi is becoming more and more popular by the day!
Gucci Blue Velvet Belt Bag
Everyone is loving the bumbag trend at the moment and I have to say they are super handy for holiday and festival season! Gucci are killing it with their collection of bumbags at the moment but there is something about this royal blue velvet one that is to die for. This baby won't last in Siopaella for long!
Chanel Matelasse Mini Leather Flap Chain Bag
You can never go wrong with Chanel..that's my motto! This mini flap is such a nice slightly different take on the classic flaps and it's such a perfect size for the evening! The gold chain adds that little bit more glam and will jazz up the plainest of outfits <3