WEAR IT OUT
Eclectic shopping list gives fashion blogger Amelia a sparkly, street-savvy look
This week we caught up with fab writer and la femme éclectique blogger Amelia O’Mahony-Brady (lafemmeeclectique.com). Her look this week is a mix of pieces by Irish designers and from independent boutiques with a few high street bits thrown in for good measure.
She shows us that shopping locally and supporting home-grown talent really does give your look that individual edge.
HonorFitzsimons’Monster Knit candypink scarf,
¤70, without a doubt, one of the most treasured items I own. It is a serious show-stopper! I fell in love with Honor’s incredible knits three years ago, and am over the moon to call this “eyelash-yarn” piece my own.
30. I love layering this over high-waisted skirts, as the lace trim falls at just the right length. It’s one of those versatile staples you can dress up or down as you like.
¤36. As much I gravitate towards the eye-catching sequins in Nine Crows, I’m Michelle O’Rourke (voice), Kate Ellis (cello), David Bremner (organ). John Luther Adams: At a Still Point; David Bremner: Sweelinck Fractal; Duruflé: Pie Jesu; Jana Winderen: Submerged; Daniel Bjarnason: Bow to String II & III; Jacob Kirkegaard: Auditorium; Conal Ryan: fifth ooze; Jonathan Nangle: Coastal Field Recordings; Jacob Cooper: Silver Threads; Britten: Corpus Christi Carol; Garrett Sholdice: Organum on Viderunt Omnes; Linda Buckley: Improvisation on Passages installation piece. 8.30pm
MONDAY 14 DUBLIN
especially fond of their vibrant leather and suede skirts. They come in every shade imaginable, and instantly brighten up an all-black outfit. There was no way I was leaving this turquoise number behind!
¤28 and cocktail ring, ¤24. I have a long-standing love affair with Om Diva’s costume jewellery – the selection is unparalleled. I also love their ethos of wearing colour and sparkle to combat a dull day: the darker winter becomes, the more I try to compensate with extravagant earrings!
Andrew Haveron (violin), RTÉCO/John Wilson. Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture; Ohne Sorgen; Voices of Spring; Furioso Polka; Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta; Johann Strauss: Roses from the South; Lehár: Merry Widow Overture; Johann Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods; Josef Strauss: Music of the Spheres; Johann Strauss: Thunder and Lightning Polka; On the Beautiful Blue Danube. 8pm 01-4170000
TUESDAY 15 DUBLIN
Kate Allen (soprano), Helena Wood (violin), Niall Carroll (presenter), RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney. Rimsky-Korsakov: Polonaise; Handel: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion; Vivaldi: Winter; Bach: Bereite dich, Zion; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (exc); plus carols. 1.05pm 01-4170000
WEDNESDAY 16 BELFAST
Seminar on Designs on interaction, Insights from natural and artificial systems with Adam Linson. 1pm Adm free 048-90974867
Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band, Chamber Choir, Music Society Choir. 7.30pm £7 048-90974867
THURSDAY 17 BELFAST RiverIslandblackleather-look jacket,
¤87. Everyone needs a black leather jacket in their wardrobe; it adds an effortless edge to any ensemble. This one comes with a detachable fur collar, which I usually only wear when my jewellery is minimal.
¤50. I am a sucker for glitter boots and I couldn’t resist picking this pair from Zara’s new-season collection. They’re surprisingly good for dancing the night away.
No matter what the occasion, I always like to throw a bit of sparkle into my look. On the days where I’m wearing less colour, I tend to put on a statement piece of jewellery – like chandelier earrings or a cocktail ring – to contrast a muted colour palette. The only rule I enforce is that comfort wins above all, especially where shoes are concerned. I’ll take a chunky-heeled ankle boot over a pair of stilettos any day.
Photos: Dean Ryan McDaid
UO/Daniel Rowland (violin). Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Piazzolla/Desyatnikov: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. 1.05pm £6 048-90239955
Franzisca Schroeder (saxophone), Tanya Houghton (harp). Chris Corrigan, Justin Yang, Daniel Barkley, Chris McCann. 1.10pm Adm free 048-90974867
Piano master class with John O’Conor. 9am 01-6325300
Cara O’Sullivan (soprano), RTÉ NSO/David Brophy. Rossini: William Tell Overture; Una voce poco fa; Handel: Rejoice greatly; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (exc); Gounod: Je veux vivre; Puccini: Un bel di; Delibes: Les filles de Cadix; Prokofiev: Troika; Leontovich/ Wilhousky: Carol of the Bells; Trad: Wexford Carol; Adams/Weatherly: The Holy City; Korngold: Der Schneemann Overture; Anderson: Sleigh Ride; Adam: O Holy Night; Watts/Mason: Joy to the World; Wesley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. 3.30pm, 8pm 01-4170000
Sarah Brady (soprano), Martha Bredin