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Key trends for A/W "Parisienne"

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Today we get advice from the professionals on exactly what this look is all about and how to carry it off. We also meet one family from Dublin and see if three generations of ladies can carry off this oh, so sophisticated trend.

The summer (or what was an excuse for summer.) is drawing to a close and we are now looking to what styles are coming off the runways to get us ready for the cold days ahead. The catwalks of London, Paris, Milan and New York dictate what style hits the high street and what inevitably ends up in our wardrobes. This is the last in our series of Autumn Winter trend watch pieces, having already looked at 80s Power dressing, Sequins and Biker Chic.

Who are the guests?

The Elebert Flynn Family

Mia Flynn (14), her mum Debbie Flynn and Debbie's mum, Edda Elebert.

Tanya Grimson
Tanya Grimson is a Fashion stylist based in Dublin. Since graduating from London college of Fashion and working in leading publications such as Marie Claire in London she returned to Ireland to pursue her career as a fashion stylist.

Tanya has been actively working as a stylist in Ireland for 10 years and has worked for various publications such as The Gloss, Irish Tatler, Sunday Independent's Life Magazine, U Magazine, Confetti, VIP magazine, The Irish Times, Social and Personal and the RTE Guide, she has also worked as the Deputy Editor of Prudence magazine and was the Fashion Editor of Ivenus, Harmonia's online magazine and is currently the Fashion Editor of Irish Brides magazine.

Commercial clients include: Samui boutique, Sasha, Diffusion boutique, heatons, Peruzzi, Pulse accessories, Dunnes Stores, Michael H, Simply B, Oxendales, Applebe jewellers, Mad Flowers, Aer Lingus, Airwaves, Pulse, Lucinda Grey, Tricot Marine, Club Rugby, Dylon, Sheseido, House of Colour.

Tanya has also worked as a fashion journalist for publications such as Prudence, Ivenus, Irish Brides and The Irish Times and is currently involved in fashion production for many of her clients.

Dylan Bradshaw
Dylan Bradshaw was born in Dublin in 1973. He began his training with Peter Mark when he was just 17 years old. Not satisfied to stand still from here he traveled to New York where he worked for Bumble and Bumble. This, he claims was the start of his passion for his profession. He returned home eager to kick start his niche in the hairdressing industry taking up editorial and session work. From here Dylan became the most successful and sought after hairstylist in Ireland. After traveling the world with international artists Dylan decided it was time to open his own Salon in 2000.

Lisa O'Connor

Since 1992 Lisa O Connor has worked as a makeup artist with most of the top prestigious cosmetics companies. In 1997 when M.A.C first arrived in Dublin she began her 7 year career working as makeup artist and manager. While working with M.A.C Lisa developed her makeup artist skills as well as working on exciting projects from the MTV awards to The Late Late Supermodel Shows.

In July 2004 Lisa decided to move on and start a freelance career under the name The Beauty Source. During this time she specialized in Bridal, Fashion and photographic makeup.

She also works regularly in television both working behind the scenes and in front of camera. She created looks for RTEs "You're a star", "Charity You're a star" and "The All Ireland talent show" to mention but a few. She has appeared as a beauty contributor on both "Off the rails" and "The Afternoon show".

She has built up a regular clientele including the Seoige sisters, Amanda Brunker and Michelle Heaton and also worked on international celebrities including Natalie Imbruglia, Carrie Fisher and Anna Friel.

Lisa has been creating looks for all the Peter Mark advertising campaigns.
Lisa will be launching her exclusive makeup line "War Paint" which is available to purchase at her makeup parties and at her online shop (coming soon).

Models: Edda, Debbie & Mia.

Parisienne Chic Style Notes:


According to Gill Harte, who writes for Womens's fashion, suite 101 online:
"Fashion is certainly having a Parisienne moment, with the influx of classic French cuts, luxurious fabrics and sexy Breton stripes- French movie heroines are staging a comeback in the world of fashion.

On the Fall Winter 2009 runways, daytime wear was influenced by Left Bank leanings, Breton stripes and sharp French cuts in black and white.

What brings classic pieces bang up to date is this season's dramatic silhouettes with bold shoulders, soft draping, ruffles and big bows, sharp cuts with strong skirts shapes with puffed hems in stylish silk and satin. French glamour channeling this year's Parisienne look is both sophisticated and sexy.

Breton stripes take on a whole new look in sequins or cashmere, whilst extravagant brocades and cascading ruffles provide a hint of couture at ready-to-wear prices. French berets also make a welcome return, courtesy of Missoni and Sonia Rykiel."
Designers who featured this look in their collections for A/W 09:
Donna Karan, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Colette Dinnigan, Givenchy & Chanel
According to Vogue Magazine's Ultmate Catwalk Report for A/W 09:- "The Parisienne is fall's chicest muse" so that's why we've left this beautiful trend and what we consider to be the best of the A/W trends until the last in our series of Key trend pieces for A/W.

Edda:- Glamorous Gran
Jacket, €79.99, Zara
High waisted trousers, €39.95, Zara
Blouse, €83, Peoples Market, Tigerlily boutique
Shoes, €115, Coast

Debbie:- Yummy Mummy
Sequin cardigan, €160, Guess, BT2
Top, €98, Coast
Feather skirt, €99.99, Zara
Shoes, €16, Dunnes Stores

Mia- Trendy Teen!
Stripey jumper, €145, Sonia Rykiel, BT2
Black dress, €73, Warehouse
Tights, €13, Warehouse
Shoes, €125, Carl Scarpa

Fashion Shoot

look 1- Ladies
Black leggings, €80,Costume
Ruffle blouse, €230, D&G
Cape, €250, Matt Doody AT Bow
Ruffle shoes, €144, Topshop
flower corsage in hair, €35, matt doody at Bow
Black ribbon .65c at rubanesque
bag, €389, Philip Treacy

Look 2 - Male
Black shirt, €375, D&G
Cravat, €15, Jenny Vander
Trousers, €495, D&G
Velvet blazer, €850, D&G

look 3-Ladies
hairband €17, Accessorize
Cream top, €395, Costume
Black frill collar, €145, Matt Doody
Cream tulle skirt, €39,
Black ruffle pencil skirt, €180, Hoss
Tights, €49.99, Fifibelle
Shoes, €655, D&G

Paintings on set:

Lesley O' Brien

Lesley O' Brien trained in Dun Laoghaire art school in the late 60's and then NCAD. She has exhibited her work in different counties around Ireland including Clifden.

She can be contacted through her email

Maria O' Callaghan

Maria O' Callaghan moved from Greystones to Gorey in July 2001. She started a plc course in Art and Sculpture in Gorey School of Art. She started to exhibit a lot of work after only being on the course for a year in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in Arklow, Gorey and Wexford and she has won many prizes for them. One of her paintings was shortlisted at the lion's club exhibition in Wexford this year. She continues to study and exhibit to this day.

She has a real passion and love for art and hopes that this comes across in her work.
You can contact Maria on 087 7674754 or 053 94 30639.