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Ceremony Style

Thursday, 11 February 2010

With ceremony season upon us, we look at fashionably frugal options for parents who can't/are not willing to fork out on expensive clobber for their little ones. Whether it's a communion, conformation, Bah mitzvah or any type of religious ceremony, we'll have something to fit your budget.

Why is it Relevant Today?
Ceremony season is here and with so many options to choose from, many parents can come under pressure to spend more than is really necessary. Today we look at affordable options for gorgeous kids, whatever ceremony they're attending.

Roxanne Parker

Roxanne is one of Ireland's hottest young styling talents, styling magazine editorials for the likes of Prudence, Irish Tatler, U Magazine, Image, Confetti, Irish Independent's Weekend Magazine, The Irish Independent, Infant Magazine, You & Your Money, House & Home Interior magazine and Creative Hair.
She has also styled commercial ads for the Conrad International Hotel group in America (Miami & Indianapolis) and Ireland, ads for Heinz, Simple Skincare, Yoplait, Opal Cars, Dubarry Shoes, Waterford Crystal, Zeba Hair Salon, Umamma Pregnancy Spa, MaryB recruitment & OUTHAUS interiors.
As a journalist she currently writes, compiles and styles the 'Fashion Dilemma' column every 2nd Wednesday in the Irish Independent.

-As features writer for the Irish Independent she travelled to Russia, New York, Greece, London and L.A., covering a broad range of feature topics for the magazine.
- U Magazine: book reviews, features and celebrity interviews.
-Irish Tatler: Features and interviews.
-Woman's Way Magazine: human-interest features, celebrity and real people interviews and health and fashion features.
- Image Magazine: fashion and health related features.
- Irish Wedding Diary: fashion editor.
-Reporter, features writer and fashion editor for The Dublin Daily.
-Feature writer for the Sunday Tribune's I Magazine.
-Columnist and features writer for the Evening Herald.

Models: Naoise, Eoin, India, Roisin, Tristan, Fionnuala.


Outfit 1:- India
Headband, €7.50, Monsoon
Dress, €125
Bag, €18
Gloves, €10
Tights, €5
Shoes, €19.50

All Autograph at M&S

Outfit Total: €185

Outfit 2:- Eoin:
Pinstripe jacket €53
Blue print shirt €21.50
Tie €4.75
Waistcoat, €28
Trousers, €23.50
Shoes €47

All from Debenhams

Outfit Total: €177.75

Outfit 3:- Naoise:
Hair clips, €6
Feathered cape, €46
Dress, €85
Bag, €18.50
Bow shoes, €30
All from Monsoon

Tights, €5, M&S

Outfit Total: €190.50

Outfit 4:- Roisin:
Grey dress, €45
Neck piece, €12
Bag, €20
Tights, €10

All from A|wear

Pumps, €5, Penneys

Outfit Total: €92

(Option for Roisin: beaded prom dress, €134.50, River Island
pink ballet pumps, €5, Penneys, outfit total: €139.50)

Outfit 5:- Tristan:
Jacket, €42
Shirt and tie set, €20
Trousers, €8.50
Belt, €5.25

All from M&S

Shoes, €46, Debenhams

Outfit Total: €121.75

Outfit 6:- Fionnula:
Dress, €50, A|wear
Pearl bracelet, €14, A|wear
Quilted purse, €10
Patterned tights, €10

All from a|wear

Pumps, €9, Penneys

Outfit Total:€93