2010 - I had moved out of Dublin while completing the last year in my masters. I became obsessed with black clothing, round sunglasses and hats. Always hats. I had bought this one in a joke shop and loved it. I was single but towards the end of the year I met my current partner. My hair was extremely long at this point. I loved black/purple lipstick which I kept trying to get up the courage to wear out. I had really changed my style. I had even given away all my sequinned gear and now wore things which fitted in with daily life. This was taken in my parents house while trying out looks for the blog. Which was now leading me in strange and fantastic ways. I was obsessed with Vogue and really quite careful about buying something to make sure I got the best possible piece for what little money I had. I also started wearing maxi dresses/skirts all the time. It was a fantastic time. I would split my time between college in Dublin and Limerick. Having some of the best nights out I have had to date. I started to replace the high shoes and platforms with flats and also stopped wearing a bra. For some reason. I preferred baggy T-shirts! I had lost an extreme amount of weight from working and stress so the baggy T-shirts were now swimming on me. I gave up belting things and just wore baggy stuff in a 90's grunge style. Especially the maxi skirts.
2008/2009 - I had graduated, moved to Dublin and was in the first year of my Masters in Journalism. It was a great time. I had started my blog that summer and was really enjoying it. My style had become about the belt. Everything was belted. I would wear baggy clothes and belt them to give some form of a shape. My hair was now getting really long having not been cut for two years. I was working in retail so my fashion was really becoming about my take on trends. I wore a lot of maturnity clothes - not because I was pregnant - but because they were very baggy T-shirts which I could belt. I became obsessed with sequins, buying one of everything that had sequins on it. I had a pair of sequinned hot pants which I wore out to SPY nearly every Friday for WAR. I would wear a pair of leopard print tights underneath and really high shoes. I became obsessed with loud clothing. Everything had to say something about me. Not who I actually was, but the shy person I was trying to cover up. I was living by myself in a flat in Dublin and had met Z. Every Friday night after work we would run back to mine. Get dressed. Throw make-up all over our faces and tear off to get in before they started charging. Not sure why I wasn't wearing red lipstick. But this is in the Newsroom in college.
2008 - I skipped putting down third year again - boring! - But this was fourth year. I loved my style now. It's pretty much as it is now. I was LOVING the '80's and nearly every outfit had a serious 80's edge to it. I lived for those glasses which I bought in London. I had dyed my fringe hot pink and this was it growing out. I wanted to shave my head again but was growing out the mowhawk. I would style it down and pull the fringe out backcombing it furiously. I wore a lot of rock T-shirts and ripped mini skirts. I had just bought that wine colored lipstick from MAC. I wore a gold band with those glasses once as well. Shudder. I loved my jewelry. Collecting anything a little strange or odd. I had massive gold heartshaped ones too. I loved ghetto gold. This was taken in my old apartment in Limerick, shortly before I left it. I think this was around March/April, as I had dyed the fringe on Paddy's day. So I would soon be heading to London to try for my Masters course over there. (Which thankfully, I didn't get) I was single and going out a little bit too much. I would spend most nights in someone's house visiting, at parties or in Costellos. My house became the party house as well with themed nights happening on a regular basis - meat party? Sushi night? video night? sleepover night? we had them all.....
2006 - third year (round one) - I failed this year. But I loved that hair. I was modelling for a while and had worked with a London stylist who gave me my first ever head shave. I had only ever cut the hair into the mowhawk before that. She added light pink streaks to a brown color .(was taking a break from the bleaching) I was working as a visual merchandiser for Topshop, so a lot of my clothes came from there. I had discovered hot pink lipstick and i still wear both that and those earrings. I'm at a house party in my new apartment block. I think I only wore that top once as it was deeply irritating to wear. It had a high victorian style neck - which I loved. But kept riding up my back - which I hated. My style was starting to take shape. I think this was down to my clothes now coming from Topshop. There was nothing to crazy for me to wear. I know I was wearing skinny jeans with this. I also bought the leather jacket I am wearing today. I wore heels to college nearly every day and walked for miles in them.
2005 - Third year - I had cut all my hair off again and this was my way of taking a day off from my mowhawk. By sticking it all out on edge. Lovely. I had an obsession with the wrap top I am wearing. Throwing it over everything. I am wearing the same leggings as below too. But I had recently on a trip to London learned the trick of making a skirt into a dress. So this dress with ladybirds on it, is actually a skirt. I'm in my boyfriend at the time's studio in college. I drank a lot of iced tea and am stuck in a creme egg!!! I had also started wearing a lot of red lipstick. Which I am wearing today, so it can't be all that bad!!! During this time I had a horrible habit of wearing a lot of color and a lot of accessories. Hence the earrings. I would combine pink with red and be happy in it. It was a sad sad time in my life!! Also the one I hate looking at because my style was so bad. Trousers tucked into wedge boots anyone? 70's or what!!!!
2004 - Second year. This was taken after we threw a massive house party in my flat. We walked around grabbing people out of houses and bringing them to ours. In the end we packed out the house, the walkway, the hallway, both balconies and two bedrooms. (And we still got our deposit back!?!?!) but I had a thing for ties. With everything. I also wore a lot of wristbands as well. I had disgusting cut off leggings which I loved throwing stuff over. Such as this rather fetching turquoise vest. I had made it into sculpture at this point which meant I no longer had paint on me or clay. Which was good for my wardrobe. Actually, this isn't even my tie! I had just met my boyfriend at the time at this party. So no wonder I look happy. I was growing out a horrible haircut as well!!!!
2003 - My first year in art college. During this time I had a nose and lip ring. (I seem to have taken out the lip ring for this pic) and my style was seriously all over the place. I had a thing for layers - as in the shirt under a jumper look I am sporting above. I loved colorful earrings as well. Not to mention that disgusting hat which I insisted on wearing everywhere. I had long blonde hair with blue and pink streaks in it. I was moving on from gothic to relaxed clothed. So a lot was still black but with color flashes in it. I loved layering silver beads on top of each other and wore a big silver cross around my neck. I think, judging by the lack of make-up, I was hungover. Either way this was in the canteen at college and possibly my new digital camera. Lovely.