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Top Choices at the MTV VMA’s 2013

I’ve been taking a stroll down Memory Lane in regards to catwalk and Award Shows, when I came across the MTV Video Music Awards 2013 and I thought it would be great to do a review on some of the looks on the night.  There were some truly dreadful garments on how show but here on The Beauty Cloud we like to go with the positive so here are our favourite looks from  the night!

First up is the lovely Taylor Swift.  I’ve heard a lot of people saying that the dress she wore was aging and that she has  lots of time when she is older to wear such respectable clothing but for me I find it very refreshing to see someone her age dressing classy and elegant.  To me the navy well tailored dress was very Marilyn Monroe which of course is a big ‘yes’ for me.  This stunning piece is by Herve Leger.  The extremely talented Taylor Swift walked away with the award for best video on the night!


Emma Watson has become some what of a fashion icon the last while so it is expected of her to look great on the red carpet.  Again, just like Taylor I love to see someone her age dressing appropriately and tastefully.  She wore this adorable blended digital print dress which was uniquely tailored.  It’s a great length on her showing just enough leg paired with matching black heels to compliment the dress perfectly. Definitely a winner for us!


To me Selena Gomez was just perfection.  She wore a simply beautiful Versace dress with corset detailing covered in matching beading.  I’ve heard a few people say it was too sexy etc but her arms are covered and her legs aren’t out so I would say its it is definitely appropriate attire for the event.


Thats my low down for the best dressed at the awards!  Tune in next time when we will be looking at A/W 2013 Key Trends!

‘Sheer’ Summer Fashion 2013

Sheer fashion is the ultimate statement trend for Spring/Summer 13!  It has been all over the runways this season.  Sheer can be worn classy or sassy, your outfit could just have panels of sheer or it could be totally see through for a seductive look!  It’s entirely up to you! I’ve searched online for the sheer trend on the high-street. Here are some of my best picks! (Click on the images to whizz straight to the shop’s website)

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Available at

I think this is a perfect summer dress for going out in. It is practical and comfortable. I love the uneven hemline and the floaty movement of the fabric. It is the kind of dress that can be dressed up or worn casually. To dress it up I would add a pair of stilettos and a delicate bracelet with a detailed necklace and possibly a metallic belt. This dress would work well with sandals or wedges also.  A vest top in a contrasting colour such as red or white would add more colour to the dress if you wanted a casual look. Available at

Available at

Available at

I really love this sheer jacket. It is the perfect summer jacket and is the kind of garment that will go with anything you chose to team it up with. I would wear it with light blue skinny jeans and wedges with a plain, strong coloured vest top and a long necklace to create a casual summer look. Available at Urban Outfitters.

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Available at

 I love the colour of this dress. It is so fresh and summery. I think the sheer overskirt moves beautifully when walking and really makes the dress. I would change the belt and team the belt with the colour of the accessories. I think strong bright colours such as pink and maroon would work well with the colour of this dress. Colourful bracelets are a must for this outfit.

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Available from

This is a midi dress with a spilt hem and sheer panels. I think the sheer panels contrast well with the material of the dress and create a unique look. I would wear this with black heels and black/silver bracelets for a classy and sophisticated summer look. Available at TOPSHOP.


Introducing the Gillian Lees Booteek…

I love being able to highlight creative people and the great work that they do. So I am very excited to present to you…. The Gillian Lees Booteek. She makes beautifully versatile, high quality and very wearable accessories. Her pieces have the unique skill to transform any outfit. I think they are simply fabulous!


I have been very fortunate to have had a piece made especially for me.  I absolutely adore this lovely pin cushion. It will be very useful when I’m sewing, that is if I can stop admiring it! Anyone who knows me knows that I love PINK, so this makes the piece even more precious! Also, as my logo is black and white you can see how it has been specifically designed with me in mind.


Do check out Gillian Lees Booteek where you will find the latest Summer Fruits Accessory collection, featuring a delicious yellow rose.  The rose can be used as a hair accessory or as a bright addition to complete an outfit.


My favourite is this darling trinket box made with high quality felt and cute button detail.. This would make an excellent present for someone special or a lovely treat for yourself. It’s a great little box to keep your favourite piece of jewellery in and would make a great decoration for your dressing table. If you would like this trinket box in a larger size contact Gillian Lees and she would be very happy to accommodate you.

Gillian Lees Booteek can be found online at Facebook and Etsy. This is a shop you will find yourself coming back to again and again to check out the new delights Gillian Lees has to offer.

She’s the Queen Bee of Fashion!

It’s no secret that the Queen Bee of pop music Beyoncé Knowles is back with a bang!  Between her new world Tour and her new collaboration with high street mega store H and M I can’t go on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram without seeing her all over the place.  On top of that she is also the new and current face of Pepsi so she is spread all over our TVs also (not that I’m complaining).  She has a banging bod and attitude to die for but we aren’t here to talk about that, it’s all about the fashion for us!

Beyoncé For H and M

Beyoncé For H and M

 Whenever I first seen the new Pepsi advertisement on TV I hadn’t been so happy in a long time!  For anyone who hasn’t seen it, its basically where Beyoncé is working on her dance moves in a studio (as only she can) which is filled with mirrors.  She takes a sip of Pepsi and up pops a dozen or so Beyoncé’s all each dressed in one of her very iconic outfits from her past dancing in the same concept as they would have been in the past video matching the outfit.  With that many Beyoncé’s I thought I had died and went to Beyoncé heaven!

Beyoncé For Pepsi

Beyoncé For Pepsi

If I was to review all the outfits I would be here all day so instead I will talk about my own personal favourite which I feel sum up Beyoncé’s career.  The first one of course has to be this bright pink number from Destiny’s Child single bootylicious.  This outfit is very out there and slightly tacky but it’s so bold and bright it was remembered from all that time ago!  So I guess it did its job and no one can say that Beyoncé doesn’t look smoking hot in it either!  I wouldn’t quite pull it out for red carpet just yet though Beyoncé!

Beyoncé looking Bootylicious

Beyoncé looking Bootylicious

The next outfit was the one that I personally first remember seeing Beyoncé in.  I remember all those years ago she definitely made the tiny shorts with bright red heels and white top an iconic look.  Everyone I knew was copying it and that’s what trendsetting is all about.   Beyoncé couldn’t look bad if she tried but this little outfit really does emphasise her money making curves.

Lastly this outfit is very different from the other two as its very classy and modern which is of course the outfit from very popular and catching song “all the single ladies”.  I just love this look myself its edgy, it’s futuristic and it’s very unique.  I would love to see Beyoncé do more of this kind of style in future.   b5

As dramatic as always at the end of the video Beyoncé shatters the glass mirror’s which a symbol that represents the quote that she states at the end ……

“Embrace Your Past But Live For Now”

To watch the whole video please follow the link!


We’ve all gone Stripe crazy!

One of the biggest trends defining spring / summer 2013 is quirky stripes!  You can’t look anywhere without seeing them and the best part is, there are so many that it would be difficult to find something that doesn’t suit you!  Stand out in striking stripes this season no matter the occasion! 

Casey – Office Me  £38.00

Casey – Office Me

I just love when trends team up and nautical is a trend that’s been going for the last few seasons.  This necklace is handmade by a local Irish designer and can be customised to suit any look by changing colour, style or length! What’s not to love!

Top Shop Stripe Print Satchel    £34.00

Top Shop Stripe Print Satchel

Satchels have been very much on trend for the last few seasons so it’s fantastic to find an item that hits two trends at once!  This item is great to add a trendy up-to-date look to an existing item.  If I were you, I would go crazy and match with a bright pink or yellow dress!

Models Own WAH Nail Transfers - Stripes  £7.00

Models Own WAH Nail Transfers – Stripes

More of a beauty girl than a fashion girl?  Then you’re in luck, we have just the thing for you to get your fix.  These very cool nail transfers are an easy way to get the trend everyone is raving about without having to break the bank.  Wear with a cute light shirt, black trousers and a colour block bag to be office chic.

House of Holland Striped Skinny Jeans  £140.00

House of Holland Striped Skinny Jeans

These super skinny jeans really appeal to the rock chick in me.  I’ve always loved a beetle juice inspired jean, but I’m falling madly in love with these cool purple ones from house of Holland.  They are so versatile yet still striking that the looks you could create from these are endless.

Taiga Wet Look Panel Tee  £15.99

Taiga Wet Look Panel Tee

One of the strangest spring / summer trends I’ve ever seen has to be leather look garments, in saying that, it weirdly works!  Don’t go all Goth though, team up with cute short shorts or bright pink jeans to keep that summer feeling alive!

1950s stripe Panel Dress  £99.00

1950s stripe Panel Dress

This 1950s shaped dress is very flattering on most body shapes and is key on trend with its block colours and bold stripes.  Great for a wedding reception or a evening holiday dress.  The cotton material means its breathable for even the hottest of weather.

Hope you enjoyed the read and get busy buying!  Check back soon!

Stand out this season in Neon’s…

Shine bright this summer even if the weather is dreary, in this season’s super trendy Neon looks.  Straight from the catwalk this trend is guaranteed to stun. Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging £217.00 NOW £173.50
Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging
£217.00 NOW £173.50

I’m loving this super cute Skylar shirt by Equipment. It’s made from a delicate silk chiffon for a floaty feminine look, then finished off with raw edge trims which makes this sleeveless silk shirt has a little edge also. I would team this up with a pair of black leggings and some studded patent sandals for a hot rock chick look.  Neon Flower Collar  Price: £28.00
Neon Flower Collar
Price: £28.00

If you simply want to add some bright colours to your ensemble this Spring then look no further than this Neon collar by Freedom at Topshop. This is a two-toned Neon Collar with neon pink and yellow flowers on gold look metal. Wear this with almost anything from a casual pair of shorts and plain tee, to a show-stopping evening dress, you are sure to look fabulous.  COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG  £19.99

If you’re a girl who likes to travel light then you’ll love neon orange methacrylate box bag only at This box bag is small enough to be used as a makeup bag or even a purse so you’ll definitely get the use out of this bargain buy. As you can see on the catwalk this season, Burberry show their super stylish transparent hand bags. These bags are a big hit this season so don’t miss out!  bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts  Was £49.99 Now £44.99
bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts
Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Want to stay on trend this season? Then follow the fashion tribe with these funky printed Aztec raw edge shorts with adorable neon embroidery across the front. They are finished off with all over stud design on the reverse with single detailing on the pocket. These printed Aztec shorts would be perfect with a rock tee or with a Tank top especially if you’re partying at this summer’s hottest festivals.  Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink  £22.99
Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink

If your loving the geek chic trend this season as well as the striped trend,  you’ll definitely love this striped canvas bag pack in neon pink colour. With simple buckle fastenings and adjustable straps to suit all sizes. So whether you’re in your teens or maybe a little older, you’ll look darling with this backpack. Wear this with a simple ensemble so that your bag can stand out in style or if you like that over the top look then I’d also wear stripes with this cute bag.


The way to a woman’s heart….

With Valentine’s day approaching, everyone is claiming to sell the ‘Perfect Gift’ so I have decided to share some of my favourite gifts available for your loved one and also what to wear on the day of amour!

Rare Skater Dress In Red Rose Print £26.00

Rare Skater Dress In Red Rose Print

This dress is such a flattering shape, especially for women with some curves on their hips. Not only is the Floral Rose Print perfect for a romantic Valentine’s date, but it is also right on-trend for this season! So feel free to wear this little number until your heart is content!

Rare Lace Skater Dress With Heart Cut Out Back £19.50

Rare Lace Skater Dress With Heart Cut Out Back

This is a stunning flirty little dress in the colour of Love! This dress features a cute cut out back in the shape of a heart. Could it be any more perfect? Pair this with some Colour-Block heels to achieve a striking on-trend look.

Long Sleeve Heart Flippy Dress £40.00

Long Sleeve Heart Flippy Dress

With its long sleeves and playful heart print, this is the perfect dress for a sophisticated dinner date. Wear this with some black tights and black shoes for a covered up yet very feminine look. A simple red bag would complement the look perfectly.

Heart Print T-Shirt £3.99

Heart Print T-Shirt

 If you’re more of a comfort kind of girl, fear not! This very cute tee will show everyone how happy you are with the love of your life!

Love Pendant £22.00 Love Charm Bracelet £30

Love Pendant £22.00
Love Charm Bracelet £30

Why not keep your shopping local and support designers with in your community.  Grainné Maher, the very talented designer behind Pluck and Devour is always coming up with great quirky trends.  She had so much of success last valentines with her very adorable love heart necklace that she decided to create a matching charm bracelet!

I Love Frame £20.00

I Love Frame

 This simple frame speaks volumes and would make a fantastic Valentine’s present to give to friends, your one true Love or even a family member!  Insert a image of you guys together and it will show how much you really care about them.  Simple yet effective.

Pandora Red Faceted Murano Glass Charm - £35.00 Pandora silver heart and lock key charm bead - £30 Red Pave heart pendant charm - £35.00

Pandora Red Faceted Murano Glass Charm – £35.00
Pandora silver heart and lock key charm bead – £30
Red Pave heart pendant charm – £35.00

 As per usual, I have saved the best to last.  Pandora have created a very unique special valentines collection which includes luxurious red’s, hearts and a general loved theme.  Above are my favourite’s but they have many more special pieces on their website so get looking and get busy dropping hints. I know what I’m hoping for! ♥