Category Archives: 2012

Killer Collars

Collar accessories have been one of the trends I have loved this year. They are perfect for any occasion,  easily attached and can make a plain ensemble look very classy in seconds! Here at Nor Lisa we have selected our favourite killer collars which will put you on the map.

Wallis.co.uk  Embellished Collar Necklace   Was £18.50 Now £12.95

Wallis.co.uk
Embellished Collar Necklace
Was £18.50 Now £12.95

If you love your grey tones then you’ll love this stunning grey Fabric collar carefully embellished with black diamond glass rhinestones and dark coloured metal beads. This Collar would look fabulous with a grey knitted slouchy dress and some black sheer tights with a pair of black ankle boots for that casual look with that little touch of glamour.

Asos.com  ASOS Embellished Stone Floral Collar  £18.00

Asos.com
ASOS Embellished Stone Floral Collar
£18.00

If you like to be edgy while still looking feminine, then look no further than this textured Peter pan collar embellished with some lovely blue gemstones and chrome studs, finished off with some fine silver embroidery for that handmade look. I would wear this delightful piece with a short black tunic dress and a pair of tanned tights along with some show stopping electric blue heels to match the gemstones in the collar.

Topshop.com  Acrylic Stone Collar  Price: £25.00

Topshop.com
Acrylic Stone Collar
Price: £25.00

 I love this black Perspex collar because it has a very futuristic look to it and is a very modern take on the traditional collar. The detail on the collar is beautiful, the stones are very elegant and have been placed perfectly onto the collar giving the overall look a very modern and classy feel combined. I would wear this collar with a black knee length leather look dress with some killer stiletto heels for that striking look.

Asos.com  ASOS Stud Collar  £15.00

Asos.com
ASOS Stud Collar
£15.00

        I love some spikes to set off an ensemble, so I’m loving this Black collar with its eye-catching chunky gold studs .This collar would look super trendy with a khaki green jumper dress with some black wet look leggings finished off with some very edgy biker boots for that rock chick look. Be sure to rock yourself to the top this winter!

Nor Lisa Faux fur collar

Nor Lisa Faux Fur Collar

Check out this high fashion faux fur collar from the Nor Lisa A/W 2012 Collection as seen on the catwalk. These gorgeous collars come in a variety of colours and look great with almost anything especially if you want to look beautiful, this winter  treat yourself to one of these faux fur collars, made to order by designer Nor Lisa.

Jealousy-Jumpers!

Ever get the feeling that your jumper is weighing you down? Give your closet a lift with these gorgeous and  quirky jumpers. We have decided to carefully choose our top favourite jumpers. You would be surprised with how many types of jumpers there are! From over-sized jumpers to quirky slogan jumpers, these cute little numbers will certainly create some envy.

Topshop.com  Knitted Mirror Eagle Jumper  £55.00

Topshop.com
Knitted Mirror Eagle Jumper
£55.00

If you are the type of person who likes to keep warm, whilst still looking good then you’ll love this cream and black knitted Mirror Eagle jumper from Topshop. It’s a little pricey but I guarantee that you will literally live in this jumper! Wear this over-sized jumper with a pair of black leggings and a pair of ankle boots for that casual laid back look.

UrbanOutfitters.com  Cooperative Striped Eyelash Jumper  Was £45.00 Now £22.00

UrbanOutfitters.com
Cooperative Striped Eyelash Jumper
Was £45.00 Now £22.00

In touch with your punk/emo side then you’ll love this edgy  Cooperative Striped Eyelash jumper from Urban Outfitters and at a reduced price how could you resist? Wear your Jumper with a black skater skirt with black sheer tights and a pair of converse to really show Kirsten Stewart how it’s done!

Asos.com   ASOS Bite Me Jumper  Was £35.00 Now £26.00

Asos.com
ASOS Bite Me Jumper
Was £35.00 Now £26.00

Us girls are instantly attracted to dark and mysterious vampires from the movies and how we imagine being part of that fantasy! Obviously it is fiction but if you still want a little excitement then you can settle for second best with this quirky and dark Bite Me jumper from Asos. At a discounted price, why not treat a friend to one of these fantastic buys for Christmas? I suggest you wear this short jumper with some wet look leggings and a pair of stilettos for that casual look with that touch of oomph!

oasis-stores.com Sequin Jumper £65.00

oasis-stores.com
Sequin Jumper
£65.00

Who said jumpers have to be worn with everyday clothes? Why not treat yourself this winter to a perfect party jumper! This V-neck jumper has long sleeves and has been totally embellished in gold sequins for that star like quality. Wear this jumper with a body con skirt and some sheer tights finished off with some sultry knee high boots and you will definitely have all eyes on you! Make sure that you look your very best whilst keeping warm in these cold nights this winter!

Misguided.com  Lizbeth Super Soft Aztec Jumper in Cream  £24.99

Misguided.com
Lizbeth Super Soft Aztec Jumper in Cream
£24.99

Stick to tradition with this fabulous Lizbeth Super soft Aztec jumper.  I love to see some print in a jumper because it makes the garment come to life! I would wear a long black skirt with this jumper and a gold and black skinny belt to bring the ensemble together for an effortless look.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast supports: MOVEMBER

Northern Ireland’s debut men’s fashion show MAN TIME is back and this time it’s brought an entire men’s movement along for the ride. The Lord Mayor of Belfast’s official charity event for the monumental cause that is MOVEMBER.

The aim: To grow a moustache throughout the month of November and raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

The rules: Guys go clean shaven on November 1st. Then they must grow and groom a moustache for the remainder of the month. No sideburns. No goatees. No beards of any kind.  A true gent.  The Mo Bro will be a walking, talking, moustache baring billboard for the Movember cause.

On Thursday, November 22nd  at 7pm the Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Gavin Robinson will host a grand evening of cutting edge men’s fashion and exciting entertainment at the prestigious and historical venue of epic proportions, Belfast City Hall, to celebrate the Mo Bros Movember journey and to usher in the Autumn/Winter season with Man Time’s trend setting catwalk show.   The Lord Mayor said “Whilst Movember raises tremendous awareness for Men’s Health on a global scale the Fashion industry in Northern Ireland contributes immensely to Belfast’s economy and growing creative sector. I am extremely proud to support both by opening the City Hall to such a prestigious men’s event.”

Men’s seasonal looks will be provided from the House of Fraser as one of the main sponsors alongside a range of local stores, whilst our talented pool of young and established fashion designers David Henderson and Nor Lisa display their latest A/W collections.  The talented trio of FashionCREEP! will also be creating an exclusive range of reworked and customised Autumn/Winter jackets.

Celebrity groomer and male icon Jason Shankey, as host of several Movember events over the past few years, is on board to give all male-models the necessary Mo Bro treatment. Jason’s team will be grooming the guys for the catwalk whilst also offering tips on how to sustain, trim and tailor a moustache in the correct manner.   Jason said “This will be the most prestigious men’s event in the 2012 calendar.”

Tickets are priced £15 and can be purchased online from www.oureventsni.com or at Jason Shankey Male Grooming in both Ballyhackamore and Lisburn Road.

Further details on the event and updates can be found at www.oureventsni.com, For further information contact Kerrie Mann on 07834370006.  For press enquiries please contact Lewis Cameron at press@oureventsni.com

 

 

 

Wrap up Warm this Winter!

Its that time of year again, it’s become cold and frosty. So on go the hats, hoods and heating and unfortunately our hair suffers. It makes hair feel on the tired side and it loses it’s sparkle.  Though fear not, we are going to bring back the gleam before your Christmas party season starts!!

The first type of hair with lack of condition is ‘de-moisturized’ type , this is generally dull or brittle long hair, curly hair and hair which has been exposed to the elements. Maybe even with a bit of mechanical damage i.e. dryer, straighteners. Lets face it, that sounds like most of us !!

The ultimate treatment which I love for this type of hair, is KMS Moist Repair Treatment. The treatment absorbs deeply into the hair to rebuild and strengthen the hair with ingredients like Panthenol which injects strength straight into the hair and Aloe Vanilla nourishing and hydrating the hair, you will be left with hair feeling strong, healthy, moisturised and  glossy !!

Ok relax! That’s the science bit over, now how to get the best results from it !

  1. Pre Shampoo hair with KMS Moist Repair Shampoo
  2. Towel dry hair apply a walnut size of Kms Moist Repair Treatment
  3. Wrap  cling film around the head to seal the hair
  4. Lie in a hot bath , if you can’t  saturate a towel in hot water , wring out and wrap round head over cling film to trap in steam.
  5. Rinse Thoroughly
  6. Style as normal.

The second type of lack of condition is delving a little bit deeper and is usually anyone with  heavily coloured hair, chemical straightened or any technical service in their hair. My hero product for this is Kevin Murphy Born Again. The ingredients are so tiny they pass into the internal structure of your hair infusing essential oils in at the core. Not only do they work instantly but they remain in the hair and are reactivated by sunlight and air. Born Again is packed full of antioxidants to stop further damage and help maintain balance to the hair and scalp. It will leave your hair energized, sleek, tamed, regenerated and repaired.

Now how to get that radiance back into your hair !

  1. Pre shampoo with Born.Again Wash
  2. Towel dry hair apply a walnut size of Born .Again
  3. Wrap in cling film sealing in all the hair
  4. Lie in a steamy bath unwinding
  5. Born.Again can be left on for up to 20mins, just enough time so soak the stresses of the world away.
  6. Rinse well
  7. Style as normal

Now you know how  get your lustre back for Christmas by wrapping your hair up warm!

 …… Next time ‘How to Style your gleaming hair – Red Carpet Style for the festive  party season!’

Goth it up this Winter!

Everyone’s gone Vamp crazy this year and if you want to work that very stylish Gothic trend this Winter but you’re stuck on a small budget, then you’ll love these very affordable pieces chosen by Nor Lisa.

Asos.com
Gothic Prom Dress
£95.00

 

This evening dress by ASOS Collection has been made from chiffon fabric so it’s sheer and flowey with a tonal lining for that little extra .This beautiful dress has an embroided design with cutwork through the bodice and a fitted high waist for that feminine look. This dress is perfect for winter because it looks classy and has a full skirt attached to keep those gorgeous legs warm. Wear this elegant piece with some nude tights and a pair of stilettos.

Asos.com
Hanging Crosses Arm Cuff
Was £ 10.00 Now £ 5.00

This silver plated arm cuff with hanging cross detail is just so attractive. Wear this cuff with almost anything and you will definitely look super-hot!  This will add a little edge to any basic dress and at a very affordable price how can you resist.

Asos.com
Liquorish Bag with Embossed Skull and Scarf
Was £68.00
Now £38.00

I’m loving this leather look bag by Liquorish at Asos this bag has been made with a skull embossed leather-effect finish and is very trendy. This bag is very spacious and has a twin chain handle strap and an adjustable shoulder strap and to add to this stunning bag there’s a soft black and white skull printed scarf tied onto the side.

New Look.com
Iron Fist Monochrome Lace Print T-Bar Platform Heels
£69.99

To set of that Gothic ensemble why not treat yourself to a pair of these Iron Fist T-bar platforms with a monochrome lace print. Make sure that you’re working that gothic trend in style this winter with these fabulous shoes at an affordable price.

River Island.com
Black peplum waist belt
£20.00

This Black peplum waist belt from River Island has that luxurious look and would look fantastic with a suggestive knee length body con dress with a pair of platforms to add a little extra Va-Va-Voom to your Gothic look.

RiverIsland.com
Grey lace trim over the knee socks
£8.00

These black over the knee socks with a grey lace detail are darling. I would team them up with a black kilt, a white chiffon blouse and a pair of patent stilettos. Make sure that your looking your very best this winter.

Kilt your wardrobe out!

We all love a bit of Scottish heritage, so why not embrace the Scot within you by rocking the latest Kilt Trend! From traditional colours to bright and modern cuts how can you be expected to choose. So to help you on your way Nor-Lisa has brought you her favourites help you on your way!

Asos.com
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Lee Wallace Kilt in Denim
£115.00

I love this modern version of the Scottish Kilt. This denim kilt skirt by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Lee Wallace has been crafted from pure cotton denim which gives that traditional kilt that edgy feel. The skirt is fitted and high waisted with the branded button fly fastening for extra detail with extended belt loops and a wrap front and knife pleats to the reverse. This skirt can be worn with a lot of things because of its denim look; I would stick to the edgy feel by wearing this kilt with a printed skull top with a pair of converse for that casual rock chick look.

 The details include: contrast stitched seams, a fitted high waist with branded button fly fastening, extended belt loops, a wrap front and knife pleats to the reverse. The skirt has been cut with a regular fit.

Topshop.com
Short Pleated Wool Kilt by J.W. Anderson for Topshop
£49.99

This short pleated Wool kilt by J.W. Anderson for Topshop has a real Gothic school girl look to it which is perfect if you want to Goth it up this A/W! I would team this Gothic cutie with a black and white striped jumper and some black knee high socks and a pair of patent stilettos for that Gothic school girl look and why not check out the designers own jumpers which will look perfect with this kilt!

Debenhams.com
H! By Henry Holland
Blue check kilt
£35.00

If you thought that Mr Holland’s tights were wacky, then you’ll love this super colourful kilt from the designers brand. This kilt has a blue and red checked design with a frilled wrap over trim and two buckle fastenings. This is a super vibrant kilt and would look gorgeous with a quirky tee with some of the House of Holland tights and a pair of ankle boots to finish of the look.

Debenhams.com
Warehouse Check Pleat kilt
£45.00

If you like to work the darker tones then you’ll love this super sweet grey and black checked kilt skirt by Warehouse at Debenhams! I would wear this kilt with a light grey V-Neck sweater and if you’d like a little pop of colour to give the ensemble that little extra umph then I’d wear a brightly coloured polo shirt underneath the sweater only showing the collar for that layered up look also!

Asos.com
Karen Millen Knitted Dress with Kilt Skirt
WAS £160.00 NOW £80.00

This dress by Karen Millen is perfect if you just want an aspect of the traditional kilt, this dress has been crafted from a fine gauge kit which is simply Devine. The dress has a scoop neckline with a contrast colour block line design drop waist with a pleated kilt style skirt and an exposed zip closure to reverse for extra detail. I think this dress would be perfect with a pair of sheer tights and a pair of stilettos for that sultry look.

NORTHERN IRELAND’S IN! CROWD TO RECEIVE HONOURS AT GLAMOUR AWARDS

Some of Northern Ireland’s best known sportsmen, models, actors and musicians are up for the now-coveted Glamour Awards this week as Northern Ireland’s most anticipated social event is set to take place in Belfast’s City Hall. The annual Glamour Awards, hosted by celebrity and social monthly IN! Magazine in partnership with Danske Bank, will see over 350 of Northern Ireland’s glamorous and glitterati watch well-known faces such as Darren Clarke, Ian Botham, Eamonn Holmes and Terri Hooley take the stage.

Liam Neeson

The event, hosted by stunning TV presenter Zoe Salmon in the decadent surroundings of Belfast’s City Hall on 03 November, is now in its fourth year and will see glamorous guests from across the UK and Ireland take to the red carpet for an evening of gourmet food and of course, glamorous awards. With some of Northern Ireland’s most popular sporting legends like Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, as well as Northern Irish actors like Liam Neeson and Seainin Brennan all nominated, the country’s brightest stars will be lighting up City Hall.

Eight loved up couples will be vying for the title of ‘Most Glamorous Couple’ sponsored by The Outlet, Banbridge, including recently-hitched power couple Alison and Darren Clarke,

Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard, sporting stars Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, and Paddy Kielty and Cat Deeley, among others.

Gmac and Kristin

Other nominees for the main awards include both the current Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire and Miss Northern Ireland Tiffany Brien, as well as former Miss UK Lucy Evangelista and Magherafelt modelling sensation Jayne Higgins.  And representing the males are world-class athletes Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlon, and Brendan Rogers, Belfast punk legend Terri Hooley, and Oscar-winner Terry George, among many other well-known faces.

Not only will the event announce the deserving winners of each of the regular seven principal categories, which are sponsored by businesses including hugely successful Northern Irish tan brand Vita Liberata, sport drink Powerade, Yacht Masters, The OUTLET, Belfast beauty mecca Skin Medi-Spa, Ticketmaster DV8, Shannon’s The Jewellers, and Perfect Night formalwear, but this year’s awards will also feature the introduction of the Breakthrough Designer category, sponsored by Hairdresser Andrew Mulvenna, where Northern Ireland’s upcoming creative talent will be recognised for its massive strides in the fashion industry in recent years.  Finalists among nominees for the award include Lisa McCabe’s Nor Lisa line, Shauna Fay, Emma Logue, Ruedi Maguire and Susan Black.

Nor Lisa A/W 2012 Collection

A full list of the eight award categories and the shortlisted nominees can be found in the October edition of IN! magazine which is on sale now as well as online at www.in-magazine.co.uk.

There will also be a prize for ‘Most Glamorous on the Night’ sponsored by chic Lurgan eveningwear boutique Perfect Night, as well as an exclusive spot prize for one of the lucky guests in attendance.

Organiser and IN! publisher Lisa Harrison said:  “The event is in its fourth year now and we are back, bigger than ever, to continue our celebration of the talents and achievements of some of our best known and most glamorous personalities. This will be our most exciting and stylish evening yet, right in the heart of Belfast, with a programme of thrilling entertainment and gourmet food in what will be a star-studded evening to remember.”