Tag Archives: A/W 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

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 Embellished Stone Floral Collar

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

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 Stud Collar

        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.

Local Fashion Designer Will Preview Collection at Intimate Event

In an exclusive and intimate catwalk event in Café Vaudeville, Belfast on Monday 03 September 2012, up-and-coming fashion designer Lisa McCabe will reveal the autumn/winter 2012 collection from her ‘Nor Lisa’ label.

Since graduating from the University of Ulster in 2011, Lisa has worked tirelessly and enthusiastically on building the successful Nor Lisa label, which has already been featured on the catwalk for two seasons at Belfast FASHIONWEEK as well as being worn on the red carpet by singing sensation Niamh Perry and modelled by Britain’s Next Top Model finalist Diona Doherty. As well as designing and making the clothes in the collection, Lisa often designs the prints and hand prints many of the fabrics herself, so no two pieces of printed fabric clothing are the same.

The young Fermanagh-born lady is ambitious about furthering the success of her brand and new collections going forward. “The fashion industry in Northern Ireland is certainly one that’s growing rapidly and it’s a great time for young designers like me to be making the most of it.”

Speaking specifically about the new collection, Lisa describes this season’s collection as luxurious and exclusive, and she was inspired by rich country side manors, elegant clothing and anti-hunting.   Working very hard Lisa states:  “Like all designers, I work months in advance of each new season to research the upcoming trends and of course to create my own. It’s great to have reached the point where I am ready to launch the autumn/winter range which I think is one of my most adventurous to date. I’ll be a little nervous on the evening but I’ll mostly be excited to hear the reactions of my supporters.”

Audiences should expect to see previews of the 20-piece-strong collection boasting jewel colours highlighted with golds and luxurious fabrics with elements of lace which will be perfectly complimented by the boudoir-esque setting of Café Vaudevile. Local jewellery brand Melanie Bond will complement the fashion pieces on the catwalk with the latest statement necklaces and arm wear. Hairdresser Lee Stinton will work alongside Make-up Artist Nuala Campbell to complete the models’ looks.

With former Big Brother contestant Orlaith McAlistair as the host, DJ Gavin Annon on the decks and recent Britain’s Next Top Model finalist Diona Doherty on the catwalk and fronting the new collection, the event is hotting up to be one of the top VIP events of the year.

Tickets for the Nor Lisa AW12 Collection Preview which takes place at 7pm on Monday 3rd September are £12.50 and available to buy from www.nor-lisa.com or by emailing norlisafashion@gmail.com. Ticket price includes a West Coast Cooler reception and complimentary bespoke Nor Lisa inspired Sugar Room Cupcakes.

IMAGES BY: Nicola Lyons Photography ~ Gillian Douglas-Rea Hair ~ Nuala Campbell Make-up Artist ~ Nor Lisa Styling

Heels, Heels and some more Heels!

Every girl loves Heels and that’s a simple fact! From kitten heels to sky scrapers there are shoes to suit everyone’s taste. Myself personally, I find it pointless unless they are crazy, life-riskingly high! This season has shown so far, to be a great one for shoes and at the moment I am very much in love with colour blocking and find it a key hit all year long.

The first pair of shoes I chose are these stunning pair of suede wedges. Wedges are always great for summer and so much easier to wear than a stiletto, which make them essential for the summer holiday suitcase! The colours are very on trend for the nautical look and personally I would wear these with a short cute white dress to give it a romantic beach look. At only £45 these heels are a complete steal and available right now at asos.com

Asos.com – Pandora wedge with colour block £45.00

Next on the list for fab time shoes are these metallic beauties! Metallic is a great style and these shoes could instantly glam up any look in seconds. As they have the straps and the front wedge this will make them easier to wear also which is always a plus. The green colour is right on track also for A/W 2012 so they will bring you right into the new season also! At a bargain price of £32.00 reduced from £40.00, these little stunners wont be around for long to make sure you take a sec to pop over to office.com or go in store.

Office.com – tumble weed greaan crack £32


Two of the biggest trends for S/S 2012 were pastels and metal toes. These next heels hit both on the nail. They are so stunning my heart skipped a beat when I seen them. In a pale yellow these are sure to win the hearts of a lot of women. I can’t decide what I like the most about them? The season hitting metal toe? The elegant slim heel? Or even the delicate shade of yellow. In whole, these are an inspiration pair of heels which are very unique, so highly recommended to purchase as these are a true investment. Better again they are on sale! At only £39.99 reduced from £69.99 pure bargain. Visit Zara.com to view metal toe.

zara.com - Metal Toe - £39.99

Pretty in pink? I think so! Bright, big and bold, these block heels are simply beautiful. Take the opportunity to colour block like mad with these or play in safe with a smart black or white shift dress, either way you are bound to draw attention strutting your stuff in these. Again, the Zara.com sale is the reason my attention was drawn to these heels, so don’t forget to browse these whole collection as there are so many I want, I could go on for days. These are called suede sling back and I was shocked to see they are only £19.99 from £49.99 , add to shopping basket I think.

Zara.com – suede sling back £19.99


Killer wedges are so hot this season; add a bit of punk rock by wearing these edgy pair. Team with a leather jacket and lots of gold jewellery for that classic rocker look. The thick platform and high wedge means you will get the height but also with the comfort. They are on sale at Boohoo.com for a mere £35.00 can be worn day or night so i’m sure they well get well worn.


Boohoo.com – Black studded front wedge £35.00

That concludes my current favourite high heels. So happy shopping, until next time!