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"My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses."  Audrey Hepburn

So after much procrastination and just a smidgen of fear I have decided to share my style whisperings with the rest of the world. I love clothes and have for as long as I can remember. My first real memory of seeing that perfect outfit, wanting it and then finally getting it was when I was six! It was the eighties and in true eighties style it was a pink jumpsuit and a turquoise jacket, nice. I got my Holy Communion money and hot trotted it to the original Dundrum shopping centre, (now a clothing mecca on the south-side of Dublin), where I felt that first rush of excitement that you get when buying a special piece of clothing. And that jumpsuit must of been special considering the number of photos it appeared in. Fast forward a few years to the teenies (if that's what we're calling them, I think the judges are still out on that one though) and I still crave and love the rush of buying a little bit of style. I suppose that's one of the reason's why I was once writing about fashion, style and trends and styling fashion shoots. That was the good old times when the country was booming and most of us were lucky enough to have landed our perfect job. I miss those times and I miss writing about all things fashion related and sharing my thoughts and style whisperings with all the fashionistas.

Hopefully this will be the year that the style whispering will get that little bit louder and all of you reading this will have some fashion fun, cause really that's what it's all about. If you can't have fun with your style then what's the point. It's all about individuality and making a look your own. Obviously we all have influences and over the decades the fashion world has been extremely lucky to have some remarkable style icons. My style would be heavily influenced by the fifties and sixties. It was a time when women were beginning to come into their own. The war years had strangely enough given women more freedom. While the men were in the trenches the women took over the male roles in the work place. It became acceptable for women to wear trousers. This was revolutionary, something which Coco Chanel and the actress Katherine Hepburn can be thanked for bringing into the fashion realm. This freedom was carried through to the fifties and sixties when women began to enjoy fashion. Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn were distinct fashion icons of this time and their style has never grown old or stale over the years. The now infamous film still of Audrey Hepburn looking into the window of Tiffany's in New York, with her beehive, large sunglasses, black dress, pearls, and the ultimate modern day accessory, a take-away coffee in her hand, is still very much relevant today. The sixties icon and muse to Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick created a boho chic look which is still followed today. Also her love of leggings, mini skirts and opaque tights are almost a mirror image of the fashion uniform of modern Dublin. These ladies have influenced fashion houses for decades, something I am very grateful for as I get to take a snippet of the essence of their style and bring it into my own.

Phew! Sorry my first entry was a little long but as I began to type away I realised I have so much I want to share but I think I should leave something for next time. Enjoy your lazy Sunday where ever you are and I hope your having fun. I'm off for a walk now cause the rain, the snow and freezing temperatures seem to have calmed down a bit to make way for a bright, winter blue sky.