A Precious Gem

With my love of fashion, I have always greatly admired the designers. I have tried my hand at it myself & while I have designed and made a skirt and a dress, I just don’t have the creative skill that so many designers out there have. Of course being Irish, I love to see Irish designers making a name for themselves not only at home but on the international scale too.

With my job as fashion editor of Weddingstyle.ie, I’m lucky enough to interview some of our fantastic design talent. Most recently I interviewed Bray girl Lorna Burton. CoraLlei, which is the name of her unique, ethically made designs are something not to be missed. This girl has the amazing talent of design and making the most exquisite bags ever. Celebs including MTV presenter Laura Whitmore have been spotted out and about with her designs. And September just gone saw Burton showcase her collaboration with the ‘From Somewhere’ label at London Fashion Week! This weekend Burton will showcase her stunning designs, my fave being the Fringed Diamond bag, which uses the fringe trend mixed with sophisticated, at the Xpose Live event at the RDS. For all you fashionsitas out there looking for something a little different & ethically made, this is one showcase you have to see!



  1. February 11, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    Just discovered your blog through Lorna Burtons’ FB page – its really good well done – Lornas bags are amazing!!!!

    • February 14, 2011 / 9:08 pm

      Hi Martina,

      Thanks for the comment I hope you enjoy the blog. Yeah Lorna’s designs are fantastic. I see you are in the wedding dress industry. I write for a wedding web-site called weddingstyle.ie. If you have an images you want to pass on do as I may be able to feature them on the site!