Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Fabulous & Affordable Sale @ Coze Di Roze!
Some things are worth waiting for! The Sale at Coze Di Roze is definitely not to be missed. A fantastic 50% off Spanish designers, Hoss Intropia and Chie Mihara's Spring/Summer 09 styles is offered, many of which have been featured in Social & Personal, Irish Tatler and TV3's Ireland AM.
Great discounts are also available on all the other ranges of Shoes, Bags, Knitwear, Jewellery, Hats and Beauty Products & Gifts.
Limited stock is carried at Coze Di Roze so don't delay in dropping in. Parking available for customers at rear of church. Entrance directly opposite shop. Check out at http://www.cozediroze.ie to make your list! Postage to anywhere in Ireland.
Hoss Intropia Petrol or Violet Suede Now EU 107.50
Hoss Intropia Black or Nude Slingback Now Eu 107.50
Chie Mihara Teimosa Slingback Now Eu 120.00
Chie Mihara Welsh Navy, Cream & Red Mary Jane Now Eu 120.00
Friday, June 26, 2009
Deirdre Morahan of Demora Boutique is delighted to announce the arrival of www.demora.ie. Demora uniquely combines the ideas of elegance and cutting edge looks for fashion forward ladies to achieve an essence of style this Spring/Summer 2009.
Check it out www.demora.ie
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Collective Clothing can be purchased in the following stores:
Cornucopia, 6 Lower Market Street, Ennis, Co Clare
Divine, Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Divine, 2 Strand Street, Malahide, Co Dublin
Elle, 3 Bridewell Lane, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick
Imasa, 109-110 O Connell Street, Limerick
Joi, 117 Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Mimi & Bow, Friar Street, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Ruby, 1 Ivy Terrace, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Shine, Dalton Street, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Sarah Kings, 67 North Main Street, Wexford
Meso, 23 Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Liuzzi, Convent Lane, Bloomfields, Dun Laoirghe, Co. Dublin
When it comes to classic fashion, the white shirt -- clean, crisp and timeless -- is hard to beat and is among the top 10 wardrobe staples.
Remember when Sharon Stone wore one to the Oscars with a formal full skirt?"
Audrey Hepburn famously wore a man's white shirt tied in the back to show off her tiny waist, but we have many more and better options now.
While white shirts always have been a crucial part of a woman's wardrobe, the infusion of stretch has rocketed them even higher on the list of go-to items.
Stretch has also made them more of a stand-alone piece -- especially when they can be worn over trousers, jeans or a skirt, without being tucked in.
The enduring appeal of the white shirt is simply this: "It's fresh, useful and modern."
Keep this in mind when buying a white shirt, which can range in price from €15.00 (at the High Street Shops) to €200-plus for brands like Ralph Lauren:
White doesn't stay white forever, so be prepared to buy some new white shirts when your older shirts start to lose their ‘whiteness’ or get dingy. The good news is that this makes it easier to stay in style, as shirt silhouettes are constantly evolving.
Buying a white shirt:
If you're petite, make sure everything about the shirt is in scale to your body. You don't want oversize collars, overly fussy details, too-wide lapels, too-long sleeves or too long of a tail on the shirt.
If you're busty, make especially sure that the shirt buttons in the right places so it doesn't gape.
The larger busts figures should stay away from ruffles or extra details on the upper part of the shirt.
For a slimming effect, especially if you go in at the waist, slightly fitted shirts are better.
If you have an undefined waist, though, the blousier look might work better.
If your tummy pooches out, a shirt that's ruched on the side can disguise it.
Vertical white-on-white stripes are very slimming.
Check how see-through the shirt is when you try it on.
Also check that all seams are sewn smooth and flat; if they bunch or there is an extra wrinkle, the shirt will look cheap.
If white doesn't enhance your complexion, add a pop of colour with a necklace -- say, bold turquoise, coral, jet-black or bamboo beads. Or add a scarf, cardigan or jacket.
If you have a favorite white shirt, that's fine, but try new styles, too -- pintucks, darts, piping, coloured buttons, bell sleeves, three-quarter length sleeves. All will update the look.
Caring for your white shirt
In general, it's better to wash your white shirts than to have them dry-cleaned. You must, of course, wash only with other whites.
Never use bleach; it will probably yellow your shirt. Pay extra attention to the collar. Put some dishwashing liquid or stain remover on it to get makeup off.
Wash in tepid water and let them hang dry, especially if the shirt has lycra in it. Or place briefly in the dryer. Be aware that even if you line dry your shirt, some may shrink up to a size after washing. Best not to buy one that's already snug.
Worth trying: Put white vinegar in the rinse water the first time you wash a white shirt. It helps it stay whiter.
Undoing the buttons when you place your shirts in the washing machine will keep them more secure for longer.
Many Thanks to Rita Mylett www.rmibranding.com
Monday, June 22, 2009
Ever gone shopping, tried something on and wondered, “Does this look awful, or am I just not hip?” How do you really know if a new trend looks bad on you or whether you’re just stuck in a serious style rut?
Here are 5 shopping Do’s and Dont’s to get you off the fashion fence and help you look fabulous after 40!
1. DON’T Blindly Listen to Sales People
We’ve all fallen into the trap of letting a salesperson talk us into buying something, we’re not really crazy about. After 40, we are easy prey. While there are some good salespeople out there, most are on commission and want you to buy. Best to listen to your gut about an outfit or develop a long term relationship with a particular salesperson that you like and trust. Also, be sure to take a good look at how the sales person has put herself together. If she doesn’t look chic, how can you expect her to help you look chic?
2. DO Take it Home to Test Drive
Most shopa have excellent return policies, so if you’re not sure how you feel about something, take it home and try it out. It can look very different when you are more rested or if you are in a different light. Maybe you’ll even notice how well it works with something else in your wardrobe or start to feel differently about it when you slip it on and get all kinds of compliments from your family. Or perhaps, you’ll realise that your instincts were right after all, and return it.
3. DON’T say No to your First Encounter with a New Style
When a new style arrives in the store it can seem so foreign that even though it looks fabulous on you, it feels strange. This is particularly true after 40. For example, if you try on a pair of new high waisted trousers, and you like them, but are just not sure, then try on several versions of the same look from different designers. Sometimes a slightly different cut or a small detail change can make all the difference and suddenly you are sold.
4. DO check out what other Women are pulling off
If you are not sure if a style is age appropriate, then take a look at what other fashionable gals your age are wearing. If you are 40+ and worried that chunky platform shoes may look too young, but you notice stylish 40 somethings’ wearing them who look great, then go for it. Also notice what clothes, hair and accessories these women are wearing with the chunky platforms. It’s important to co-ordinate a total look.
4. DO Be Prepared to make Mistakes
If you’ve fallen off the style track since you’ve turned 40 it’s going to take a while to get back on board. Be prepared to make a few mistakes and forgive yourself. So you thought it looked great, gave it a chance and a month later hated it. This will happen. Don’t beat yourself up. Getting Your Style Groove back is a process.
5. DON’T Buy Clothes you are not in Love With
In the end, the best way to determine whether a new style is right for you is to be in love with it. That’s the bottom line. If you don’t feel confident in what you are wearing you will never look fabulous no matter what anyone says. Remember you have to feel fabulous to look fabulous.!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
These Fun and flirty Dresses are priced at just €50 EUROS!!
Visit Little Black Dress,Top Floor Powerscourt SC Dublin 2 or visit www.irishboutiques.com to see other styles available.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Are you a classic beauty? A dramatic diva? Or perhaps sporty chic? How we dress gives viewers a hint (or in some cases a full statement) of our personality. So what's your style profile? Most women are a combination of a several, but there are a few dominant traits in every woman that makes her distinct. Check out the below profiles and connect with your inner style goddess.
Classic. Classic women have timeless looks that never go out of style. They prefer to dress in silhouettes that create a clean, smooth line. Being the antithesis of trendy, they pick up 'fashions of the moment' in the details of the accessories.
Dramatic. Dramatic women prefer vivid colours and patterns that catch the eye. They love to dress in cuts and silhouettes that flatter the figure for a striking appearance. Creativity is their anthem and is reflected in their makeup and hair styles.
Elegant. Elegant women enjoy creating looks that are polished and classic. Quality fabrics and clean lines play a key role in their style choice. Subtle ruffles and feminine details can be found in their wardrobe, but nothing too extravagant or over the top.
Natural. For the natural woman, comfort reigns supreme when selecting clothing. Fabrics that move freely with the body, in carefree colours and earthy prints give a bohemian air to her look. Simple hair and makeup characterise her, highlighting her natural beauty.
Romantic.. Romantic women create looks that are soft and feminine. Satins, lace, and flirty trims are sprinkled throughout their wardrobe. Soft makeup and pastel colours contribute to their ambiance of romance and love.
Sporty Chic. Smart trainers, cropped trousers, and vintage tees. Whether dressed up or down, sporty women prove that it is possible to dress comfortably and still look great. Simple hairstyles, whether cropped or pulled back compliment their look and makeup is usually minimal.
``How we dress sends a message about who we are, or at least how we want the world to perceive us. ... So as you face your wardrobe and prepare to dress for the day, project yourself onto a billboard in a City Shopping Centre.. How will people respond to that image of you and what assumptions will they make about who you are’. Take this as a wake-up call for people who never think about what they are wearing.
And always remember Italian Actress Sophia Loren's words: ``nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.''
log onto www.rmibranding.com
GORGEOUS GIFTS YOU'LL WANT TO KEEP FROM COZE DI ROZE. BEAUTIFUL & EYE-CATCHING JEWELLERY FROM PEARLS FOR GIRLS AND LUXURIOUS BODY TREATS FROM THE ABAHNA RANGE. ALL BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED TO ADD A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE TO YOUR GIFT. CHECK OUT www.cozediroze.ie
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thanks to jamie oliver for this one!!!
thick set of pork ribs
joint of lamb
4 to 5 cloves
1 tsp cumin
2 tbs fennel seeds
1 tsp black pepper
2/3 tsp salt
handful of fresh rosemary leaves
10 fresh bay leaves
bunch thyme use the tips and leaves
1 whole bulb of garlic peeled
peeled zest of an orange
4 tsp smoked paprika
half bottle of balsamic vinegar
juice of 1 orange
whole bottle of organic ketchup
bash cloves,cumin,fennel seeds,black pepper and salt in a pestle and mortar.
roughly chop herbs, garlic, orange rind. mix it all with the wet ingredients.
Make sure you score the lamb before you rub this BBQ mixture on it and cut chicken down the backbone then flatten, score the meat and rub in the marinade. Place all meats onto 2 roasting pan ( lamb in one and chicken and pork in the other) cover with foil and put into oven to roast for 1 1/4 hours on about 375F then dip into marinade again and place onto BBQ to crisp, for about 45 min. Be sure to put all the oven roasting juices into a pot to reduce, you could bring any remaining marinade to a boil and add to the pan juices too, use a rosemary bunch to mop or brush the marinade onto the meats as they crisp up
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Glamourama – a night of style & fashion in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation
Calling all fashionistas! Glamourama, the fashion event of the summer will hit the streets of Cork on Friday June 12th in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation. This one-of-a kind fashion show will bring together on one runway some of the most influential and glamorous designers, showcased through the high end boutiques that sell them throughout Ireland. Adding to the exclusivity of the night is the location – The Irish Examiner Spiegeltent which is host to it’s first ever fashion show.
This star studded fashion event will be hosted by Karen Koster and filmed by Xpose is under the professional expertise of Celia Holman-Lee and her models. Guests will be treated to minty Mojitos, 3 course canapés, €100 goody bags and top raffle prizes.
Tickets are €80 or €60 if you are buying two or more and can be bought from the Mercy Hospital Foundation 021 4274076, Power Media 021 4271148 or any of the following boutiques in Cork city Beth, Noa Noa, Lisboa, Beautiful Bumps, Kozae, The Kilkenny Store or Gasoline and Bluefig in Ballincollig, Jane in Kinsale, Moda in Mallow or a Touch of Class in Youghal.
More information on Frock on www.irishboutiques.com
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Shoe clips, inspired by Audrey Hepburn who was a fan,( all ladies love extraordinary embellishments on our shoes), these designer shoe clips are now back in voque, do not harm your shoes and comfortable to wear they transform the look of your shoe in an instant, expand your shoe collection without buying new shoes or match your outfit to a clip and bring out the stylist in you, not just for shoes but dress up a handbag, clothes, hats, jackets.
We stock the Absolutely Audrey, Shoeworthy and Emmersen collections.
Great holiday tip, no need to back 5 pair of shoes, pick your favourite and give them a new look every night with shoe clips, no excess baggage worries.
Brides love them as add a touch of glamour to your shoe but also co-ordinate the bridesmaids shoes too and a lovely momento of the day to wear again and again.
Office to evening in an instant!
Tel: 087 7819046
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Located in Cabinteely Village, Dublin 18, Coze Di Roze is a boutique which offers a one stop solution to completing any chosen outfit – work, occasion, play or holidays. A warm and genuine welcome awaits you at this Aladdin’s cave of treasures offering a great range of individual shoes including Chie Mihara and Hoss Intropia; Bags of every size and colour including Italian brand Carlo and Ignes, Emma Gordon and Artico which offer a bespoke service to match your exact colour needs at very affordable prices.
Pashminas, wraps, and Irish label, Aganzi Knitwear are stocked along with jewellery from the very popular Pearls for Girls and Irish designer, Margaret O’Rourke’s MoMuse designs.
To help complete your look, Coze Di Roze also offer a range of hosiery from Italy, hats, headpieces, control underwear and luxurious gifts such as the beautifully packaged Abahna range to suit even the most difficult to buy for.
To avoid making your life any more complicated, why not start at Coze Di Roze in Cabinteely Village and your list could be completed in one go!
Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a gift voucher from Coze di Roze.