Last week I went along to Chupi‘s fifth birthday celebrations in Atrium in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
If you haven’t heard of Chupi Sweetman (where have you been?!), she’s an amazing Irish designer who left the world of fast fashion to create her own beautiful jewellery brand.
The delicate jewellery is largely inspired by the natural world and I’m determined to own a piece one day!
The event was seriously impressive with a gin cocktail bar, cupcakes, a stunning cake that looked almost too good to eat, a swing and gorgeous gold fronds and foliage imitating the style of the jewellery draped everywhere.
I went along with my friend and blogger pal Kathryn and we had loads of fun – one of the best events I’ve been to in a long time!
We had our photos taken when we arrived by a professional photographer (but after seeing mine I hope it never sees the light of day 😛 ) and we also got a polaroid photo taken together on the swing.
We also enjoyed a refreshing gin cocktail and piece of cake, before perusing the new S/S 18 collection.
I was really taken by were these beautiful Crown of Laurels hairpieces, perfect for a special event.
Chupi designed these in mind for brides who want a touch of sparkle in their wedding day outfit.
I love the old-fashioned style of these hair combs and they come in different sizes.
Many of Chupi’s pieces are cast from real items, such as leaves and swan feathers, I adore these beautiful silver and gold swan feather chain belts.
The rings were equally stunning, I love these little coin and leaf rings.
On arrival, all the guests were given a beautiful gold tote bag, perfect for carrying around all of your essentials.
It’s a very practical and pretty gift – I will pop a photo of it soon.
I decided to wear my black leather-look Bershka shirt dress with a pearl-embellished beret from Nasty gal and black boots.
I teamed this with a black Mango rucksack with gold hardware that I found in a charity shop for €12.
This dress was €35 and is definitely one of the best things I’ve bought all year.
It’s really flattering and you can wear it anywhere from work to going out.
One gripe I have with it is that the last button often pops open when I sit down but other than that it really suits my body shape.
I’m not the same size all over and I find shirt dresses even out my body.
I’m size 10-12 (literally fluctuates every single day) so I picked a medium and was delighted with the fit.
The material is lovely and soft and feels like real leather and it’s machine washable.
One small drawback is that it’s not very breathable and if it’s very warm, you might sweat a bit!
My ankle boots were about €25, I bought them on staff discount when I worked in Bershka and the hat was €9.
With the rucksack, total outfit cost came to about €81.
Thanks to the lovely Kathryn for taking the majority of the photos and check her out her amazing vintage and thrifty fashion blog Violinkit here.
I was delighted with the reaction to my last blog post about body image and thanks to everyone who read it.
I’ll be going to Ed Sheeran this month and Kodaline next month so expect some festival/concert basic bitch fashion coming your way soon!
I’m really looking forward to this summer as I was literally a prisoner in my home last summer with my ankle!