All about you Style Event – The Low Down
So I attended this style event Saturday last, as I had seen it randomly come up on a Facebook page and I thought why not? The day cost €55, was held in the Savoy Hotel Limerick and consisted of various experts in their field either discussing or demonstrating their particular skill. Lunch was also included in the price so to be honest it was well worth the money spent.
This was the first style event with another two scheduled over the coming months, check out the Glamour Agency page HERE for details of the next events. As with all new events, it will take time to develop and with attendees feedback, I am sure it will become even better so I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in beauty, hair, fashion and mindfulness to definitely attend. So without further ado I will discuss the individual experts and give my humble but honest opinion on each. The links to all the experts are in the title heading if you wish to check them out further.
The Days Running Order
Fiona Doyle (Owner of the Glamour Agency) – Fashion Tips
I really enjoyed this piece but it was a small bit rushed (due to us fashionable late ladies) and I would have loved to see the key items that were spoken about put together on a real person. The tips were great though and included such things as using accessories to bring an outfit from ok to wow, tips about what is on trend at present, tips on moving your wardrobe from winter to spring and using the colour wheel to understand what colours can be worn together. Overall it was a great help and I ran out and bought more accessories as it is the one area I can be quite poor at remembering to buy.
Siobhan Quin (Manager of the Zip Yard) – How to Dress for your Body Shape
I felt that this piece was really interesting as Siobhan spoke about body shape and how to dress for it. She had examples of dresses that were brought to Zip yard to be altered or completely changed and she discussed the changes made for that particular body shape. Again I would have loved this piece to be longer with more interaction with the attendees. I would love to know what body shape I have and if what I was wearing on the day was appropriate for my shape. The great bit though is that Siobhan will do a consultation without charge to discuss your body shape and if you bring in items from your wardrobe she will suggest changes that they can do to make it work for you. I know we all have items in our wardrobes that we have bought which have been so wrong for us….I would highly recommend going into the Zip yard, I know that I will be paying a visit in the near future!!
Aidan O’Brien (Leading Potential) – Success Coach, Health and Wellness
Aidan was the hidden highlight of the day for me….I thought it was going to be all about eating right and all that jazz (which I know is important but completely lost on me). The main piece was actually about how to be successful with tips and information on how to achieve this. Obviously as I am just at the beginning of a new challenge and one that I wish to succeed at, so this piece really resonated with me and filled me with conviction that I needed to keep going on the blog. The key take away for me and was Aidan formula to success – Say yes, then tell the world and figure it out as you go!
Susan Fox (Professional Makeup Artist) – Make up Application
Well I have a biased opinion of Susan as she did my wedding makeup for me in 2007! I saw her at a wedding fair and was blown away how flawless the models looked without looking caked in makeup and this was really important to me as I do not have the best skin in the world. So I was excited to get some tips on how to apply my makeup and more importantly move from a day to night look. For this element you bring in your own cleanser, moisturiser and makeup and Susan goes around offering advice. This takes place after Susan demonstrates on a member of group. I really enjoyed this section of the day and I wished the time allotted was longer but it did not take away from the stellar advice from this pro!
Ciara Downes (Park Avenue Hair and Make Up) – Hair Advice and Styling
Ciara demonstrated on how to create curls with heated rollers and with a GHD. She also offered advice on what products to use, how to backcomb and how to put your hair in a textured ponytail. For this section you could also bring in your GHD so that you could practice on your own hair while Ciara went around and offered advice. I use rollers but I never attempted the do GHD curls so I am delighted that I now know how and I picked up some great tips on hair products. Again I really enjoyed this section and Ciara was lovely!
So that is it in a nutshell, however, the icing on the cake was the little goodie we received when we left. It included a lovely set of earnings from No. 15 Le Masion (who you will be well aware off from my previous posts), a free makeover for McCabe’s Pharmacy, special offer on coaching session with Aidan and with one on one makeup lessons with Susan, a voucher for Zip Yard and fab eye cream from Ziaja.
Overall it was a great day and I am really glad I went (on my own) as I met the fabulous Naomi whom I felt like I had known forever. It just goes to show you should never stop yourself going somewhere just because you are on your own!! If you are looking for a day out with a difference then I would highly recommend attending this event which will be on again in May.
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Till next time xxx