I love brunches. I love birthdays. Fashion’s not bad, either. Combine all three and you get the 1st Anniversary Fashion Bloggers’ Brunch, held last Sunday by the ever-gracious – and on this occasion, gold-lamé-clad – maven, Annmarie O’ Connor, at Dublin’s Harvey Nichols. Over my first ever Bloody Mary (and last, I reckon…appears i’m not a devotee of tabasco and tomato juice, though it’s nowt to do with the barmen of the establishment. I was assured by Garrett of Indigo & Cloth that it was rather the consummate cocktail), mixed berries, an assiette of Harvey Nicks amouse bouches and more bringers of foody heaven. Needless to say, the shirt below was nigh on bursting post-decadence.
The above-pictured was my attire for the day, plus a much too thick, slightly dissheveled, slicked-back barnet (which has since been shown the door…or rather the barber’s floor). Apologies for photo-quality…in dire need of a decent camera. Oh, and I suppose for the sink, too. I was thinking I could maybe pass it off as a chic incidental prop but eh, not so sure…
Purple-dot suit jacket from Topman, pinstripe shirt from Ted Baker, brown leather belt from River Island, white trousers from H&M, faded derby shoes from Ask the Missus via Office.
Much thanks to Annmarie, Michael and Dee @ Harvey Nichols and everyone else who made swell Sunday company including the impossibly elegant Blanaid of Blanaid.com, who so reminded me of Daphne Guinness, who I’d seen in the exact same Harvey N restaurant giving a lecture almost a year ago… strange that.