We’ve actually just about given up on our teenage dreams of looking like a real celebrity.
Sure we do a mean liquid-liner-strong-brow combo and yup,we’ve been known to rock some pretty on fleek, red carpet worthy looks.
But we’ve now old and wise enough to come to the conclusion that constantly sporting SnapChat-ready hair, make-up and accessories (we salute you, famous folk) is just too overwhelming for normal beings.
Still, we’re not ones to pass on the opportunity to occasionally go serious Kardashian-Jenner glam for a really special event – and that’s where Starla dresses comes in.
Located on Dublin’s South William Street, but with a great website for anyone based outside the capital, the outlet is basically the go-to place for the likes of Rosanna Davison, Holly Carpenter, Suzanne Jackson, Nicola Hughes, Hazel O’Sullivan, Vogue Williams and Lynn Kelly.
And let’s face it: those lovely ladies go to A LOT of fancy-pants social events.
Starla hires out designer dresses from just €80 – think the head-turning Sierra dress, or the sexy All Saints gold eagle number, the latter of which has been seen on Rosanna. Or alternatively, borrow a serious statement number from Alex Perry for €200 or less – he’s the Aussie designer that’s hugely popular with the likes of Sandra Bullock, Giuliana Rancic, and Ariel Winter. We furthermore got more than a little excited when we spotted fabulouso frocks to purchase from just €65. And *whisper it* Starla on occasion sells off former rental stock (which is always in perfect condition) for a fraction of the original price: at the moment we have one very keen eye on this stunning hand-painted Holt Miami dress. Kim Kardashian loves the label, and while it would have been (gulp) more than €1,000 to buy, it is now on sale for just €180… #swoon. For those that don’t do dresses – the store and website both have a brilliant selection of accessories and fur for sale: think bags, bangles and rings, not to mention [pictured above] amazing €30 bobble hats that have just arrived in for winter. Here, with a debs/wedding/ball/graduation spring in our step, SHEmazing! has rounded up the very best that Starla currently has to offer…
Karis bandage dress in dusty pink, €115 [to buy]
Rachel Gilbert Rosie gown in yellow, €185 [to hire]
Long navy gown, €480 [to buy]
George Cara gown in blue, €160 [to hire]
Wilde Willow dress in fuschia pink, €130 [for sale]
Chantel gown, €220 [to buy]
Juliet gown in red, €195 [to hire]
Sweet Sensation Gown in blue, €120 [to buy]
Jessica dress, €110 [to buy]
Rabbit poncho in black, €70, with gold belt, €25 [both for sale]
Fergie gown in white, €180 [to hire]
Pink Farrah dress, €100 [to buy]
Navy Badgley Mischka gown, €180 [to hire]
To check out the full range, visit the Starla website here.