Speaking about appearing in the 'Primark 50' campaign, Sue explained, “to be asked to be a part of such a huge campaign for 'Primark 50' was an absolute pinch-me moment.
"I have been a loyal Penneys customer since I was a teenager and have worked with them collaboratively on fashion as well as my own beauty products that are stocked in their beauty department," she continued.
"Primark is so relatable to everyone; there's something for everyone of all tastes, all styles and all budgets. They have been a massive supporter of mine along my journey, and I want to say, ‘Thank you Primark for always believing in me. I really look forward to our continued success together'.”
Primark have released a special new collection to celebrate the autumn season, and it really allows your style to…bloom *winks*.
Who said roses can only be the theme of Valentine's Day? Primark are going above and beyond to prove that rose patterns can be worn at any time of the year, including Autum/Winter '19.
The rose print collection focuses on femininity, with soft frills, vibrant reds and bussy bow necklines. We can't think of anything better to fit into our autumn wardrobes, especially with these low prices.
First up, Primark's rose print full-length dress with a cinched waistline priced at just €25:
What a look. You'll be the centre of attention in any room with a bold colour choice like this one.
Next up- Primark's floral rose print blouse in deep red for only €15;
The frilled sleeves and shoulders really add to the chic vibes this blouse is giving off. The pussy bow neckline is an added feminine touch.
The next skirt has a colour change from the deep reds of the previous two items, if you want more of a springtime look;
Did you really think they'd only offer you one type of rose print blouse? Hell no.
Primark's petal blouse with cream colouring really makes the red pop in this final piece. From the frills on the shoulders and sleeves to the collarbone neckline; you really can't get more glamorous.
The whole collection has a maximum price of €25, so what are you waiting for? Stay rosy this autumn. The rose print range is out now in all Primark stores.
Festival fashion is one of the most sought-after gems in the style calendar, but trends have most definitely shifted in 2019 into a more sustainable environment. Rightfully so.
Rather than buying entirely new wardrobes for each music festival attended, the rise of the rental is upon us as well as the overwhelming popularity of vintage clothes.
The billion-dollar festival fashion scene is a whole new ball game since the rise of apps like Instagram, capturing celebrity fashion at Coachella, Reading, Parklife, Electric Picnic and Glastonbury.
A fast fashion extravaganza has been the result, with millions of euros spent on clothing for festival wear each year. The fashion industry is the second-biggest water polluter on earth, after the oil industry.
Outlandish, aesthetically-dramatic outfits which normally wouldn’t be worn are donned, but with the rise of ethical and sustainable fashion, what are this year’s trends?
Vintage styles are setting the trend agenda this festival season, as shown by global fashion search engine Lyst.
The company identified the major trends for festival season by gathering analysis on the shopping behaviours of over five million people based on social media metrics and search data.
It discovered that the 1990s are well and truly the decade to be apart of. Search results for staples from the time such as neon, bucket hats, tie-dye, chunky sports sandals and graphic t-shirts have all increased.
“Sustainability is an issue that more and more customers care about on Lyst,” the organisation’s insights reporter, Morane Le Caer, told The Independent.
1. Biodegradable glitter
Some festivals have already taken action when it comes to the harmful effects of glitter on the environment by pledging to ban glitter from their sites as part of a wider outlaw on single-use plastics.
In case you aren’t aware, glitter contains micro-plastics which take hundreds of years to break down, so can cause a phenomenal amount of damage (despite it’s small size).
However, you simply can’t remove glitter from the festival landscape so a solution has been created; biodegradable glitter.
As it turns out, you can be savvy about the environment while dancing the night away in a field simultaneously.
There are a huge amount of fantastic brands emerging which promote sustainability and recyclable materials, but our faves include;
EcoStardust, Dolls Kill ‘Go Get Glitter’, In Your Dreams, Festival Face, Primark P.S…Festival collection, BOD Mermaid Body and Eco Glitter Fun.
2. Tiny ’90s sunglasses
With the coming of summer brings iconic vintage trends, predominantly from the nineties this year. What was one of the greatest aspects of that era? Tiny sunglasses, of course.
Style icons like Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez have caught on to the trend, which was based around cinematic veterans from the 90s sporting small sunnies in films like Notting Hill (Julia Roberts) and supermodels like Kate Moss.
Are you even a fashionista if you aren’t wearing teeny, tiny sunglasses? Probably not. If Kendall Jenner is copying 1999 Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Britney Spears, then you should probably try it too.
You can normally find the best pairs by thrift shopping or visiting places like Dublin Vintage Factory or Nine Crows vintage, but ASOS and ASOS Marketplace also do great coloured oval sunglasses.
Sequins as a festival trend will most likely never change.
It’s the perfect way to grab the spotlight from the artists and firmly place it on yourself, and it’s distracting in all the best ways if you haven’t washed your hair at Electric Picnic in three days.
Vintage shopping for sequins is one of the most fun activities in the land, and you can find some sparkly gems in most places.
ASOS Marketplace has an extensive selection, and we can’t get enough of the co-ords.
All that glitters may not quite be gold, but they can give you a killer look for the next music festival you attend with your gal-pals.
Fashion will always have an obsession with sparkle, with major couture designers utilising sequins with precision. It trickles down to the festivals, where everyone wants to have the most eye-catching apparel.
4. Attention-grabbing hats
From ’90s bucket hats and cowboy hats to sequinned military-style caps and printed beanies, when you’re having a festival hair day with unwashed tresses; hats will be thy saviour.
Black leather baker boy hats have been spotted on the Nine Crows website, and ASOS Marketplace has an array of velvet and sequinned berets to get your hands on.
Depop is also your best friend when it comes to items like these. The clothes-selling app has millions of users, and is a brilliant place to buy and sell second-hand clothes and vintage goodies.
Somehow, summer always grabs onto the trend of bucket hats every single year. We’ve seen countless boys at Longitude (RIP) sporting branded Kangol bucket hats, but the vintage headgear remain cool.
While fast fashion brands will bring out their own lines of bucket hats and eye-catching caps, there’s nowhere better than vintage stores to get the original ’90s vibe.
Temple Bar has numerous shops to rifle through, but some are better for accessories than others. Online stores like Beyond Retro in the UK have a great collection too, and Depop sellers have gorgeous options.
The Kardashians and Kanye West are partially credited with reigniting the luxe sportswear trend, and the nineties ‘athleisure’ fad is officially back.
Sportswear that doubles up as festival wear is definitely on the rise, with cycling shorts and chunky runners seen on high-fashion runways and in high street stores alike.
We’re fairly sure the Tour de France wasn’t intending on beginning a cycling shorts trend, but here we are.
It’s got nothing to do with exercise or physical performance, but everything to do with looking festival fierce in a flash.
Princess Diana’s mid-90s style and Yeezy’s obsession with form-fitting athleisure have both caused an influx in people searching for leggings and patterned cycling shorts online.
Labels like Fendi, Dior, Chanel, Nanushka, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh all showcasing stylised riffs on cycling shorts in their runway collections recently, with the addition of neon to prove peak 90s.
Wear with an oversized blazer and statement belt if your shorts aren’t eye-catching enough at Electric Picnic.
With vintage and sustainable shopping on the increase, nailing these five festival fashion trends in the 2019 season will be easier, and cheaper, than ever but with a less negative environmental impact.
You don’t need an entirely new wardrobe to slay the styles. It just takes some dedication and creativity, and the knowledge of the best second-hand places to shop.
Do yourself a favour and download Depop while you’re at it. The ’90s will be all over your campsite aesthetic in no time.
Consider the weather and location – this might sound like an obvious one, but it’s also one of the most important. Festivals can be totally different experiences depending on the location and the time of year. Keep an eye on the forecast during the week running up to the festival and be ready to change your festival shoes options at a moment’s notice.
You should also do a bit of research on the type of ground the festival is set on. Fields can get muddy, beaches can get hot and street festivals can be hard on the feet, so you’ll need to adjust your Blundstone shoes choices accordingly.
Most festivals are heavy-going on your footwear, even if the weather is kind, so we recommend choosing something sturdy and strong to take the brunt of the wear. Leather is always a good choice as it’s strong, comfortable and easy to clean, but plastic and rubber are also good choices.
Feature image: Purple lens sunnies by Vintingsat ASOS Marketplace, €11.76
Aim to sustain is our new motto, given the current climate emergency.
We're pure delighted that ASOS Marketplace exists purely for the purpose of bringing you the hottest vintage, charity and independent store boutiques in the business.
Tracking down the best fashion pieces that are vintage or sustainable online can be a tricky challenge, but we've chosen our top 10 from the website for you.
HEY! Did you know it’s Earth Day today? It’s got us talking about all the ways that loads of our boutiques are sustainable. We’ll be celebrating them all this week on our Instagram, or tap the link to see our sustainable edit. https://t.co/EluuVKaKSUpic.twitter.com/xbktJRnW0Y
Want to make an attention-grabbing bouquet for a festival, hen do, wedding or party? Bloom & Wild's floral stylist Rowan Blossom and author of bestselling book Living With Flowers, is here to show you how.
And good news. It's not as hard as you'd think. Everyone can do this. You just need to allow about an hour to make it on the day you want to wear it so it's lovely and fresh. But if you really, really won't have time on the day? Just make it the day before and fill it in a big bowl of cold water overnight.
What you'll need:
– Measuring tape
– Floristry wire
– Green floristry tape
– Floristry scissors
– Ribbon of your choice
– 1 Bloom & Wild letterbox bouquet, we've used The Rebecca
Choose a bouquet with woody or rigid stems as they last longer out of water. Roses, carnations, leucospermum, celosia, and foliage like ruscus and eucalyptus are all great choices.
1. Measure your head then cut your floristry wire to size
2. Twist each end of wire to create loops. Hold them in place by tightly wrapping them with floristry tape. You'll pop your ribbon through these later.
3. Trim each flower down so there's only 1-2 inches of stem left. Cut down your foliage into sprigs this long as well.
4. Start by placing a piece of foliage at one end of the floral wire, keeping it as close to the loop as you can without covering it.
5. To hold it in place, grab your floristry tape. Keep it on the reel, but hold the open end over the stem wire, pull the tape until it turns clear then tightly wrap it around. Do this one or twice until it feels securely held.
6. Repeat with a flower. You want to pop your flower as close to the foliage as possible to hide any signs of tape.
7. Then keep repeating steps 6 and 7, alternating between foliage and flower, until your crown is full. Remember to keep pulling your tape tightly and to keep your stems lined up in the same direction as you go. Try saving some of your bigger, focal stems for the front where they'll be most seen.
8. If any stems poke out of line, just trim them at the edge of the tape as you go along.
9 When you reach the end of your crown, secure the last piece of foliage in place by tightly wrapping it with floristry tape.
PrettyLittleThing have announced their latest collaboration, and we can't get enough of the fashion looks coming out of the new edit.
Their first PLT Presents edit features Instagram style queen Ellie Beatrice Joslin, known to her followers as Miss Joslin. She's one to watch, especially when it comes to serving up some fierce style moves.
Each collection of the PLT Presents edit shows a carefully curated drop from some of the most aspirational women on the scene. Keep these girls on your radar, and your Instagram feed.
Miss Joslin hit the streets of Barcelona to shoot the outfits of the day, and the clothes from her collection are simply stunning.
From her cool girl outfits to her hair (absolute goals) and make-up, Ellie’s got us covered with the best styling inspiration from head to toe.
Her signature style isn't far away from the pieces she's chosen. It's hard to choose from the classic and wearable yet bang-on-trend styles.
The collection features laid-back loungewear, sleek separates for layering and neutral, simple pieces for effortless glamour. The colour palette is pretty simplistic, but striking.
Creating killer looks for your Instagram won't be the slightest bit difficult after shopping Miss Joslin's edit. Ellie talks about her collection on the PrettyLittleThing: Behind Closed Doors podcast today;
“The whole experience has just been pretty crazy, overwhelming unreal. I’ve had input in the whole thing, helping design choosing materials."
"I wanted full input and wanted to create a collection which is very my vibe and versatile, not just for me but in terms of like, I want there to pieces so people can dress it to their vibe," she continued.
"I just feel like everything about the brand I enjoy, I like the fact they have a range of models they use and showcase different sizes”. I’ve been working with PLT for so long, I love the environment I love the team."
Bring outfits straight off the Instagram to real life with Miss Joslin's first PLT edit.
The prices range from €12 to €50, so the affordability factor is bound to earn her more fans. Shop the range here.
We may be over *gasp* half way through summer 2018 but don't put your Penney's sunnies and your Bardot tops away just yet, ladies.
With the whole month of August still to come, we have sooo many more chances to take (fifty drafts) of that sun-drenched Insta snap in The Perfect Outfit.
If you're feeling like you've worn out every possible summer '18 fashion trend, then no look for further for fabulous inspo from our very own home-grown gals who are absolutely slaying it on Instagram.
Whether you're an aspiring astronaut who can't get enough of sci-fi flicks and astrophysics, or else you're just a slave to fashion, this range is 100 percent for you.
Galaxy greys and cosmic reds merge across tops, windbreakers and shorts to bring an inspirational take on space, and matching water bottles, bags, travel pillows and notebooks are available for those long journeys to outer space.
Penneys 'Apollo 11-inspired apparel joins other brands celebrating the historic launch and moon landing, except it's affordable AF.
Ovie Soko has irrevocably changed our lives, that's a fact. The six foot seven basketball player has taken over the internet after bursting onto Love Island screens in the Casa Amor portion of the show.
He's basically the best thing to happen to the villa, and it appears that In The Style agree. The brand have dropped a range of t-shirts dedicated to the hilarious 28-year-old Islander.
While he's busy treating women with respect and giving long, deep, wise snippets of advice to the useless men in the house, he's also the king of fashion and emits chill vibes only.
Ovie was the only one to school Michael on how badly he spoke to Amber, as well as crying on national TV when his Casa Amor pal George was dumped from the island.
It's impossible not to love the hunk, especially when he dances while he irons his clothes. Or makes eggs. He dances pretty much constantly, it's his thing.
He definitely knows how to make a woman feel good about herself, and is a constant gentleman when it comes to Amber's feelings. Their friendship lights up the world.
ovie is just an absolute sweetheart.. he don’t chat shit behind people’s backs.. he looks out for his friends and keeps giving us iconic moments of the series.. an absolute deserving winner of this year’s love island #loveislandpic.twitter.com/en6gUzAls2
Woods co-designed the range of ready-to-wear pieces, designed to make every girl feel confident and empowered whether it's day or night.
The model uses her own personal style infused with fashion trends she's currently loving, such as vibrant brights, metallics, statement blazers and ruched dresses.
The campaign was shot by Charlotte Rutherford at Showbiz Studios and Pink House in Los Angeles, bringing the second exciting collection to life.
Speaking about the fashion-filled launch, Jordyn Woods shared,
“I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to co-design a second collection with boohoo. I’ve always been a huge fan of the brand and feel so fortunate to be part of the boohoo family.
"With my new collection, I wanted to offer size inclusive pieces with designs that reflect my personal style. I hope this collection empowers women and encourages them to dream big.”
The latest Jordyn Woods x boohoo capsule collection has an assortment of women's styles, from blazers, chic jumpsuits and matching two-piece sets to high slit dresses.
Lace, ruffles, tie-waisted silhouettes, and ruching designs all make an appearance in the range, which includes sizes UK 4 up to UK 28 and retails at just €10 to €50.
Co-Founder of boohoo.com, Carl Kane, couldn't contain her anticipation for the collection to be released:
“We’re excited to announce our second global partnership with American model and celebrity, Jordyn Woods. Jordyn is everything the boohoo girl embodies, and we are thrilled to be working with her once again.
"Shot in her hometown in Los Angeles, the latest collection showcases Jordyn’s incredible style and personality with fun ready-to-wear pieces that are made for all body shapes and sizes, in keeping with the inclusive spirit of boohoo.”
Jordyn Woods, Zendaya, Charli XCX and Paris Hilton have worked with boohoo.com on their ground-breaking collaborations since 2016, and it's only getting bigger and better.
Shop the Jordyn Woods x boohoo collection now on the brand's website, and try to resist buying the entire thing.