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Still in need of some items to complete your Autumn wardrobe? Then this 3 day sample sale could not have come at a better time!

Head down to Andrew’s Lane Theatre, Dublin 2, from noon tomorrow where you will see Superbeing, GSUS and Frenchurch all showing their stuff.

If casual street wear is your thing then you’ll find it here with sports wear inspired looks, as well as checks and acid brights included in the collections

What’s more, when you buy 4 items you can pick up a Frenchurch piece for free!

Shop the day away to the sound of the in house DJ and make use of the coffee and snacks to keep you going.

Take a break to check out the artwork sale that will also be running or chill out at the full bar.

The sale continues until Sunday at 6pm but be quick; we bet everything will be snapped up before long.

See you there!

Swapping is the new approach to shopping that is catching on everywhere. And we in Dublin are lucky to have Ireland’s very first Swop Shop boutique.

If you’re thinking musty old shirts and grandad jumpers then think again. The team at this Dublin fashion exchange only accept items that are in “immaculate condition, seasonal and reasonably on trend”. Which is great news for all of you who are lusting after a bargain designer buy.

‘Through the Looking Glass’ is the theme of their second Autumn Winter collection which has just launched. Their use of lace, velvet and ruffles help to create the Alice in Wonderland fantasy with pieces coming from Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop and Fornarnia.

Many items are available from between €0 and €10 depending on what you swap. So whether you want to create a new look or exchange that dress that has been hanging at the back of your wardrobe get down to their Crow Street store in Temple Bar and use your clothes as currency.

Outside the collection there are other great bargains to be had. Our favorites have to be these Miss Sixty leather effect trousers.

Log onto their website to check out more pictures from the gallery or for more information.

With recessionista shopping the new norm and renewal collections a big favorite, learning to get creative with your own wardrobe just makes sense.

Here to help are the Sip n’ Stitch team who promise not only to help you revamp your wardrobe but assess what suits your figure as well as give you some great styling tips.

So far so deadly? Tell us more you ask?

Well, no sewing machine? No worries. The focus of the six week course is on hand sewing and embellishments rather than technical machine work.

The course moves from revamping tops and dresses to a jacket overhaul and it doesn’t stop at clothes. The final week looks at hair accessories as well as bags and other bits and bobs. The team suggest bringing anything from runners to old curtains to help recreate your wardrobe. The potential seems never ending.

Alongside your wardrobe revamp, each week has a particular lesson from basic stitches during the first classes to ways to use elements such as cuffs, sleeves and pockets in a different way, towards the end of the course.

On top of all this the course will give you the opportunity to swap clothes and get to know new faces in a ‘boutique style’ setting all while sipping a glass of wine

Free drinks eh? Where do we sign up?

The course begins on Wednesday the 22nd at Om Diva Loft, Georges Street Arcade from 6.45 – 8.30pm at a cost of E108.

Places are sure to fill up quickly so to secure yours or to find out more information, give the team a call on 01 6791211. You can also check out their Facebook page here.

With the New York Spring shows in full swing you would be forgiven for thinking that we were all getting ahead of ourselves! So on Friday we went to check out the new Autumn/Winter Airborne Denim Collection for ONLY. Between tiger tees and stars and stripes, the fashion show at Weston Airport was a feast for the fashion senses!

Stand out pieces for us came from all sections, with the American flag motif jumpers from the Stars and Stripes collection a big favorite at STELLAR towers.

The Animal Rock collection was on trend with a great pair of slouchy yet stylish patterned trousers featuring as well as some laid back tees which looked the right side of worn. Their leopard print high-waisted shorts looked like they would flatter as well as make a statement this season.

With a good price point and basics as well as on trend looks we will definitely be picking up some items for our autumn/winter wardrobe.

ONLY, Jervis centre, Dublin and stockists nationwide

We love our readers so much we want them to get in on the action so here’s a sneak preview behind the scenes of Noirin Kelly’s photo shoot in next months Stellar, which is out tomorrow. Get it before it flies off the shelf. Woohoo!


Yes, it’s really happening! Luxury French fashion house, Lanvin, has teamed up with H&M to create a capsule collection for the high street store.

Since becoming the label’s artistic director in 2001, Alber Elbaz has brought a new life to the house. His use of ribbons, pearls and embellishments combined with sharp tailoring and exquisitely cut garments have made him a favorite among fashion’s finest.

In a statement Elbaz said that “H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less.”

Elbaz was careful to point out that he did not want to create a stepsister mass-market collection for the brand however. His enthusiasm for the project has come from the idea of “H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public.”

So when can we get our hands on it then?!

The collection will arrive on our shores on November 23rd. Not before we get a taster of what’s to come via an online film preview of the collection that is to be aired on November 1st at hm.com.

That’s not all! There are rumors that Elbaz has teamed up with make-up artist Pat McGrath to create a limited edition lipstick that will also be sold at H&M. The look: smart over sexy.

Girls, get in line!

Festival season is coming to a close but not without one last hurrah at the Electric Picnic this weekend! Chances are that last-minute packing is under way so we here at STELLAR Towers have had a look back at some of the best festival fashion this summer. . . .

Coachella kicked of the festival calendar state side this summer and as always celebrities flocked to the campsite. Alessandra Ambrosio kept cool under a 70’s style oversized hat and kept to the theme with casual layering and lots of fringing.

While we are all hoping the sun will stay shining in Laois who knows when the Irish skies might open?!  So how can we stay looking festival chic without getting lost in those layers? Take a leaf out of Fearne Cotton’s book by pairing a fun and feminine dress with the country classic Barbour jacket and some cute boots. Flats of course!

Kate Moss never gets it wrong when it comes to festival fashion, and she didn’t let us down this summer either rocking the ever popular denim cut offs with a chunky oversized scarf .

Keeping it simple was Emma Watson at Glastonbury. Add a quirky detail to a clean and classic outfit like Emma did with this leopard print belt.

Take a fashion cue from one of this lot and Stradbally won’t know what hit it!

Here at STELLAR Towers we can’t get enough of Ireland’s best bloggers. Featuring everything from street style to Big Apple escapades get a little piece of the action and your daily fashion fix with this stylish crew…

1.Stephen Moloney has taken to the city’s streets and documented all that is fabulous about Dublin’s fiercest fashionistas. With snaps of a 16-year-old former Manolo Blahnik workie looking slicker than we’ve ever seen a student, as well as cute girls rocking old school vintage, this is a street style blog to rival all others. On top of it all, his commentary is just a treat. Check out his latest finds here

2.Lyndsay in the City is the personal daily adventures of a Dublin graduate in the world of New York publishing. Lyndsay has just graduated from intern status at one of the city’s magazines. Log on here to see what happens next.

3.Menswear inspired looks is still being worn by the stylish set and where better to take inspiration from than the boys themselves! At Male Mode, Cillian shares his musings on menswear with his latest posts featuring his favorite autumnal looks and even an interview with an up and coming Broooklyn based designer Raun Larose. Visit his blog here.

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