Fashion Tips For The Week

Best Dressed:


This week, Beyonce and her little daughter Blue Ivy headed out to catch a basketball game in New Orleans in true mother-daughter style. Blue wore a green dress with black converse and a denim jacket, while her superstar mother chose ripped denim, two strap sandals and a patterned kimono. The singer has recently announced that she’s expecting- not one, but two additions to the Beyonce and Jay-Z family.

Product Review- NYX Tame And Frame Brow Pomade:

If it’s one thing that has revolutionised the beauty world in the past decade, its eyebrows- the 90s saw everyone plucking them into oblivion, but now, we’ve ditched the tweezers. Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics were the very first brand to release a brow pomade, a waxy textured gel used to fill in brows. This can not only give the illusion of hair, but help create thick brows quick. NYX cosmetics released a dupe of the pomade- with less shades, but similar payoff. I invested in the ‘Chocolate’ shade of the pomade, and even though I was a little anxious that it would be too red for me, the colour turned out to be just the right shade once layered. The pricepoint is great, coming in at €8, whereas the Anastasia one costs about €25, not including shipping costs as the brand isn’t yet available in Ireland. All of the shades are really pigmentated as all swatches, even the lighter shades, lasted really long on the back of my hand. The payoff is nice and smooth, with the first layer giving a natural look. I layered some brow gel on top, so the formula lasted all day, but I had to be careful not to smudge it.

Teenage Disco Bans ‘Deplorable Dresses’:

Ah, teenage discos- the familiar smell of Lynx Africa, girls tottering in heels too high and lads with too much Brylcreem in their hair. I’m sure we have all been in such a situation at least a few times over our teenage years. They usually saw lads dressing up in their best chinos, and admittedly, girls seldom dressed down, opting for short skirts and dresses. A teenage disco in Kilkenny has had enough of the revealing outfits some girls opt for and has banned ‘deplorable’ dresses. In a Facebook post, which sparked outrage amongst the nation, the Fusion Ball organisers state that girls should keep it ‘neat and discreet’ with ‘no plunging neckline’ and a knee length dress. The organisers also state that outfits breaking these rules will not be accepted on the night, and even attached a photo of dresses that they believed to be ‘deplorable’. Commentators accused the organisation of sexualising young girls, however Fusion fired back stating that the dress code has always been in place.

Above: the photo Fusion Ball attached with their post.

Gabija Gataveckaite