Vintage has won over many a heart in recent years especially with big names like Gucci taking major inspiration from the past.As the sustainable fashion movement gathers momentum, we are also more aware of the ethical and environmental benefits of going Vintage.

Treasure hunters like myself will love the thrill of spotting something unique which already has some energy and a story surrounding it – a story which is most likely not as bleak as the one that surrounds many of today’s mass-produced garments.

In the quick paced, transient and often disconnected world of Fashion, there’s a definite need to slow down, take a step back, become more conscious and reconnect with something more grounded.

We can all take some small steps by buying less but better quality, buying  vintage and second hand or organising/engaging in swap-shops Perhaps time to gaze into the crystal ball of fashion and begin looking for an alternative.

´Green Fashion’ was very much the starting point for this feminine and dreamy editorial that I shot with photographer Steve Savage. We wanted to create an ethereal fashion story set among nature with a touch of magic and mysticism featuring the best vintage fashion Cork has to offer. Prepare to be inspired…

 

 

Photography by Steve Savage

Aoife wears:Mint lace dress, €84, Miss Daisy Blue. Baby blue slip skirt (worn under),€18, Mercury Goes Retrograde.White ruffle collar, €42, Molly loves Bowie, Earrings, €15.50, and cocktail ring, €15.50, all from Isobella Ru. Bag,€40, Miss Daisy Blue.

Niamh wears: Ruffle halter-neck dress €170, Miss Daisy Blue.70s floral bellsleeve dress (worn under), €49 and gold organza bolero (worn over),€30, both The Hummingbird Rooms.Tassel earings, €15, Alice Halliday, Liberty & Jasmine.

Mint lace dress, €84, Miss Daisy Blue.Baby blue slip skirt (worn under),€18, Mercury Goes Retrograde..White ruffle collar, €42, Molly loves Bowie, Earrings, €15.50, and cocktail ring, €15.50,, all from Isobella Ru.

.Niamh wears: Ruffle halter-neck dress €170, Miss Daisy Blue.70s floral bellsleeve dress (worn under), €49 and gold organza bolero (worn over),€30, both The Hummingbird Rooms.Tassel earings, €15, Alice Halliday, Liberty & Jasmine.

Niamh wears: Kimono, €280, Miss Daisy Blue.Floral slip dress (worn under), €18, Mercury Goes Retrograde.Green floral ruffle skirt, €249, Sophie Riue, Ethical Souls.Gold fringed loafers,€145, Pedro Miralles, The Shoe Suite.Hand beaded collar, €35, Isobella Ru. Obi belt, €40, Alice Halliday, Liberty & Jasmine.

Aoife wears: 70’s check coat dress, €110, The Hummingbird Rooms.Teal mandarin collar dress(worn under),€150, Miss Daisy Blue Heeled brogues, €145, Wonders, The Shoe Suite.Blue lace earrings, €12.50 and floral cocktail ring, €15.50, both Isobella Ru.

Aoife wears: 80’s cropped blazer, €38, Mercury Goes Retrograde.Tassel waistcoat, €55, Alice Halliday, Liberty & Jasmine. 80’s metallic paisley skirt, €35, Mercury Goes Retrograde.Pheasant print scarf, €10, and gloves, both The Hummingbird Rooms.Heeled brogues, €145, Wonders, The Shoe Suite.

Niamh wears
60’s metallic cocktail coat, €64, Pollybell Vintage, Liberty & Jasmine.70’s peach blouse, €30, and 60’s lace cropped top (worn over), €38, both Mercury Goes Retrograde.Skirt, €65, Alice Halliday, Liberty & Jasmine.
Gold fringed loafers,€145, Pedro Miralles, The Shoe Suite.

 Aoife:Mint lace dress, €84, Miss Daisy Blue.Baby blue slip skirt (worn under),€18, Mercury Goes RetrogradeWhite ruffle collar, €42, Molly loves Bowie, Earrings, €15.50, and cocktail ring, €15.50,, all from Isobella Ru.

 

Shoot Credits

Jan Kelleher: Coordinator
steve Savage: Photographer.
Sarah Corcoran: Stylist.
Andrea Murphy: Makeup Artist
Dominika Laureckis: Hair stylist.
Magdalena Dzieciatkowska: Makeup Artist
Aoife Kearney-Grieve: Model with lockdown models
Niamh O’Dwyer:Model with Lockdown Models

Special Thanks to all the wonderful shops and Designers involved:
Liberty & Jasmine –  www.facebook.com/LibertyandJasmine/
Alice Halliday – www.alicehalliday.com
Miss Daisy Blue – www.facebook.com/missdaisyblue/
The Hummingbird rooms – www.facebook.com/thehummingbirdrooms/
Mercury Goes Retrograde – www.facebook.com/Mercury-Goes-Retrograde-318467907404/
Ethical Souls – www.ethicalsoulsboutique.com
Sophie Rieu – www.sophierieu.com
Wear We Wander – www.wearwewander.com
Designs By Gina – www.facebook.com/devilishdesignsbygina/