Guest Editor: Corina Gaffey

September 4, 2011

Daily Digest

Guest Editor: Corina Gaffey

Coupled with a hectic w.end and coming down with a head cold – I hope you don’t mind us revisiting this post today – the most popular of the summer it seems! We’ve got lots of feedback on the Swedish site ModeKungen, which has been a hit with a few of you already.

 Corina Gaffey has established herself as one of the most discerning voices in the Irish Fashion Industry. As the fashion editor for both Stellar and Kiss Magazine, we’ve torn Corina away from their glossy pages to give us a glimpse inside her glittering wardrobe and tell us what little gems she´ll be adding to it this autumn/winter… 
Autumn/ Winter 2011 Designer Collection

Givenchy – for their sheer, sexy-as hell pencil skirts and panther sweatshirts.  Miu Miu – from their sparkly eyewear to glitter dripped shoes, to insanely gorgeous embellished 40s inspired dresses.  Proenza Schouler for their incredible navajo prints and gorgeous mix of texture and colour. I loved the whole collection.
Autumn/Winter Trend You’ll Be Trying

Inspired by Isabel Marant and Proenza Schouler, I’m really into trying out the Navajo trend. River Island has a pair of Proenza-inspired low slung printed pants that I spied at the London press day that will be a great addition to my wardrobe for autumn.

High Street Shop

For my job I’m constantly in and out of the shops, so sometimes shopping for myself is the last thing on my mind! That’s why I find Asos and online shopping in general really handy. For autumn, I’m lusting after their leather biker with leopard print (picture 1).

Other online shops I’ve bookmarked are Nasty Gal, for the downtown LA style, ModeKungen, for Swedish contemporary cool and Ebay, satisfies my love for vintage sequin jackets and dresses.

Not technically high street, but I’m loving all the influx of French labels in particular Sandro in Brown Thomas.

I find Forever 21, H&M, River Island and Asos great for cheap, on-trend pieces. Lucas Jack stacking bangles and stacking rings are a great mid-range jewellery that’s part high-street and part designer.

When it comes to Irish designers, I love Mo Muse (available in Bow) and have used her collection for years in shoots. I love the direction she is going with her newer pieces.

Merle O’Grady needs no introduction but it’s amazing what she is doing for Irish design and I’ve had my eye on her spike ring (picture 2) for ages now.

Mostly I love quirky, fun pieces that are totally eye catching so I’m really looking forward to checking out Louise Gray’s collection for Asos. In particular the fries necklace (picture 6). So cute. 

I’m really into vintage. My love affair with it has diminished slightly just because the high-street is so strong at the moment and sadly I don’t seem to have the time to go rummage. I’ve got loads of vintage dresses plus I’m a bit of a sparkle fiend so I love a good sequin/embellished dress. I would wear sequins day or night! I totally must have an inner showgirl inside! 


High-street all the way and a big skinnies fan. I live in Topshop Leigh. Super soft and really comfy to wear. I have them in 5 different colours. I recently picked up a pair of bright pink capri’s in Miss Selfridge which are definitely my go-to jeans at the moment. I love teaming them with chunky black boots, gold accents and my leather jacket. I love the mix of tough and feminine.


Working on both KISS and STELLAR mags, I find I’m always running around,  so it’s impossible to wear heels. I’m so happy that all the loafers, brogues and pumps are still hanging around for autumn!

I’m pretty obsessed with the Kurt Geiger Dalmatian print booties (picture 5). I will be investing in these when they hit the stores. I know I will live in them plus that print is huge for autumn. Even though I go after style and comfort it doesn’t stop me from drooling over killer heels or designer shoes. On my wishlist are the Miu Miu sparkly-bow booties (picture 6). Super cute. I love Miu Miu’s mix of quirky and luxe details.


I got the Mulberry Alexa dark leopard print (picture 3) as a gift last year and I still love it. I get plenty of wear out it. It’s quite oversized so fits loads in, which is super handy!  It can get a bit in the way when prepping for shoots so I tend to go for a handy across-the-body-bag and have loads of vintage ones in my wardrobe that I dig out.

I recently bought a Celine-inspired box bag from Penneys which I hope I can trade in for a real Celine soon. Hint hint! Or if not a Chanel 2.55 will do!


I’ve always loved changing up my look through my hair. It’s a total form of expression (I’ve been blonde which was a bit of a mistake – really loved it but ruined my hair. I look back and miss it sometimes but stop myself from reaching for the bleach bottle again!).

At the moment, I’ve indulged in the balayage trend and have gone a little bit lighter at the ends. I texturize my super-straight hair with some dry shampoo or throw a few waves with a wand. It’s that haven’t-tried-but-really-have look!

– Gillian Brett

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