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Belfash Loves…Illustrated People SS15 Lookbook

lookbook-16Illustrated People have recently brought out their #IP Era SS15 lookbook, featuring some very on-the-ball styling and fun prints.

Shop the collection here – Not all of the items are released yet (I have my eye on the blonde model’s outfit below!)




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Also have a looksy at their super cute photos from their IP Print Lab:

(The IP Print Lab range is a hand printed women’s wear collection available exclusively at Topshop London Boutiques and Illustrated People Online)

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New-2 New1 IMG_0213 IMG_0153Yes to stickers on everything + baby pink back drops.

Nuala xx

Festival treats

It’s oxegen time! and if you haven’t got the full four-day camping ticket you still have some time to grab some things before you go, aswell as some treats for any other festivals still to come!

Here are some fun things I’ve found ūüôā

How gorgeous is this rain poncho from irregular choice!?  I love the print.  The best part about it though, is that it packs away into a little bunny shaped bag!!  Click here to see it.

It also comes in a navy sequin print – see below:

Equally is gorgey-porgey I think. ¬†Both ¬£48 each at irregularchoice.com –click here

I love this stack of bracelets from ASOS, ¬£10 –click here. ¬†However I’ve recently learnt how to make pom poms – they’re really easy! ¬†Below are the pom poms I made a few days ago:

In my next post I’ll show you how to make them and try to make a little bracelet out of them. ¬†All you’ll need is some wool in the colours you want the pom poms, some cardboard (a cereal packet will do) and a pair of scissors :).

I’m a big fan of face paints for festivals – so much fun. ¬†I bought this set last weekend in preparation for Creamfields which I’m going to in August. ¬†It’s a bit early, I know, but I love face painting anyway so it doesn’t matter :). ¬†A few days ago I took my little sister to see Pirates of the Caribbean, and she decided she’d like to be painted as a witch for the occasion. ¬†A bit random, but sure why not I guess! ¬†Here she is:

freaky deakie! – ¬†I painted new, witchy eyes on her eyelids ūüėÄ

I love this little bandeau/shorts combo! ¬†It’ll see you through from beach to festival: throw on over your bikini with sandals for the beach/ add a raincoat, leather fringe bag, a pair of grubby wellies and big shades for festival. ¬†¬£26 from TOPSHOP – click here.

Najavo print socks Рso pretty! £8 from URBAN OUTFITTERS Рclick here.

I was having a bit of a struggle trying to find a cheap rucksack that was big enough to fit all my festival gear in – but small enough to fit the regulations for hand luggage on my flight to liverpool for creamfields. ¬†We didn’t book luggage on as it was working out at an extra ¬£30 :/. ¬†Thankfully I remembered I have this lovely rucksack I used to use as my school bag ūüôā I got mine from TK MAXX and they often have some nice jansport bags in there.

To the left is another backpack I found on the tk-maxx website – ¬£14.99, which is really cheap compared to some of the other ones I’ve seen. ¬†It’s a good size too. ¬†Click here.

I bought this glitter palette from URBAN OUTFITTERS yesterday – perfect for adding a bit of ¬†glam. ¬†It’s in the sale for ¬£4! ¬†Click here. ¬†Below is some glittery eye makeup inspiration.

I don’t really like the shape of the glitter around this models eyes, I think it’s too panda-like. ¬†But the idea of the grungy glittery eye is cool and really easy to do. ¬†Also it will look better as it smudges :). ¬†This image is from the Vena Cava A/W 2011 catwalk.

How fun is this mohawk hat from RIVER ISLAND!? perfect if your feeling a bit chilly/having a hair crisis.  It also comes in black. £24.99 Рclick here.  They also have a very girly indian headdress for £29.99:

pretty, isn’t it :)? ¬†Click here.

These Bitching and Junkfood shorts are amazing, but I still thing £60 for a pair of shorts is a bit much :/ Рcheck out my previous post on their launch at URBAN OUTFITTERS last month here.  and click here to see the shorts.

Poi (seen above) are super fun – I’m bringing mine to creamfields. ¬†See them below:

I got mine from Barcelona – but you can buy them from the internet if you’re interested. ¬†Here’s a youtube video of some basic poi spinning :).

That’s all for today folks – hope you enjoyed it + if you have any questions just post on my facebook page!

Nuala xo

Barcelona: What I’m packing

This is my last post before I jet off to Barca my dears (I have to wake up at 4 in the morning to get the flight…:( )

A sneaky peek into what’s going in my suitcase!

Hi suitcase:

Aztec print bikini, £28, URBAN OUTFITTERS.  I love the zip at the front and the removable straps for maximum tanning.  Click here.

Me no likey burny.  P20 only needs one application a day and lets you tan while staying protected.  You can get this from any chemist type place but I got mine from Superdrug for £12.95: Click here.

Cutie pop, daisy top.  £28, URBAN OUTFITTERS.  Click here.

‘You Rebel’ tinted moisturiser from BENEFIT (with SPF¬†15 yay!). ¬†Click here.

Click here £6.99, NEWLOOK.

As seen in my previous lookbook post Рclick.  £30, URBAN OUTFITTERS.

My signature scent, nom nom.  click here

lovellly playsuit from PULL AND BEAR, ¬£19.99 (bargain I think!). ¬†Unfortunately P&B don’t display any of their products on their website (ehh sort it out guys) so you’ll have to just use your li’l legs and walk to their store in Victoria Square to see it!

Best bronzer ever! Doesn’t have any of that nasty shimmery, sparkly crap in it. ¬†Just like tan in a powder form. ¬†¬£23.50 from BENEFIT. ¬†click here.

bangles, £5, CLAIRES ACCESORIES.  Click here

I can’t resist buying organiser type things – these are little mini bottles/tubs that you buy empty and then you can decant just enough of your various beauty products into them to last you the holiday. ¬†Such a space saver! ¬†I bought the bottles from semi-chem for 99p and the tubs from superdrug for around ¬£1.20.

Inside the tubs/botts I’ve put: ¬†Radox shower gel – African sanctuary, Pantene pro-v repair and protect shampoo and conditioner¬†and Aveeno moisturising cream¬†(this is formulated to help eczema prone skin, which I don’t have. ¬†I find it really good as a general moisturiser).

Reading on holidays is one of my favourite things ever ever. ¬†Can’t wait to get stuck into these, all from http://www.waterstones.com.

Crochet top, as seen in my previous post ‘The crochet comeback’. ¬†Probably gonna stick to wearing this at nighttime though, I’d rather not have a crochet print tan line.

yumyum, beach towel from H&M.  £6.99.  Click here.

Orange grandad top, TOPSHOP, £18.  Click here.

The all important epilator – for de-fuzzing! ¬†If you can handle a wee bit of pain¬†definitely¬†invest in one of these, ¬†they keep your legs smooth for waaay longer than shaving and they don’t remove skin cells like waxing does. ¬† I’ve also noticed that it weakens the hairs over time so they grow back really thin. ¬†A winner all around! ¬†I got mine from boots ages ago but here’s a similar one: Click¬†¬£49.99.

My sunnies, £4.99 from NEWLOOK.  Click.

Bandeau, ¬£12 URBAN OUTFITTERS. ¬†Click here. ¬†Choose your underwear wisely for going on holiday, you won’t want to wear anything that digs in if you get a bit of sunburn. ¬†These bandeau’s are great and come in frilly, printed styles as well (check out my first lookbook post to see my¬†leopard¬†print one).

Tribal hairband, £6 from CLAIRES ACCESORIES.  I do not want a fringe-tan-line.

Trusty birkenstocks! As seen in previous lookbook post: click.

Im wearing this ASOS skirt on the flight (with my banana shorts under it so I can quickly whip it off as soon as I step off the plane! – check out my previous lookbook post to see my banana shorts.) ¬†I’m sorry to tell you this skirt is now out of stock – boohoo!

Finally we mustn’t forget:

A.K.A. hangover cure.

So guys, that is my suitcase! ¬†Hope you enjoyed it :). ¬†I’ll try to do a post or two from Barca but don’t be too annoyed if I don’t get the time cause I’ll have lots of posts when I come back :D.

Love you all, see you in a week!

Nuala xo

Sunglasses trends: #2 ROUND


From big oversized circles to tiny, John Lennon inspired frames;  round is definitely the most wearable and versatile shape of the season.  They add a vintage edge to any outfit and flatter every face shape!

Classic circle РH&M, £5.99.  Click here.

Lilac oversized Р£22, Squint for TOPSHOP.  Click here.

Brown-eyed girl Р£18, Bitching and Junkfood.  Click here.

Navy reflections РSpitfire @ ASOS mens,  £18.  Click here.

Blue tint tortoise-shell РUnisex, Jeeperspeepers exclusive to ASOS, £16.  Click here.

Grab yourself a pair of these lovelies in preparation for holidays! ¬†Look out for tomorrow’s post :).

Also on Friday I’ll hopefully be doing a stylespot and I need a wee helper to interview the people – facebook me if your interested!

 Nuala xo

Sunglasses Trends 2011: #1 BRIGHT.


These zesty sunnies are perfect for getting you in the mood for Summer. ¬†They’ll add a vibrant touch to your outfit and protect you eyes from the sun’s harmful rays!

Neon Orange: Matthew Williamson for URBAN OUTFITTERS, £170. Click here.

Yellow oversized: ASOS.com, £12.  Click here.

Blue keyhole: TOPSHOP, £16.  Click here.

Orange aviator: www.jeeperspeepers.co.uk, £16.  Click here.

Fluoro green Р£18, URBAN OUTFITTERS.  Click here.

Blue flat tops Р£18, http://www.jeeperspeepers.co.uk.  Click here.

Keep a look out tomorrow for my next sunglasses trend РROUND FRAMES.  Any suggestions for a post? email me at thebelfashblog@gmail.com.  Nuala xo

Look #1

I feel like a total poser but what can you do I suppose.  This is the first look I posted on LOOKBOOK.nu (click here to see it)!

Green raincoat – found abandoned at Prodigy in Newcastle..mine now hehe.

Lace top РTopshop (last season, about £18).

Leopard print lacey bandeau (underneath top) РURBAN OUTFITTERS,  £16, click here to see.

Aztec print belt Р£16, also from URBAN OUTFITTERS, click here.

Blue denim shorts РBIG BANG VINTAGE, £15.

Black Patent Sandals РBy Birkenstock at OFFICE, £49.95, click here.

and finally, new haircut by Paul at COLORS HAIRDRESSING, Antrim Road! (02890775555).

I hope you liked this ūüôā ¬†if you have a lookbook account please hype! If you don’t you should get one it’s really good for inspiration + easy to make.

Nuala xo

PRINT – ways to wear it.

In my last post I looked at Diane Von Furtsenburg, Givenchy and L.A.M.B’s printed creations for Spring/Summer 2011, and although they are beautiful most of us can’t afford designer :P. ¬†So in this post I’m looking at affordable ways to wear this seasons print-trend.


Printed t-shirt, £15, black and white Aztec print leggings (Oh-so Givenchy! Check out my previous post) £26 both from URBANOUTFITTERS.co.uk.

Snake print headband, £6.99 RIVER ISLAND.  Festival bag, £20 from ASOS.com.  Elephant print TOMS from SCHUH.co.uk (soooo cute! I love elephants.)

Teaming printed leggings and accessories with a fun, laid back t-shirt is a perfect look for daytime.  You could also dress up the leggings with a pair of wedges and some tribal jewellery.


Aztec print top, £16 and printed skirt £34.99 both from TOPSHOP.  Black wedge sandals £90 from FLY London at SCHUH.co.uk.  Woven navajo backpack £46 from URBANOUTFITTERS.co.uk.  Printed headband, £3.99 from NEW LOOK.

I really like this as an outfit,  I would wear it for daytime but you could dress it up by wearing a black lace top like this one from ASOS.com:

Hope this post was helpful and inspiring etc! ¬†Went on a stylespot today and found some lovely lookin’¬†peeps so watch out for the ‘you’ve been BELFASHED #3’ post tomorrow.

Nuala xo

Tutti-Frutti prints for summertime.

This season, Carmen Miranda inspired prints exploded on to the Catwalk (don’t know who Carmen Miranda is? I didn’t either until I typed her name into google images http://tinyurl.com/43f5nt3‘ohhh yeaaah that fruit-head lady!’)

Banana print was featured in PRADA’s 2011 spring/summer show (if you can’t tell already, I love PRADA.)

I came across a fashion illustration blog called www.gattobravo-miao.com, ¬†it’s so cute check it out. ¬†Here’s their interpretation of PRADA’s fruit prints:

I want to start illustrating my favorite catwalk shows – it looks like so much fun!

Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer collection featured zesty citrus fruits.

¬†Fruit print is now on the high-street (: – here’s a few I like.

Banana print T-shirt, £18.00 from ASOS.com and lemon print prom dress, £29.99 from NEW LOOK.

Banana print shorts, £12.00 from TOPSHOP.


Lemon ‘fruit post’ earrings (they also come in apple and strawberry!), ¬£6.50, URBAN OUTFITTERS. ¬†Banana earrings, ¬£6.00, TOPSHOP.

Hope you liked these tutti-frutti treats.  Watch out for my next post!

 Nuala xo

Must-have stripes!

Okay so I’ve given you the designer stripes for this season – now I’m going to look at the things we can actually afford!


 2 trends in 1! РColour blocking & Stripes.  £12.00

This pencil skirt is soo cute and can be dressed up or down.  Love the colours Р£25.00.  The yellow stripy top is a bargain at just £6.00.


Lovely jubbly, stripy dress is £29.00 Рalso comes in Petite.  Vertical Stripe t-shirt £22.50.



T-shirt £28.00, Skirt £25.00 and tights £10.00.

and heres one for the boys

nautical stripe t-shirt £30.00 also from Urban Outfitters.

Hope you like these stripy delights! If you think I’m missing anything or you have any ideas/ requests for posts give me a shout on facebook :). ¬†Nuala xo

Heels + Comfort?…

I’m one of those people who refuses to wear things that aren’t comfy. ¬†Thankfully I’ve recently discovered Clarks’ ¬†new range of comfy Summer heels, wedges and flats.


My faves are the Thai Dance Black Nubuk and the Florida Bay (I need them), both ¬£59.99 shown respectively above. ¬†Seriously they feel like you’re walking on pillows – they have a little cushiony bit right where it would hurt under the balls of your feet.

They can both be found at http://www.clarks.co.uk or in Clarks stores.

On the other hand I’m completely in love with these wedges that will be on sale soon from TOPSHOP – but will they be comfy!?

Nuala xo

Images sourced from CLARKS.co.uk and TOPSHOP.com