TiaMaria HI Style Awards2015


When I knew a few of my friends and fellow bloggers were up for the TiaMaria Hi Style Awards, I was thrilled for them and jumped at the chance to get all glammed up for the occasion. What is the most important thing about a glamorous event ?


I heard people saying we will get our dress here it’s where all the ladies go !

In my head I though NO I want to be different, I want a dress like no other, can you imagine rocking up feeling all gorg and discovering the lady next to you in the queue to the bathroom is wearing the same dress HORROR !!!!!

I knew I wanted to re design my wedding dress and wear it again so I took my inspiration from Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta & Zac Posen.


I brought my ideas to Sheila in Chez de Paor Fermoy. I tried on my wedding dress and explained to Sheila what I had in mind, immediately she knew what I wanted and she set to work pinning my dress.

Re-designing my wedding dress at Chez de Paor.
Re designing my wedding dress at Chez de Paor.
My Wedding Day Gougane Barra 19/6/04


I adore fashion, creating something beautiful, wearing something beautiful and feeling like a million dollars. As a little girl I adored art and making things, I dreamed of one day being a fashion designer. That dream never came true but my lust and love of fashion has never faded. I would eat, sleep and breathe fashion 24/7 if I could. I am a qualified stylist and personal shopper now and have styled my own fashion shoot which was amazing & I have many more to come. I have organised Fashion shows and assisted on many. I have my blog Beautiful Things to express my love of Fashion. Check it out here:


Nichole, Moi & Shin


Helen, Ciara, Moi, Melissa
Helen, Ciara, Moi, Melissa



It was amazing to wear my wedding dress again after 11 yrs plus 4 kid’s later. My hubby hadn’t seen my dress and I wondered if he would remember ? The moment he saw me he knew and he loved it. Telling me I looked like a movie star. He looked at me like he did the day of our wedding … ok better stop with the slush lol

My accessories were from :

I used the stunning & elegant box beaded clutch & the vintage inspired comb for my look:


We had a wonderful night and I want to thank Sheila from Chez de Paor so very much for making my idea become a reality XXX

Dress: My wedding dress was from designer Hollywood Dreams ,bought 11 yrs ago costing 2,500 it is Raw Thai Silk.

Cost of re design 120.00

Heels: Kaala22 Fermoy:

Accessories: @FalabellaAccessories

Faux Fur: Penneys

Earrings were: Accessorizewpid-20151109_135914.jpg

I hope I have inspired you to not waste the dress tucked away in the attic, there are so many things you could do with it and after spending a small fortune on it you may as well get your monies worth !

Turn it into a christening gown, a communion dress for your little girl or a an evening gown for yourself, or turn it into another dress and wear it on the night of your wedding anniversary to surprise your hubby. Imagine the tale you will have to tell about your dress the memories associated with it will hold deep in your heart and to maybe pass it onto future generations well that’s priceless and VINTAGE BABY !



Until next time,

My Beautiful Things XxX


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