Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Crap Be Gone!

I have a lot of stuff.... Like I love having stuff but I also love money.... I need money... solution??? EBAY<3 Yeah I'm going to set up an Ebay account tonight and I'll add the link on my Freaky Facebook Page ( so basically you guys can see what I'm selling and if you like why not buy in and give me some money so I can do stuff :)

Working in Brown Thomas: Never thought I would come out with scratches and glitter (sounds like I'm working in a strip club :/ ). I love it, wow oh wow no sarcasm here, LOVE IT! As you may know I'm helping out at the window displays so I know what's going on behind the large covers over the windows. I won't spoil I swear but there's a LOT of glitter and sparkle and all things nice and Christmasy ><
Lots of heavy lifting too... and so many doors! Brown Thomas is an Irish thing so it's kind of like Macy's I think; lots of top boutiques under one roof, lifestyle and fashion - except in Galway we don't have a Starbucks :( Actually to be honest I don't like Starbucks coffees, my expectations were far too high :'(
In the Brown Thomas Warehouse (which is actually in Corbett Court) there is a cage of mannequin parts, heads etc. It's so freaky and cool at the same time! I was dying to take a picture but I left my phone in the locker room.

FASHION! Oh Fashion! I did want to do a best buy but I haven't really bought anything cool and I am going to do the Ebay thing tonight so there really isn't any point... Saturday if you're bopping around Galway city and happen to be free, even if you're not free, come down to Pandora's Thrift Box at the Electric Garden;
Always loads of goodies and treasures to be found of course :) I think it's the only place I bother buying jewellery at because it's just sooo cool and I don't want anyone else to have it :)

Sorry I'm tired and very uninteresting tonight but we get like that right? Something funny that happened to me today; I woke up this morning and that was grand - got up, brushed my teeth, turned the shower on, washed my face etc etc. We have a little clock in our bathroom, one that can time how long you brush you're teeth for but shows the real time as well.... I looked at it... 2:36am...
2:36 A-FRIGGIN-M !!!!!!!
I went back to bed.....

Anyone watching American Horror Story??? Some great fashion in that lol! Season 1 is doing very well for me and my friends! Note to self: Don't watch anything remotely to do with horror if you can handle it and your friends claim to be able to as well... they will scream into your ears and leave nail marks on your arms... and don't sit in the middle..........

Well my lovelies, feel free to complain about the crappiness of what I've just written.
Seriously guys that was just a train of thought that fell off a cliff lol
Freaky Smudge

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Movie's Always Better with You

Happy Halloween Everyone!
Guess I'm a little early but where to start!? This year I'm not all that crazy for dressing up so I might as well just go as myself without make-up because I am a NIGHTMARE! Few that have see me without make-up have lived to tell the tale..
What are you going to dress up as???

Finally it's Mid-term break and I've the week off but I'm doing work experience so there's not that much lying around :( today has been my ass-on-couch day and it has been fab doing sweet feck all! As God intended haha! This past week at GTI we had to create a collection for a shop we would like to design for, and I picked one of my favourite online shops; Bitching and Junkfood ( If you haven't checked them out - DO! I love Bitching and Junkfood, not only for the name, but the clothes are amazing! Bright colours, spectacular patterns and so much more!

This week we have to watch some movies, not all of them, and create another collection inspired by these movies :) Here's a taste of what to watch for fashion lovers like uuz and the times in which they are set;
1900's: Titantic (1912)
My Fair Lady (costumes by Cecil Beaton)
1920's: The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Artist
1930's: Atonement
1940's: The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
One Touch of Venus (1948)
1950's: Grease (made in 70's)
Breakfast at Tiffany's and A Roman Holiday (costumes by Givenchy)
The Bad and the Beautiful (One of my favs :) ) (1952)
1960's: Mad Men (TV Series)
Early Bond Movies
1970's: Almost Famous (1973) (hippy)
Saturday Night Fever (disco)
Sid and Nancy (punk)
Austin Powers
1980's: Flashdance
Desperately Seeking Susan
Pretty Woman
1990's: Clueless
2000's: Sex and the City (TV Series)

Last night I watched 'Almost Famous' and loved it! The fashion was good but I really liked the story-line, don't worry I won't spoil it. If you find the time to watch these (not all of them lol) please let me know what you think of them! I've seen a good nine of these so far :)

Well I'm going to go now and will keep in touch... Not doing so well for that lately :/
Have a good one!
Freaky Smudge

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Writer's Block-in-the-way-of-the-road-that-leads-to-somewhere

Tokyo Fashion Week, and now L.A. - Sweet divine! If I have to be honest, I don't like L.A. all that much :/ yes, I've been but ... it's so.. EXACTLY LIKE IN THE PICTURES! I literally saw, on the beach, a women in a neon pink tracksuit with over-sized sunglasses and bandages on her face (easy to see she'd work done, and some shocking botox), running with her Chihuahua! I was gob-smacked :P And I saw a 2ltr carton of chocolate milk sitting out in the sun on my way to Lincoln Boulevard to get the blue bus; wdf!? :/

So let's review Tokyo, shall we?? I absolutely loved the Alice Auaa collection, and here is my favourite piece
I find this piece just so cool, I want to make it! This may sound strange but there was a very.. delicate, freaky doll vibe to the collection - soft and playful, yet sexy and daring! :) Definitely check them out and also Facetasm (great name!) and Motonari Ono. The ETW Vonneguet line reminds me of the S/S 14 from Giorgio Armani. 

Another great thing about fashion is the experimentation and the sort of acceptance other people give you for experimentation. I guess that when people hear that you work in fashion or study fashion or just have something to do with it, you get a free pass to wear wacky things and be a bit crazy! When other people do it though it can be unfairly pegged as attention seeking or weird. If someone calls me weird I thank them. Honest to God I do because normal is boring - I'm not looking for normal, and I'm not a hipster - I don't need to hate everything to make a statement (example of stereotyping). I wish everyone was there own niche in the market, and I know everyone is in their own way. I've probably given off before about the girls I might see around town that look exactly like their friends; they're pretty and all but you wouldn't hire them as models - NO WAY! Basically what I'm trying to say, and it isn't really coming out right..

life is short and the sooner you see that life is a mess, the sooner the smile will appear on your face

Itchy nose go leor!
Freaky Smudge

Monday, 21 October 2013

Almost there!

Almost at 1000 views on my blog here, well chuffed everyone - cheers :)

Today I walked... And walked.. And walked - Just after doing the Google Maps on it and apparently it was 15.7km (9.7 miles). I'm actually exhausted but I feel great, maybe I shouldn't have had the celebratory hot choco ahah!

There really isn't anything better than sitting down with a few friends, some patio furniture, and a drink or two! When to my friend's birthday on Saturday night and it was just FANTASTIC :) Catching up with old friends, having the laugh, walking a lap dance to Sexy Back (Woop Woop) ; can't imagine a better evening!
I guess I'm still in slight recovery which is why I haven't been blogging much. I told ye bout the work experience (still happy out). Today I received a great present; I went to my grandaunts house and after a nice cup of tea I was set off upstairs to clear out the rooms. I was looking threw old jewellery and pieces, told I could have whatever, when I discovered my grandaunt's Graduation ring: the Louisiana State University 1860 (she's not THAT old), blue/purple gem in the center, swords, a building, and a bird! Went and gave it to my grand and she told me to keep it :) Wearing it right now and it's got some serious weight in it! But it was really something. I'm not even in University and this is my second Graduation ring- WIN!

TOKYO FASHION WEEK - it's all Fashion. Yes I'm following the Tokyo Fashion Week, and you can check out Freaky Smudge on Facebook to see some of the pics I've stuck up:
I really like the nature (hey hey) from the STOF Collection! I thought the collection from Mint Designs was honestly boring at the start of the show, however it did get a lot better by the end. There was a very minimal women, sort of Chanel feel from the Theatre Products line. I've a bit more to look at before I give the full analysis, but will get back to ye on that!

For all those in Ireland, or better yet in Galway over the next few weeks, make sure to take a trip down to:
Pandora's Thrift Box (November 2nd) at the Electric Garden on Lower Abbeysgate Street from 12pm to 5pm....And..
Style in the City (December 4th) at the Stock Exchange on Shop Street from 5.30 pm to late :) (Party all night in Galway's hottest new club!)

Well I'll leave it at that!
I hope everyone has had a great day ^_^
Freaky Smudge

Friday, 18 October 2013

Life can be short, like me :)

Well the past few days have been a roller-coaster, and I really do feel bad but now I'm back on the bloggers wagon and ready for this!

Oh yes the celebrity I was partying with last Saturday night was none other than the beautiful and talented Miss Derry 2013 - Ashleigh Coyle! <3 Here's a pic with me (cropped out), it's hilarious that I'm actually up to her hip!! 5 months older than me yet a foot taller - love ya Ash x Stunner!
For anyone looking to get away for a weekend, or you're visiting Ireland for the giggles, visit Letterkenny, I beg you. It's funny how it's so far away from everything, yet it has everything so you don't have to go anywhere else! Handy enough!

I'm going to do a short little review here now for I remember a few years ago, chilling with Miss Derry over there, and watching her put together those online photo album things! I always wanted to get one done so last week (or the week) before I was searching online for a good site and I found, so I went in and clicked on 'Books' and got the 30 pages for 14.95 (euro), did my theme (I would have like to be able to stick my own pictures or own patterns as the theme, but they have a wide selection in their range), then I added in my pics, and TA DAH! Said it would be here on the 10th and it was :) happy outwith my lovely photobook; I was able to put in captions, expand or decrease the size of pics, added in about 55 pictures in total - looks great! The only thing I would say to anyone, and I'm sure this applies to every site - make sure that the pic is in good resolution, few of mine don't look too good (or maybe that's just my face... :/ ).

Fashion, fashion, fashion  - live, sleep, and breathe (cuz no one eats!) fashion <3 This week at GTI has been fun yet busy! I really can't complain; not only am I in a course with a lovely bunch, I'm doing something that I love! Not everyone can say "I've to go design an 8 piece collection tonight and look at magazines" :) I'm lucky and I know it. What's even more great is that I enjoy the work and I can say for sure that this is what I want to do with my life  - THANK YOU GTI!!
This week we had to create a mood board, or inspiration board, for the trends and designers of S/S14! Paris, New York, Milan and London - so many paper-cuts :) Will have to put a pic up for ye all but unfortunately my board is in school for the weekend. We also had to get a skirt type we like, e.g. pencil, flare, etc., and create 8 flat drawings of the skirt and edit them in different ways - now we are going to make one of the eight :P Sounds fun, and it is, but I had to make the most complicated thing I could think of - because I'm just awkward and difficult like that.... My skirt is a pencil that then flares out at the knee (1950's Inspired). My pattern looks like the blueprints of a maze but hopefully, granted I don't make a ruin of it, I'll get high marks for my troubles :)
It's crazy to think that I've only one more week at college, and then I'm on my mid-term break. 6 weeks have gone by since I started this course which is mind-blowing. Like they warned us it would go fast but you really never feel it!

Oh great news! One of my darling friends and I have gotten ourselves (actually our super sound teacher did) work experience in BROWN THOMAS GALWAY, helping at the window display! For all of you not from Galway, this window display is THE window :) Everyone knows that once the BT's Christmas window display comes up, Christmas is here! I'm actually so chuffed to be apart of the experience, it's a huge deal and massive honor!
Galway at Christmas time is my favourite place to be! The lights go on all around the city, window displays go up, everyone is happy, the Christmas Market comes to town and all the stalls smell like Christmas! The Christmas Market is great; people from all over the world pay a butt load to have a stall at the Market, and then all these tourists come and there's loads going on all the time.
I think I'm very fortunate to live in Galway, and be from Galway; the City of Tribes, the City of Festivals - you'll hardly ever get bored here because there's always something: the Arts Festival, the Film Feadh, the Oyster Festival, Christmas Market, the Comedy Festival, the Galway Races, and sooooooo much more!

Anyways I think that's all I have for ye! Please please PLEASE  give the page a like guys, would really be nice :) AND AND AND I'm on Twitter :) Bad news, Instagram is off my to-do list because I can;t get it on my new phone... Did anyone even know there was an Instagram???
Freaky Smudge

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Man of my Dreams

Family is very important to all of us, I like to think.
Like when Family says, "This is the last pub, I swear!" or "We're definitely going after this round!", you tend to believe them. Give them the benefit of the doubt, and unwillingly go along with the situation.
What a lying shower of  #!+@""... (deep breaths and count back from 10) .. liars :(

So this weekend I'm chilling with my Freaky Family in Letterkenny, Donegal - For anyone reading this from Donegal, or better yet Letterkenny; Ye are mental people altogether, and I love ye for it :)
So last night, after I got all freshened up in black skinny jeans (Penneys), a white top (Penneys), and sleeveless V-neck white blouse (PENNEYS), I went down to The Brewery for what I initially thought was a meal and a quiet few. I got my meal, Cajun Chicken Burger (Nom!), but a quiet few turned into a few too many :) So I somehow ended up at Voodoo (or is it VOODOO), and I have to say I met the man of my dreams! Or more like the pensioner of my dreams! Yes, I get all the weirdos, a man older than my father and looked older than my grandfather... A Silver Fox if you will! It definitely set the amusement for the night, and now suddenly I've to marry him, divide the land, then get him to go off with a tramp so I can leave him..- all before the wedding night.. He must have a grand bit of land - but you'll never find me there, I can't even keep a plant alive let alone a flock of sheep!
But I have a feeling that it won't work out since I later saw two bouncers hall the poor guy outta there later on in the night :/ My poor huni! And no, I will not be nursing him back to health!

Anyways tonight the party continues - celebrating the 40th birthday of triplets :) This will be a mad one! And I will be with a celebrity ... I was with her last night actually but I'm going to drag her into a picture so I can prove it to you all :)
Here's a picture from my drive up from Galway to Donegal, beautiful isn't it! Well I really gotta run! Gonna do some shopping and take a shower before tonight, all my love!
Freaky Smudge

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A Good Read

I used to preserve my magazines, especially my Vogues. Swearing I would never tear or rip them, that they would be in mint condition until the day I die, or lose my sense of fashion (oh please!). The thought truly only occurred to me over the summer - is that really making the most of these magazines?? HELL NO!
Now I measure how well a magazine is by how many pictures and articles I tear out of it! Call me crazy but, to me, it makes perfect sense.

My latest victim has been the ELLE Collection's S/S 14, and by God that thing has been through something fierce. But yes this edition was simply delicious - the trends, the catwalks, the hair, the makeup, the playlists, the trivia, the photography, the EVERYTHING :) It was a dream! I also came upon this little piece, or guide, that I want to share in my post tonight..
"Cheat Sheet - How to Fake It in Fashion" - by Hannah Swerling
Hannah you Goddess! Freaky loves you! The ultimate and humorous step by step programme to succeeding in fashion week when your knowledge of fashion is so-so. But not even; you could know loads about fashion and this guide simply helps you to kick ass!
I'm going to just give you an overview of the steps and their order:
Step #1: Twitter Account
Step #2: Learn the Lingo
Step #3: You're not ready for Step #4 so go back to Step #2!
Step #4: Street style bloggers
Step #5: Best seat in the house or none at all
Step #6: Eating and Drinking (haha eating..)
Step #7: "The town car is outside, Miss"
Step #8: What to Wear... What to Wear....
Step #9: Passive-Aggressive Lion or Last Season's Lamb
Step #10: Membership to the competitive and fabulous fashion week

I'm not going to go into details because I think everyone should read this, it's pure gold!

I've been thinking a lot about street style lately... Sometimes I do have the confidence to walk up to random people and be like "Heya, can I take a pic of you?!" (For my blog, not my personal scrapbook collection :P) Other times I'm such a eejit like "OMG NOO I can't do THAT!!" .. But tomorrow I think I will. At my break at lunch I'm going to head down to Kelly's (formerly known as the Living Room) and check out their designer sale, see what kind of funky people I can find. It'll be like a test to myself :)
Oh we'll see!!

Well my sweetums, good night and sleep well
Freaky Smudge

Monday, 7 October 2013

Growing up and on Fire!

If there was ever a simpler way to describe where I come, this is it to a T;

Anyways I feel very grown up because I just order one of those photo books from, and paid for it with my visa debit card - I'm tellin ya! :) It's really cool to be fair, got around 50 pics into 30 pages - some nights out, some holidays and school, etc etc.! Anywho... Today I'm wearing my Jean Paul Gaultier slip and Live Laugh Love earrings :) I have to say that it really helps, because I'm still sick, so I can look good and be sick at the same time!

I've been having a peek at my fashion pics and sources and realized that I never put up anything on the Louis Vuitton or Chanel RTW SS14 Collections - my sincere apologizes. I have to say that I'm so surprised that none of those models on the Louis Vuitton line didn't fall over with those massive feather (reminds me of 1920s) headpieces. The Vuitton Collection (right) was dark - black being a favourite, and velvet. There is most certainly a 1920s feel to the line with the sequins and designs. Also some exaggerated 80s shoulders, with a biker look.

Chanel (left) and Pastels always go hand in hand, and I love it. Always something so peaceful yet bold - maybe cute? - about the Chanel lines. I don't mean cute in a bad way like! Lots of playing with colour block and dark colours swimming in for some variety. Tweed is in and Chanel supports it! Again I will mention the attention to the neckline as there are large pearls and necklaces, seen here is a scarf, all featured in the pieces.                                                                                                                                                 Speaking of peaceful (haha), the new season four of RTE's LOVE/ HATE hit the screen tonight. If you don't watch it - do! It's all about gangland crime in Ireland's capital, Dublin. The funny/scary thing is is that the creator of the show has done so much research and spoken to so many gangland criminals to give us a real-life sense of gangland life. In the last season of LOVE/HATE we saw Darren (Robert Sheehan) leave (if you're gonna watch it I won't spoil it). It was a sad to see him go but all was well when he appeared in The Mortal Instruments :) I love that fact that he went to university in Galway, and I used to watch him in Foreign Exchange and Misfits - goes to show that if you work hard, you'll get anywhere!

Well that's all from me tonight gang
Freaky Smudge

Sunday, 6 October 2013


Jeez I'm thinking how many must have used that line to title a blog post before me!
Well I hope everyone had a great Saturday! In the magical little sea-side city of Galway, the sun was splitting the rocks (Translation: It was roasting).
According to the D.A.A. Terminal 2 ad : Irish people have the gene that turns skin from 0 to sun-burnt in 2.4 seconds .. I don't even need one second sweethearts :P I'm a vampire I swear - I am terrified of the sun! The slightest chance of a sunburn, because I've been so badly burnt before, is a genuine fear!

Anyways that's not the only think that went down today - PANDORA'S THRIFT BOX <3 Every month, this is the highlight of my month (besides getting Vogue in the mail!); vintage lovers, quirky merchants, and fashion fiends all gather together to buy and sell unique items! How can you not love this :) Although I cannot stand when some people, mostly girls, come in and actually laugh and giggle at the merchandise of others - if you can't appreciate vintage/fashion/ people's hand-crafted hard-work, then get the hell out!
Sorry just had to get it out there, it's so annoying to see and just mean.
These are the amazing purchases I bought today :) (bought while working on the Cotton Face Vintage stall with the amazing Sinead Lally <3 I don't have the name of all of the stalls I bought from unfortunately!
 From Cotton Face Vintage (long purple suede skirt €35) 
 (€7 Jean Paul Gautier Slip for Target)

(Live Laugh Love earrings €2,
Feather purple earrings from Cotton Face Vintage €5)                                           (Forever 21 Coat €10)

So exciting - retail therapy does exist ladies, look it up ^_^ I always clean up pretty well at these things so if anyone pops in at the next Pandora's Box (check Facebook or Freaky Smudge's page for updates!) and you might see me boppin around the Cotton Face Vintage stall, trying clothes on it the bathrooms, or running around looking for my pursue :/ I'm a disaster lol

Well everyone g'night <3
Freaky Smudge

Friday, 4 October 2013

Woke up this morning (na-na na-na)...

Happy Friday everyone, hope it was a good one!
Some of you crazy wildcats may be out partying tonight (envy over here), but no! I'm babysitting one of the CUTEST little creature I've ever seen, and staying put for the weekend :) I'm actually posting this from a really weird computer... Alienware anyone??

Anyways, let's talk about sex,
but before that, let's talk about fashion (haha inside my head joke!)

Today at Claddagh House fashion students were messing around with our recycled garments. I do have a picture on my phone of me ripping the netting off a flower girl dress I wore when I was about 12 but I've no idea how to post to this machine :P For my project I want something inspired by my two favourite eras - the 1920s and 1950s! So I went thrift shopping (ugh hipster) and found this really cool black beaded top with a 20s vibe in the G.S.P.C.A (Animal Cruelty) shop on St Augustine Street a few weeks ago.
I love lace and netting, call me crazy but I love em!! So while brainstorming I remembered that we had this old flower dress in my attic that we had been trying to get rid of a few months ago - thank God we didn't! Now it's a major piece in my project :) Still such a long way to go but it's so much fun.

We are also trying to sort out our work experience. As part of our coursework we have to do 10 consecutive Mondays of work experience (no classes on Mondays :P ) or we have to sort it out over the mid-term. Has to be done by January definitely, but the hard truth is - no one wants me! I know that I'm aiming too high by emailing Irish designers that are mainly looking for interns, but I want to work in a studio so bad! Or I was thinking a fashion magazine.... If there was a Vogue Ireland I would be sorted :/

But enough about me, more about you? :)
Well I can't really say much else for my day! I actually really wanted to post some pics of the tattoos I hope to get when I'm 18 (fashion inspired so it's relative!). I'll leave ye guys with a quote from the amazing Alexander McQueen, if I'm ever uninspired or down this actually makes me feel better, no word of a lie!

"Give me time and I'll give you a revolution"

I hope some day I can fulfil the same promise <3
(corny go leor!)

Freaky Smudge

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Best Buys #2

Fellow bloggers, faithful readers, and Mom,
I could spend like the next couple mins saying sorry for not posting but I've been sick and busy and it happens so I'm going to post daily til the 6th (Sunday!) and we'll call it even ya?!
I bet some of uuz are delighted, haha! :)

Well I haven't done a Best Buy in ages so here's part 2! I've raided my wardrobe and here's some of my much-loved pieces that aren't in the wash or residing in the houses of my friends that swore it was just a borrow :P
Let's start out small with the bits and bobs! To the right; I got this stunning little necklace, that goes with everything, in H&M (Brussels). I think it was only about €14.99 - neon pink triangles with little silver beads. A small thing but it goes a long way. I like to wear this with a long black dress / blue pendulum top/ nice to add to a plain tank top or something, glam's things up a tad.

 Me and this bag have seen a lot of good times together! This is the bag I bring with me when I don't want a lot to carry, the bag I take on holidays, and nights out :) I bought this little cross over number for, I recall, €10 at Public Romance on Lower Abbeygate Street, Galway. A lovely vintage and 80's vibed shop. A bag velvet bag, threaded with gold, and topped with little charms.
 Now onto the clothes (sorry they look all wrinkly!). On the left we have this amazing dress from for $54.99. Leather at the top and galaxy at the bottom :) perfect combo! I have to say that I love the skirt part more so I tend to wear a jumper on top if it's cold out so I can show the bottom off.
On the right, it's Penneys finest! I wore this jacket today and got so many compliments from people :) Army jacket with gold studs on breast and pockets, handy for any occasion!!
Now this dress is something different altogether! I got this from one of my favourite shops and sites - Some really quirky and amazing stuff. This is the Mr & Mrs Repeat dress, and I cannot stress this point enough - GET IT IN SMALL! It's supposed to be baggy and I have to put two belts on mine otherwise the wind will take me :) But it's really cool and I love it! Reduced from £65 to £35, it is most definitely a must buy!!!! 

Well that's all from me tonight everyone! Have a good night my strangers :)
Freaky Smudge