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Fashion Week Fall 2016

New York, London, Milan & Paris, 4 major fashion cities and 4 incredible weeks of runway bliss. Just over a month ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing some front row magic in NYC. Today, I’m sharing some details on what I wore and my favorite street style looks from all 4 fashion capitals.


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As you may have heard it was sub zero temperatures for fashion week in New York, which meant it was all about the coat and the layers that went underneath. My first look features the hottest color for spring 16, pantone 17 – 1564 fiesta, ‘a strong and fiery, yellow-based red.’ Despite the  severe winter weather conditions, I wanted to look forward and give a nod to spring 2016. I paired it back to many layers of black and added a pop of print, with a leopard clutch.

For my second look, I chose this wrap coat from Zara. It’s a great transitional piece for Spring, due to its light weight and coloring. I cozied up this look with an amazing mongolian scarf by Adrienne Landau. I was able to rent this item from Rent the Runway, an online service that loans high end designer pieces for a fraction of the price, ideal for a special occasion. By day 2, it was all about the comfort so I contrasted high end glamour with some bright white sneakers.

For a full breakdown of these looks by brand check out my instagram page @MICHELLECOUGHLAN


One of the best things about fashion week is the street style that it attracts and this years’ show goers did not disappoint. Check out the style stars that caught my eye in the slideshow below.

(Photo credits by vogue.com, teenvogue.com, wwd.com, harpersbazaar.com)

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A post holiday retreat

We spent the holidays in Ireland and ended our trip with a few days in Dublin. Before moving to Boston, we lived in Dublin so it was nice to revisit the city that was once home and catch up with old friends. We will be married two years this February so we treated ourselves to a trip down memory lane and checked into the Shelbourne, where we celebrated our magical day. I love this hotel, especially at Christmas. Even if you are not a guest it is a great place to grab a cocktail, enjoy afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor’s lounge or listen to live jazz over brunch on a Sunday. The hotel looked as beautiful as always and although January was well and truly upon us, it still felt like Christmas at the Shelbourne.

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We stayed in a suite overlooking Stephen’s Green and I didn’t want to leave. Room service, bubble baths and a king size bed made up the next two days, plus a trip to the spa where I availed of their award winning facial. My skin is still glowing three days later, despite the excess holiday eating and drinking.

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I have to mention the staff, they really make the experience so special and managed to make us feel like newlyweds all over again. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and I’m already planning my next trip.





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The Holiday Edit: Gifts for Her

From practical little stocking stuffers to stylish winter essentials, here is my girly holiday gift guide, including 3 of my winter fashion favorites, leather, faux fur and cashmere.

  • Kate Spade 17 month agenda book in this classic black stripe $36

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Ready for an 80’s revival?

I recently collaborated with some fellow Bostonians on a really cool project shot in Somerville MA and I’m so thrilled to share the results. We shot in and around Davis Square and the concept was a throwback to British style in the early 1980’s, particularly focusing on the fashionable northern cities like Liverpool and Manchester. The 70’s have dominated the catwalks for over a year now, so I was excited to see that the 80’s were back in all their colourful splendour. I have added a snapshot of what we got up to below and the links to everyone involved and you can check out the full shoot here.

Key Styling Details

  • The statement bomber jacket
  • The track jacket (Adidas)
  • A Shearling coat
  • Socks with pumps
  • The mini and pencil skirt
  • Retro oversized geometric sweaters
  • Clashing colours and patterns



PhotographerGuido Vitti

StylistMichelle Coughlan

Hair & Make-Up ArtistJulie Silva

ModelCatherine P

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