A glimpse into the glamorous world of our amazing make-up artist, Katy Nixon!

You may have seen her name mentioned on our blog before but if not, we’d like to introduce you to our amazing make-up artist Katy Nixon! She helps to add those finishing touches that transform our location shots from very pretty to absolutely stunning! We’ve asked her to tell us abit more about herself and we’re very honoured to have the opportunity to share with you a little insight into her glamorous world…

 

 

I have been a make-up artist since 2003, but have been around fashion from an early age, as it is in my family so I was lucky enough to do work experience on editorial photo shoots and help backstage at Fashion Week. It was after assisting at that early age that I knew I wanted to be a fashion make-up artist and finally found an outlet to combine my two biggest passions art and fashion. I would always look through the glossy fashion magazines and see all the big campaigns. I would really want to be a part of them and  just knew there was nothing else I wanted to do.

 

My favourite thing about being a make-up artist is making people feel good and confident about themselves and knowing that I have made them look their best is very rewarding. But of course the travel is great and seeing lots of amazing locations.  Also doing something different all the time is great, as sometimes when you’re a creative you can get bored easily and I enjoy not falling into a routine all the time.

My most glamorous client (apart from jones + jones, of course!) is Louis Vuitton. Working amongst such amazing expensive couture garments is a major perk and gets me really excited. Although most people would expect my celebrity work to be more glamourous, I always prefer the buzz at Fashion Week and the satisfaction a great shot at an editorial can bring.  However being flown to L.A for the Oscars with one of my celebrity clients was also pretty glamourous!

 

 

My top make-up tip for S/S 2012 is keep it really light and fresh, change your smoky eye to something more nude and opt for a brighter colour on the lip for a younger more girly look.

 

Highlighters are great at this time of year and give the skin that gorgeous dewy glow that we always see on the red carpet.

My favourite jones + jones dress is the Florence Dress because it is super feminine but edgy at the same time and I love the peach and coral colours…

 

 

If I had to choose just one beauty product to pair with such a gorgeous outfit, it would be a good bronzer nothing looks better with coral than sun-kissed skin.

My one piece of advice for any aspiring make-up artists is to never say no to anything, you never know who you are going to meet along the way!

 

Thank you so much to Katy for allowing us a glimpse into her fabulous career and you can check out more about Katy and her work on her website www.katynixon.com!

Watch this space for exclusive stunning summer make-up tips from Katy very soon!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Images courtesy of Katy Nixon, Louis Vuitton and House Of Dereon

jones + jones in the DCU Fashion Show!…x

We were so excited to be part of the amazing DCU Fashion Show for the second year running last Tuesday! The event, sponsored by Diet Coke amongst others, showcased modelling and design talent from across Ireland as well as collections from top high street brands ranging from Zara to H&M, Jack & Jones to jones + jones!…

 

 

The theme of the show was ‘High Tech Heritage’,  which chairperson of DCU Style Society, Susan Gorman, described as a celebration of  ’…our fast-changing, internet and media rich world merged with the rebirth of vintage clothing’. From the sparkling sequins on the Julia Dress to the edgy structuring of the Nicky Dress, the full and flirty forties and fifties inspired skirts to the on-trend textural florals, we think that the gorgeous selection of garments showcased from our S/S 2012 collection perfectly encapsulated the theme alongside the projections and social media used.

A huge thank you to all of the stunning models and a special thank you to Aoife Fitzgerald and our fantastic Concession Managers in Dublin, Aimee Harden and Zara Andrews! You can find all the stunning dresses on our website here and in our amazing concessions in select Topshop stores including Topshop in the Jervis Shopping Centre and in St Stephens Green in Dublin!

With love, jones + jones x

Images are greatly appreciated and courtesy of Snapt 

Ana Mulvoy Ten wears jones + jones to House Of Anubis premiere!

The very pretty and talented actress Ana Mulvoy Ten wore the jones + jones Ellie Dress in peach to the premiere of season 2 of Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis in London yesterday!

 

 

Styled with brown brogues, necklace and oh-so-sweet braids we thought Ana looked stunning!…

 

 

Steal Ana’s style with the jones + jones Ellie Dress in peach

 

From the wide fitted waistband accentuating curves and the full and flirty skirt enhanced with a net-trimmed petticoat to the scalloped edged cap sleeves and the gorgeous peach floral lace, this dress is definitely red-carpet worthy with an oh-so-sweet edge! Steal Ana’s style on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores! 

With love, jones + jones x

Images of Ana courtesy of various sources

Steal their style!

From full and flirty skirts on the red carpets to sweetheart necklines at award ceremonies, we’re loving celebrity’s Spring styles!…

Starting with Taylor Swift looking oh-so-sweet in Honor…

 

 

 

Pretty in peach, a stunning full skirt and completed with a cutesie Peter Pan collar, the jones + jones Poppy Dress in peach ticks all of the right boxes for this season and for stealing Taylor’s style…

 

For full and flirty skirts, fitted waists and high necklines, look to celebrities such as Emma Stone and Megan Fox in Elie Saab for inspiration…

 

Achieve their ultra-feminine style with the jones + jones Audrey Dress, available in black or cream or the jones + jones Border Laura Dress available in black or fresh for Spring taupe

 

 

 

And add a bow belt for an oh-so-pretty finishing touch…

In luxurious leather by Giambattista Valli, check out this stunning belt at Flannels

 

 

Or for a more purse-friendly choice, Nordstrom have a great selection of different colours including our favourite, peach!…

 

And for contrasting colours check out the great selection at Hobbs including the NW3 Heath Belt…

 

From Claire Danes at the Oscars to jones + jones office style favourite Alexa Chung at the NME Awards, stunning sweetheart necklines are the perfect way to make a sweet but seductive statement!…

 

 

Whether you’d prefer a sheer lace bodice flowing over a sweetheart neckline or dare to show more summer skin with a bandeau, we have two gorgeous dresses that are definitely red carpet worthy! The Vicky Dress is available in black or cream and the Dominique Dress is available in cream

 

 

You can find more stunning jones + jones dresses available on our website here, on Topshop’s website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Celebrity photos courtesy of various sources

We ❤ Alexa Chung’s Elle shoot!

jones + jones HQ are smitten with Alexa Chung’s pale, pastel and oh-so-pretty Elle shoot for the March 2012 issue! Lilacs, peaches, aquas, cornflower blues, ivorys and blood oranges combine with silk collar, floral cut-outs and lavish lace…

 

Steal her style with our perfect selection of soft peaches, creams and taupes, Peter Pan collars and floral lace…

 

The jones + jones Poppy Dress in peach

 

The jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream

 

The jones + jones Border Laura Dress in taupe

 

The jones + jones Ellie Dress in peach

The jones + jones Ellie Dress in peach

 

 

And if you fancy adding a little extra femininity to your jones + jones dress, why not add a gorgeous swiss cotton Peter Pan collar with floral embroidery from Haberdashery MacCulloch and Wallis…

Peter Pan available at MacCulloch and Wallis

Click here for our website full-to-the-brim with stunning Spring dresses and here for the oh-so-sweet Peter Pan Collar at MacCulloch and Wallis!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Image courtesy of Elle and MacCulloch and Wallis

New Arrivals! Cute Kilts + the Ellie Dress is back!

jones + jones HQ is buzzing with excitement as there have been some oh-so-sweet S/S 2012 arrivals onto our website today!…

With crisp knife pleats flowing down the back, a wrap-over front, tied with neat bows or fastened with hidden buttons and available in a gorgeous selection of fabrics, we present our three stunning new Kilts…

 

The new jones + jones Katherine Kilt

The new jones + jones Katherine Kilt (back)

The new jones + jones Vicky Kilt in cream

The new jones + jones Vicky Kilt in cream (back)

The new jones + jones Vicky Kilt in black

The new jones + jones Vicky Kilt in black (back)

 

Style with tights or knee high socks, a plain blouse and a lashings of lipgloss for an oh-so-sweet look with added charm!…

The best selling Ellie Dress is back and as beautiful as ever in a perfect-for-Spring peach

 

The new jones + jones Ellie Dress in peach

 

The scallop edged cap sleeves lead into the fitted bodice in lined floral lace. Full-skirted with a wide decorative belt at the waist, this dress really knows how to accentuate curves!

You can find these gorgeous new S/S 2012 styles on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

We have you have a lovely weekend!

With love, jones + jones x

Steal their style: Peaches and Cream!

We at jones + jones HQ are absolutely head-over-heels in love with the new spring arrivals on our website and by the looks of it celebrities are enjoying the chance to wear sweet peaches, chic nudes and pretty creams too!…

 

Emma Stone

Emily Blunt

Carey Mulligan

Charlize Theron

 

Embrace the blossoming spring trend with any of our gorgeous new peaches and cream dresses!…

 

The new jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream

The new jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin

The new jones + jones Poppy Dress in peach

The new jones + jones Vicky Dress in cream

 

You can find all of the stunning new jones + jones dresses above on our website here or in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

Watch this space for even more oh-so-pretty new dresses and skirts to banish the winter blues and start your spring in style!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of InStyle

Latest arrival: Stunning S/S 2012 dresses!

We couldn’t wait to share the first selection of gorgeous dresses from our new S/S 2012 collection so dust off your sunglasses and start dreaming of sun, sea and shopping…

Think peaches and cream and oh-so-pretty…

The new S/S 2012 Poppy Dress is available in black and peach

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Poppy Dress in black

 

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Poppy Dress in peach

Inspired by the best selling Border Laura Dress in lace but with a gorgeous new twist for S/S 2012, the Poppy Dress combines a fitted short-sleeved chiffon-lined lace bodice with a gorgeous Peter Pan collar, adding a dainty edge to an already ultra-feminine dress. The flirty box pleat full skirt has added volume from the net-trimmed petticoat. Already selling out in our Topshop concessions, we think this dress is the perfect way to start your S/S 2012 wardrobe!

Next is the new vivacious Vicky Dress in cream

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Vicky Dress in cream

 

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Vicky Dress in cream (back view)

Inspired by the best selling Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress, the stunning deep ‘V’ open back in sheer floral lace guarantees admiration! The gorgeous sweetheart bodice leads down to the fitted waist and the pleated full skirt complete with net-trimmed petticoat, enhancing curves.

Sparkle all summer in the Julia Dress in patchwork sequin

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin (back view)

Peaches and cream, flashes of silver and pearly white patchwork sequins flow over the bodice of this stunning shimmering dress! Bows at the back neckline and fitted waist frame the open back leading down to the pleated full skirt in cream, complete with net-trimmed petticoat.

And last but not least with ladylike elegance the Audrey Dress in cream

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream

 

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream (back view)

The gorgeous scalloped edge floral lace flows along the high neckline and down into the cut-to-perfection bodice. The box pleat full skirt has added volume from the net-trimmed petticoat and the fitted waist enhances curves.

Check out all of the above stunning new S/S 2012 styles on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

With love, jones + jones x