Wednesday, 21 August 2013



As you may have seen on our facebook pageinstagram feed and twitter feed, (a tad excited so we were) our blog was shortlisted for Oohlala Magazine's blog awards, standing alongside Life's Lust Haves and Haute So Fabulous as one of three Best Newcomers. Unfortunately we didn't succeed in nabbing one of the top prizes but were absolutely delighted to have made it to the final twelve. 

The announcement of the awards coincided with the launch of Oohlala Magazine's Launch in 37 Dawson Street, Dublin. It was the perfect opportunity to finally meet some of our fellow Irish bloggers off the screen and in the flesh and to bump in to all the other lovely fashion folks we've met along the way. One highlight of the night was the catwalk show- styled by the expert Grace Moore,  the show had models clad head to toe in Penneys Autumn Winter '13 gear. We're itching to get our hands on that pink dress coat! 

Before we got to the awards, a bit of prep work had to be done to get us looking camera-ready. We booked into our new favourite salon Sugar Cubed where we were pampered in the talented hands of Noel, Mark, Kate, Jason and Dearbhla, sampling retro Soda Stream all the while! The team there are sensational and had us feeling like queens by the time they were done with us. We were also lucky enough to have our talons tended to by the tropettes of Tropical Popical. We both opted for gelish manis. Be sure to choose your nail art wisely though because with a manicure this good you'll have be looking at it for weeks!

Concrete Collar has provided us with an incredible creative outlet and these awards have encouraged us to pursue it further, but before we do...we'd like to take this chance to thank absolutely everyone who has helped us get this far! Thanks to those who drop by our blog for a read or a scroll, to everyone we've collaborated with up until now, to everyone who voted for us and shown support and to our pals and parents for their unwavering enthusiasm. 

On that note we're delighted to announce that Concrete Collar has been long listed in 6 categories for the Blog Awards Ireland! If you'd like to see us shortlisted you can vote for us here for Best Blog Post. You can vote up to once a week if you so wish and we would really appreciate it!The other 5 categories are unfortunately not open to public voting for the shortlisting process. 

In conclusion please DO stay tuned... we have a lot of exciting posts and projects coming your way very soon!

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Getting our troppette on

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Pamper session in Sugar Cubed

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Penneys AW13

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posing sessions at Oohlala magazine awards party

Ciana wears

web top - weekday
vinyl skirt - asos
white strap heels - zara
bag - diy 
rings - h&m, river island
watch - fossil

Becky wears 

leather jackets - new icons h&m
blue silk flared leg jumpsuit - topshop
black shaker hat - river island
bag - chanel clutch
rings-stack rings from h&m, House of Harlow.

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