Yucky Duck Fashion

Yucky Duck Fashion

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bowtastic! A Designer-Blogger Collaboration

Today I am delighted to announce the details of my first designer collaboration competition in association with Samantha Kennedy Designs. Last month I put out a call on my Facebook and Twitter feed looking for local up-and-coming designers and also boutiques who stock Irish fashion produce to join my 'Support Irish Fashion' campaign. This idea came about after I attended the designer showcase at Cork Fashion Week last Autumn only to discover a wealth of local talent with studios dotted around Cork and Ireland.

The only designer at this showcase that I had heard of personally beforehand was Samantha Kennedy, after seeing photos of her accessories tagged on Facebook. After meeting Samantha for the first time at the Girls Club Fashion show HERE I instantly fell in love with her current collection which has a beautifully fresh feminine fairy-tale feel to it. It was then we began to brainstorm our first designer-blogger collaboration.
Since graduating with a degree in fashion from The West Wales School of The Arts in 2010, Samantha Kennedy has worked as a stylist for magazines and clothing companies in the United Kingdom. Since returning to Ireland, she has established her own fashion label and continuously strives on developing her distinctive style and following. Signature design pieces of hers include statement bows, vintage silhouettes and florals with special attention to hand crafted embellished accessory pieces.

When styling our shoot, I choose my two favourite pieces of her current collection, her cream bow top and her blue sequin tulle skirt. Everyone has been rocking variations of these 'bow tops' across Instagram this summer and its nice to find one that is a good quality top and not just a bra. This high-waisted skirt has a beautiful light weight feel, and the sequins shimmer in the light on a bright Summers day. Who doesn't just love tulle?!
As part of out designer-blogger collaboration competition, Samantha and I are running a giveaway of one of her bow tops on Facebook and Twitter. This competition is open to women (and guys who want to win one for their other halfs) of all sizes, and you even get a choice of four colours too (white/black/peach/red)! Check out some of her previous bow top customers below!
Pic: Samantha Kennedy Designs
To enter, all you have to do is:
  • 'LIKE' Yucky Duck Fashion on Facebook
  • 'LIKE' Samantha Kennedy Designs on Facebook
  • And 'SHARE' the photo below from either page:
Competition Picture
Closing date is Tuesday 09/07/13. Winner will be announced via Facebook. Shop Samantha's online collection on Etsy or pop in to her studio in Penrose Wharf, Cork City. My thanks to The Secret Garden Cork for allowing me to shoot on their premises. Check them out on Facebook for more information.
There's one day left to vote for me for the OohLaLa Magazine Blog Awards for newcomer, fashion and best blog HERE by entering my blog URL: yuckyduckfashion.blogspot.com. My thanks to everyone who has voted so far. Please take 30s to vote if you haven't already I really appreciate all the support I have gotten towards it. Votes closes 05/07/13.
Don't forget to shop local to support boutiques and designers, and support Irish fashion!
Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera Xx

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