Jan 26, 2011

Spotlight: Mia O'Connell

Some people have skeletons in their closets; I have ghosts. Ghosts of sizes I used to be and styles I thought I would one day become. I decided this past weekend that I can no longer bear to be haunted  by ghosts of misses past every time I'm looking for something to wear, so I'm ghost/closet-busting. I'm parting with delusions ("this will look great when my growth spurt happens" or "this will fit right when my growth spurt stops") and parting the waves of hangers for new, smarter choices that suit me—and not the Brazilian/Danish/French me I sometimes wish I could be.

I was feeling goosepimply and sorry for myself until I came across hot young Irish designer, Mia O'Connell; now, I feel I was meant to make room for her gorgeous designs. O'Connell graduated from The Limerick School of Art and Design in June 2009 and started her own label—Mia O'Connell—in January 2010.  I'll be keeping an eye—and several hangers—open for her chic and modern capsule collection (released last year and hopefully on sale by now!) when I'm home next month.

In the meantime, I'm thinking I need one of her silk chiffon pom-pom mohawk headpieces (available in her etsy store) to keep my streamlined new wardrobe interesting.

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