Post by T.M
CM and I have a couple of traditions that we tend to follow whenever she comes to Dublin. She usually arrives on a Friday evening and we meet up in Hogans on Georges Street for a quick drink before getting a bite to eat. It’s a great place to sit outside on a Friday at home time; spirits are high and the atmosphere is jolly. It is also a fantastic location for people watching. Oh the style we spy from our spot on the sideline!
Another tradition is taking in the street style sights from another pub, Grogans on William St where we will fit a sneaky drink in on a Saturday afternoon. The drinks in front of us are decoys, of course, masking our true spying ways. My, we would make great detectives! Next project, CM?
Anyway, last Friday CM and TM did most of our style watching at the DylanFest gig that was on in The Academy. It was a fantastic night and hats off to our homie (I can’t believe I just said that!) Sarah Lynch, the best fiddler in Ireland, who accompanied members of the Strokes – be still my beating heart – and more.
We were lucky enough to bump into quite the few stylish folk at the gig and for after-drinks in The Grand Social. Here’s a selection of the best:
Ann, Berlin/Dublin – vintage leather jacket, Penneys top and jeans, Givenchy lipstick
Amy – American Apparal bag, Vivienne Westwood skirt, Zara top, Ash shoes, Pinko jacket
Edel, Tralee – Penney’s shoes, all the rest is vintage!
Nora, Boston – top Gap, Converse shoes, A-Wear jeans, Penneys jewelry
Shane, from band Jemson Green, single launch in Whelan’s 26/08 – shoes 2nd hand from London
Ashley, Shanghai studying Cultural Heritage in Dublin – necklace was a gift from her boyfriend, Slankee jacket, Ecco shoes
To be honest, there were so many well dressed people at the gig and in the Grand Social it was hard to keep up. We were forced to give up, however, when CM was kidnapped and brought to the DylanFest after party. But more about that another time…