Archive for the ‘Sustainable Fashion’ Category

Better Fashion Week – Dublin – April 28th – LOCAL WISDOM PHOTOSHOOT with Dr. Kate Fletcher FREE 10am – 5pm

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SATURDAY APRIL 28th   – LOCAL WISDOM PHOTOSHOOT with Dr. Kate Fletcher FREE 10am – 5pm

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I am a bit of a fan following her book Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, London: Earthscan.

Better Fashion Week - Ireland

World Fairtrade Day – May 14th

Friday, May 13th, 2011

World Fair Trade Day 2011Tomorrow is World Fairtrade Day – celebrating the Good News Story that is Fairtrade.  In spite of economic crisis and media doomsday prophecies, it’s so important to be reminded that our shopping choices make a massive difference to people’s lives and livelihoods at home & abroad – shop local where available, shop Fairtrade. We really need more information on packaging on who makes our stuff.

A Royal Salute

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Given the Day That’s In It, here are some ideas for an early Summer wedding – from Cool & Casual to All Out.  

Fit For A Queen



Ideas for A Summer Wedding

I was very surprised to find myself excited for Kate Middleton. And not only that but I’m also very excited about the Queen visiting Cork in a few weeks – which is very bizarre – not being a royalist … at all. Although our own politicians behave like they’re part of a monarchy with all their entitlements. The term “ordinary people” seems like code for “commoners”. If ever there was a time for greater ethics & fairness – it’s NOW. Anyhow while I was thinking about what it would be like to be a future Queen and all the duties that would entail, I’ve had to admit I’ve been a bit lapse in my own duties as a shopkeeper here at Belleetik. I’ve spent the past 6 months in a blissful & privileged bubble thanks to new baby – a little boy – born in December. ONE is back again and ready to be Queen of Ones own roost again– so please do keep in contact. 

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong admit it; whenever you’re right shut up” – Ogden Nash, To Keep Your Marriage Brimming, (1902-1971)

Winter Wonderland from Irish label Unicorn Design

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I am delighted we have some of Unicorn’s beautiful dresses from this Winter’s collection – Midnight Dreams. These dresses, named Foxy, Eudora & Ronda are beautifully tailored, classic pieces, ”with a pinch of playful quirkiness”, as described by Unicorn’s Sophie Rieu.  This season is all about slipping into comfortable, long lasting, luxurious mini universes to feel and look fabulous this Winter.

Unicorn Design - Winter Wonderland

Unicorn design is an Irish label, headed by French woman,  Sophie Rieu. Sophie’s attention to detail, beautiful fabrics & eye catching designs, result in clothes you will live in & love for a long time.

At belleetik we also have a small number of pieces from previous Unicorn collections, in their signature gabardine wool fabric, which is a dream to wear, luscious silk and vibrant green organic cotton. There is no doubt that you feel elegant & well dressed wearing Unicorn.

All Tanked Up

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

According to website (googleitis!) -  pocket tank tops are having their moment in the sun, thanks to Sienna Miller (


We don’t have tanks with pockets with we do have a number of tank tops, in a variety of colours – both slouchy and fitted.  A great Winter layer for additional heat – thanks to the natural breathibility & temperature regulation of organic cotton (More on that another time) offer good HOW TO WEAR IT advice  : These tops are meant to be loose. Wear them over skinny jeans or tuck them into a swing skirt. Adding a blazer over the slouchy tank will give you a more polished look.