Warm the Cockles of Your Heart

October 28th, 2011

With Cool and Cosy handmade Cashmere Tops and Pullover from Hollywood based designer to the stars and starlets – Deborah Lindquist.

Deborah Lindquist on Belleetik.com

Deborah Lindquist on Belleetik.com

Deborah customises vintage cashmere clothes and remakes it into eye catching and very wearable pieces in her studio in Los Angelus. Her quirky appliques and high quality customisation sets her clothes apart.

I’ve been a fan since coming across Deborah Lindquist at the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris in 2007. It was the colour and designs that I was attracted to as well as this concept of upcycling. Howsoever I am won over to the cashmere side after practically living in my first grey bolero for a Winter. I can vouch for the cosy insulation that comes from a relatively thin layer of clothing.

Frightfully Good Value- Our sale price at only €50 is also frightfully good value – if we do say so ourselves. This is not pittance by any means but a fraction of what you would normally have to pay for a piece by Deborah Lindquist. More importantly these tops are beuatifully made and will not only keep you warm, and be a friend for years to come.

Upcycled cosy and quirky cashmere tops only €50

Deborah Lindquist - Hollywood Based Designer to the Stars and Starlets

Cycle Chic Cork Style – July 2011

July 23rd, 2011
The Cork Cycling Festival is a real gem – a community led fun festival.Cycle Chic was the Finale event of this year’s cycling festival– a bicycle fashion Show, directed and produced by Joanna Karolini (www.theumbrellaskirt.com)  & Carol Doyle (www.belleetik.com) along with a super team. The show was staged outdoors, as night fell on the Grand Parade in Cork City and was all about celebrating bicycle culture and stylish cyclists. This year included an appearance on TV3′s Ireland AM which you can watch here.  This year’s Cycle Chic maximised the impact of high-visibility accessories & showcased the great diversity and range of bike wear and accessories available on the market for cycling aficionados. Alongside the clothes and the bikes, was the human powered Re-Cycle Cinema.
Here are a selection of photographs from Oliver Kehoe Smith & Cian Daly. Read on to see who was part of making this show happen. Watch this space for the video (Coming soon) to really get a sense of the show.
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For more on the Festival visit https://www.facebook.com/corkcyclingartsfestival Ican only recommend reading the review by Patrick McGuinness 


 Bicycles Supplied by

Cork Cycle Repairs, 20 Parnell Place –  Cork City

Rothar Cycles – Crosshaven, Co Cork  -   www.rotharcycles.ie

2WHEELS – Sandymount Green, Dublin 4 –  www.2wheels.ie

The Dutch Bike Shop – www.dutchbikeshop.ie

Penny Farthing thanks to  Seamus O’Connell www.seamusoconnell.com

Minicycle thanks to Cork Circus  - www.corkcircus.net

Hi-Nelly Bicycles thanks to John McNally

Clothes & Accessories

Andina, Castle Street, Cork

Belleetik.com SpotMe Badges – www.belleetik.com

Belfast Rain -www.therainskirt.com

Devilish Designs By Gina

Georgia In Dublin – www.georgiaindublin.com

Kilgrews Cycles, 6-7 Kyle Street, Cork – www.kilgrewscycles.ie

Ms Daisy Blue, Market Parade, Patrick’s St. Cork

Peacock & Ruby, Market Parade, Cork

Kuyichi, Opera Lane, Cork – www.kuyichi.com

Retrohaven, Crosshaven, Co. Cork

Turquoise Flamingo, Washington St., Cork

The Dutch Bike Shop – www.dutchbikeshop.ie

PuddleDucks – www.Puddleducks.ie

Sula, Paul St. Cork

Bicycle Accessories

BASIL BV – www.basil.nl

The Dutch Bike Shop – www.dutchbikeshop.ie

Cycglo Tryes – http://www.nightbrighttyre.com/

Reflective Bike Wrappers – www.bikewrappers.com 


Filming : Stephen O’Riordan

Re-Cycle Cinema – Gavin – www.esdtraining.net

Background Films – Gareth Blake

Background Films – Thorsten Ohlow


Cian Daly

Lights supplied by Tir Na Gcasta

Hair stylists

Sen Markham

Rhia Buckley

Make up

Leanne McCourt


Aoibheann McAdam O’Connell

Brian www.pulsemodels.ie




Fionnula McAdam O’Connell


Jackie (www.pulsemodels.ie)

Jennifer (www.pulsemodels.ie)

Lynn McAdam O’Connell

Niamh Doyle



Oliver Kehoe Smith http://oliverkehoesmith.com/design.html

Cian Daly

Backstage Angels

Laure on dressing as a beakon of calm

Edward (Georgia in Dublin)

Darren McAdam O’Connell – www.corkcommunitybikes.com

 Lisa Petersheim in spirit

Stage set up & Stewards

Electrician John O’Sullivan – Cork City Council

Adam D’Arcy

Patrick McGuinness

And lots more people to be added to this list

Special Thanks to

Cork City Council for the venue and all assistance

Q-Car Park for offering an alternative venue in case of rain – www.q-park.ie

The Electric Bar

Director : Joanna Karolini – www.therainskirt.com

Producer : Carol Doyle – www.belleetik.com

Assistant Producer : Jean Martin

MC & Festival Chair : Nicki Ffrench Davis

PR : Eimear Fitzgerald

An enormous thanks to everyone  involved. If I have left out anyone I apologise. Please contact me to update this post – carol@belleetik.com

Cork Cycling Festival on TV3

July 20th, 2011

It was a whirlwind week which included an appearance on TV3′s Ireland AM - If you have 5 minutes to spare you can watch it here We certainly had fun and it was a magic opportunity to talk about the Cork Cycling Festival and celebrate bicycle culture early in the morning.

Thanks to GoEco from Limerick we had a wonderful selection of top class bicycles including an Electric Bike, the Brompton Folding Bike and shiny Hi-Nellys, as well as their Yakkay Helmuts.

Alongside GoEco we have a selection of looks from some of Cork’s most interesting shops

1. Old Style Glamour Modelled by Erin : 40s Dress from Miss Daisy Blue in the Market Parade, Patrick’s St. Headpiece and jewellery are handmade by Peacock and Ruby, also in the Market Parade

2. Business Biker modelled by Jennifer from Pulse Models : Mac Coat from Belleetik Vintage style Dress from Sula on Patrick’s Street

3. Trendy Traveller modelled by Eimear : Dress from Andina on Castle Street; Polka Dot Rain Skirt by Belfast Rain www.therainskirt.com

4. Male Trendy Traveller modelled by Tyron from Pulse Models : Jeans (organic cotton) and Wax jacket from Kuyichi on Opera Lane. Tshirt from Eloy Collective USA. Chrome Messenger bicycle bag thanks to Thorsten Ohlow

5. Presenter Carol is wearing cropped trousers and a jacket from Belleetik.com and a high vis vest by Belfast Rain

6. Presenter Nicki is wearing a dress from Andina and a waterproof skirt by Georgia in Dublin

7 Vintage cyclist Tim  from GoEco in his own very sharp tweed suit and vintage BSA bicycle.

Bicycles paniers and bags are from Basil www.basil.nl and The Dutch Bike Shop www.thedutchbikeshop.ie

Also a massive thank you to Denise Gough our fantastic make-up artist. She was working her magic at the crack of dawn this morning to glam us up for the TV3 appearance. If you are in the Dublin area, and are in need of her talents, get in touch via denise.goughmua@gmail.com

We hope you enjoyed the slot and please contact carol@belleetik.com or Tel: 087 1360395 for more information.

Cycle Chic – July 23rd CallOut for Models / Performers / Backstage Angels – We Need You

July 14th, 2011


Cycle Chic is the Grand Finale to this year’s cycling festival– a bicycle fashion Show, conceived by ‘Belfast Rain’ artist Joanna Karolini. Carol Doyle from Belleetik.com is producing the show and rounding up design led bike friendly clothes and the funkiest of cycle accessories. The show aims to maximise the impact of high-visibility accessories for cyclists, and shine a light on the great diversity and range of bike wear and accessories available on the market for cycling aficionados. 

Staged outdoors and as night falls on the Grand Parade on Saturday 23rd July at 10pm. Cycle Chic will inject some serious snap, crackle and pop into Cork Cycling Festival’s increasingly innovative and edgy programme of events. The show celebrates bicycle culture and stylish cyclists. Alongside fashion and bicycles. the show will feature the Re-Cycle Cinema – a human powered cinema, projecting images in the background. Onlookers can also get a smoothie from the bicycle power smoothie maker.

To make this a real spectacle, and to get tongues wagging,  we need some help.  We still have openings for some girls to model great looks. The fitting and rehearsal will include stage direction, tips and a workshop on cycling with style.If you would to do a performance or incorporate performance into modelling, we would love to hear from you and are open to suggestions. We can add some hi-vis elements to your costumes or style you.

Backstage Angels – You’re the People that make the show happen. We have space for a number of people to help with dressing, stage set up and other jobs to get an excellent show on the road. 

The festival is run on a voluntary basis. While we cannot pay, we can offer an opportunity to be part of a part of a unique and fun event and also provide distinctive images for your portfolio. We will also be doing some serious PR before and after the event. If you would like to feature  please contact Carol Doyle at 087 1360395  Or email carol@belleetik.com 

For more on the Festival visit  http://facebook.com/corkcyclingartsfest

Bags Glorious Bags – Only €15

July 13th, 2011

Bags Glorious Bags

Bags Glorious Bags

Has the Summer arrived – yaaahooodoodledodlyhoo – a bit of heat would be very welcome…… please stay

To make that hop skip and jump into the sunshine even sweeter, we have a special offer of €15 on all bags. SERIOUSLY

We have colourful bags, classy bags, big bags, small bags, bright bags, print bags and ladylike bags.

They are beautifully made, from divine silks by two cooperatives in Cambodia. And you won’t see them elsewhere.

Have a look for yourself