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17 mistakes to avoid when prom dress shopping

Adam MacHardie

17 mistakes to avoid when prom dress shopping
I regularly get asked what the best time to buy a prom dress is.  My answer is almost always, when you find the one you love. However, over the past few years, I am more inclined to caveat that with a ‘don’t buy it too early either’.

Finique's celebrity red carpet moments

Finula Crowe

Finique's celebrity red carpet moments
At Finique I've had the pleasure of styling many ladies in the public eye; finding them the perfect dress for the red carpet or other media appearances.

Having a boutique in Brentwood has meant that many of the TOWIE ladies...

Rose of Tralee - Suzie Jackson

Rose of Tralee - Suzie Jackson

Like most young Irish girls growing up in rural Ireland in the 70’s, ‘The Rose of Tralee’ was one of the highlights of the year.  There was standing room only in the ‘lounge bar’ of my father’s country pub ‘as customers jostled to get prime position to hear the tales and tunes of some 30 Roses, coaxed out by the legendary Gay Byrne.  Having managed to squeeze my tiny frame between the excited crowd, I’d prop myself on the lap of an unassuming local atop a high stool against the old oak counter.   I’d  watch in wonderment at the...


Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball

Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball

14th June 2018 was a busy night for the Finique with our new Nadine Merabi range getting to hit the red carpet at this years Cauldwell Children Butterfly Ball.

Lauren Goodger, Shelby Tribble and Emily Andre all made the headlines in different beautiful gowns and were the talk of the event.


Ascot Dress Code

Finula Crowe

Ascot Dress Code
Spring has sprung and that means the search for the perfect, rule-abiding outfit for Royal Ascot has commenced. Ascot is a fashion event in and of itself but, one with a twist; there’s a dress code, and it’s strict. As an Ascot devotee myself, I’ve found the challenge of dressing for Ascot both exhilarating and nerve r...