Treat your man to a style upgrade

Mention a personal stylist and you automatically think it’s a ladies only option. You’d be wrong. I set the challenge for two personal stylists in the city centre to see if they could upgrade me a little. The brief for both stylists was, can you find casual but smart clothes to fit my not so […]

Fantastic fashion as the new season of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK launches

It’s a double dozen this October as West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK reaches its twenty fourth season. The new season launched today in Belfast and we were there to catch glimpses of what to expect at the shows in October. The now iconic event, which is firmly fixed in the social calendar, will see four days […]

Finding my Spring/Summer style at Bloomfield Shopping Centre

Finding my Spring/Summer style at Bloomfield Shopping Centre The sun is out, our traditional good weather week in May has arrived, and just as I’m getting out last year’s Summer fashion, Bloomfields in Bangor invited me along for a shopping spree to find my fashion picks for guys for Spring Summer 17. Last week I […]

#Stylewatch at Belfast FASHIONWEEK

Who better than the director of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK to pick the best dressed audience members at the shows? The Belfast Times team has handed over the fashion reins to #BossLady Cathy Martin to choose the super stylistas at the shows last month in the latest edition of our #STYLEWATCH… Here goes: It’s not […]


STYLEWATCH  by Cathy Martin- MAXMARA As I mentioned in a previous blog, one of the biggest events on Ireland’s social calendar in the first half of 2017 was an exclusive fashion show by luxury Italian design house Max Mara, as it brought its full Spring/Summer 2017 collection from the catwalks of Milan to Belfast City […]

#StyleWatch by Cathy Martin – West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK’s SS17 Launch

#StyleWatch by Cathy Martin – West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK’s SS17 Launch A bitter cold January didn’t stop a super stylish squad coming out in full force for the launch of Belfast FASHIONWEEK’s 23rd season. One of my all-time favourite events to start each year, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with my media, blogger […]

Bella Belfast FASHIONWEEK – Talking Italian with our hair and makeup partners

These past few weeks I have been getting ready for the Belfast FASHIONWEEK press launch which took place last Thursday. Aside from all the amazing fashion on show (stripes, gingham, frills, ruffles, pink and yellow – just so you know) and the delicious West Coast Cooler cocktails from our title sponsor, there was a lot […]

Simon Carter store opening in House of Fraser

House of Fraser in Victoria Square recently celebrated its relaunch after a multi million pound revamp. With new brands, concessions, shop fits and also the new champagne bar, the store has certainly relaunched with a bang. New to the Belfast House of Fraser department store is menswear and men’s accessories brand Simon Carter. We called […]

Underground Style Goes Overground At Belfast’s First Alternative Fashion Week

Underground Style Goes Overground At Belfast’s First Alternative Fashion Week Founder of Equal Fashion Magazine takes new styles to the catwalk A SERIES of creative fashion shows are set to take Northern Ireland by storm as Belfast’s inaugural Alternative Fashion Week launches. As the brainchild of Belfast photographer Shelley Rodgers the four main shows will […]

Cocktails and canapés and creatives Oh My!

COCKTAILS AND CANAPES AND CREATIVES OH MY! On Thursday 13th October, SYNERGY STUDIOS opened its seafront doors to welcome new and exciting collections from over 60 talented makers, featuring fashion, art, jewellery, homeware and crafts. All made right here in Northern Ireland. Showcasing the concept store’s variety of artistic design in an intimate display, bringing the Synergy vibe […]

#WCCFW launches for a new season of catwalks and fashion 

The new season of West Coast Cooler Belfast FASHIONWEEK has just launched. We can’t believe it’s that time again!! Bloggers, media, stylists and fashion followers turned up at #WCCFW HQ to get the top tips for next seasons fashion as Cathy Martin and Rebecca McKinney talked us through all the events happening this coming season. […]

10 ways to feel like a VIP in Belfast

10 ways to feel like a VIP in Belfast We all love to be spoiled and treated like a VIP sometimes. We’ve searched the city for some things you could do to get that VIP feeling. Go on, spoil yourself, or get someone else to spoil you! Go VIP at Odyssey cinemas Three 40 seater […]

#stylewatch Day 3 of Belfast FASHIONWEEK by Louise Vance

Day 3 of West Coast Cooler Belfast FASHIONWEEK was a jam packed, fashion fuelled day, from the super stylish Sushi Saturday event to a myriad of catwalk shows, including the 50 over 50 Age NI catwalk, the Sunday Life COVERGIRL competition with Victoria Square and WCC’s official blogger Vickie Doherty’s favourite looks from the High […]