WHO KNEW ORLA KIELY'S HOUSE RANGE WAS SO DOPE?
I've been seeing more and more of Orla Kiely's infamous designs over pinterest and social media, and it's made me realise that I've never really given the brand my full attention before now. A few months back I walked into an Orla Kiely store for the first time ( I know, shocker right?), and I now realise that there is a whole range of multi-style designs that I've been missing out on.
What I love about the Orla Kiely brand is that she has extended beyond fashion into homeware, by incorporating a consistent design across each of those product types. I didn't know much about OK before recently, but glancing at some of her designs a few days ago inspired me to do some research into the brand and Orla as a person.
I won't go into too much detail, because the exciting part (where I show you my favourite OK products and some of her latest designs) is yet to come. But, just for anyone who is interested; here are 2 fun facts about Orla Kiely.
Orla Kiely is an Irish Fashion Designer
You'd think this one would be obvious to someone of Irish heritage... but no. I was just as clueless as the next person. I mean, c'mon, with a name like Orla.
2. Orla done her Masters at the Royal College of Art
And then managed to get the hats featured in her exit show purchase by none other than Harrods... MAJOR!
Anyway, sorry for going completely off topic there. My inspiration for writing this post was the amazing homeware collection that I never even knew existed; the House collection. I've included my favourites below, many of them featuring the divine leaf print that Orla is so well known for.
THE ACORN CUP BEDDING COLLECTION
Yellow Linear Stem Small Tray in Yellow
70's Oval Flower Ceramic Storage Jar in Orange
Spot Sculpted Flower Hand Towel in Pale Rose
EARL GREY REED DIFFUSER
70's Oval Enamel Plate in Persimmon
70's Flower Enamel Mug in Persimmon
70s Oval Flower Herb Pots with Tray in Multi UK
Large Linear Stem Notebooks in Oatmeal
Aside all of the above, the Orla Kiely range is most known for its fashion range. I'd be selling you all short if I didn't include a little fashion (slide) show of some of my fave bits. Here goes it:
So I think what we've learned today (or what I've re-learned) is that Orla Kiely is DOPE; her brand is DOPE and so are her designs. Which is your favourite?