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My Festival Picks

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So I’ve been promising you all this blog for a while, and here it is :) ‘My Festival Picks’.

As we’re in the middle of Festival Season with over 200 Festivals this year in Ireland, I’ve put together some of my favorite festival choices with the help of stylist Jenny Grouse of Ghost Boutique. Photography by the wonderful Michael Kelly.

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Look 1 – Vintage Inspired Shorts € 23.00, chick summer styled leather jacket € 35.00, Hot Pink Scallp Top € 11.99, chunky heels €25.00
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I think this is probably my favorite look of all.
Look 2 – Jumpsuit € 39.99 (with Aztec Blanket Wrap)
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Look 3 – Playsuit € 39.99 belt €14.00
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My ‘must have’ is a gem of a find. We all know what it’s like when camping at a festival. You wake up on day two feeling a little grubby and fancy an outfit change. Well fear not, I have just the thing. Festival Trousers!!! These amazing trousers are reversible and look amazing either way. A steel for € 69.99.

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Luan meets Clisare for Speech Jammer Challenge

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So just over a month ago I was delighted to take part in one of Clisare’s videos. YouTube sensation Clisare AKA Clare is my cousin :) and apart from being super proud I’m a massive fan, she’s feckin’ hilarious!!! So Clisare very kindly agreed to feature in my music video for ‘Roll The Dice’ and I was only made up when she invited me to appear with her in one of her videos.

I hadn’t a clue what lay in store for me but my jaws were sore for about 2 days with all the laughter.

In case you missed it, you can watch it again here :)


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Watch our performance on The 7 O’ Clock Show Here

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Last night I performed ‘Roll The Dice’ on TV3’s 7′ O Clock Show with Clive Barnes & my little bro John Parle. We had such a fantastic day at the TV3 stuidos & everybody made us feel so welcome. You can watch the performance again here;

 

The outfit I wore on the show is available from ‘Ghost’ Boutique in Wicklow.

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Black Fringe Top – 25.00

Black Skinny Wax Trouser – € 39.99

Black & White heels – € 45.00

Neckpiece – € 39.99

Bag – € 39.99


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What I’ve been up to….

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Hey everyone,
It’s been a busy few weeks!!!
June 29th I was delighted to join the gorgeous Elaine Crowley and the girls on TV3’s Midday Panel. It was my first time being on the show but I loved every minute of it. We flew through the topics of the day which was really no different than having a cuppa and chat with your girlfriends. You really do forget there are cameras watching. As floral is really on trend at the moment I decided to wear a floral bodcon Midi Dress, teamed with hot pink heels & Parisian handbag.
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My make up look for the show was from MAC. Foundation; Pro Long Foundation SPF 10 NC 15, Cheeks; Posey creme blend blush, Lashes; I added a little extra length with MAC False lashes and to give my eyes that extra vavavoom, I applied Brown Black false lashes mascara. I finished the look off with Cremesheen Glass Lip gloss which I just adore.
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A couple of days later I had a photo shoot with fabulous photographer Michael Kelly. I’ve been working with Michael for many years now & we have a great working relationship. Micahel really knows how to get the best from me and has an amazing eye. As it’s festival season with over 200 festivals in Ireland this year the theme for the photoshoot was ‘My Festival Picks’. I popped into stylist Jenny Grouse who owns Ghost Boutique in Wicklow and we put together some fabulous outfit choices. Check Ghost out on www.facebook.com/ghostladiesboutique

That weekend I recorded a new track at The Orchard Studio Enniscorthy. I wrote the song with an amazing up & coming singer/songwriter Bobby Sludds who’s also just been nominated to play the 2FM stage at Electric Picnic. The song has a kind of funky pop vibe and I’m so excited to let everyone hear it. I was laying down vocals on the Saturday and it was a pretty hot day, so being in a vocal booth as you can imagine is even hotter!!! It’s important in studio to feel extremely comfortable so I wore a short navy playsuit, themed with cream belt and a pair of ankle boots. I was flying down to meet my friend Jennifer afterwards at Kilruddery Gardens for Groove Festival so it was the perfect festival outfit choice also. I just added a hat, pair of sunglasses, a little navy fringe throw and I was all set. Later that night I met my friend Leona at Tinakilly House Hotel to celebrate her birthday at their tapas & jazz night so I just changed the ankle boots to hot pink heels, added the hot pink Parisian handbag and was ready to rock. Same outfit but a completely different look.

Jennifer & I headed back to Killruddery on Sunday for our second helping of Groove. I wore a gorgeous navy and white jumpsuit and themed it with a fab Aztec blanket wrap as the night got a little cooler. Christy Moore was the headline act and he was just fabulous. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand, the highlight of course being Lisdoonvarna. You could hear the crowd roar from miles around. The Eskies were also pretty amazing. It was my first time to hear them live and they certainly didn’t disappoint, they were brilliant.

A lot of you have been asking where I got my bikini I wore in my video for my latest single ‘Roll The Dice’from which was produced & directed by Wexford based film maker Michael Benson. The bikini is from H & M Push-Up Bikini top € 14.99 and bottoms € 9.99.
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Here’s a sneak peak at some of the shots from my next blog ‘My Festival Picks’.
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My pick of the week is a gem of a find. We all know what it’s like when camping at a festival. You wake up on day two feeling a little grubby and fancy an outfit change. Well fear not, I have just the thing. Festival Trousers!!! These amazing trousers are reversible and look amazing either way (featured in my next blog). A steel for € 69.99

Last weekend Clive Barnes and I played the gorgeous Cultúrlann Sweeney in Kilkee. Prior to the gig we popped in to see our friends at Clare FM for a chat & a choon. We also kicked off the first of our sitting room sessions which was just fantastic!!!

During the week I hooked up with personal trainer Suzanne Tyrrell to shoot the first of my video blogs to get us ready for The Dingle Marathon September 5th, will be up in a few days. I also attended the opening of the brand new part of the M11 motorway. The old N11 was one of the most dangerous roads in the country so it was an emotional day for many. I spoke with East Coast FM’s Declan Meehan for www.wicklownews.net since Delcan has been such a great advocate for the new road.
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Today I’m on route to TV3 to perform two songs with Clive & John for TV3’s Seven O’Clock Show and another busy weekend lies in store. Will let you know how it all goes :)

Until then my amigos,

Luan :) x



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Whooohooooo

Hey hey my lovely friends,
So the weekend is almost upon us and tonight at midnight GMT #rollthediceedmmix is officially released & what a busy weekend it will be. We kick it off tomorrow on EAST COAST FM where I will be live in studio before launching the biggest party to hit Dublin tomorrow night, DUBLIN PRIDE at The George!!! And what an outfit I have planned to wear :)
then on to Wexford Maritime Festival Saturday where I shall be performing at 4pm on the main stage. I will be accompanied at both by 2 AMAZING dancers Kerry Smith & Rosie Wallace!!! Don’t forget to download the single before Thursday June 25th midnight & you could win yourself an AMAZING Richwood Guitar or a professional portrait by photographer to the stars Michael Kelly which includes professional make up by Leona Mc Cann or some fabulous MAC make up!!! Oh so exciting :)


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Video launch, Dublin Pride Festival, Pure M Awards & More :)

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Hi guys,

So I’ve so much news to fill you in on, things are getting really exciting here at the camp.

So as you all know by now my latest single release ‘Roll The Dice EDM Mix’ will be released June 19th. We shot the video for the single in Co Wexford with director/producer and my great friend Michael Benson. Shots from the video taken by photographer Michael kelly even ended up in the national press :) See here; http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/luan-parle-wows-in-bikini-shoot-for-her-new-music-video-31241586.html

I was thrilled to hear I was chosen as Beat 102 103 & IASCA’s Play Irish Act. It means that the single will be played every morning at 9.25am on Beat FM’s beat breakfast with Niall & Vinney from Monday the 15th. To coincide with the great news we will officially launch the video the morning of the 15th.

I am so thrilled also to announce that I will kick things off at the Official Dublin Pride Party Launch June 19th in Dublins iconic nightclub ‘The George’ with a special Pride performance of the single. I will be accompanied by two amazing dancers Kerry Smith & Rosie Wallace which I’m so excited about.

I posted up earlier that I was nominated for Best Female at this year’s Pure M Magazines 2015 Awards. However I have since learned that I’m now up for 3 Awards….Best Irish Female, Best Irish Video and Best Irish Song!!!! The Awards will take place September 26th at Opium Rooms. Tickets are free but must be reserved asap due to limited availability. Get your ticket here; https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pure-m-awards-2015-tickets-17323731748?ref=estw

Saturday June 20th I shall be performing at this years Wexford Maritime Festival 2015 at 4pm to over 2000 people. Cannot wait

I will be running The Dingle Marathon September 5th for the Manuela Riedo Foundation. For more information please see; http://www.manuelariedo.com

Clive Barnes & I will be doing a run of house concerts ‘The Sitting Room Sessions’. All dates have been booked up but we may add some more dates in the not so distant future…Keep your eyes peeled….

And finally Richwood Guitars are giving us an AMAZING Richwood Guitar to GIVE AWAY FREE!!! As an endorsee of Richwood I absolutely love playing my G-65-CEVA. For more details on how you can win just keep an eye on my facebook page:) https://www.facebook.com/luanparle?fref=ts

For more details on Richwood Guitars please see; http://www.richwoodguitars.com/artist_zone.php?item=10%2F2015-02-18%2Fluan-parle%2F#.VXhbSNLF8kt


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Pure M Awards 2015

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I am absolutely over the moon to be nominated for Pure M’s Best Female 2015 Awards. Other nominees include Lisa Hanigan, Lisa O’Nell & Julie Feeney so it is a great honor to be in such amazing company. A list of finalists will be decided by a panel of industry professionals & Pure M Magazine. Those chosen will then be invited to attend the live awards ceremony. Will keep you guys posted, but just thrilled to be included :)