the go-to label for party style

Oh yes, party season is upon us. This means hunting out something festive (when we’d probably rather be in stretchy jeans and an over-sized sweatshirt). The high street is awash with sparkly bits and bobs, but what if you’re after something timeless? Something classic yet chic? Something that’s worth spending a little extra on?

Let me introduce you to Onjenu. Launched in 2010, the brand is all about beautifully cut pieces and vibrant colours, but, above all, the whole collection exudes luxe quality.  I met the founder, Mena Ryan, a number of years ago and she’s truly one of life’s good ‘uns. Lovely, talented and unbelievably hard-working, she’s delivered an authentic label you’ll want to buy into.

The latest collection has a distinct ’70s feel with hints of lurex amidst rich velvets in navy, mustard and teal. The maxi and the midi dress dominate while the jumpsuit steals the show in the most flattering cuts I’ve seen to date. And yes, Onjenu is a no-brainer for glam soirées and decadent house parties, but it’s also your go-to for stand-out everyday style. So go, check out the most recent drop at

our 3 top buys for party style

1. ali’s pick

Tammy dress velvet navy, £98 – BUY!

Totally in love with my Onjenu velvet Tammy dress; the shape is super flattering, the velvet feels lovely and the gorgeous bell sleeves add a luxe bit of detail. I’ve already worn it for a trip to the theatre and am going to wear it on Xmas day.

2. ashling’s pick

Lauren dress velvet teal, £105 – BUY!

I had to have this dress! Yes, it’s perfect for parties, but it’s so much more than a party frock. Swap out the heels for hi-tops, the faux-fur wrap for a biker jacket and you have a lush everyday dress. The high neck adds a ’70s flare and the velvet in deep teal is so very now. Sod Christmas, this is what I’ll be wearing in January!

3. robyn’s pick

Megan jumpsuit velvet navy, £109 – BUY! 

I never thought I’d see the day when I attempted to pull off a velvet jumpsuit but boy am I glad I did. I can’t tell you how amazing the fit and cut of it is. I love it so much I’ve earmarked it for Xmas day. Sleek, chic, on-trend, comfy and beyond all that, sexily modest – the ultimate when dealing with tiny children. I’ve even bought Miss IG & Miss E mini blue velvet get-ups to fully coordinate the look.

Ashling McCloy


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