Wednesday, December 19, 2018

FLYING THE FLAG Margaret Molloy on her #WearingIrish campaign

Achieve some momentum behind a hashtag campaign on social media and a whole new market can open up almost overnight. #WearingIrish is now a...

THE HANDMAID’S TALE Expect lots of fashion references to Margaret Atwood’s chilling story

  The fashion world has fallen for the austere beauty of The Handmaid’s Tale, the Emmy award winning TV series based on writer Margaret Atwood’s...

RACE TO THE BOTTOM The influence of Kim Kardashian

  Kim Kardashian: The ultimate influencer of a tacky and tawdry culture of sex tapes, plastic surgery, nude selfies and shameless self promotion where everything...

TASTE OF DUBLIN Sunshine, food and style make for a bumper weekend

The Taste of Dublin is possibly one of the luckiest events on the Irish social calendar when it comes to the weather. Baking temperatures...

HIJABI BARBIE A symbol of repression or a sign of inclusiveness?

  There’s a new Barbie in town and she’s wearing a hijab to cover her head, chest and hair. The Mattel doll is based on...

GROWING UP KURT Three generations of Cobain’s family launch Newbridge exhibition

Kurt Cobain was Oirish. Fair enough, there’s barely a beast or human, villain or hero, in this world and beyond we haven’t laid claim...

RULES SMULES! Why we owe those feisty fashion renegades our wardrobe freedom

Let’s hear it for the rule breakers. Those rebels who ignore tradition and go their own way. Say what you like about preserving standards...

JOAN DIDION At 83 this literary icon still fascinates and inspires

  Literary icon Joan Didion turned 83 this week and that elusively cool, intellectual allure still holds its magnetism for her millions of fans in...

THE ORIENT EXPRESS An elegant reminder of travel history in County Galway

Forever associated with luxury rail travel during an era when passengers dressed for dinner, the Orient Express began its glamorous life in 1883 thanks...

FASHION LEGACY What we learned from Elizabeth Taylor…

Remembered as an unapologetic maximalist, a hopeless romantic and passionate philanthropist, Elizabeth Taylor's love of diamonds and daring outfits continue to inspire and enthrall....