Thursday, October 6, 2022

DEAUVILLE The elegant seaside resort where Coco Chanel began her fashion empire

  Today marks the birthday of Grabrielle 'Coco' Chanel who was born on the 19th of August 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire in France. To celebrate...

MORE RISKY THAN RISQUÉ How to wear the vinyl trend now

Vinyl, the kinkiest material of them all, has decided she wants to be treated like a lady for once. No longer content with being...

SNEAK PEAK Behind the scenes on Catriona Hanly’s new season shoot

The majestic Kilronan Castle in Co Roscommon provided a fitting backdrop to a unique fashion shoot for Irish designer Catriona Hanly’s opulent creations. Exquisite.ie’s...

GIVENCHY AND HEPBURN The ultimate designer/muse collaboration

He was expecting Hollywood superstar Katherine Hepburn but it was the other Hepburn, a doe-eyed, gamine beauty in cigarette pants, a t-shirt and sandals...

NO MORE NICEY NICEY Why Taylor Swift chose leopard print to mark her change...

On wearing leopard print, Christian Dior warned his clients: ‘If you are fair and sweet, don’t wear it’.   Of all the patterns, leopard print is...

THE TROUBLE WITH WEDDINGS Expect drama even if you are perfect

Weddings. Who’d have one one? With the best of intentions and the fullest of hearts, they are always, ALWAYS, contentious. If you think yours...

STYLE ICON OF THE WEEK: Faye Dunaway

The ultimate Hollywood diva with a reputation for being ‘difficult’, Faye Dunaway will also go down in the anals of history as one of...

IRISH FASHION COLLECTIVE Don O’Neill headlines a spectacular night of style

Kerry born, New York based designer Don O’Neill was the star attraction at this year’s Irish Fashion Collective in aid of St Joseph’s Shankill,...

A LIFE IN PATTERN A new exhibition and book celebrate 21 years of Orla...

She’s known as Ireland’s top print maestro and over the past 21 years Dublin woman Orla Kiely has created a design empire based on...

EXQUISITE COLLECTIBLES The enduring allure of Miriam Haskell

Vintage costume jewellery has become highly collectible, recognized for its fine workmanship and bold design.  American Miriam Haskell (1899-1981) gained a stellar following for her...