Sunday, May 22, 2022

WHO GIVES A MONKEY’S? Animal rights and fashion go head to head

  My Lord. Fashion sure is gank these days. Are we allowed to say that? Or are we expected to seal clap every daft trend...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SCARF PRINT TREND Why we’ve fallen in love again with the silk scarf

Have a drawer full of silk scarves and no idea what to do with them? Well it's time to reimagine Granny's oldest friend as...

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...

LAGOM How to apply this Swedish art of living to your wardrobe

Lagom has become the perfect antidote to fast fashion consumerism. This Swedish term translates to 'just the right amount', and the concept focuses on balance...

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...

BAD TASTE The enduring appeal of eye-brow raising fashion

  “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical....