Sunday, February 5, 2023

BOLD MOVE Mena Ryan on her passion for print

From Limerick to London, designer Mena Ryan is making her mark with her explosive prints and uncompromising approach to style As the middle child of...

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...

VEGAN TRAINERS Shop Exquisite.ie’s top picks from fashion to high performance

We've taken the hassle out of searching for cool vegan trainers with our top picks to buy from everyday wear to high performance fitness... VEJA Veja...

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...

CHRISTIAN DIOR 70 YEARS ON Aisling O’Loughlin looks back

It was the Irish born editor of the US edition of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, who coined the phrase the New Look that trumpeted...

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,...

EXQUISITE TASTE The Queen of Costume Designers Edith Head

Having been nominated a rollicking 35 times for an Oscar over the course of her career, Edith Head scooped eight gongs for Best Costume...

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...

AN EXQUISITE LIFE Ib Jorgensen on fashion and art

It’s hard to believe Ib Jorgensen is 82.  Clearly a life of discipline and self care have served him well. He is lean and...

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...