Sunday, August 14, 2022

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...

CATRIONA HANLY A special shoot in celebration of the power of the blouse

Irish designer Catríona Hanly’s love of luxury and opulence is no accident considering the grandeur she grew up in and is accustomed to thanks...

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...

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

AGE APPROPRIATE DRESSING Is it relevant anymore?

Mutton dressed as lamb. Lamb dressed as mutton. Age appropriate dressing. What does it even mean any more? The whole charade has been blown...