Saturday, March 2, 2024

CHRISTINA AGUILERA How wearing no makeup has become a political statement

Is it ever a good thing to be described as ‘unrecognisable’ without your makeup on? This week that’s how pop star Christina Aguilera has...

NEW FEMINISM Enough of the women supporting women baloney!

Listen, I’m all for equality but there are some elements to this new wave of feminism that I can only say #notmetoo. That whole...

FIGHTING FIT The challenge of keeping girls in sport

The amount of young girls dropping out of sports activities like football, rugby and athletics is increasing year by year, by the age of...

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...

DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET ANGRY Life lessons by Ciara Allen

I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE Who doesn't love a good rant?  To this day the words of news...

GENDER QUOTAS Tokenism or necessary for real change?

Controversial among men and women alike, the very mention of quotas can stir up strong arguments about preventing a meritocracy and patronising women who...

JUDY WONG In her own words on dealing with sexual assault

In December 2009, Irish make-up artist Judy Wong packed up and set off on an adventure to Canada where she stayed for four years....

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Rebecca Bourke is on a mission

Producer Rebecca Bourke is a woman on a mission.  Having just completed the What would you do? campaign on domestic violence with Oscar winner...

EXQUISITE LOCATION Why is Ballyfin considered the best hotel in the world?

Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains, Ballyfin house in County Laois is noted as one of the best hotels in the...