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SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH BUSINESS: Children’s Designer Fashion Labels for Less at TwiceSmitten.ie

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We all want the best for our little ones but most of the time the budget doesn’t stretch to designer clothing labels. However an Irish businesswoman has answered our prayers by setting up an online store offering cut-price mini-me couture. The first of its kind in Ireland, Twice Smitten offers ‘pre-loved’ and new designer kids’ clothing for up to 70% less than the original retail … [Read more...]

STYLE TIPS: 12 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

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Whether is your favourite dress or that cheap jumper from Penneys, we've rounded up our top tips for ensuring you get the most out of your clothes. Watch the iron’s settings Be careful when you are ironing your clothes. Sort your clothing according to temperature, working from coolest to hottest. Silks and synthetics should be ironed on low to medium heat and wool on medium to high heat. … [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN PAST: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite Costumes from the Fashion Pack

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From supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, to designers John Galliano and Marc Jacobs, today we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite Halloween costumes. Believe it or not, the picture above is Heidi Klum as Hindu goddess Kali in 2008. Every year Heidi - the 'Queen of Halloween' - gets decked out like nobody's business for Halloween and throws a huge costume party. Click on … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH TALENT: Exclusive Halloween Photo Shoot by Rara Doyle

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In the past I’ve spoken about the wealth of talent we have in this country. Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons – including the economic downturn – this talent doesn’t always get a chance to shine; which is why from time to time we like to point our spotlight on Irish talent and make some noise about those we feel deserve to be shouted about. I was really excited earlier this week … [Read more...]

STYLE FOCUS: DKNY’s Resort 2014 Collection Campaign Starring Rita Ora

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Back in July, Rita Ora was famously spotted on Times Square in New York shooting the campaign for DKNY’s Resort 2014 collection. The pictures are finally out and we have them all here for you to peruse. The campaign was snapped by popular fashion photographer Lachlan Bailey, and features the British singer in a series of NYC poses, including atop a New York taxi. Check out the shots … [Read more...]

STYLE TIPS: 5 Ways to Channel Your Inner Bombshell

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Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Mendes, even Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian; they all have one thing in common: they are all much talked about bombshells. Beautiful women are ten a penny, but not every woman has the sexy allure of a bombshell. Though her ensemble may be a wee bit tighter or low cut, she’s always classy, never trashy. Bombshells accentuate their form with an … [Read more...]

DUBLIN FASHION FESTIVAL 2013: Launch & Event Details

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The 2013 Dublin Fashion Festival was launched last month by none other than popular TV presenter Laura Whitmore, who had jetted in for the occasion. Ms Whitmore’s fashion kudos has been on a searing comet as of late, with everyone from Glamour to Cosmopolitan spotlighting her edgy, eye-catching style. Appearing at an am photocall in honour of the launch, Ms Whitmore posed for photographs … [Read more...]

CATWALK REPORT: Paris Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Week Highlights

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Paris Haute Couture Week is one of the most beautiful highlights of the fashion calendar. A hotly anticipated event, even famous designers feel the pressure to dress to perfection. We’ve boiled down the main trends of this week from our favourite designers. While couture pieces might be out of our reach, a dash of inspiration to update your wardrobe is not. Dior Raf Simons of Dior is … [Read more...]

THE ULTIMATE FASHION MAP: Plot Your Style Destination

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The world of fashion is a never ending, high speed whirlwind of fabrics, sequins and beautiful garments. But that doesn’t mean that everything you see on the catwalk is a complete original. In truth, most designs are a combination of styles that were popular in previous decades combined with a touch of 21st century inspiration. While all of us have fun with fashion, we usually have a key … [Read more...]

FASHION PREVIEW: Littlewoods Ireland Autumn/Winter ’13 Style

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It may be only June but in fashion circles that means that our thoughts are already turning to autumn/winter. One of the first collections we’ve seen for the forthcoming season came from catalogue giants Littlewoods who showcased a variety of styles for the press recently hosted by none other than the face of the brand in Ireland Caroline Morahan. There are several exciting trends on offer … [Read more...]