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SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the Brown Thomas Autumn/Winter ’13 Designer Collections

Holly Shortall, Brendan Courtney and Grace Moore

    It was quite literally a veritable who’s who of the fashion media world last week for the launch of the Brown Thomas autumn/winter 2013 collections. The new season’s collections are all about attitude and spirit as designers do their own thing, resulting in a spectacularly creative season. The contrasts of grunge and minimalism, boy and girl, past and future, present a … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Irish Craft Original Names

Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon

  Movers and makers in the Irish craft and design sector gathered in Brown Thomas Dublin for the launch of ICON (Irish Craft Original Names), a curated selection of unique, innovative objects from the flagship publication ‘Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection 2013-2014’, which will be on display in special feature windows on Grafton Street for four weeks. The ICON concept was … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the 2013 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign

Jennifer Maguire and Michelle Doherty

RTE Broadcaster Aine Lawlor officially launched this year’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign at Brown Thomas Dublin last week. The launch event officially unveiled the iconic Fashion Targets Breast Cancer T-shirt, which is now available at all Brown Thomas and BT2 stores and all proceeds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society and Europa Donna Ireland. The T-shirt incorporates the … [Read more...]

INTERIORS: Culti Home Fragrances Arrive in Ireland

Culti

I’m slightly obsessed with home scenting and have been a fan of the Culti brand of home fragrances since I first experienced their offerings at a hotel in Rome. The brand recently launched in Ireland and is available exclusively at Brown Thomas. Culti was launched in the early ‘90s and is best described as a luxury lifestyle brand offering a bespoke collection of candles, room sprays and … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – THE BOOK

Christian Louboutin book

If the funds won't quite stretch to a pair of Louboutins this Christmas, how about buying the book and dreaming about the beautiful shoes within its pages. A work of art, this coffee table tome is an elegant monograph revealing the artistry and theatricality of the world of Louboutin. Beneath the five-piece fold out cover of pink faux-leather is a magical interior of pop-up and gilded pages … [Read more...]

GET THE LOOK: GUCCI A/W 2012 HAIR & MAKE-UP

Gucci Hair 2

Pre-raphaelite was the buzz word for Gucci’s autumn/winter show this year and the result was a mixture of romance and classic French femininity thanks to a slick of deep burgundy lipstick and naturally styled hair. Hair: Hair was tonged to create soft, natural waves and then parted in the middle before being twisted and clipped into place. To create this type of wave a styling wand is … [Read more...]

WHAT LIES BENEATH: THE LINGERIE ROOMS AT BROWN THOMAS

BT LINGERIE

Do women buy nice lingerie for themselves or for those who will see it? The eternal question rages on, but with the selection available at the Lingerie Rooms in Brown Thomas, who the hell cares! Last week, Irish models Sarah Morrissey, Daniella Moyles and Yomiko Chen showcased some of the delectable choices on offer, including new lingerie label, Scandale (delicious name). Ranging from … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF FRAN & JANE IN BROWN THOMAS DUBLIN

Laura Nolan, Fran Nolan, Jane Baker and Lisa Fitzpatrick

  Last weekend, Fran & Jane celebrated opening in Brown Thomas Dublin with the exclusive launch of their limited edition ‘Oscar Collection’ evening gowns, hosted by Lisa Fitzpatrick. Customers joined Fran and Laura Nolan and Jane Baker, the businesswomen behind the successful Irish fashion label, for a glass of champagne and mini cupcakes from Jennie’s Bakeshop to view the … [Read more...]

THE LOVE LIST: FRAN & JANE’S OSCAR COLLECTION

Fran & Jane Oscar

We are full of love this week at Daily Update Towers; yesterday it was A|wear’s gorgeous LBD collection, and today it’s Fran & Jane’s fabulous ‘Oscar Collection’ dresses. The limited edition collection of occasion wear gowns is made up of seven styles, with only 25 of each design produced. Priced from €299 to €599, the designs are classic and timeless and perfect for injecting … [Read more...]

SHOE LUST: MADONNA’S TRUTH OR DARE FOOTWEAR COLLECTION

Madonna truth or dare main

After several months of speculation, last week saw the launch of Madonna‘s Truth or Dare shoe collection, which is available exclusively at Selfridges London and also online at www.selfridges.com The collection was created by Madonna and her stylist Arianne Phillips, who has dressed the singer for the last 15 years. Inspiration came from the various shoes Madonna has worn over the years. From … [Read more...]