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FASHION NEWS: NCAD Student Claire Lynam Wins the River Island Fashion Design Bursary 2013

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NCAD student Claire Lynam has won the prestigious River Island Fashion Design Bursary award with her cutting-edge futuristic design. As her entry into the competition, Claire created an outfit which fits in perfectly with the River Island fashion-forward thinking motto; designing an ensemble which is not only daring and sure to get you noticed, but is wearable also. Modelled by Daniella … [Read more...]

STYLE FOCUS: The Origins of The Chelsea Girl

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This week sees the famous Chelsea Flower show taking place in London. In honour of the occasion, Vicky Kavanagh examines where the term “Chelsea Girl” came from and it’s lasting appeal. While the London borough on the northern bank of the Thames is the geographical origin of the “Chelsea Girl”, the concept is not one that can be tied to a singular area. We can however, pin point a … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF RIHANNA’S CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR RIVER ISLAND

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  River Island on Grafton Street was the place to be on Monday night for the highly anticipated launch of Rihanna’s capsule collection for the popular high street retailer. Co-designed with Adam Selman, the superstar’s collection features bra tops, baggy jeans, gossamer blouses, thigh-split skirts, t-shirt dresses and boots, allowing fans to dress like the Bajan singer. Speaking … [Read more...]

RIHANNA DEBUTS HER RIVER ISLAND COLLECTION AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

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Rihanna swapped the stage for the catwalk on Saturday night as she presented her debut collection for popular high street retailer River Island at the Old Sorting Office in Central London. Co-designed with Adam Selman, the superstar’s collection feature bra tops, baggy jeans, gossamer blouses, thigh-split skirts, t-shirt dresses and boots, allowing fans to dress like the Bajan … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE U HIGHSTREET STYLE AWARDS 2012

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The U Highstreet Style Awards in association with Diet Coke took place at a glamorous ceremony at The Ultimate Girls Day Out in the RDS Main Hall last weekend. Based exclusively on public voting, the judges of the U Highstreet Style Awards are U Magazine readers and high street store customers, making these awards one of the most coveted around. With over 22,000 votes received over the course … [Read more...]

DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE SOS WEEKEND

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Dundrum Town Centre will host a series of fun fashion events on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April as part of the Shop Our Style (SOS) weekend. Taking place on Level 1 at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm on both days, catwalk shows will highlight sizzling summer looks from House of Fraser, River Island, Massimo Dutti, Zara, Penneys, Next, Karen Millen, Coast and many more. From the perfect preppy … [Read more...]

SPRING/SUMMER 2012’S TOP TRENDS MADE SIMPLE

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CANDY COLOURS Ice cream shades and candy colours are amongst the season’s biggest trends. As if the shock of wearing anything brighter than grey and black isn’t enough, you’ve got to mix and match them all up too! Penneys and A|wear have nailed this trend and the key to pulling it off is to mix touches of candy colours with white, denim and blue. Left: Textured bodycon dress, from … [Read more...]

TANYA GRIMSON’S FASHION WISH LIST

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The sales may still be on and new season stock is very slowly starting to trickle into the stores, but not at the speed we would like it to. With unseasonably warm weather for this time of year, we can’t help but cast our eye ahead and wish for bare arms and tanned legs, so this week I have chosen pieces with spring in mind, hoping that if I keep talking about it, it will come sooner and so will … [Read more...]

TANYA GRIMSON’S FASHION WISH LIST

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With a brand spanking new fashion season about to set upon us with a vengeance as soon as the dregs of the sales have depleted, I have put together a wish list of items that are due to hit the shelves in the coming weeks and months to whet our burgeoning appetites. I have also decided to beat the January blues and focus on uplifting colour palettes to remind us that spring, and the hope of a … [Read more...]

TANYA’S WISH LIST

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Burgundy cape, €450, Jaegar Boutique I love capes and thankfully they continue to be a favourite amongst winter cover-ups, and this burgundy version from Jaegar is especially beautiful. Its rich burgundy is one of the colours of the season and the military epaulettes earn it extra kudos. Midi-length skirt, €188, Monsoon This midi-length skirt from Monsoon is a great winter skirt; the … [Read more...]