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ATELIER VERSACE TO RETURN TO THE RITZ PARIS

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Donatella Versace has announced that she will return to the Ritz Paris this summer to show her upcoming autumn/winter 12/13 Atelier Versace couture collection. The iconic hotel has poignant memories for Donatella, as her brother Gianni Versace hosted numerous Atelier Versace shows at the iconic venue, until his last collection there in July 1997. Donatella last showed at the Ritz Paris in … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE DIVINE BOUTIQUE FASHION SHOW

Mary Greene and Rosanna Davison

  Divine Boutique hosted their spring/summer '12 fashion show in the Maynooth branch to showcase their new season offerings. Once again supporting real women, a selection of Divine’s customers took to the catwalk to showcase the collections, with an array of chic styles on display. The show was presented by fashion editor Aideen Sutton, who selected guest Bronagh Kennedy as the … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF THE LUKE SPRING/SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION

Brendan O'Reilly, Grace Carroll and Andrew McGreal

  Over 160 fashion enthusiasts headed to Arnotts in Dublin last week for the launch of the Luke spring/summer 2012 collection. The popular department store’s menswear department was abuzz with style as guests enjoyed Peroni beer and music by popular Irish band Keywest and tunes by DJ Gavin Feeney. One lucky guest on the night drove away on a Luke electric scooter. The Luke … [Read more...]

MARLIES DEKKERS LINGERIE ARRIVES AT BROWN THOMAS DUBLIN

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Marlies Dekkers, the queen of edgy, super-cool lingerie often worn as outerwear by celebs including Lady GaGa, Rihanna and Katy Perry, has opened an exclusive pop-up boutique in The Lingerie Rooms at Brown Thomas Dublin. For spring/summer, Marlies Dekkers takes us on an imaginary journey through the magical symbols of Far East Asia. The collection is made up of six lingerie stories; Crouching … [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...]

TK MAXX SHOWCASES DESIGNER TREND PIECES FOR SPRING/SUMMER

TK Maxx Orange double breasted jacket £49.99 €69.99 RRP £145.00 €189.99

Save on spring/summer’s hottest fashion trends   The spring/summer 2012 catwalks were bursting with prints, soft pastels, summer brights, candy colours and vibrant neons and the fashion buyers at TK Maxx shopped around the world, dealing directly with designers to pick out their favourite pieces at a fraction of the price. Bold Brights: Candy pinks, bright blues and zingy neon … [Read more...]

SIMONE ROCHA COLLABORATES WITH WEST COAST COOLER

Simone Rocha spring summer 2012

  West Coast Cooler landed quite the fashion coup by commissioning Irish fashion designer Simone Rocha to create a limited edition collection of stylish bottles to house their popular nectar. One of Ireland’s most promising creative talents, Simone’s collections have been well received by influential fashion editors and stylists from top media publications around the world, as … [Read more...]

PRADA REAL FANTASIES SPRING/SUMMER 2012 VIDEO

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For the Prada spring/summer 2012 lookbook Real Fantasies, design and production team AMO/OMA explores the nostalgia of hot rodding, golfing, picnicking, the space race and other wholesome past times. Told through a sequence of 100% handmade collages – continuing a new tradition of handcraftsmanship started last season – Real Fantasies is a palimpsest of photography, graphics and text that … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE HARVEY NICHOLS SPRING/SUMMER FASHION SHOW

Nadine King and Emily O'Donnell

  Harvey Nichols celebrated the launch of their spring/summer collections with a garden party-inspired catwalk show for over 400 invited guests. The evening started off with a champagne reception, where guests mingled to the sound of jazz and got their picture taken in the mini style garden! All guests were then ushered downstairs to the fashion garden party, stepping into another world … [Read more...]

HOPELESSLY DEVOTED: GET YOUR GREASE ON!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will be well aware by now that pastels and ice-cream hues are going to be EVERYWHERE for the next few months. While there have been many comparisons, descriptions and an array of metaphors used to describe the trend, there is one glaringly obvious one I haven’t heard used yet: “Why, it’s Grease Lightning!” Seriously, I don’t mean that in … [Read more...]