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WIN! An Aston Martin V8 Vantage at Hackett Stores

Aston Martin Racing Hackett

Start your engines; the race is on for one very lucky customer to win an Aston Martin when they make a qualifying purchase from the Hackett London summer 2013 collection. Offering customers the chance to win one of the world’s most prestigious sports cars; the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster, the exciting competition also offers several runner-up prizes of Aston Martin racing experiences and … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE BUTTER LONDON SPRING SUMMER BEAUTY LAUNCH

Mairead Farrell and Kassey Smith

  National Beauty Distribution launched the Butter London spring nail lacquer collection in style at Avoca on Dublin’s Suffolk Street last week. With the collection inspired by the ‘Sweetie Shop’ fashion theme, guests at the event were encouraged to release their inner child and indulge at the candy floss machines, macaroon, sherbet, bon bons, lollipops and other sweet … [Read more...]

TREND ALERT – BOMBER JACKETS!

Topshop spring summer 12

After a few sporty seasons, like all good (and bad!) fashion trends, the bomber jacket has made its comeback. This season, the traditional varsity bomber is being upgraded with a new, bolder identity. What began as a simple piece of outerwear is being taken in an unexpected direction as the weather warms up. These sports luxe wonders are perfect for spring/summer styling as they make … [Read more...]

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: SPRING/SUMMER AT A|WEAR

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A|wear’s spring/summer 2012 collection is full of wonderful surprises, with very modern interpretations of retro-inspired fashion stories. Two distinct themes are prevalent in the collection, which contrast and complement each other in equal measure, as both have a definite nod to the past. Their New Nautical line is of course nautically styled with classic red, white and blues anchored … [Read more...]

AB FAB’S PATSY AND EDDIE FOR ALEXIS BITTAR S/S ’12!

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My early days at The Gloss Magazine saw me adopt a love for Alexis Bittar. The magazine used his pieces before he became the ubiquitous go-to for bold, fresh jewellery – now Rachel Zoe, Cameron Diaz and even Michelle Obama are fans. Louise Stokes of Loulerie thinks so, too – she worked with Alexis during time spent in New York and is now a stockist of his pieces in her Chatham Street store in … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE MARKS & SPENCER SPRING/SUMMER FASHION SHOW

Ita Smith and Lisa Duffy

Over 200 of Dublin’s fashion sets turned up to see Marks & Spencer unveil their spring/summer collection on last week in the historic surroundings of City Hall on Dame Street. Top stylist Catherine Condell produced the show, which focused on the major trends for the season including Park Avenue, Miami Kitsch, Track Stars and Culture Clash. Top models Thalia Heffernan and Christina Toal … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON PENNEYS SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Penneys top €15 trousers €17 bag €10

Penneys has always been renowned for its straight-off-the-catwalk, finger on the pulse styles and this season the popular high street store truly lives up to its good name. Featuring a smaller and more focused range, Penneys has decided to showcase the best of what they have to offer with this season’s hottest trends. Within these key trends, dresses, blazers and blouses rule the roost. … [Read more...]

FASHION SPOTLIGHT ON LITTLEWOODS IRELAND’S SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION

South Stripe Woven T-shirt €32

Back in December, I was privy to a preview of the gorgeous spring/summer 2012 collection from online shopping emporium Littlewoods Ireland; and what a collection it is! One of Littlewoods Ireland’s strongest collections for several seasons, there’s a plethora of styles and trends to suit all tastes, but what stood out for me is the stunning collection of affordable occasion and daywear … [Read more...]

TV3 SPRINGS FORWARD

Dallas

Frances Winston on TV3’s spring/summer schedule.   Television viewers are in for a treat this spring if TV3 have anything to do about it. Although spring is traditionally a time when viewing figures drop slightly across all channels, thanks to the longer evenings, TV3 are hoping to buck that trend by giving audiences the “Big Week”. As the title implies the independent broadcaster … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW THOMAS SABO COLLECTION

Rozanna Purcell and Emma Waldron

  The Westbury Hotel in Dublin was the luxury venue for the launch of the new Thomas Sabo sterling silver jewellery collection for spring/summer 2012. Models Roz Purcell and Emma Waldron showed off the new collection to the invited guests, including Triona O’Connor, Tiffany Stanley and stylist Cathy O’Connor, who were treated to lunchtime wine and canapés. For social snaps from … [Read more...]