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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...]

BAG LUST: Boohoo Launches Boutique Bag Collection

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We’re in bag heaven, again! After the success of last year’s Boutique clothing collection, Boohoo has introduced a gorgeous new collection of leather and suede bags. Featuring over-sized shoppers and clutches in a vibrant colour palette of yellow, orange, red and blue, the Boutique bag collection is available now at Boohoo.com. How much do they cost? The clutch bags are priced from €30 … [Read more...]

SPLURGE OR SAVE: Monster DNAs Vs Penneys Headphones

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It took me a while to embrace the over-sized headphones trend but now that I have, I’m a wee bit obsessed. The latest addition to my collection is Monster DNAs, above, from the people who brought us the super-popular Beats by Dr. Dre. Great sound quality, outside noise reduction, and a sleek style, what more could you ask for? However if you don’t have €199.95 to splurge on some … [Read more...]

OASIS TALENT SEARCH: Are You Ireland’s Next Top Fashion Designer?

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Spread the word; popular high street store, Oasis is offering budding designers the chance to land their dream job of working as a designer for Oasis in London! You’ll have to hurry though, the deadline for applications is this Thursday, October 17th, at 12pm. Ten designers will be chosen to battle it out over six weeks, competing in challenges set by a panel of mentors that includes … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: The Daily Update Meets Designer Patrick Grant

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As the man credited with reviving the fortunes of Saville Row’s legendary bespoke tailors Norton & Sons following his takeover of the business in 2005, Patrick Grant has already made a significant contribution to British fashion. However, never one to shy away from a challenge he has recently been added to the ever expanding list of Designers at Debenhams. His aim – to bring Saville row … [Read more...]

THIRSTY THURSDAY: Introducing Absolut Originality

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Absolut has become one of the most popular vodkas on the market thanks in part to minimalist packaging which really stands out on the shelves. However, despite already having a striking image, every year they commission a limited-edition bottle that pushes the boundaries of contemporary design and these eclectic offerings have become collectors’ items with fans of the brand rushing to snap them … [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...]

BAG LUST: The Tommy Hilfiger Breast Health International Tote

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For the past seven years, Tommy Hilfiger has designed a limited edition bag to raise funds for Breast Health International, a non-profit foundation that works to advance breast cancer research. This year’s chic, blue and red tote bag is modelled by Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell in a special campaign shot by legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The bag costs €300, with €100 from … [Read more...]

THE LUST LIST: Character Sweaters at Penneys

Bambi Jumper €12 In Stores September

Fashion-forward jumpers and trend-driven sweaters are huge this season, which is why we’re slightly obsessed with the fabulous offering for men and women at Penneys. This Bambi sweater is adorable, stylish and pocket-friendly; what more could you ask for? As with all popular pieces from Penneys, we predict this will fly off the rails so you'd be well-advised to grab one while you … [Read more...]

SHOE LUST: Camouflage Trainers from Zara

Camouflage trainers, €59.95, Zara

Camouflage prints have been around in menswear for decades and the last couple of years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of this masculine trend. Shirts and jackets are the obvious choices but I absolutely love these camouflage trainers, which despite the print are incredibly versatile and can be worn with most casual wear options, especially jeans and cargo pants. €59.95, from … [Read more...]