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SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH BUSINESS: Irish Design Has a New Home

Swoop.ie

Here at TheDailyUpdate.ie, since our inception in 2011 we like to make the occasional bit of noise to support new and existing Irish businesses. We’re currently loving new Irish website Swoop.ie. Top fashion stylist and former Daily Update columnist Tanya Grimson and interior designer Maria Dublin have come together to launch a unique online marketplace that is open to anyone who produces and … [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...]

TANYA GRIMSON’S FASHION WISH LIST

penneys €19

This week’s selection is a melting pot of styles with a definite air of optimism to them. I hope you enjoy. Helix platform shoes, €90, www.asos.com  These platform shoes from ASOS instantly caught my attention, as again they seem much more expensive than they actually are. Platforms are still big news this season, heels may have come down dramatically with kitten and smaller block … [Read more...]

TANYA GRIMSON’S FASHION WISH LIST

fran and jane €179

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

South Embellished Hem Dress_ 72e

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 CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Kelli Boutique - Amaya Arzuaga Black Leather and Gold Dress - High Res

I have put together some items that I consider my ultimate Christmas wish list. Some items are pricier than others because at the end of the day, I have been a very good girl this year, and I think Santa knows this! Dress, €799, by Amaya Arzuaga at Kelli Boutique This black and gold leather dress from Amaya Arzuaga is at the top of my wish list; wish being the operative word with that … [Read more...]

TANYA’S WISH LIST

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Alexander McQueen cream and black shoes, €240, Brown Thomas It looks like old Cinders will be going to the fashion ball this season, but this time her slipper has been truly pimped. This slipper-style shoe is so inventive in its simplicity, using the seamless cut, the curved heel and the monochromatic colouring to huge effect. A modern day re-invention of a fairytale staple, the McQueen eye … [Read more...]

TANYA’S WISHLIST

€21 penneys

This week's style essentials from our resident fashion guru Tanya Grimson Red and snakeskin wedges, €21, Penneys Ok, so I’m cheating a little bit here as I saw these in store at the weekend and had to buy them immediately. In fact there was practically a fight at the stand as people rushed to get their sizes, and rightfully so. These shoes from Penneys are the best they have done so far … [Read more...]

TANYA’S WISH LIST

Lanvin luggage tag €35 for 2

Top fashion stylist Tanya Grimson's weekly must-haves. Melissa black and white pumps, €65, BT2 Brazilian footwear designer Melissa is one of my favourite quirky shoe designers around. Each shoe is made solely of two signature fabrics, felt and rubber, sometimes with felt uppers with rubber insoles or pure rubber from toe to heel. Two years ago my lovely sister bought me a pair of red felt … [Read more...]

TANYA’S WISH LIST

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Pin-up pendant, €180, at www.etsy.com/people/Jlbjewellery I love this quirky 1950s inspired pin-up pendant from one of our own jewellers, Janice Moger Byrne. Janice is known for her retro and kitsch jewellery range, featuring skulls, dog bones and other variations of curvaceous silhouettes in sterling silver. And most importantly, now more than ever, it is so important to shop locally and … [Read more...]