I PUT MY WOOL SKIRT IN THE FREEZER; THIS IS WHY.

Most folks put foodstuffs and ice-cubes in the freezer, at times a warm bottle of wine when needs must. I, on the other hand, use mine to kill moths – all of the fecking moths.

It’s too cold to wear this summer dress but I’ve got my sneaky ways.

I’m not a quitter. Granted, I am a staunch believer in the art of letting go (hello, decluttering!) but only when something has outlived its sell-by-date. When something is brand spanking new and in need of a good wearing, I take an active interest in fulfulling its manifest destiny.

This is Not Usually How I Dress for the Cork Weather but It Works

The turtleneck was a good call. Standing atop of Shandon Hill on a windy February day warrants layers and, had I thought of it, those nifty heat patches from Dealz. Still and all, it wasn’t raining…yet. As photoshoots go, this was my first for the Irish Examiner on the other side of the camera in Cork. Having recently moved from Dublin, I went from blow-in to blown-out of it as our #BTS shots on Instagram hilariously demonstrate. Never let it be said though that fashion and function can’t peacefully coexist.

You’ve Been Putting Your Bra on Wrong: Here’s Why.

“Stoop, then scoop!” My sister leaned forward and made digging motions at her bra as if working at some sort of boob gelateria. She seemed keen to impart what appeared to be common knowledge – just not so common with me. “And you wonder why yours are so flat,” she said, raising her scooping hands despairingly in the air. It’s true though. I always did wonder why, with the same bra size, her assets always look perkier than mine. It just never occurred to me that scooping could play a factor.

Stripes – A Love Story

There’s something about stripes that herald good times. Linear disposition notwithstanding, their presence on the spring/summer fashion-scape make for an instant mood-lifter, whatever the weather.

HOW TO FIND PRINTS CHARMING

This printed co-ord set by Diane Von Furstenberg from Kildare Village feels like loungewear but acts like boss material.

HOW TO TACKLE TAILORING

#SP – When Kildare Village asked me to be part of the ‘Your Style, Your Way’ campaign, I knew their brands would suit my lifestyle perfectly. Here’s how my outfit checks out. CLEAN LINES Tailoring needn’t be too serious. This subtle floral jacquard print makes a classic navy blazer pop – perfect for heading into […]

Kildare Village – Your Style, Your Way

#SP – Who were you 5, 10, 15 years ago? Did you have the same job? Perhaps you’re living in a different country; maybe you’ve had kids – triplets even? Have you gone from corporate banker to kitchen start-up; jacked in the rat race to set up an Alpaca farm? OK, maybe not but you […]

What’s in My Wardrobe – Vintage

August 2018 marks my ten-year anniversary as Irish Examiner fashion editor. Not bad going, given the industry’s reputation for change. And things have changed – a lot. The past decade alone has witnessed a global recession, the spread of social media, and a complete restructure in shopping behaviours – all of which allude to a […]

Not Another Model

This month I turned 45; I also signed to the Image board of Not Another model agency. Not bad for an old broad.