I’m crazy about shirt dresses. These are the ones I recommend.

It’s that time of year again: the quest for the ultimate summer dress has officially started. As temperatures FINALLY begin to rise, style seekers are gunning for a great gúna (okay, several) to induce some long overdue wardrobe whimsy.

Open-toe season fills me with dread: here’s why.

It’s officially open-toe season and you know what that means, folks: FEAR – abject, unadulterated fear and a side of loathing for good measure.

Raise Your Paddle! Why Auctions Are the New Investment Dressing

Raise your paddle and raid your piggy bank, kiddos. Adam’s Auctioneers of Dublin is hosting its bi-annual jewellery sale on Tuesday, 14th May. 

WHAT WEDDINGS CAN TEACH US ABOUT WARDROBE WELLNESS

If there’s one word that inspires fear, loathing and credit card debt into the hearts of women, it’s ‘WEDDING”. All it takes is an innocent ‘Save the Date’ invitation to make us lose our reason and do things we live to regret. Fear not.  We’ve all fallen foul of wedding fever at some point in […]

Image Magazine Boutique Awards 2018

There’s something quite edifying about boutique shopping, especially when you find ‘the one’. The relaxed atmosphere, personal attention and made-for-you edit all combine to create retail magic – the ineffable alchemy that makes a loyal customer out of a casual browser. That’s why I’m so jazzed to be part of the judging panel for the Image Boutique Awards 2018.

Buy Smarter, Buy Better – Shopping Made Easy

Do you feel a sense of dread and indecision every time you get dressed?
Are you constantly buying new clothes but still feel like you have nothing to wear?
Do you even know what your wardrobe needs?
Then you, poppet, need some closet therapy.

THIS JUST HAPPENED – SHOP JOANNE HYNES X DUNNES STORES TODAY

It’s not often (correction: ever) I get asked to model in a catwalk show, let alone for one of Ireland’s most beloved designers – Joanne Hynes. I’ve been a fan, customer and colleague of Joanne’s for the past 10 years and am one of many who did the happy dance when she launched her eponymous line for Dunnes Stores. Speaking of which…

This Eco-Conscious Highstreet Brand Is a Closet Keeper

Minimalist cousin to H&M – Arket – is fast becoming a by-word in eco-friendly basics. Using recycled polyester, organic cotton, and planet-conscious ice crêpe, Arket delivers on closet classics like suits (see mine here!), separates and 2-in-1 jackets that segue between the seasons. The bad news? London, Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Munich are currently the only benefactors of an […]

Are you a secret shopper? Then you need to hear this…

Ignorance is not bliss – not in a happy closet. It creates a disconnect between what we buy and what we admit to having bought. OUT OF SIGHT may be OUT OF MIND but it also leaves you OUT OF POCKET… It’s time to take stock of your clothing collateral and confront the underlying behaviour that got you here in the first place.

How to Spot a Fake Designer Bag

Everyone loves a bargain but, when it comes to buying designer handbags if the price is too good to be true (€3,500 marked down to €350), that’s generally because it is. The time spent on scouring the internet for deals could be better spent buying from the designer or a reputable department store. Although most designer brands have their own authentication processes, there are certain criteria that apply when buying serious arm candy. Here’s how not to fall foul of the phonies.