Last December I narrated the audiobook of The Happy Closet. In a classic case of cosmic irony, the algorithm gods dropped an article from CBC.ca in my Google news feed the very day I was recorded my online shopping chapter. The standfirst read: ‘It’s pretty staggering’: Returned online purchases often sent to landfill, journalist’s research […]
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.
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 and raid your piggy bank, kiddos. Adam’s Auctioneers of Dublin is hosting its bi-annual jewellery sale on Tuesday, 14th May.
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 […]
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.
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.
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…
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 […]
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.