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The "look" of the season is a thing of the past

In a world where fashion moves Instagram-fast, the “look” of the season is a thing of the past. And that’s a cause for rejoicing, says Cathy Horyn.

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This week’s must do, see and buy

DRINK THIS
The taste of summer? According to our very own wine critic Leslie Williams, look no further than The Rossini Cocktail.

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The clothes lines we hope will give us the it-factor

With clothes from Kendall and Kylie’s debut collection a must-have on the festival circuit this summer, Paula Burns tells us why celebrity collaborations give us a slice of their lives.

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How to master the ’no make up, make up look’

This season make up is all about staying natural and enhancing what you’ve got.

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If the shoe fits: the history of the high heel

A new exhibition exploring our obsession with shoes opens today at the V&A. Suzanne Harrington ditches the heels and takes a look.

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DIY grooming gifts to get your dad for Father’s Day

Keen to avoid giving your father a gift that doesn’t really wash? Lisa Haynes rounds up the best in preening for pops.

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Five, key high street pieces for summer

Introducing “The Modernisers” – five, key high street pieces for summer guaranteed to bring your wardrobe bang up to date. Rachel Marie Walsh reports.

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Why more and more people are getting their teeth whitened

Irish people are increasingly looking for that Hollywood smile, and dentists are reaping the benefits, says Dave Kenny.

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Trend of the week: Totally tropical

Get ready to indulge your exotic side.

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Red Carpet Wrap: Sienna Miller, Michelle Rodriguez, Alicia Vikander, Marion Cotillard

Sienna Miller chose this stunning Gucci gown for the Cannes Film Festival.

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Red Carpet Wrap: Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora

Ecuadorian designer Gabriela Cadena dressed Eva Longoria for the Inside Out premiere at Cannes this week, but the full-length trompe l’oeil panel on this gown is weird and distracting.

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Trend of the Week: Monochrome

Great style – it’s black and white really, writes Annmarie O’Connor.

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Street trend: Helen Murphy

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Jennifer Aniston: Read her beauty tips here

Jennifer Aniston doesn’t give many interviews, but she was prepared to talk to Elaine Lipwort about her beauty life — and a little more in her own words.

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Roz Purcell sizzles in that cool cut blue suit

When model Roz Purcell asked ex-footballer-turned-designer Pat Morley to create ‘that’ blue suit for the VIP awards, it was the beginning of a fashion sensation, writes Liz Dunphy.

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Octogenarian Helen Ruth Van Winkle is an internet sensation among all age groups

Kentucky octogenarian Helen Ruth Van Winkle’s brash online persona has turned the internet’s obsession with young people on its head, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Take a peak inside a Korean women’s beauty cabinet

Famed for their meticulous skincare regimes, women in Korea use up to 12 products every morning and night.

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Is fashion worth the money spent?

With price inflation and high fashion inextricably mixed — to the tune of 15% per annum, despite austerity — can the concept of ‘investment fashion’ really be justified? Or is it just a swindle for gullible buyers, asks Rose Mary Roche.

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Vintage: the revival is set to run and run

With more designers clamouring to dress stars than dates on the calendar, why are fashionistas like Victoria Beckham and Rihanna paying retail for William Vintage? Rachel Marie Walsh spoke to brand founder William Banks-Blaney.

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Cutting it: a preview of new documentary, Dior and I

Rachel Marie Walsh previews the new documentary, Dior and I, which follows the Belgian designer’s first show as Creative Director at the fashion house, a vacancy created by disgraced John Galliano.

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Can women who wear pink be taken seriously?

It’s the hot colour for spring/summer 2015 but far from being too ‘girlie’ it can pack a powerful punch, says Tanya Sweeney.

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Alexander McQueen, The Edward Scissorhands of the Eastend

Suzanne Harrington reviews Blood Beneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson, a new book on the life of fashion’s enfant terrible, Alexander, ‘Lee’ McQueen,  whose personal life was marred by drugs and depression. 

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Makeup tips and tricks from backstage at three Autumn/Winter fashion shows

Rachel Marie Walsh says it’s time to start perfecting your favourite next-season look now.

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Cool curves are making a comeback

There are sound biological reasons why women’s bodies are naturally curvy and voluptuous. Deirdre Reynolds gets the skinny on essential body fat.

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Secrets to having skin like a baby

Has the recent cold snap left your little one’s skin parched? Claire Spreadbury reveals soothers to restore the smoothness.

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Body scents and sweat can be highly attractive to our sexual partners

There is no evidence that humans emit pheromones to lure sexual partners, but our natural body scents can be highly attractive, says Sharon Ni Chonchuir.

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