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Do you have the confidence to pull off the latest hair trends from the SS16 catwalks?

Shaved heads, micro-fringes and bowl cuts — can the latest rebellious looks from the catwalks translate to real life? Katie Wright talks to the experts.

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Inside the Victoria & Albert Museum's latest exhibition of underwear

We use it to support, suppress, hide and expose our bodies. Underwear through the ages tells us a lot about ourselves, writes Suzanne Harrington, as she checks out the new Undressed exhibition at the V&A.

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Vogue and Paul Costelloe celebrate the royal style of Queen Elizabeth II

 

As the queen turns 90, Vogue has hailed her a style icon. Ciara Mc Donnell rates her outfits through the decades with former royal designer Paul Costelloe.

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Behind the brand: Meet the design team at COS

 

COS has transformed the way we dress. Vickie Maye meets the brand’s head designer, Karin Gustafsson.

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Denim clinic: We find the perfect pair of denims for you

Jeans don’t lie, so make sure you find the best pair for you, writes Annmarie O’Connor.   

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We'll never fall out of love with denim

 

Denim has never stopped being our go-to fabric, and remains cool and loved, says Suzanne Harrington.

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Former Dior designer Raf Simons is transforming men’s fashion

The Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons lives, at least part of the year, above a flower shop in one of the fancier arrondissements of Paris. 

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Male designers work for an ideal woman; Donatella Versace works for real women

In the big leagues of fashion, there is only one designer who has consistently challenged the paradox of power and sex — and she’s done it with a laugh, a cigarette and a billion-dollar business.

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Designer looks from Brown Thomas for Spring/Summer 2016

Monochrome to romantic, urban to futuristic – we showcase the top spring/summer looks at Brown Thomas, with a focus on the brand new labels coming to Cork.

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Women of a certain age are challenging perceived notion of attractiveness

We have been conditioned to believe that only men get better with age, suggests Paula Burns.

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Ben Hoyle books in with Sonya Dakar, Hollywood’s top facialist

Leonardo, Tom and Chris swear by Sonya Dakar’s rejuvenating, but painful, treatment.

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8 of the most iconic looks at the Oscars in recent years

Oscar night brings the stars out in high-wattage glamour and for many of us, the fashion is the sole reason to watch.

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6 key trends for Autumn/Winter 2016 from LFW

 

Wondering what you’ll be wearing next season? Rachel Marie Walsh reports from London Fashion Week on six key trends for Autumn/Winter 2016.

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Spring/summer 2016 styles from Cork boutique Samui

Cork boutique Samui turns 15 on March 21. And to celebrate we’re showcasing the top labels and trends in store for spring/summer 2016. Think shoulders, high-shine fabrics and old Hollywood style.

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Fashion trends to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916, two Irish designers have created special ways of commemorating this event. 

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Love the finer things in life, but just don’t have the budget? 

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POLL: Are you in search for the perfect pout?

Lorraine Courtneylooks at the cosmetic procedures young Irish women are undergoing in search of perfection, just like Kylie Jenner and other Instagram stars.

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Gwen Stefani’s collaboration with Urban Decay continues. And it just gets better.

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LSAD's International Fashion Incubator is a fashion first for Limerick

It’s one of the top 50 fashion colleges in the world — and now LSAD is launching an ambitious programme to mentor new designers, writes Lorraine Courtney.

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Tried and tested

Dealing with breakouts can be exasperating. Our testers try the latest spot solutions on the market...

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Get up close and personal with some custom hair care and make-up products

From haircare to make-up, customisation is taking over the cosmetics world, so get up close and personal, says Katie Wright

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This Week On The Red Carpet: Kate Bosworth, Kate Beckinsale, Rita Ora, Holliday Grainger

Kate Bosworth walked the pink carpet at the Elsa Schiaparelli Couture show in clothes by the brand and Roger Vivier pumps. This should be a tough look to pull off, uniting beads, sequins and satin jacquard. Kate makes it look effortless.

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Staying stylish in the storm weather

‘Sayonara’ squally showers! It’s time to reclaim our collective style mojo with a new approach to wet weather dressing. We’re opting for Sorel’s high-heeled neoprene stretch booties (complete with waterproof vulcanized rubber upper).

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Ageing with Attitude: The unique fashion sense of older Irish women

Margaret Jennings says Instagram sites on trendy clothes aren’t just for the young and beautiful hipsters, there’s also room for the original style of Ireland’s glam grannies.

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