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Autumn/Winter make-up trends from Urban Decay

Urban Decay’s palette has grown up with the women who love its daring, so Vickie Maye asked make-up artist Danielle Roberts to create sophisticated looks for the season ahead.

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Fashion shoot: Autumn/winter trends from our top Irish designers

Carolyn Moore selects some of the best Irish designs for Autumn/Winter. Think opulence and dark romance...

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Brown Thomas’ CREATE 2016 collection is timeless, but totally modern

 

Mary Gregory is back with a new collection for CREATE 2016 at Brown Thomas. Carolyn Moore spoke to the star of Irish design.

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Here's why plus-size models are turning heads on the beach with their curves

A newly-confident generation of curvy women are throwing away their inhibitions, determined to embrace the bikini bodies they were born with, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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Find out how Vicki Notaro felt when she went make-up free

Alicia Keys has eschewed make-up in a quest to get in touch with her authentic self, but how did beauty junkie Vicki Notaro feel when she faced up to her own bare face?

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In style: The return of the perm

We can all blame Kylie. Ever since she stepped out with a mane of curly hair, perms were instantly deemed back in fashion. Good news for us girls with naturally kinky hair then, says Maria Meltzer. Time to throw away the straighteners.

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Why we can’t get enough of slogan T-shirts

Thanks to ‘Hiddleswift’, the slogan T-shirt is very much back in vogue, says Ciara McDonnell.

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Find out how TV influences our fashion choices

 

It’s the golden age of TV and as we binge on box sets, television is influencing our wardrobes more than ever before. From Sex and the City to Mad Men, and more recently Peaky Blinders, Carolyn Moore looks at why TV is so good at selling clothes.

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No matter what your age, here's how to dress to impress on holidays

Three of Ireland’s leading stylists reveal how to look your best on the beach this summer through the decades.

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Check out these must-have mini products for travelling light this summer

 

Downsize your bathroom cabinet for holiday season. Lisa Haynes reveals the must-have minis for travelling light.

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Choosing the right swimwear for you - the enduring appeal of the bikini

The bikini turns 70 this year. From itsy bitsy beginnings to structured and scaffolded re-imaginings, it’s undergone quite the transformation since it was unveiled in 1946, says Ciara McDonnell.

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What you need to know about the new 'Style Rules' for men and women

Style is about much more than following trends. But there have been seismic changes in the fashion world and you need to know the new rules, writes Annmarie O’Connor.

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Seven deadly sins of style - and how to avoid them

There are a great many sins we can commit when we don our clothes, but redemption is at hand, writes Rose Mary Roche.

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Labels to watch out for: Five Irish designers you need to know about

Carolyn Moore meets five designers making their mark on the Irish fashion landscape – and asks what advice they’d give to the class of 2016.

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Runway to reality: How to make the catwalk trends work for you

Think you’ll never be able to wear the outlandish designs seen on the catwalk? From graphic stripes at Dolce and Gabbana to sheer at Alberto Ferretti, Lorna McGinn shows us how to make this season’s key trends accessible on the high street.

 

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We meet costume designer Joan Bergin on the set of Vikings

She dressed our own First Lady, Bowie and has been on-set designer for everything from Vikings to The Tudors. Ahead of her appearance at the Fastnet Film Festival, Clodagh Finn watches Joan Bergin at work at Ashford Studios.

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What it really takes to get a red carpet look

Carolyn Moore went backstage at last weekend’s VIP Style Awards and followed up and coming TV talent Bláthnaid Treacy as she prepped for the red carpet – Irish style.

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Athleisurewear is perfect if you want to look fit and fashionable, but what about girls with curves?

From the highest-end designers, to almost every shop on the high street, there is a look to suit everyone, at every price point and every size.

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Sugar fix: Curbing your need for the white stuff

You could spend a fortune on anti-ageing creams, but really the trick might be as simple as giving up sugar, writes Beauty Editor Rachel Marie Walsh.

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Get ready for the summer with these four perfect sunshine looks from Chanel

Here comes summer. From eyes to nails, get ready for brighter colours – and a dramatic lip. Christine Lucignano, celebrity make up artist for Chanel, creates four summer looks.

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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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