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Fairytale fashion for summer festivals

SUMMER has arrived, bringing with it Electric Picnic and a wave of festivals — and the opportunity to dress for them. 

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Tailor your beauty regime to combat urban life

IF you’re living or working in a big city, you may not be able to see the daily environmental aggressors, but their effects can manifest on your face.

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All things bright and beautiful

IF there’s an optimum time on the calendar to experiment with colour, it’s high summer.

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Shoes of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, displayed at the shoe museum in Manila

The secret to feeling high and mighty in shoes

Rose Mary Roche looks at why we own so many pairs, covet more — and don’t even wear half of those we own.

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The latest desirable size formodels, at triple zero, requiresthey have a waist measuring23 inches, less than celebritiessuch as Alexa Chung and KateMoss.

Size triple zero the new double zero

The latest fashionable size for a woman, the equivalent of the waistband on a six-year-old girl’s skirt, perpetuates the irresponsible and unhealthy message put out by the industry, for commercial gain.

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Elle Macpherson is getting better with age

ELLE MACPHERSON, all 6ft of sun-kissed long lean limbs and a tumbling mane of blonde hair, is earnestly telling an audience of women in Selfridges, London, what it felt like to struggle with a muffin top, fatigue, and finding herself so irritable she shouted at the kids.

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METALLIC ART

The lash effect

Next season’s make up trends are firmly focused on the eyes. Zoe Clark creates the latest looks from Lancôme.

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Travel beautifully light

Shrink down your beauty routine to meet your luggage limits. Lisa Haynes unveils the minis to suit your case.

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Andrea Q Robinson

We need more than anti-ageing creams

The next time you reach out to buy that anti-ageing product, bear in mind that it’s just a label developed mostly by men in suits who think women over 50 are past it.

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Make your bikini body glow

FOOTBALL isn’t the only focus of Rio right now. Famed for their toned curves, some of Victoria’s Secret top supermodels hail from Brazil.

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The long and short of it: what your hairstyle says about you

After years of GHDs and poker straight tresses, hair is once again becoming a statement of individualism thanks to celebs like Katy Perry and her rainbow-coloured locks.

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Silicone valley on the streets of Rio

Brazil is not only famous for its soccer team. Sathnam Sanghera meets pioneering plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy, the country’s most celebrated person after Pelé.

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Kick off the World Cup carnival spirit via your cosmetics

SO What if the World Cup isn’t top of your priorities? Revelling in this summer’s Brazilian-inspired beauty turns the football thing into a whole different ball game...

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The nail revolution

Chanel has always set the bar when it comes to nail trends. In our exclusive shoot, Vickie Maye sees what’s in store for summer — and finds out how to get the look.

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The top 10 summer accessories

Looking to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank? Follow Rachel Marie Walsh’s guide to summer’s hottest accessories — and strike the all-important balance between trend-aware and fashion victim.

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How much sun exposure do we really need?

Fear of skin cancer means many of us may be lacking in the vital vitamin D, so what’s the answer.

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Expose your body to cold conditions to drop some weight

YOU may be holding out hope for a summer heat wave, but the hottest way to get in shape this summer is to keep your cool.

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Kate Moss in her Paisley Print Wide-Leg Trousers, €195

Five key pieces for summer fashion

Updating your wardrobe for summer? These are the five key pieces you need to buy now, says Rachel Marie Walsh.

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Trendsetting celebrity kids the latest pop-culture obsession

ALLIE HAGAN, creator of Suri’s Burn Book, a satirical blog that skewers our obsession with the offspring of celebrities, commented on the massive shift that has occurred in celebrity culture in the last 20 years in an interview with The Hairpin.

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Looking under the skirt of our fashion industry — what’s it hiding?

A year after the garment factory building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where over 1,100 people died, author Tansy E Hoskins has written an expose of the fashion industry.

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Do women who wear make-up appear more trustworthy?

Women who wear make-up are regarded as more competent and professional. It’s because we instinctively associate a blemish-free face with a trustworthy person.

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Kate's top 10 fashion moments

As Kate Moss launches her latest Topshop collaboration and graces the cover of British Vogue for the 35th time, Louise O’Neill looks back over the 40-year-old model’s 10 top fashion moments.

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Behind the hype of Crème de la Mer

Liv Tyler reportedly uses it on her spots and Mariah Carey is said to slather it on her babies as nappy rash cream. So what is it about Crème de la Mer — and why does it cost €200 a tub? We ask the experts.

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Kerry Taylor with model Daniella Moyles at Fashion Through the Ages, which took place at the Museum of Style Icons, Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, Co Kildare.

Vintage fashion reigns supreme

She handled Diana's private collection and sold Jerry Hall's wedding gown. Rose Mary Roche meets renowned vintage dress dealer Kerry Taylor.

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