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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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We go old school with some vintage wedding hats

Danielle wears butterfly accessories from MG Millinery, Dublin; dress from the private collection in Eva’s Beauty room, Galway.

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Can we outface ageing?

New scientific research on healing the body from within, may revolutionise the way we age, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Kolyn Byrne on his six-week weight-loss routine

I committed live on air to a six-week weight-loss routine, so I couldn’t back out, says <B>Kolyn Byrne.</b>

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New month resolutions: Take the 12 steps to a new you

If you want to look and feel better, Tanya Sweeney says the best way of tackling a New Year to-do list is to conquer a manageable goal every month.

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Tried and trusted tips to keep you fit and fab for 2015

IT’S THE season for detoxing, diets and doing right by your body. And given the time of year that’s in it, we’re being bombarded with information on what newfangled workouts we might be enjoying in 2015. 

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Six entertainers reminisce on six showbiz legends we lost in 2014

RIP Harold Ramis, Jan Hooks, Mike Nichols, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams and Sid Caesar. Interviews are in conversation with Patton Oswalt.

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Tips on how to organise your busy life

January is a good time to reassess how you organise your life. Rita de Brun tells us how an organised mind can help us to think straight in the age of information overload.

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Start the year with these 15 fab beauty resolutions

Christmas may be over, but January isn’t all doom and gloom. The new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate and reboot to set you up for the months ahead. 

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Is aiming toys and clothes at specific genders harmless?

Anyone who saw the photos of 17-month-old North West in an over-sized grey t-shirt, black leather leggings, and customised Van trainers would probably assume that her outfit was chosen by her parents — Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

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Festive beauty crackers packed with make-up minis and pampering pots

Sick of flimsy paper hats, rubbish toys and jokes that make you groan not laugh?

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The beauty tricks of an underwear model

A FLEET of 47 leggy beauties (though only eight are officially ordained Angels) recently landed in London for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, ready to strut their stuff while pop stars Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande performed.

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What lies behind our new found love of beards (and tips on keeping them in shape)

Fashion and the economy have long been linked (although they’ll never admit to it). 

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Eyebrow face-off: Bare brows V statement brows

Emma Straub says the ‘naked face’ look makes an edgy non-conformist statement about a woman, while Paula Burns argues thick brows define a face, promoting a natural beauty and urges us all to banish our tweezers.

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Doc Martins are cool again

Designed as durable work boots, Doc Martens have seemingly been the fashion staple of every youth movement of every decade since the 1960s.

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Having a famous name is an added asset in the modelling world

THE intricate makings of the modelling world are a looking glass that very few get to be a part of.

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Here’s the secrets to an iconic hair look

Lisa Haynes seeks advice from the biggest names in hair to discover the timeless styles still turning heads.

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Transgender people face uphill struggle

Some high-profile transgender people have brought their status into more mainstream society, but experts say the supports for those who need to transition in Ireland are sadly lacking.

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Things are starting to get real for Barbie

Now in her mid 50s, Barbie’s as cutting-edge as ever, inspiring catwalk couture and Kylie’s tour costumes – and even trying out an all-black Lagerfeld makeover.

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Overnight success of beauty sleep

Everyone knows that getting eight hours of shut-eye a night will ensure you look your best, but did you also know you can harness the power of sleep to boost your natural beauty?

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The good, the bland and the ugly in fashion this autumn

Confused by trends, clueless about culottes and clunky shoes? Our fashion forecaster Annmarie O’Connor is here to help.

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Get the Hollywood glam look this Hallowe’en

Forget vampires and zombies: Halloween is your excuse to go all-out glam, Hollywood-style. Rachel Marie Walsh recommends tools and tricks that make it easy.

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Making the cut: Top 10 female forces in world of fashion

FASHION, primarily consumed by women was once controlled largely by men — male designers, business owners and financiers shaped what women wore and made the resulting profits from dressing them. 

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Eight winter coats to keep out the cold and warm your heart

It is what’s on the outside that counts, or so the fashion cognoscenti have declared with the humble coat being heralded as the autumn/winter ’14 hero piece.

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How to master the art of barely there beauty

Achieving the ‘no make-up’ make-up might seem easy but looking natural takes a bit of effort.

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