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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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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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