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Red Carpet Wrap: Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora

Ecuadorian designer Gabriela Cadena dressed Eva Longoria for the Inside Out premiere at Cannes this week, but the full-length trompe l’oeil panel on this gown is weird and distracting.

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Trend of the Week: Monochrome

Great style – it’s black and white really, writes Annmarie O’Connor.

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Street trend: Helen Murphy

Name: Helen Murphy

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Jennifer Aniston: Read her beauty tips here

Jennifer Aniston doesn’t give many interviews, but she was prepared to talk to Elaine Lipwort about her beauty life — and a little more in her own words.

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Roz Purcell sizzles in that cool cut blue suit

When model Roz Purcell asked ex-footballer-turned-designer Pat Morley to create ‘that’ blue suit for the VIP awards, it was the beginning of a fashion sensation, writes Liz Dunphy.

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Octogenarian Helen Ruth Van Winkle is an internet sensation among all age groups

Kentucky octogenarian Helen Ruth Van Winkle’s brash online persona has turned the internet’s obsession with young people on its head, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Take a peak inside a Korean women’s beauty cabinet

Famed for their meticulous skincare regimes, women in Korea use up to 12 products every morning and night.

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Is fashion worth the money spent?

With price inflation and high fashion inextricably mixed — to the tune of 15% per annum, despite austerity — can the concept of ‘investment fashion’ really be justified? Or is it just a swindle for gullible buyers, asks Rose Mary Roche.

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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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