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.

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.

Sarah Morrissey and Roz Purcell.

Top trends, tips and products for spring 2014

A new season means new make up trends. As we settle into spring, we show you how to adjust your beauty regime for the months ahead.


Make-up tips from the experts

“It’s OK to draw outside your lipline to enhance shape.” — Celebrity Makeup Artist Kay Montano.

L-R, Golden Glow at Julien Macdonald's Spring 2014 London Fashion Week show; New Blue Eyes at the Spring 2014 Marc by Marc Jacobs show; Colour-Pop Pout at Prabal Gurung.

Spring makeup: White eyes and red lips

Spring 2014 make up trends may have looked inaccessible on the catwalk, but make up artist tips and totally gorgeous products see them work in real life.

Lesley Barrett of the Skin Clinic.

Skincare regimes for each decade of life

Your skin needs change as you age. Louise O’Neill outlines the best care regime for every decade of your life, from your 20s to your 60s, and beyond.

Here comes the summer...

A new season means a new children’s wardrobe

Vickie Maye has four affordable, durable and versatile spring/summer looks for kids and teens — plus some top money-saving tips.

Perfect fit: Deirdre Reynolds stretches out in Amy Huberman's Five-Year Engagement office-friendly court shoes but found it difficult to keep her balance in the more vertiginous Bridget Jones.

Who wouldn’t want to walk in Amy’s shoes?

Amy Huberman has joined a string of other celebs such as Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker by launching her own line of shoes.


Irish designers to watch

Now more then ever before, young Irish designers are making an impact on the fashion world.

Colour therapy balances our energies

Colours of the rainbow influence hue you can be

Use the rainbow spectrum to influence you mentally emotionally and physically.

The skirt was reshaped from a long A-line (inset) into a shorter pencil skirt, and the grey knit top now has a tweed trim at neckline.

Create catwalk looks from a charity shop - for just €30

TV show The Great British Sewing Bee looks set to make wardrobe revamps all the rage. In a week when designers paraded expensive labels across London catwalks, we set an ‘upstyler’ a challenge — create four catwalk looks from a charity shop, with a budget of just €30. This story is enriched with multi-media content

Dorothy Perkins panel bodycon dress.

Clever cheats to a slimmer you

Fed up of new year resolutions to drop weight? Lisa Haynes unveils the fashion secrets for figure flattery.

Danielle Romeril, international fashion designer, at the launch of her spring/ summer collection at Samui in Cork.

Danielle Romeril: A name to remember

Clodagh Shorten’s Samui boutique in Cork has pulled off quite the coup by becoming the first Irish stockist of Danielle Romeril.


Give fine hair the brush off

Lisa Haynes reveals how to fatten up your tresses with some insider tips and tonics.

Full wardrobe: Today FM presenter Louise Duffy admits to having 25 pairs of jeans in her wardrobe and wears them at work.

Finidng the perfect fit for jeans

They are a staple of most women’s wardrobes, yet two-thirds of us struggle to find the perfect pair of jeans. Deirdre Reynolds tests the latest, body-con pair to see how they shape up.


Glow with a beauty Detox

Kick-start the New Year with a face and body overhaul. Lisa Haynes reveals how to look and feel tip-top for 2014.

Cara Delevingne on the catwalk at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

The fashion trends that will keep you ahead of the posse in 2014?

From thigh gaps to wet-look hair, we have all the trends on the radar for 2014. Some are downright ridiculous — but others might just come in handy for the year ahead...


Dressed up

IN January, Belgian designer Diane von Fürstenberg opens Journey of a Dress, a touring exhibition celebrating 40 years of her signature wrap dress.


Face up to post party blues

Hide the telltale signs of a heavy night. Lisa Haynes reveals the products and tricks to feign the benefits of eight hours’ sleep.


Pampering presents for stuffing the stockings

Indulge the beauty addict in your life with a pampering surprise. Lisa Haynes plays Mrs Claus with a sack-load of seasonal offers.


Get the winter clues

Rescue your skin before it goes into winter meltdown. Lisa Haynes gets some expert tips.