“I was the kid covered with glitter and glue, the one making some new crazy things out of papier mache, but I never thought I’d end up making beautiful sparkly jewellery as my job,” she says.
“Aged 17 I sold my first piece, vintage Levi’s turned into a gorgeous bag, lined with bright pink satin and adorned with a rose. I was hooked.”
At 21 she was scouted by Topshop from her first year of college, the youngest designer to ever to work with them.
The jewellery began as a hobby, making the pieces she wanted but couldn’t find. A friend asked for a piece, a stylist loved a ring and suddenly she was a jeweller, with celebrities including Marina & the Diamonds to Ruby Wax wearing and loving it.
Chupi has just launched at Weirs. For a full list of stockists see www.chupi.ie
Home to Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for more than three decades, Dunowen House is now available to book on a self-catering basis — making it yours exclusively. Think holidays with extended families or groups of friends.
No big event coming up? Here’s your one chance to experience the house on a room or dinner basis only as part of the Taste of West Cork Food Festival.
It’s hosting a five-mile dining experience with Masterchef winner and co-owner of Food Depot Gourmet Street Kitchen, Diana Dodog.
Sip on a welcoming champagne cocktail before a dining experience that features the very best in local and home-grown produce, all sourced within a five-mile radius of Dunowen House.
Dinner is €60pp or treat yourself to an overnight stay in rock ‘n’ roll luxury with dinner, B&B for €120pps. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org on 023 8869099 or www.dunowenhouse.ie
Recently had a baby and want to spread the word about a product that made motherhood so much easier? Check out the Maternity & Infant Awards, the ticks of approval given by parents for parents.
A full list of finalists can be found on www.maternityandinfant.ie . The public vote is open to choose the winning product and creche.
The Boots Maternity & Infant Awards take place on October 30.
You know that natural, next-day hair we all crave but can’t attain? Well now you can, thanks to Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion (€30 for a 100ml bottle).
On the market since May, we just got a chance to put it to the test and we’re a little bit addicted. One spritz and you’re set.
Once upon a time, stylists sprayed sea water on models’ hair. These days they just need Surf Infusion in their kits. And the added bonus? No dried out hair.