The story goes she was doing up her home and she was swept away by the colours she was mixing and creating.
It would be the inspiration and beginnings of Bobbi Brown’s Greige collection. Just in store, the stand out is the Intense Pigment Eyeliner, €33.50.
Apply the powder liner with the new dual ended brush, €40, and a precise line or smudged effect is there for the taking. Trust us, we’ve struggled with liquid and gel liners for years. This one works.
Inspired by Frederic William Burton’s painting The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, textile designer Liz Christy has created a hand-woven scarf, reflecting the love story of ‘Hellelil and Hildebrand’ and their final meeting.
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland, it’s all the more touching when you learn she had a postcard of the painting on her bedroom wall. A perfect merging of the worlds of art and fashion. €70, exclusively in the National Gallery shop.
The costumes from movies can end up anywhere – charity shops, private collections, even bins. Lauded costume designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomnaigh and costume historian Veerle Dehaene set about finding some of the best known clothes from Irish film, sourcing designs that were hidden away - until now - by designers and actors.
They are on view for the first time until the end of September at the Little Museum of Dublin, courtesy of new exhibition, Ireland at the Movies: Costume in Irish Cinema 1987 - 2015.
It explores costume design in Irish cinema from the iconic My Left Foot to more contemporary productions such as Calvary, featuring work by Oscar-winning designer Sandy Powell and Joan Bergin.
See Brendan Gleeson’s outfit from Calvary; leaf through the behind-the-scenes photographs of Julia Roberts in Michael Collins; examine clothing from Breakfast on Pluto and much more in between.
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