Go Graham!

Go Graham!

WELL, I’m officially the worst blogger in the vast history of blogging. My heart is certainly in it, don’t doubt that, but the clock on the wall insists on reminding me that I have no time. So family and work have taken priority, as they should, but as soon as a window opens, I’m threatening to return … Continue reading

Well, hello again, 1996!

Well, hello again, 1996!

I’VE never been a fan of revisiting previous fashion eras. I know the 1960’s mod look is huge right now and virtually every season pays homage to the ’70s in some small way but I’d prefer to go forwards, rather than backwards, if you know what I mean. At least, that’s what I thought I was … Continue reading

Straddling the seasons

Straddling the seasons

A FEW weeks ago, I ogled the new autumn/winter collections. It was fun to look around – there’s some gorgeous stuff out there – but, hey, before we hurl ourselves headfirst into heavy knits and hefty overcoats, there’s plenty of summertime left. Between now and freeeeezing, there’s a whole world/wardrobe of trans-seasonal dressing to do. … Continue reading

Pass it on

Pass it on

IF you’re the sort who likes to dig out a bargain without getting your hands dirty, Greedy Edie has just the shop for you! I’ve been a long-distance fan of Siopaella for quite a while now, via their highly-addictive and hugely popular Facebook page, but this weekend I had the pleasure of visiting – in person, … Continue reading

Forward thinking

Forward thinking

NOW is the almost-winter of my discontent. At this particular time of year, with two seasons of fabulous fashion clambering to be adored, I’m like a cat with two tails, a dog with two dicks, and there’s so much I want that I don’t know what I want – if you know what I mean! As I’m having … Continue reading

Hip to be square

Hip to be square

BOXY. Once upon a time, it used to be an insult – “Ooooh, it’s  bit boxy, not very flattering”. Now, though, it’s the fashion world’s look du jour. And while it’s true that it’s not exactly the most figure-flattering style (hips and boobage get bypassed big-time), its relaxed, boyish insouciance is very appealing to tomboys like … Continue reading

Life’s a beach

Life’s a beach

AS they will insist on doing, my holidays have come to an end. Boo and hiss. However, in the course of two weeks, I did manage to spend a substantial amount of time lounging around by the pool in a puddle of my own sweat while scoffing cake and sipping wine and for that I’m truly … Continue reading

38 is the magic number

38 is the magic number

EVER feel like you’ve not been invited to the party? Living, as I do, in County Clare, a good four-hour drive from Dublin, it can happen sometimes. Not too often, mind – the internet has made the world a much smaller place so there’s not much I can’t read about in the fashion mags and then … Continue reading

Little sister

Little sister

I’VE done new-label alerts before but today I’m sounding the old-label klaxon. I’ve never made any secret of my love affair with French designers but, for too long now, I’ve forgotten about Paul & Joe Sister, the diffusion line from Paul & Joe (the Parisian fashion house founded by Sophie Albou and named after her two sons). … Continue reading

Effaclar Duo

Effaclar Duo

SO, usually when I receive a beauty sample, I’m pretty swift to review it and post my comments. But this particular product left me a bit meh, for quite a while, so much so that I held off, gave it a bit more time, used it a bit more. Eventually, my mind was made up … Continue reading