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Off the Rails: off the hook, yo’

I don’t care what anyone else says, Sonya Lennon was the only well dressed woman at the photocall for the new RTÉ schedule. She wore an amazing slash-necked dress from Bastyan that didn’t make her look sexy, or (particularly) young, …

Wed, Oct 19, 2011, 08:30

   

I don’t care what anyone else says, Sonya Lennon was the only well dressed woman at the photocall for the new RTÉ schedule. She wore an amazing slash-necked dress from Bastyan that didn’t make her look sexy, or (particularly) young, or “skinny”, but then, that’s really not the point, kids. Anyway, the point that I am now trying to make is that, wow, don’t Sonya and Brendan look slick?

I love Sonya’s off-the-shoulder jacket wearing (so London Fashion Week), and the snakeskin pumps – just gorgeous! I’d love to say they’re Prada, but they could be Marni or even Kurt Geiger, so I’ll stop wittering on about them now. Also love Brendan’s rolled-up slacks: why can’t more men do this? Feel the fear and do it anyway, fellas!

Also love the colour combos here and the draping – a draped dress is a woman’s best friend, didn’t you get the memo?! Just beautiful.

Sonya’s also currently involved in a really amazing initiative, Dress for Success, which is up and running at the moment. What it does is collects work-appropriate clothing, “loved” but not secondhand in the way we know it, for women who may not be able to afford the clothes they may need to wear in a job. Fashion is serious, is the message; sometimes, not having the right garb can be severely limiting, and not just in terms of fitting into a social clique.

Watch this space for more on the initiative, and Arnotts in Dublin is currently accepting donations on the first floor.