Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Head over heels for the Jervis Centre’s summer offerings

This weekend, the Jervis Centre is holding fashion shows, masterclasses and a pop-up shoe emporium, as well as various special weekend offers

Fri, May 10, 2013, 18:24


There are very few things that have so great an effect on my mood – not to mention deportment – as a pair of fancy, shmancy high heels. You know the feeling, when you take off your slightly dumpy flats and shove your feet into a pair of back-breaking, soul-shaking stilettoes and strut off into town on a night out (usually this strutting is very shortlived).

Which is why Jervis is dedicating this weekend to all things shoes, holding several summer-themed fashion shows, hosted by the inimitable Brendan Courtney, as well as opening a pop-up shoe and accessory emporium where you can go for a sit down and take the advice of expert stylists on which shoes and handbags to choose for any particular outfit.

Marks & Spencer’s Your Beauty is also offering free makeovers and hand massages, while the lovely ladies from No 7 will colour-match your foundation - and Peter Mark is offering free conditioning treatments with any cut or blow-dry. Plus, Brendan is also holding masterclasses in how to walk in high heels with two of Ireland’s top models, Angelica Salamao and Irma Mali.

What’s the point of it all? Well, obviously the nice folks at Jervis are hoping to entice you into parting with some of your hard-earned cash, but cynicism aside, it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon if you’re in town shopping anyway – and you may just pick up some tasty tips!