Loulerie turns 10 and pop-up fashion in Longford

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Louise Stokes of Loulerie wearing gold “wave” earrings €1,249 and a diamond dragonfly, €1,949 from her collection

Louise Stokes of Loulerie wearing gold “wave” earrings €1,249 and a diamond dragonfly, €1,949 from her collection

 

Style council starts in Longford

The first of a number of pop-up shops organised by the Council of Irish Fashion Designers opens today at Fabiani in Longford, the stylish boutique founded by local businesswoman and award-winning entrepreneur, Louise Brennan.

Today Lucy Nagle will show her collection of cashmere knitwear and on Saturday, October 21st, Katie O’Riordan who was recently voted Fashion Designer of the Year at the Fashion Innovation Awards, will present her collection called Theo and George. For further information of other forthcoming events, see irishfashiondesigners.com DMcQ

Glittering decade at Loulerie

Louise Stokes of Loulerie, on Dublin’s Chatham Street, celebrated 10 years in business this week with a new collection of fine gold jewellery which she sells alongside international brands such as Lulu Frost, Alexis Bittar and Oscar de la Renta. Her own collection is understated and refined, inspired by the rhythmic motion of waves. The gold “wave” hoop earrings are €1,249 and the diamond dragonfly necklace, €1,949. DMcQ

Scarves that sing

The Paris-based Irish chanteuse, Liv Monaghan, founder of Alto Figaro, an independent fashion company reworking vintage finds, has just released her first collection of illustrated silk scarves. It’s a collaboration between her and Karen Comerford, the artist responsible for the album covers for Monaghan’s band, Bird and Bass. Designed in Florence, inspired by Paris and song, and produced in England, the collection of unisex scarves includes pocket squares, large squares and a long opera scarf. They feature lyrics and images from Monaghan’s songs. Crafted from 100 per cent silk crepe, prices are from €30-€78. Find them on etsy.com/shop/altofigaro DMcQ

Steal vs splurge

Splurge: Pink hoodie, Acne
Splurge: Pink hoodie, Acne

Be at leisure in athleisure wearing this Ferris Face hooded cotton sweatshirt, €260 from Acne; or lounge in style in this oversized pink hoodie, €25 from Monki.

Style secret

Paul Costelloe
Paul Costelloe

“Be honest with your shape. Invest in good quality key pieces each season such as my Venezia coat or my Veneto dress in Dunnes Stores. The perfect staples to any wardrobe.” Paul Costelloe, designer

Wear it

Forest Fern Green scarf, €90, KDK
Forest Fern Green scarf, €90, KDK

The Irish sisters behind luxury scarf brand KDK have stepped it up again with their winter 2017 collection. Inspired by Irish forests and their flora and fauna, we love this Forest Fern Green scarf for €90. KDK is stocked in Brown Thomas, and Avoca stores nationwide and online at kdk.ie. Prices start at €60.

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