Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

Left and right, dresses in the Jeanne Lanvin Retrospective at Palais Galliera in Paris. Photographs: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images. Centre, Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter, Marguerite, in costume in 1970. Photograph: copyright Lanvin Estate

It might be overshadowed by the dramatic McQueen exhibition that is attracting hordes to the V&A in London, but the first major retrospective o(...)

Walking tour of Paris couture
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  • April 11, 2015, 10:02

Walk in the footsteps of Vuitton, Worth, Chanel and Dior with a new guided walking tour of Paris devoted to the history of couture. The three-hour (...)

W e’ve been lucky enough to glimpse a hesitant sun a couple of times recently, but with sunlight comes certain risks. Not only is sun the primary c(...)

Bettina Graziani, who has died aged 89, was one of the world’s first supermodels, who in her midcentury heyday was known as “the most photographed wom(...)

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) walk the runway at the Valentino show at the Espace Ephémere Tuileries during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images 1:34

“Bellissima” breathed the Italian woman to her friend at the finale of the Chanel show yesterday morning, her phone at the ready like every second per(...)

The lengthening evenings and gentler chill in the air are starting to suggest spring is on the way. The heavier foundations and deep hues that we a(...)

Second Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4:  Owner Aisling Walsh runs an appointment-only business with a strong focus on customer service
Shoptalk: consignment stores

You’re about to be invited into the resurgent subculture of consignment stores. A consignment store does two things. Firstly, it sells your designer c(...)

Moisturising before bed is far preferable. As your body temperature increases during sleep, products have a better rate of absorption and any stickiness or residue can be washed off during the morning’s shower

Winter is hard on the body. The first whisper of summer may have us all whipping out the wax strips and body lotions but by winter, neglect will ha(...)

Colette Ashe is an Irish knitter who has set her sights very high, preparing to take on the Italians at what they do best – fine gauge cashmere kni(...)