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(...)

Richard E Grant: “There are 1,100 perfumes released every year. It’s like a 57-year-old man saying, ‘Right. I’m now going to release a pop record.’ You don’t stand a chance in hell. But here I am”

Richard E Grant has appeared in everything from Gosford Park to Doctor Who, from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Downton Abbey. He has even made a wildli(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

Jeremy Scott’s collection for Moschino inspired by McDonald’s. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Snackwave was born on the internet. The term was coined by Hazel Cillis and Gabrielle Noone, two writers for the cult women’s website Thehairpin.co(...)

Models present creations during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Given the growing international adulation for designer Simone Rocha, it was perhaps not surprising that she chose a place of worship, the venerable St(...)

Model behaviour: on the catwalk during the Simone Rocha autumn-winter 2014 show at London’s Tate Modern, closing fashion week. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

“She goes up a notch each season,” said fashion professor Louise Wilson OBE, head of Central St Martin(...)

Clockwise from main: Marina & the Diamonds sporting Natalie B Coleman designs; Turkish-born designer Umit Kutluk; Dublin styling powerhouse Grace Moore

Angela Scanlon. Her documentary Oi Ginger is top of the RTÉ Player charts at time of writing, and her own star is in the ascendant – she has been prof(...)

There are more Chinese tourists than ever, including those seen at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Do you know your dim sum from your congee? If you are in the hotel or tourism business, perhaps you should consider adding these Chinese dishes to you(...)

Sarah McDonnell, editor, The Gloss Magazine; Anne O’Leary, chief executive of  Vodafone Ireland; Jane McDonnell, publisher ofThe Gloss Magazine; and Janet Street Porter, at the 10th annual Look the Business event in the Mansion House, Dublin last night. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

  “Don’t fit in. Ever.” That was British journalist and broadcaster Janet Street Porter’s advice to attendees at the Look the Business eve(...)

A model presents a creation from the Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2014 collection during London Fashion Week yesterday.

in LondonYesterday belonged to Simone Rocha when the young Irish designer sent out a sophisticated and romantic spring collection inspired by the lan(...)