At Orla Kiely, Miss Priss is modelled after Ali MacGraw in Love Story. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The word “prissy” – meaning fussy, prim, straight-laced, unnecessarily studious – is an antiquated insult. However, in the fashion world, Miss Pris(...)

The Aston Martin DB9 “looks as fresh-faced and beguilingly beautiful as Audrey Hepburn”

It was the first truly modern Aston Martin. The sports car maker, famous for its swooping designs, its barking engine notes and its intimate associati(...)

While unkind caricatures of “cat ladies” focus on loneliness and social awkwardness, the man who lives alone with a cat is more often portrayed as an out-and-out psychopath

This week I will stand up for a sector of society that has never been allowed proper respect: I am a man who lives alone with a cat and I don’t care w(...)

Tinder: swipe right for yes

‘It’s a dick-fest,” she said lightly as she dyed my eyelashes with a kit she had bought in the pharmacy. “Your first encounter, your introduction, is (...)

Million Bells navy scarf (left) and Criss Cross Fleur in purple, hot pink and black. Both €180 from Ciara Silke

Not all of us can sport insouciant ways with scarves like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Kate Moss. But their power to transform an outfit goes withou(...)

A detail from ‘La Bocca della Verità’ by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder: a “masterpiece of German Renaissance painting”

Irish interest in last month’s London week of ‘Old Master’ auctions waned following the withdrawal from Christie’s by the Alfred Beit Foundation of th(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Face of Louis Vuitton: Matthias Schoenaerts. Photograph: Valerie Macon/Getty

Matthias Schoenaerts is late for our appointment. “I’m so sorry,” he says when he eventually turns up. “I’ve just been working so much.” He’s n(...)

Audrey Hepburn: In 1981, she wrote a letter to Fidelma Hepburn, her father’s widow

An agonising letter from the actress Audrey Hepburn to her Irish stepmother in Dublin is to go for auction later this month. The letter was sent in Ap(...)

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the eponymous movie.  Photograph: Kobal

Dame Julie Andrews, one of cinema’s most durable stars, is to attend two special events at next month’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JD(...)