Aoibheann McNamara in front of artwork by artist Joana Astolfi at her home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Donegal woman Aoibheann McNamara is the proprietor of the Ard Bia restaurant at Nimmos in Galway, and she is into slow food and slow fashion. She bega(...)

Blush silver double-clove neckband, €105

For her many fans who associate jeweller Bláithín Ennis with dark, black mesh and crystal neckpieces and earrings, her new collection, Blush, comes as(...)

Green silk printed blouse with waist belt €795; yellow tiered tulle skirt €1,615 both by Dries Van Noten; Nude leather mules €475 by Gucci. White cotton dress with sheer lace panels, €2,995 by Stella McCartney; Black leather woven sandals, €925 by Gianvito Rossi. Floral tiered voile dress, €3,300 by Erdem; Nude mules, €475 by Gucci. Pale pink and lemon chiffon blouse with exaggerated sleeves and tassels, €4,380; white tailored track pants with side stripes and zips, €820; nude woven sandals, €650; all by Chloe.

These outfits, the so called “statement” pieces from the Brown Thomas spring selection from leading international brands from Dries Van Noten to Chlo(...)

Portrait of Saoirse Ronan by Barry McCall

STEAL v SPLURGE: Splash out on this suede biker jacket for €1,465.95 from Rag & Bone at Harvey Nichols or stay dry in this suedette version for €(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

Left – Kieran’s choice: Grey denim shirt, €145, All Saints; jeans, €90, Levis; black boots, €110 Bugatti; Right– Grace’s choice: Red/white stripe tee, €42, Farah; navy trousers, €130, Gant; navy blazer, €199.95, Selected; white lace-ups, €65, Converse

As every actor knows, clothes have the power to transform, outward appearance being a key to character. We spoke to three young actors shortlisted fo(...)

Above: camel trench coat, €675, Orla Kiely; printed silk scarf, €125, Susannagh Grogan; pleated black dress with collar, €295, Peter O’Brien

‘We don’t always have to look abroad now to fit gaps in categories,” says Deirdre Devaney, head of womenswear at Arnotts as the store celebrates Ir(...)

Catwalk shot from AW Menswear’s autumn-winter 2015 collection

Richard Gorman’s studio in Milan, spare, white and paint-spattered dominated by the visual power of his bold, colourful work has nothing in common (...)

 Robert Collins, manager and Christina O'Connor, staff member,  at The Store Yard , Portlaoise. Photograph: Eric Luke

We asked you tell us about your favourite shops again this summer, and you did in your thousands. More than 31,000 entries poured in praising indep(...)

Cutting hair at Sam’s Barber’s on Ormond Quay in Dublin

Know a great barber? You can vote for your favourite barbershop in our Best Shops competition by clicking here.  Grooming is booming in Du(...)