1970’s chic: suede coat, €1,240, Theory; dress, €446, Diane Von Furstenberg; glasses, €315, Miu Miu, all Brown Thomas. Hat, €19.99, River Island

If there’s one period that continues to dominate present day fashion it’s the 70s as this shoot styled by Carmel Daly illustrates. The vogue reache(...)

A Lanvin one-shoulder raspberry dress, a Proenza Schouler silver foiled dress and a Lanvin metallic shirt in red from the Brown Thomas collection. Photograph: Alan Betson

With its winter sale ending this week, Brown Thomas’s breakfast fashion show, held yesterday in its stylish new restaurant, introduced the new spring (...)

Above left to right:  belted dress (€250), by Fee G at Harvey Nichols;  floral dress (€45), by Gallery at Dunnes; jacket (€90), blouse (€33), sunglasses (€13), skirt (€25), and shoes (€67), at River Island; Red Herring stripe blazer (€70), pussy bow blouse (€47), cigarette pant (€39), shoes (€70), at Debenhams

Give it too much thought, and it’s quite mind-boggling just how much we expect our clothes to do for us. We seem to forget that these in(...)

Left: Knit vest (¤240) by M Missoni; Skirt (¤320) by Anna Sui, both at Arnotts. Shoes (¤85), at Office. Middle: Shirt (¤47), skirt (¤33), and shoes (¤80), all from River Island. Right: Jungle print tee (¤95), by Michael Kors; skirt (¤285), by Marc Jacobs at Brown Thomas; shoes (¤65) at Office

Classical fashion thinking would have us believe that one patterned item is enough to set off an outfit: a printed tee with a pair of plain jea(...)