Clinique and Estée Lauder brands are expected to show some “concrete improvement” by the end of 2016, according to one analyst

Cosmetics maker Estée Lauder forecast full-year earnings below estimates and reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by weak demand for Cli(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Snail facials: you can’t get fresher that that. Photograph: Thinkstock

In the beauty world, pseudoscience reigns supreme and ridiculous treatments and cosmetics are the norm. Here are just a few of my favourites: &(...)

Valentine’s Day. The very phrase may stick in your throat or fill you with a saccharine sense of buoyant joy. However you feel about it, it is (...)

Patrizio di Marco, chief executive officer of Gucci, the luxury goods maker owned by Kering. Photo: Bloomberg

Gucci’s top two executives will step down from the luxury label as owner Kering seeks to revive growth at its faltering flagship luxury brand. Gucci(...)

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

Brand loyalty: many of us seem to buy products because we have been blinded by advertising, science and the lure of famous names. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

While working in the make-up section of a department store, I once met a woman who spent a lot of money on a very small jar of face cream. It was s(...)

Alasdhair Willis, the storm force gusting through British wellington brand Hunter remembers the first time he wore a pair of the boots growing up i(...)

David Collins: his friendship with Madonna  is recalled in two photographic prints, dated 2006, by Steven Klein titled Madonna Rides Again. Photograph: Luke White/The Interior Archive
All in good taste

David Collins wasn’t the first – and won’t be the last – star of the Irish Diaspora celebrated overseas and virtually ignored at home. The Dublin-b(...)