Fashion Forward: From coloured diamonds to stylish rainwear

Plus style secrets, heart clutches, summer blazers and luxurious make-up

 

DIAMONDS IN COLOUR

Rare coloured diamonds from intense yellows to pink, bluish green, purplish pink and green form the centrepieces to Boodles new Finely Coloured jewellery collection. Round brilliant-cut diamonds from Australia’s Argyle mine set around white diamonds in platinum and rose gold stand out in the Wisteria inspired-suite for example, while the Palace contains nearly 250 diamonds of various cuts, colour and sizes. The company has also introduced another collection called Prism, inspired by the work of artist Sonia Delaunay with more abstract shapes and flamboyant colour pairings. Rings from €2,900. boodles.com

STEAL VS SPLURGE

Wear your heart on your sleeve with this Les Petits joueurs Grace Box Clutch for €740 from Brown Thomas (left), or avoid heart problems with this Lego Acrylic Box Evening Clutch (right) €25 from milanblocks.com

HAIR TO FEET TREATS IN BALLSBRIDGE

Make-up supremo Paula Callan has just opened a boutique salon at 1 St Mary’s Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, near the Dylan Hotel which, she says , is designed to be more of an experience than a salon. She and her team offer not just luxurious surroundings, but hair, make-up and nails as well as a range of eyebrow treatments, spray tanning and make-up courses.

Callan & Co specialises in bridal hair, beauty and tanning using brands such as Shu Uemura, Kerastase, Decleor, Perricone MC Skincare, label.m and Gold Fever among others. For appointments call 01-6680060.

WEAR IT

This oversized A-line blazer from Cos is the perfect summer coat. Push up the sleeves and wear open over a white dress.

SUNNY AND STYLISH APPROACH TO THE RAIN

“Variable” aptly describes Irish weather: always changeable, never predictable but with rain constantly on the horizon. Francis Campelli’s Mackintoshes are always a worthwhile buy (visit franciscampelli.com or his shop in South William Street, Dublin) and a new range of rainwear from Regatta Great Outdoors is colourful, stylish, waterproof and windproof.

Typical is this Bayeur jacket in Old Gold with striped hood (€75) which also comes in leaf green and navy. Find it in standalone stores in Limerick, Athy, Swords, Tralee and Kilkenny with new ones due to open in Cork, Waterford and Wexford soon. Regatta also does good camping gear: tents, sleeping bags, chairs and beds.

STYLE SECRET

“Never listen to old wives’ tales such as navy and black don’t mix, redheads shouldn’t wear red or horizontal stripes make you look fat. All of these things have been proved over and over again to be false.” Tanya Grimson, editor of maven46

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