Siobhan Burke at her home in Portmarnock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Having completed a fashion degree in NCAD in the late 1980’s , Siobhan Burke went on to work with designers Paul Costelloe, John Rocha and Chloe in Pa(...)

Hubert De Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn in the mid-1980s:  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Audrey Hepburn glides through the credits of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in a black dress that is in no way little. It’s a long, narrow sheat(...)

Standardised packaging for tobacco in UK. Photograph: ASH/PA Wire

Is olive green classy and chic, or the world’s most disgusting colour? The shade is the chosen default for the plain packaging of cigarettes in both (...)

Brownswood House, a 19th-century estate in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and No 21 Rue Bonaparte in Paris’s Latin Quarter share one thing in common – Ei(...)