Focus on Fashion – The perfect accessory for S/S15 the camera bag!

A key print for Resort ’15, Valentino’s psychedelic stripes are inspired by the house’s 1973 runway collection. This ‘Rockstud’ shoulder bag boasts the label’s signature hand-applied pale-gold pyramid studs and is ideal for carrying your camera, or just the essentials.

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Updated in red for spring, Gucci’s ‘Soho’ shoulder bag will make a bold yet timeless addition to your wardrobe. Crafted in Italy, this soft textured-leather style is lined in canvas. We love the heritage details, including the gold chain strap, embossed interlocking logo and chunky tassel.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs’ compact ‘Sally’ shoulder bag is patterned with a vibrant floral print. This faux textured-leather design has a secure zip fastening and a handy front pocket for storing your cell. Adjust the strap to carry yours cross-body. £175

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Detailed with Saint Laurent’s iconic gold lettering, this ‘Monogramme’ shoulder bag will hold your cell, keys and lipstick. Though petite in size, this style has integrated card slots, meaning you don’t have to carry a wallet. Wear it over the shoulder or cross-body.

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Siobhán xx

Focus on Fashion – Paul Costelloe

Blending relaxed tailoring with luxury fabrics, the Paul Costelloe
Living Studio collection for women is both refined and classic. With an
emphasis on structured coats, jackets and trousers that streamline
the body, this capsule range is a must.

‘I know what I want and I know when I see it’ Paul Costello

This is an all Italian collection which is not mass produced; with beautiful materials. Handcrafted  in Italy and not in China!

Amazing quality and amazing value! Perfect for a  Wedding, Communion or the office.

Fully lined with a single button closing, this loose yet structured coat has a long-line silhouette that flatters any shape. Finished with cut-off sleeves and beautifully articulated lapels, this is an essential addition to any woman’s smart formal collection. Brought to you by Irish designer Paul Costelloe, exclusively for Dunnes Stores.

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Boasting a timelessly elegant design, this dress is fitted at the waist with a round-neck and zip closing to the back. A classic and structured piece that exudes premium luxury, this dress is versatile enough to be worn to both an office or event. Brought to you by Irish designer Paul Costelloe, exclusively for Dunnes Stores.

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Boasting a timelessly elegant design, this shift dress from Paul Costelloe is all about the subtle detailing. The textured finish adds a contemporary twist, while the contrast lining and pockets to the front emphasise the designer quality. A classic and structured piece that exudes premium luxury, this dress is versatile enough to be worn to both an office or event.
A timelessly classic piece of outerwear, this coat from Paul Costelloe is an ideal blend of form and fashion. Featuring pockets to the front, statement buttons and a slightly flared silhouette, this sophisticated piece also boasts a textured all-over design. Soft to the touch, this beautiful coat will be in your repertoire for years to come.

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Siobhán xx

Focus on Fashion – Off Duty Polished Look

Miu Miu’s midnight-blue coat has timeless appeal and quality construction. Made from soft twill, this four-pocket design has silver buttons at the cuffs and through the double-breasted front. Wear yours with everything from knits to dresses and skirt

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Dolce & Gabbana’s ivory blouse is detailed with elegant ruffles and intricate black embroidery. It’s cut from fluid silk-blend crepe, so it works equally well tucked into pencil skirts or worn loose over denim.

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The boyfriend is the coolest jeans style this season. Frame Denim’s gently faded pair is cut from mid-weight stretch-denim for the most comfortable fit. Roll yours at the ankle – the most slender part of the leg – for a flattering finish.

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Gianvito Rossi’s ankle boots are crafted with a cutout vamp to create the illusion of longer, leaner legs. Made in Italy, they’re hand-finished from velvety black suede and have a supple sand leather lining. Accentuate the sculpted shape with cropped pants or a skirt.

Siobhan xx

Helen Cody


Focus on Fashion 
PFW may be starting today but I thought I would focus on something different… KFW ( Kerry Fashion week )
Helen Cody will showcase her spring/ summer 15 collection at KFW.

Helen’s experience in the world of fashion spans almost two decades. Graduating in fashion and textiles from N.C.A.D and then moving to Paris to work for French Vogue Magazine and then on to Azzedine Alaia, she developed her skills as a leading stylist for magazines, music videos, commercials and celebrities. Working in London, Paris and New York for the worlds leading publications.
She returned to Ireland in 2000 to set up her own fashion label, winning the Late Late Show fashion designer of the future award, after her first year in business.
Specializing in bespoke couture pieces, each one individually crafted and finished with hand dyed silk linings, Victorian embellishments, vintage ribbons, lace and crystals. Treating each new piece with the approach of an artist, so that the finished result is unique to the wearer.
In 2008, Helen won The Irish Tatler Designer of the year award.