Tag Archives: fashion

Would you ever wear?

In January things can get a little heavy. The snow has stirred up some post-Christmas stress, everyone feels calorie dense, the resolutions didn’t really ever get going and it’s still really cold. So what we all need is a healthy dose of light entertainment, and I’m not talking charades. Let’s play a game of ‘would […]

Everyone has an Uncle who is Funk

Does everybody have a funky uncle? I’m trying to think about funky things my uncles have done, but struggling to come up with material…does balding count as ‘funky’ these days? I think the ideal funky uncle is a diverse character. He has interests which span agriculture and food, investment, media, time travel and fashion. Thanks […]

Edible Couture

There are a lot of similarities between pastry chefs and fashion designers. Layers, cutting and construction. Colour, shape and matters of taste. It’s all about creating something that looks beautiful and makes you want it. Sounds like the ideal opportunity for a role reversal? Well that’s just what’s happened. Alex Mabille has created this incredibly […]

It Hat to be a Hat

Dublin is almost tropical in climate right now, and as it’s most certainly Autumn, I’m pleasantly surprised. The plus side is that I’m still wearing peep-toe sandals (without socks, I’ll just clarify that). The down side is that, with more than your average number of bad-hair days, I would quite like to squish my locks […]

SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution @ Somerset House

Indigo printed t-shirts for a new fashion and photography exhibition at London’s beautiful Somerset House. Fashion Revolution will showcase the talents of innovators as various as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Kate Moss and Björk – alongside Knight himself. If you are in town, pop-in and check it out. Jo and Vick went along […]

Summer? or Autumn?

I don’t mean to be depressing, but this summer’s been a bit of a washout so far. True, the grass has never looked greener and thankfully we don’t have to worry about any hose pipe bans, but the umbrella has taken precedence over the parasol, and the wet-weather-gear over the flip-flops. Instead of dwelling on […]

Coco Chanel Cinema

Costume is essential to any film-making process, but these days its often the clothes that outshadow the acting. You only need to take a swift glance over your DVD shelf to see James Bond’s sharp suits, Sex and the City’s…well everything about Sex and the City, and of course, my personal favourite, the ‘Stay Puft’ […]

Hats Off to Stephen Jones at the V&A

Initially they were worn to provide protection against the elements. Protecting sensitive scalps from falling rocks or direct sunlight. As the years progressed they offered head defence against weapons, and then, in the footsteps of haute couture – they became symbols of social status. There’s more to a hat than meets the head. Today the […]