Kitty Doyle

Here’s A Look At NCAD’s Rising Design Talent

The annual NCAD FASHION SHOW is always an absolute must for those who want to be the first to know about the NEWEST RISING STARS in Irish design … Next Tuesday the unique surroundings of the underground carpark of the Westbury will be transformed into a catwalk, showcasing the best in Irish fashion design talent about to come out of …


3 Chic Sunglasses Trends We’re Embracing This Summer

Classic sunglasses like TORTOISESHELL WAYFARERS never go out of fashion, but if you really want to UP YOUR STYLE CREDENTIALS  this season, you better shake it up a little 1. Spring Summer 2016 biggest trend is mirrored, reflective lenses that are good for anything but going unnoticed. Taylor Morris (at Harvey Nichols) have the coolest mirrored …


The Household Ingredient Taking The Beauty Industry By Storm

The beauty world is constantly endorsing EXOTIC NEW INGREDIENTS. But the CURRENT BUZZ is about something rather more prosaic: tea, as SARAH HALLIWELL found out On an exclusive visit to the Chanel research labs, on the outskirts of Paris, we saw a whole new side to tea. Kitted out in white lab coats (yes, Chanel manages …


See Inside These Beautifully Designed New Builds

Designer-architect duo EOIN LYONS and JOHN KELLY bring elegance and character to NEW-BUILD PROJECTS While architect John Kelly and designer Eoin Lyons and their practice LyonsKelly are no strangers to domestic reinvention in houses of all shapes and sizes, from all periods and via different budgets, their work of late seems to have cornered a part of the …


What Travelling Alone Taught Me About Loneliness

Travelling alone made a troubling loneliness tolerable for ELLA GRIFFIN. She recalls how she spent her 30s avoiding the CRACKS IN HER LIFE and relationships by escaping to FAR-FLUNG DESTINATIONS I was the original Gone Girl. When everyone else was leaving their wild 20s behind and pairing off and settling down, I started taking off on my own. My friends …


Toast The Bank Holiday With This Stylish Cava

Reach for A LITTLE SPARKLE this bank holiday weekend with the Segura Viudas Lavit Brut Nature 2013, writes Wine Editor MARY DOWEY I’m a serious fan of cava, Spain’s exuberant sparkling wine, most of which comes from a tiny area near Barcelona. For a long time the Irish market was dominated by rather sickly supermarket versions …

Centre for Genomic Gastronomy, Future Food Cults (detail), 2016, digital prints, short stories, packaged food items, courtesy of the artist

5 Glossy Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

Make the most of your downtime with our glossy roundup of INTERESTING things to do. This weekend we’re listening to JAZZ in Bray, brushing up on all things LATVIAN and looking into the future at the LEWIS GLUCKSMAN GALLERY IGNORE the frigid temperatures and kick off festival season at the Drogheda Arts Festival, from April 25-May …

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Don’t Miss This Enchanting New Exhibition, Precious Whimsy

Combining her brilliant talent with skills she gained from NCAD, her internship with OSCAR DE LA RENTA and her time learning the craft of embroidery at Chanel-owned Ecole Lesage, JENNIFER O’DONOGHUE is creating paintings that mesmerise … After finishing studying fine art in NCAD, Jennifer Cavey O’Donoghue stepped on a plane to New York headed straight for …

Paul Lynch

Writer’s Block With Paul Lynch

In the latest of our books series, PAUL LYNCH tells SOPHIE GRENHAM about escaping to Paris with NOTHING BUT BOOKS PACKED, the move from film critic to novelist, and his love of YEATS Paul Lynch was born in Limerick and grew up in County Donegal. Prior to turning his hand to fiction, Paul was the …