About The Gloss - The Gloss Magazine

Created by co-founders of Gloss Publications Limited, Jane and Sarah McDonnell, THE GLOSS magazine launched in 2006 as a luxury newsstand title with a focus on fashion, beauty and interiors. In 2009, the magazine evolved to a super-glossy large format magazine, published monthly with The Irish Times. From the outset, THE GLOSS differentiated itself from other magazines, rejecting their generic look and feel by combining fresh contemporary design and distinctive editorial content aimed at the Irish market but with an international outlook. An original mix of fashion, interiors, and lifestyle, interesting features, latest trends news in food, wine, travel and culture, it attracts a discerning reader who appreciates good writing and design, and seeks out the best things in life. THE GLOSS INTERIORS, in the same super-glossy large format, launched in 2012. In 2020, newsstand editions of both


Irish and international fashion coverage, industry-leading shoots, fashion finds, style inspiration, beauty trends and news, interiors and garden ideas, and must-visit shops and services, are all reflected in a fresh editorial mix that entertains, informs and inspires.
THE GLOSS also delivers expert travel, food and wine writing, insightful interviews with interesting people, and original, thought-provoking features, as well as news of books, exhibitions, cultural happenings and our own programme of specially designed events.


Stunning shoots of Irish and international houses, trends in interior design, property and architecture, furniture and decoration, design getaways, accessories and technology and interesting figures on the design scene feature in THE GLOSS INTERIORS, published with The Irish Times twice a year, in spring and autumn. The design scene in Ireland is thriving and THE GLOSS Interiors reflects the expertise and energy of the interiors and architecture community and provides a valuable resource for readers.


Sarah McDonnell

Co-founder, Editor

Inspired by people, places, fashion, design and books.
Work: ideas, words and pictures. Home: family, friends, food, interiors and life in the garden.

Jane McDonnell

Co-founder, Publisher

Publisher and editor, ex-Vogue. Her MO: big ambitions, small team. Insatiably curious. Everything new in interiors and architecture and even science.

Tracy Ormiston

Advertising Sales Director

This advertising director, with
THE GLOSS since 2006, loves to travel, read and shop. Has a (mostly requited) love of exceptional shoes and handbags.

Penny McCormick

Deputy Editor

The Italophile, Elvis fan
and sequin-loving international editor is available for
dancing roles on Strictly
or housesitting in Capri.

Aislinn Coffey

Style Editor

Fashion and interiors-obsessed. Lives by the sea and loves the water, West Cork and The Sound Of Music, mostly because of the Baroness’s wardrobe.

Sarah Halliwell

Beauty Editor

Writing about beauty for 20 years. Passionate about perfume. Addicted to tea, red lipstick and sea swimming. Not all at the
same time.

Síomha Connolly

Digital Editor

Consumed by all things digital. Otherwise may be found with her head in a novel, window-shopping or daydreaming about a
move to Paris.

Emma Clarkin

Digital Partnerships Director

A lover of luxury in all its forms. After work, she’s most likely to be found with her dog, on a horse or travelling somewhere warm.

Patricia C Marinho


Dedicated to design for a decade, my passion fuels pixel-perfect creations. When not designing, I find harmony strumming bass guitar notes in my rock band.

Amy McDonnell

Special Projects Coordinator

After a busy working week, Amy enjoys sea swimming, walking and coffee stopping, socialising and watercolour painting.


Sarah Macken

Contributing Editor

Writer and sometimes hermit attempting to embrace the magic of slow living. Leaves the house for: fashion, friends, bubbles, swims. Stays home for: comforts, gardening, books, tea, cats.

Edel Coffey

Books Editor

Journalist, novelist and editor, radio presenter and reporter, Edel’s debut novel Breaking Point was An Post Irish Book Award crime fiction book of the year 2022. 

Julie Dupouy

Wine Editor

Sommelier by profession, discovering the world through my nose. Lover of all good beverages and food. Mad about spices. Biodynamic wines and cold
showers advocate.

Trish Deseine

Food Editor

Writing cookbooks and about food for 20 years. Living in La Sarthe, a couple of hours west of Paris, where the butter is almost as
good as it is in Ireland.

Holly Hughes


Writer who revels in pondering the human condition. Celebrates the ordinary and champions the embarrassing in a world demanding perfection.

Susan Zelouf


Completely fake and extremely flammable. American writer, furniture designer and voice artist. Lived and worked in NY, Rome and LA before settling in lovely Laois.

Tim Magee


Works in food and hospitality in Ireland. Writes about food and hospitality outside Ireland.

Mostly on the move; happiest at home in East Cork.

Ciara McQuillan


Restaurant, food, hotel and travel writer. Keen amateur chef, striving towards restaurant perfection, one charred broccoli spear at a time.  

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