The Gloss Magazine November issue is on newsstands now …
If our sartorial set point has changed in the last 18 months, nothing makes us feel more “new season now” than a new trouser silhouette. Are you doing the Dreed yet? The fashion pack are on first name terms with the Zara jeans which are the shape of the moment: high-waisted, ankle-height crop with a subtle bootcut. Read how to dress up jeans for nights out (page 18), perhaps to see Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties at The Gaiety Theatre, or to visit one of the many new restaurant openings. Top of our list is chef Kevin Burke’s Library St (off South Frederick Street, Dublin 2), and Nico Simeone’s dining concept, Six by Nico (opening at 1 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 and also in Belfast).
It wouldn’t be winter without an Aran sweater. Simple + special is the magical equation for adding a “show jumper” from one of the many in-demand Irish knitwear specialists (page 22). These are guaranteed to elevate everyday dressing, as well as channel the current land girl trend (page 14).
In her tenure as the house of Dior’s first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri has played with house codes (bar jackets, full skirts, scalloped trims…) and in the process turned her eye toward the millennial generation by mixing streetwear elements such as sneakers and logos. Under Chiuri’s stewardship the house’s future couldn’t be brighter. Read page 36 for an exclusive interview with Chiuri, and visit the new Dior Boutique at Brown Thomas Dublin. While you’re there, do explore The Marvel Room for gift ideas.
“She who dares wins” is an oft-Instagrammed motivational maxim, but true daring isn’t just about coming out on top. Fields that were once the preserve of men are being transformed by the passion and gumption of a new generation of women. Take film making. Read Zoë Rocha’s account of life as an executive producer (page 60). We celebrate the Irish female film makers responsible for producing the goods (page 62) and the costume designers dressing Hollywood’s A-listers (page 77).
Miniaturism is huge at the moment; in literature (Jessie Burton’s novel The Miniaturist was a bestseller and BBC adaptation) in hospitality (pages 50 and 54), and housing (page 68). The allure of small things is intriguing, showing us how to see, learn and appreciate more with less. Susan Zelouf believes the best things come in small packages (page 6). Whether a new lipstick (page 44), book (page 74) or silk scarf (page 30), little luxuries are often transformative.
This month, why don’t you …
INVEST IN The Verso Art international online sale on November; www.versoart.ie.
LIGHT a therapeutic candle from The Home Moment, €37.50; www.thehomemoment.com.
BOOK dinner at The Park, Kenmare and appreciate Brian O’Sullivan Studio’s redesign of the cocktail bar, champagne bar and dining room; www.parkkenmare.com.
Main featured image: Illustration for the Taste of Apricot campaign, from Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life, Aerin and Jane Lauder, Assouline.
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