THE trench coat is an undisputed fashion classic – the lightweight but waterproof jacket is especially useful at this time of year – and now the spring collections are full of clothes inspired by the much-loved garment in its classic beige hue.
BEAUTIFUL tailoring, luxurious textures, quality materials and acute attention to detail, as well as the designer's passion and charismatic personality have seen Paul Costelloe grow from a small Irish womenswear design and production house 40 years ago to one of fashion's most recognisable names.
APPARENTLY Breton tops have the number of stripes that they do because when the cotton shirts were adopted as French naval uniform in 1858 it was decreed that they should be emblazoned with 21 white and blue stripes, to represent Napoleon's 21 victories over the British.
WITH the Oscars bringing awards season to a close for another year, not only do we now have a bunch of movies, TV series and albums we need to catch up on, we've also got a glut of gorgeous gowns providing fashion inspiration for months to come.
ARE you a bride-to-be on a budget looking to kit out your bride tribe in style? Or a maid of honour tasked with finding her own frock for your BFF's big day? Finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses can end up being harder than deciding on the wedding dress itself, because you've got to find a style that everyone is happy with, not just the bride.
SALES of the humble soap bar are on the rise – possibly because, as we're all becoming more environmentally aware, households are increasingly eschewing plastic, and so choosing soap over bottled liquid hand wash.