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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Announcing the Launch of KSO

Fashionistas get ready as Downtown Dublin gets a slice of Downtown L.A Style with the arrival of Zuku by K.S.O in the Attic @ Awear Henry Street. Founded by Kate Scully Owens, Zuku wholesale has introduced Ireland to searing hot L.A brands such as Voom by Joy Han & is now opening its very first retail space within the Attic @ Awear Henry St. Customers will be treated to cool & unusual U.S brands such as BB Dakota, Aryn K & Collective Clothing. Zuku by K.S.O will be a one-stop destination for all your favourite celebrity labels, giving you a Little L.A in the heart of Dublin! Celebrity fans of BB Dakota include, Rhianna, Pink, Miley Cyrus & Kirsten Steward of Twilight fame. Collective Clothing has been spotted on Lindsay Lohan & Nicole Richie while exciting new L.A label Aryn K (launched in 2008) already has some serious fashion fans including style queen Alexa Chung. The Attic @ Awear Henry St was launched in spring 09’& is a space committed to offering the Irish customer something a little different to what they would usually find on the high street. From young student designers to exclusive one off pieces, the attic was designed with the urban cool customer in mind, the girl who likes to seek out boutiques off the beaten track. If you love new & upcoming brands that no one else has heard of & limited edition pieces then The Attic featuring Zuku by KSO is the space for you. Zuku promises to offer Irish shoppers something new each time they visit from hand picked young designer pieces to hip affordable celebrity US labels. Exclusive to the Attic, each style will be limited edition meaning you are guaranteed to pick up something unique at a great price. With over twenty years experience in retail Kate Scully Owens has an eye for style and has sourced a selection of stateside labels with the discerning Irish fashionista in mind. Speaking on the launch of Zuku by K.S.O at the Attic, Kate said, ‘Zuku is all about bringing high-profile, press-worthy, affordable brands to Ireland. I am proud to be associated with Awear & to be selling my labels through such an esteemed Irish chain store. Awear & Zuku share many of the same values. To me celebrity LA style always looks effortless, but its not. It's all about mixing trends and I feel having a combination of LA labels under one roof, will be exciting for Irish customers as they see the different looks they can achieve. When I first saw The Attic, in Henry street it reminded me of a store in Melrose so it’s a perfect place to host Zuku by Kso'

Monday, September 28, 2009

Swap in the City

After the huge success of the inaugural event, Swap in the City returns to the Radisson Hotel Galway on Thursday 8th October. It is the “Guilt Free, Ethical & Stylish way to update your wardrobe”, so come along, bring your friends, and have a fantastic night on a budget! Tickets for the stylish fashion affair are only 10 euro, and after that “Your Clothes become your Currency”. In addition to the Swap element, will be there with a host of top boutiques selling some fabulous designer labels for a fraction of high street prices. Also, i102-104's Barbara NicDhonnacha will be broadcasting her “Ar Eileamh” Chart Show live from the event! Swap in the City was first introduced to the West of Ireland in January 2009 by Galway Simon Community, and after the phenomenal success of their last event, they have decided to make it bigger and better. Barry McCann, Community fundraiser for Galway Simon Community and organiser of the event, said “we believe that the reason for the success of such an event is because of it’s relativity to the current economic climate. People are looking for bargains everywhere they go, and they want to feel that they get value for money from events and merchandise.” Barry also commented on how the swap process works; “this is a unique opportunity for women to create their very own 'fashion currency' by swapping their unworn or unwanted pieces from their wardrobes. Swapping couldn't be easier, but to avoid any confusion, we have put together a very simple 3-step process”. STEP 1: Purchase a Ticket for Swap in the City online at or by calling 091-589415. Tickets cost €10.STEP 2: Exchange your unworn or unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery or accessories for Swap Tokens. This can be done at the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday 7th October between 8am – 7pm or on Thursday 8th October between 12pm - 3pm. Those who deposit items on Wednesday will receive an extra free token.STEP 3: These tokens can then be used to “purchase” any other item in the Swap Department on the night of the event. Your tokens will get you clothes, shoes, bags or accessories - any item that catches your eye! All clothing must be clean, freshly pressed and in pristine condition. Items should be on hangers where possible. Unfortunately should any items not meet these quality requirements, they may not be accepted on the night. Doors open 7.30pm. For further information call Barry on 091 589415. All proceeds to Galway Simon Community.For further info contact Barry McCann on 087 4156201 or email

Kate and Ava

“Kate and Ava” Autumn Winter 09 collection has hit the stores since September. This sumptuous collection contains must-have, timeless pieces for the discerning woman’s wardrobe. The collection is built around cocktail dresses in a rich palette of colours - purples, blacks and a touch of gold. Silks, paisley, wools...give texture and depth to “Kate and Ava” AW09. With a variety of styles this collection has something to flatter every shape and figure. Classic pieces include a cream cashmere knee length coat, smart belted wool jacket and tailored pencil skirts. As always Kate and Ava provides an injection of glamour for occasion dressinPrices range from €200-€400.

Divine, Strand Street, Malahide,Co. Dublin
Dai, 24 North Main Street Wexford
Anastasia, 114 Ranelagh Dublin 6
Muse, 92 The Quay, Waterford
County Boutique,57 O'Connell Street, Ennis Co. Clare
Seagreen, 11 & 12A Monkstown Cresent, Monkstown, Co Dublin
Divine, Manor Mill SC, Maynooth,Co. Kildare
Aria, Poplar Square, Naas,Co. Kildare
Ollie & Mac,Market Square, Navan,Co. Meath
Suzanne Belle,Kieran Street, Kilkenny,Co. Kilkenny
BellaNarrow West St.Drogheda, Co. Louth
Boutique Belle, Asford,Co. Wicklow

Help My Style is a one stop shop for all things fashion and style. Launched by presenter & stylist Darren Kennedy it is rapidly gaining a loyal following and reputation for first class fashion news. Darren a familiar face on TV screens in Ireland and the UK, having worked with RTE, TV3, SKY, WeddingTV & TG4. He studied Fashion Styling at London’s premier fashion college Central Saint Martins and loves helping clients to enjoy a look that suits their lifestyle and character.Currently presenting on RTE, Darren brings to the screen his unique sense of style, fashion and fun. His radio work has seen him interview the likes of fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger and legendary tailor Louis Copeland. Darren is also an experienced MC, having hosted fashion shows, launches and Gala events.A self-confessed clothes junkie and footwear-addict, Darren is very influenced by the French ‘take’ on fashion. A fluent French speaker Darren lived and worked extensively in both Paris and Bordeaux. His approach to styling takes the effortless ease of the French, matching a client’s lifestyle to their look – a perfect and practical combination.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Many women have a longstanding fear of accessorising. Well, maybe fear is too strong a word. It is more like they worry about overdoing it or feel self-conscious and unsure about their choices. As a result, they are slow to add accessories to their wardrobe. While this is certainly a valid choice, they often feel like they are missing out on a great way to expand their wardrobe and jazz things up a bit. A watch, simple diamond earrings, and of course, a handbag are about as far as they go. Even these, however, are generally understated. There is a whole world out there to explore, but they find the sheer volume of choices overwhelming. It is often a case of never having learned how to accessorise. When they feel the urge to experiment and wear a piece of jewellery, they feel uncomfortable or too obvious and take it off. Sound familiar? Despite their discomfort, they remain intrigued by the effect it can have and long to add that kind of statement to their wardrobe. But how, they wonder? When it comes to accessorising, keep two things in mind:
Accessories are powerful. They are usually beautiful, bright, sparkly or simply unusual, and, as a result, they draw attention.
There is more to accessories than jewellery and scarves. Eyeglasses are an accessory. So are brightly coloured fingernails. Patterned or coloured socks or stockings fall into this category, as do hair clips, scrunchies, and sometimes the buttons on an outfit. Even highlighted hair is an accessory.
Accessories can enhance an outfit or be distracting. Finding things that blend with the mood, texture, colour scheme, and personality of what you are wearing is key. If you are new to the art of accessorising, use these tips to get started:
Ease into it. Although, as a novice to the world of accessorising, I suspect there is little chance that you’ll go crazy and wear a necklace, earrings, bracelet, pin, etc. all at one time (even if they match!), it is best to choose a single piece that delights you.
Don’t accessorise in the dark. Have you ever stopped at a jewellery counter with every intention of purchasing something only to be frustrated? This is a result of shopping blind, so to speak. It is difficult to accessorise something you cannot see. So, the next time you feel the impulse to shop for accessories, wear the outfit you want to accessorise or if it is for a special occasion bring it with you.. That way you will be able to tell if the necklace works within the neckline of your jacket, or the teal is really the same teal as your sihirt, for instance.
Follow the Pattern. If the outfit has geometric designs on it, look for earrings with angular lines. If your outfit has soft swirls or flowers, pick up on those features and colours in the necklace you choose. This will complement the outfit and create harmony.
Weigh Your Options. Winter weight fabrics, colours and textures are often heavier than those worn in the summer. Maintain a similar feel so that your summer clothes don’t look overwhelmed and your winter choices are not lost.
Silver vs. Gold. Usually it is best (although there are exceptions) to wear all gold or silver. If, for example, the buttons on your jacket are gold, wear gold. If the stitching has a silver sheen to it, wear silver. This creates a harmonious look.
Accessories are fun. They add beauty and personality to an outfit. I guarantee that once you’ve tried it you will be hooked for life!

For Gorgeous Accessories please visit Jasmine Design at

Article supplied by Rita Mylett, RMI Branding

Monday, September 21, 2009

Willow Fashion Show!!!

Willow Autumn Chic Fashion Show in aid of Cahercalla Hospice.

Thursday the 24th of September in the Cloister Bar, Ennis.

Tickets available in store, €2o

Willow, 4 O' Connell St.,Ennis,Co. Clare
Willow (+353) 65 6891352 Fax (+353) 65 6891480

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pink Champagne Boutique

Pink Champagne stocks a variety of labels to suit all needs, most of which offer something innovative and different to today’s discerning buyer. Most importantly there are labels to suit all wallets; after all, in our current economic climate we are all looking for value for money without compromising on quality and that is something you will definitely findin Pink Champagne! Pink Champagne is a one stop shop where you will also find fabulous bags, belts and jewellery to complete that fantastic outfit.
Labels include; Ronan Chein, Fille Des Sables, Rene Derhy, Aftershock, Fever, Culture, Noli, Pomodora, Madeline, Rhinoscemento, LTB Jeans
Visit Pink Champagne Unit 4 Abbey House, Main st. Clonnee, Co. Meath 01 8026768

Friday, September 18, 2009

Label "Fever" available at Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne Unit 1 Abbey House Clonnee Co. Meath 01 8026768
Dress by 'Fever' Price €110 Euro

Thursday, September 17, 2009

In March 2008 Enniscorthy, Co Wexford welcomed Inspire Shoe Boutique. Owner Caroline Fortune has carefully put together collections from all over the globe which will no doubt wow the populations feet.
The Boutique is neatly tucked away opposite the watchful spire of the Cathedral and it was this beautiful setting that inspired the boutique name. Inspire offers the ultimate in Ladies footwear in the southeast with a wonderful range and selection of styles to choose from. Inspire stocks exclusive collections from J Valas, Rotta and Anna Wong as well as leading labels Rebecca Sanver, Bourne, PerTu, Soloro along with many more. So everyday your feet can look like they stepped out of Vogue. For those days when comfort is paramount Inspire offers collections from 24 Hour, Lodi and To Be. With Autumn/Winter here, Inspire continues to offer breathtaking footwear with cutting edge fashion pieces.Inspire offers a welcoming and relaxed setting and assures all visitors of a personal and friendly retail experience whether just having a quick browse or searching for that something special.

Now you can buy this season must have shoes & knee high boots at

New products being added daily!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Get Your Winter Boots at Affordable Prices!

Great selection of knee high boots at Coze Di Roze.

Choose from biker style flat boots from Portugal - Felmini - available in black or in tan and an amazing €135
Spanish design house, Hoss Intropia have come up trumps again with these very stylish grey leather over the knee boot which can be folded down for two separate looks. €287.50

Italian label, Gucinari are known for producing excellent quality boots at affordable prices.
Suede and calf skin black knee high boot with laces at the back €185
Calf skin knee high boot with buckle feature on ankle €199

Miss L'Fire is a quirky and stylish label which always produces high quality and affordablestyles. No exception are these Chelsea style boots available in either black suede or taupe leather - €155
Coze Di RozeCabinteely VillageDublin 18 Tel: 01 2351305

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

British Boutiques & Fashion Capital

Fashion Capital
British is delighted to announce a partnership with Fashion Capital. Fashion Capital - Hanging it all together for the Fashion Industry -is a web portal to help designers succeed, with over 60,000 users to the site. With 17 young designers from Fashion Capital's collections showing on ASOS and Top Shop. British Boutiques will promote the designers to Boutiques in the UK and Ireland whilst Fashion Capital will concentrate on the promotion of British Boutiques through its all ready large media network INCREASING web exposure for both companies

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pink Champagne Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Pink Champagne

Sep 2009
Recession has hit the country and there is a very different economic outlook now compared to the last 10 years. However that has not prevented young entrepreneur, Isobel Mc Laughlin following her dream and opening a lush and unique ladies boutique in Clonee, Co. Meath.
Spacious French style is the main theme in this boutique where you will discover exclusive brands for any occasion from casual weekend parties to weddings and gala evenings. The Boutique offers a relaxed, luxurious and comfortable environment to add to the customer’s retail experience! The luxurious interior cossets the buyer and adds to the character of the boutique.
The boutique stocks a variety of labels to suit all needs, most of which offer something innovative and different to today’s discerning buyer. Most importantly there are labels to suit all wallets; after all, in our current economic climate we are all looking for value for money without compromising on quality and that is something you will definitely find in Pink Champagne!
Pink Champagne is a one stop shop where you will also find fabulous bags, belts and jewellery to complete that fantastic outfit. Labels include; Ronan Chein, Fille Des Sables, Rene Derhy, Aftershock, Fever, Culture, Noli, Pomodora, Madeline, Rhinoscemento, LTB Jeans and many more to come! Proprietor Isobel Bird is on hand to provide a personal service to help find that perfect outfit.
So ladies, if you want to beat the doom and gloom and be the best dressed lady for all those special events, Pink Champagne has the answer, and ladies...... aren’t we always in search of fabulous new clothes?!!

Throughout September we will be featuring Pics of Isobel's new stock and Pink Champagne's Birthday Bash!

Belfast Fashion Week!!

West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK Continues Fifth Birthday Celebrations with a Move to City Hall!

West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK, Ireland’s multi-award-winning fashion event, continues its fifth year celebrations with a move to the chic surroundings of Belfast City Hall for this Autumn.
Now an established date on every fashionista’s calendar, this season’s events will be part of Belfast City Council's packed programme of activities celebrating the reopening of the iconic building; and the FASHIONWEEK events commence with a spectacular ‘Fashion Through the Decades’ showcase on 29 October. This will be followed by nightly catwalk shows, master classes, exciting exhibitions and the coolest, freshest fashion both on and off the catwalk, making the popular event bigger and better again this season. As usual, there will be showcases from the very best of the high street as well as the hottest local designers and chic boutiques.
In addition to the shows, fashion photographer Khara Pringle will also showcase her ‘Uniform of Fashion’ photography exhibition which includes beautiful and iconic images of TV personalities such as Zoe Salmon, actor James Nesbitt, singer Sharon Corr, Miss Northern Ireland Cherie Gardiner and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Naomi Long, welcomed the concept of a 'City Hall for All' and urged the public to support the packed programme of events planned. "We are delighted that West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK will be able to showcase the best of what our city has to offer in the wonderful surroundings of City Hall," she said.
"Given Belfast's proud association with the linen and textiles industry, it is fitting that we celebrate our fashion heritage and the creativity that will ensure success in the future too".
To celebrate the move, local dress designer and independent retailer Lizzie Agnew created a Victorian crinoline dress inspired by the Baroque dome. She said: “I’ve based the skirt of the dress on the distinctive copper dome with Verdis Gris shot silk cut into panels to echo the architecture. And for the top of the dress I have recreated the cupola using a dark grey, tight fitting, boned bodice. A scalloped ruffle at the edge with a ‘Toby’ frill at the waist reflects the carved stonework, so overall, the tight corseted waist with highly structured separate dome skirt reflects both the fashion at the time as well as this very solid, though delicately detailed, building.
The event is once again sponsored by the fashionista’s favourite West Coast Cooler, which is also introducing a new colour trend for the season, West Coast Cooler Rose, and the popular new drink will be served as a refreshing accessory to the glamour at every catwalk show. Brand Manager Karen Anderson said: “West Coast Cooler provides a chic and refreshing accessory to the style on and off the catwalks this season and it matches perfectly with the ethos of FASHIONWEEK. We’re delighted to be involved in bringing the freshest trends and hottest looks to the shows, as well as allowing the FASHIONWEEK audiences to sample the new autumn essential - West Coast Cooler Rose. ”
For further information on show schedules, tickets, links to participant retailers and designers as well as the season’s hottest trends, log on to For show tickets, call the Welcome Centre Box Office on 028 9024 6609

Inspire joins

We are delighted to welcome Inspire Shoe Boutique from Enniscorthy Co. Wexford to
You will be able to purchase these gorgeous shoes online from Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Boutique Beuys & Beuys

Husband and wife fashion duo Mark and Fiona Cummins have just opened their first shop.
Located in the centre of Rathgar village, Dublin 6, it showcases a beautiful range of collections and products for Women and Men, from brands such as Groa, Zoe Boomer, Bruuns Bazaar, Fin and Margaret Howell.They will also be introducing some incredible new and exciting crafted products that they have found on their global travels, from knitwear, French cologne and beautiful handmade Japanese bags to stationary and Music. Combining the warmth and sophistication of Paris and New York with the cutting edge and forward thinking of London, it’s the ideal place for a little personal indulgence or even gift shopping...Experience and originality have never felt this good.. Drop by – they would love to show you around….
Fiona & Mark look forward to seeing soon!
Beuys & Beuys
99b Rathgar Road Rathgar VillageDublin 6 Ireland
00353 87 290 5402 / 87 643 4559

Odd Molly @ Frock

A/W Collection By Odd Molly @ Frock Boutique, 3 Selskar St. Wexford

Monday, September 7, 2009

Stay on trend with this V neck block Design Dress. Available to buy on

Friday, September 4, 2009

Olivia Danielle A/W Coats!

Stunning new arrivals in store. Coats in amazing fabrics and colours from €175 to €289.
Olivia Danielle 19 Church St Athlone Co Westmeath 090 647 2707


Amarillolimon is an explosion of colour reflected in garments with original design. The fresh and carefree style that characterizes their designs comes from the mixing of different fabrics, oringinal prints, embroideries and fancy appliques.

Available in these Boutiques this Winter 09:
AB262 Bloomfield Avenue Belfast Antrim
Couples 4-10, Railway Rd ColeraineDerry
Clara Ellen 2 AthloneWest Meath
Clara Ellen 49 Dublin St Longford
Cloze & Shooz 12 rafter St.EnniscorthyCo Wexford
Chez Ella3 Dyer StreetDroghedaCo Louth
Contempo 42 Bank Place Mallow Cork
Contra Clothing 99 Main St Gorey Co Wexford
Cornucopia 6 Lower Market St. Ennis Co Clare
ClareCrystal 50 Scotch St.Armagh Armagh
Edels Boutique Friar StNeenagh Co Tipperary
Element The Plaza Market Green Co Cork
Element Bandon Co Cork
Fionas North St Skibbereen Cork
Identity 22 High St.Galway
Katriona 4 Scarva St Banbridge KCO73 Anne St Ballycastle
Logans Fashions Logans Shopping Centre,232 Cloughmills Rd Cloughmills Antrim
LTD2 Unit 2,Capital House3 Upper Queen STBelfast
Mcelhinneys Main St BallybofeyDonegal
Prime Time 8-9 Washington Street Cork
Pure 32 Michael St Waterford
Quills New Street Bantry Cork
Quills High Street Killarney Kerry
Raval Main St Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim
Sandz 23 Dunville Ave Ranelagh Dublin 6
Skunkfunk 24 Lower Ormond Quay Dublin 1
Shindig17 Russell St.Tralee Kerry
Sienna 6 Cutlery Rd NewbridgeCo Kildare
Signet10 main St DungarvenWaterford
Wraps Fashion 89 Main Street Newcastle Co Down , BT33 OAE
Unique Lady, Time Square, Roscommon

Wednesday, September 2, 2009