HAVANA EYE ON YOU
You have to hand it over to Nikki Creedon of the Havana boutique in Donnybrook in Dublin, who for two weeks presents special items ordered from its in-store designers, as well as a pop-up of Connemara Carpets, Fermoyle pottery and the silk and velvet women’s clothing from a new Irish brand called Geito by Gwen McNulty.
There will be pieces by designers Colin Burke, Sarah Murphy and The Landskein, but also knits by Castanea, Sphere One, Sian Jacobs, Avant Toi and Hache.
The festive air in the shop comes from Christmas conifers by Passionata, a selection of table books for Christmas gifts and various fragrances (including Irish brand Scopoli) and jewelry from Simone Rocha, Lea Hoyer from Denmark and ‘others. The popup will work from Thursday, November 4, for two weeks.
One way to embolden an outfit without spending a fortune is to add a bright or wacky collar. Galway stylist Máirín Ní Bheacháin knows how to take your breath away with her line of collars Layout in recycled vintage fabrics that comes in four styles, Peter Pan, Rock Chick, Layla, Frida and Joe – find them on her website misecollars.com. one, for example, is imitation leather with pompom trim € 65. The shipping costs in Ireland are 5 €.
Fashion industry veteran Sarah Rickard has just launched her first online store featuring a “modest” selection of chic but wearable brands that have proven popular with her 20,000-strong Instagram audience.
Rickard has accumulated numerous credits during her 17-year career, having worked as a stylist, creative director, personal shopper and fashion buyer. Her own playful personality, honest approach to dress and sense of style make her a trusted advisor with sophisticated but lesser-known labels like Parisian brand Suncoo and Second Female from Denmark that woo her many fans at home. or at work.
Watch her #TryonTuesday series to see what clothes look like on real women or book a one-on-one styling appointment at her in-house studio in Ratoath, Co Meath via styledby.ie.
As autumn approaches, the comfort of woolen sweaters comes out. At IrelandsEye, one of our country’s largest knitwear manufacturers exporting Irish sweaters around the world, designer Aisling Duff is truly making her mark. Their new collection of luxurious loungewear called Kindred in generous, flattering shapes is made from soft-touch merino. It includes sweaters, a cardigan, a long cardigan and a cropped hoodie as well as wide leggings and culottes.
The colors are fresh and feminine – smoke, gray, mauve, pink and blue and the collection is crafted and hand finished in their North Dublin headquarters at prices starting at € 99.95. Watch the movie at https://youtu.be/bV5rvxonNP1s or visit irelandseyeknitwear.com
Dublin-born artist and photographer Aoife Casey – now based in Seville – visited the house a few months ago and found time for a romantic fashion photoshoot at the Glebe Equestrian Center in Wicklow. “It’s a tribute to the beauty of Ireland, its colors, its diversity and its talented local designers and contains elements of folk fashion that I feel is reviving,” she says.
Most of the clothing, Victorian in spirit, with its lush lace and layering, is by Sarah Caine, a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, with FAO headwear by Freya Oatway. Styling by Vanessa Prezotto.
NO KARL REGRET
The estate of Karl Lagerfeld who died in February 2019 will be sold by Sothebys in Monaco, Paris and Cologne in December where more than 1,000 design objects will be auctioned. Important works of art and clothing – including the designer’s iconic fingerless leather gloves as well as Rolls Royce cars – will be put under the hammer in a sale that is expected to run through March of the next year.
Art historian Patrick Hourcade’s new book, Karl: No Regrets, is a timely biography of the designer told through unpublished documents that reveal his splendor and weakness. The couple met in 1976 and developed a friendship that lasted over 20 years based on a shared passion for the 18th century arts “and the only indecency being our lavish spending”. It covers extensively the Paris of the 1970s and the many characters who populated the life of the creator from the beginning to the end. Karl: No Regrets is published by Flammarion on November 2nd.
LOVE LAB DIAMONDS
Lab-grown diamonds feature in Chupi’s latest collection inspired by her heirlooms, “but also the pieces that I miss in the world, that I want for my moments,” she says. With lab-grown diamonds, “you get a phenomenal amount of sparkle, but a drastically reduced environmental impact,” she adds.
His pieces are crafted with these diamonds and recycled gold with amulets, lucky shamrocks, the North Star signet ring and Follow Your Dreams ring as well as Chupi’s signature Love is All ring with a ruby gemstone flanked by two diamonds on a solid 14k gold band. Prices start at € 399. Visit chupi.com or the Chupi boutique on the top floor of Dublin’s Powerscourt Townhouse.
Irish menswear brand Ilk Clothing, which has established a reputation as a stylish new take on traditional workwear, has teamed up with shoemakers Padmore & Barnes in Kilkenny on a new take on the classic Wallabee. Hand-sewn moccasin with reworked details, it is a classic model that has been a staple in many wardrobes for over 60 years.
The durable crepe sole is made from the sap of the rubber tree and although the Wallabee was originally made in Kilkenny, the newer versions are handcrafted by the people of Felgueiras in northern Portugal. . The moccasins, € 160 a pair, are on sale this month and are available in colors called grain and stout and can only be purchased from the Ilk’s ilk.ie online store.