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styleisle archive – September 2010

styleisle archive – September 2010

Interview is a harsh word. It implies that you are there to test somebody against a benchmark in the form of questions. Despite masquerading as a person who is interested to know more about their interviewee, I fear that interview just seems the wrong term for me. So I what I did with stylist and visual merchandiser, Mark Andrew Kelly, was have a chat. And it was a lovely one at that. Mark Andrew is making a name for himself…

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styleisle archive – August 2010

styleisle archive – August 2010

This month we have a chat with the uber talented Tim Ryan to learn about the world of knitwear design, how to go about designing a selection, and life in London…. I read that you are a self taught designer, tell us about your journey in fashion? It started really with some Dresses I had made from Vintage Yarns in 1994, I then aproached SeSi in Temple Bar and they stocked them and sold out really quickly, since then really…

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styleisle archive – July 2010

styleisle archive – July 2010

If you think of where you would pick as the shopping destination of Ireland, you default to Dublin as your answer. Well I would like to change that somewhat, and open your fashion filled eyes to some other great locations around the country as some alternatives to the big smoke. So I have taken it upon myself to travel the country in search of shops, boutiques, markets, high street retailers…you name it I’m on the look for it. My original…

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styleisle archive – June 2010

styleisle archive – June 2010

styleisle file…the Beauty Academy My name is Lorna and I am a cosmetic addict. Advertising works on me which makes me a marketeers dream come true. Any new cellulite treatment, volume mascara, lip gloss with staying power or none streak fake tan, you name it, I probably have it, or a version of it. I go into Boots with the intention of buying Panadol, and come out €50 less off with the latest 2 for 1 offer on expensive shampoo,…

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March styleisle notes

March styleisle notes

The day of Mummies. Needing some inspiration for Mum this Mother’s Day (March 27th in Ireland and UK)? Well I’m here with some suggestions. TK Maxx Give your Mum some designer love this Mother’s Day with a huge choice of big label gifts at a fraction of the normal retail price.  Give her back some quality mum time with pampering spa sets, scented candles and designer fragrances or add a touch of designer elegance with gorgeous leather handbags, silk scarves…

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Weddings by the Coast

Weddings by the Coast

To celebrate this year’s royal wedding Coast the occasion wear specialist launches their first, much anticipated capsule collection of modern bridal gowns, “To Have and To Hold”. The collection features the seasons fashion trends translated into timeless styles. From the subtle simplicity of a fluid asymmetric gown with soft pleats for the contemporary bride, to the delicate rouched tulle style with a fairytale skirt for the romantic – there is a style to suit today’s many types of brides or…

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styleisle-con – Cici Cavanagh

styleisle-con – Cici Cavanagh

 You all know her from Fade Street as the cool edgy lady who likes to dabble in a spot of Djing. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Cici Cavanagh!                     Where do you like to shop? I like to shop in American Apparell, Allsaints, Topshop and Pennys but i pick stuff up randomly at the best of times! Describe your style! I’d describe my style as a black swan esque biker punk transvestite crossed with…

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styleisle file – LFW!

styleisle file – LFW!

I write this piece for blog Red Radar following London Fashion Week! Check it out below! There is something about London Fashion Week that makes me think that, while I immerse myself in this stylish world, the rest of the world stops. Not once have I checked the news, read about the election or heard about job losses. It’s my escape from reality. You could listen to every fashion critic, blogger or journalist to hear about what’s hot and what’s…

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