styleisle file – www.style-tonic.ie

styleisle file – www.style-tonic.ie

This month got to talk to Michelle Jones, owner of www.style-tonic.ie, an online business which I have admired since it’s inception. Providing online access to some of the country’s best boutiques and designers, I wanted to know all about the latest web-shop! 1) Tell me about your background and what the catalyst was for setting up style-tonic? My own career background is in marketing and I’ve studied both traditional and digital / online marketing.  I am fascinated by digital and…

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styleisle archive – October 2010

styleisle archive – October 2010

I tried out the fashion chit chat for the first time back in May with some of my friends who are well established in the industry in Ireland. As it was such a success, I took it a step further and asked four ladies for whom I have the utmost respect to come along and do the whole thing over again. In amongst the cool kids of the South William St set, at Dakota, the gaggle of giggling ladies, took…

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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 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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