In the Press 2017 In the Press 2017
  Hello there Fashion History Friends! Here’s alittle blog to talk about some of the amazing press the #LostTours have been gathering over the summe ...

In the Press 2017
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National Treasures

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I come from a long line of hoarders who have saved and collected everything they found interesting over the years in garages, garden sheds and barns! From old grandfather clocks to family memorabilia and much more besides. But I am so very thankful, because of my hoarding clann I now have amazing objects from my …

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Book Lost Tours 2017

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And so it begins! I am delighted to reveal my summer series of The Lost Fashion History of Dublin 2017. This is my third year running the tours and I love bringing everyone on a time travelling historic shopping trip around Dublin to see the past and present day sartorial gems the city has to …

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In the Press 2017

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  Hello there Fashion History Friends! Here’s alittle blog to talk about some of the amazing press the #LostTours have been gathering over the summer from Cara Magazine to The Irish Times! There are 3 more tours left in my series, find out more and book here. With thanks to Tra My Nguyen Hoang for …

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Threads of Sligo

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This weekend I went home for the June Bank Holiday to spend some time delving into research for a special event for a collective I am part of for the Lily and Lolly CraftFest. The Red Petticoat Collective is a group of like-minded fashion and textile lovers who have come together to explore our hometown, it’s …

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Fashion in Art

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I had a whirlwind trip to New York for a wedding last September which meant I had a chance to see all the cultural delights the city has to offer. I returned with a memory card full of photos and a head full of fashion stories which I would like to share with you here …

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Magic at Fraoch

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As some of you know Fraoch is the Irish word for Heather. A flower which is known as a symbol of good luck and for it’s healing properties. So it is no surprise the that artist Fiona Hallinhan and yoga teacher/philosophy lecturer Luna Dolezal named their seasonal getaways Fraoch Retreats as they offer welcoming weekends which …

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Christmas Eve Postcard

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I thought I would share something which I think is very charming, a Christmas eve postcard which is almost 100 years old. It presumably came through the postbox and dropped on the mat of Kenilworth Park in Rathgar, my Grandad’s house today a century ago.

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