In the Press 2017 In the Press 2017
  Hello there Fashion History Friends! Here’s some of the amazing press the #LostTours have been gathering over the years from Cara Magazine to The ...

In the Press 2017
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I am excited and delighted to be making a cameo appearance this Wednesday in Snáithe a new six-part documentary on TG4 which traces the story of Irish fashion through the eyes of contemporary designers, experts and fashion historians (one of them is me!). The series was created and directed by the lovely Ciara Nic Chormaic (who has been a regular …

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Ireland’s Fashion Radicals

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I believe Ireland has always been fashionable but we have over the mists of time seemed to have forgotten this fact. Author, historian and aesthete Robert O’Bryne has been keen to showcase Ireland’s unique fashion history for decades in his many articles on the subject and ever since his book and TV Series After a Fashion …

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Life through a Lens


We live our lives almost consistently through a lens these days, whether it’s on FaceTime, Instagram, Insta Stories, Snapchat, YouTube or plain old fashioned TV we are constantly interacting with screens and mobile devices. But what’s new to this camera game is the self-gaze. And I don’t mean just the odd self-portrait here and there …

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Style on the Square


That wintry chill is in the air, a touch of Jack Frost is adding a little glitter in the early morning and flamboyant wreaths are hung on the colourfully painted doors of Merrion Square. Yes, it’s time for Christmas on The Square an annual event (now in its 6th year) which hosts a whole range of fun …

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National Treasures


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 chlann I now have objects from my own …

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Book Lost Tours 2017


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 some of the amazing press the #LostTours have been gathering over the years from Cara Magazine to The Irish Times! With thanks to Tra My Nguyen Hoang for her amazing photographs and to Lucy White and Deirdre McQuillan. CARA MAGAZINE AUGUST 2017 THE IRISH TIMES JULY  2017   …

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Threads of Sligo


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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