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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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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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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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18 Stafford Terrace

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I have always loved the idea of time travelling and I got as close I as I possibly could to this notion on a recent visit to London to see 18 Stafford Terrace – a Victorian house stopped in time. It was once the home of Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne and his wife Marion Herapath. …

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Costumes from The Crown

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I went on a lovely jaunt to London last week which led me back to many old haunts, one of them being my old work place Liberty of London. I was smitten by their Christmas window inspired by The Nutcracker which was dressed with a Royal Ballet inspired set, complete with twirling ballerina shoes and waving …

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