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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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A 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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Lost Tours 2016: Book here

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  The Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours back again for another stylish summer! This year I am running the tours around the same locations from O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, South William Street, Merrion Square and The Liberties with added surprises and visits to past and present day fashion locations along the way. The tours will …

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Muriel & MacDonagh (Part 2)

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As this is the calendar anniversary of the 1916 Rising I thought it would be a good day to continue my story about the love story between Muriel and MacDonagh,  if you missed Part 1  of this tale I accidentally discovered last month that they once lived as newly weds in this very apartment on Upper …

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Muriel & MacDonagh (Part 1)

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This story  just landed on my lap the week before the Rising celebrations. It was what Elizabeth Gilbert would call Big Magic and the tale goes like this. Back in March, I was stuck on a plane in Bordeaux airport grounded due to the air traffic control strikes. We were to be going nowhere for …

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