Thursday, 9 October 2014

16 things you feel when you lose your iphone


Losing an iPhone is an experience that is unrivalled in terms of the emotional decomposition that it inflicts. To be quite honest, the only experience you might dare compare it to, is the experience of losing a limb. That sounds really drastic and I'm aware that my privileged millennial existence is coming off strongly here, but hear me out. Like a leg, my iPhone got me to where I needed to go, whether it's telling me when my bus is due, or gently reminding me what room my politics tutorial is in, it got me around. Much like an arm, it allowed me to give and take things: calls, texts, and groupon deals. My phone was very much an extension of my left hand and let's face it, an extension of my overall being.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

dispatches: denim jeans on the red carpet


Ah, blue denim jeans. Whether they're bootleg, straight leg or skinny leg, low-waisted or high-waisted, distressed or not distressed (?), denim jeans have nestled an indispensable place in the heart of our wardrobes. This platitude of options thus speaks for their vast global clientele, which is essentially made up of males and females of every age (apparently Levi Strauss came out of the womb dressed in a denim onesie) and economic situation (do you think Steve Jobs couldn't afford a nice pair of slacks?).

Saturday, 4 October 2014

everything you may have missed this fashion month

Do you know that reoccurring gag in cartoons, when a character steps onto the treadmill and the speed escalates to such an extreme that said character dissolves into a rapidly churning cloud of motion? That's kind of what keeping up with fashion month is like when your only source of information is social media and when you're also trying to live a life that has no involvement with the industry whatsoever. Let's continue with this already questionable metaphor by imagining that the more stuff you have going on in your life determines the speed of which you've to keep up with. In the last month, alongside moving out, gradually unpacking, starting college and fitting in time for a job, my speed was set viciously high and thus diminished any opportunities of writing regular reflections on the four fashion weeks - a tragedy that was felt all around the world, I assume.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

the art of j.w. anderson

It's the first official day of New York Fashion Week which also marks the beginning of the month-long Spring/Summer 2015 season. Accompanying this will be the usual blurry runway photos, celebrities fucking over runway shows, lots of clothes and an inevitable fresh batch of street style trends. My longstanding theory is that these trends are synonymously formed from some sort of inner fashion circle Zeitgeist that us mere mortals can't attain. It's either that or all the most reputable models and editors have one group WhatsApp conversation discussing what they're going to wear and how they're going wear it. Last season it was pairing sports socks with sandals, this season? Lord knows (and Anna Dello Russo probably).

Thursday, 28 August 2014

electric picnic 2014 for dummies

Festival fashion can be a tricky beast to conquer, and while triumphs are about as rare as sunny spells at Electric Picnic, there are those few that manage to sidestep festival kitsch in all it's flower crown tragedy. Festival heroines that instantly come to mind are of course Kate Moss and Vanessa Hudgens, the indubitable figureheads of the two most publicised music festivals in the world: Glastonbury and Coachella. But displace these two festival styles and it doesn't translate so well. Picture Vanessa Hudgens' white lingerie co-ord covered in mud and probably accessorised with permanent thigh goosebumps. Or picture Kate Moss, the founder of the festival fashion cult, who'd look a tad over dressed and probably, very, very basic next to Kendall Jenner's giant nose ring.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

everything important that you may have missed

In a new weekly series that will force me to commit to blogging, I am bringing you a gloriously refined review of what happens every week pop-culturally and fashion-ally. So in other words, everything the RTE news doesn't tell you.

Friday, 15 August 2014

spotlighting: danielle romeril


For the second instalment in the spotlight series, I've chosen to feature Dublin born designer Danielle Romeril, and not only because she's Irish okay. Now alongside six other recipients of the prestigious NEWGEN support for her second consecutive year, Danielle Romeril is a growing favourite amongst the British Fashion Council and well on her way to becoming a regular name at London Fashion Week. She has also successfully made an unrelenting fangirl out of me, which probably was her ultimate aim, let's be honest.