Friday, December 17, 2010

Roisin Haines

Jacket: Vintage shop in Limerick
Skirt: Online at ETSY
Shoes: Mercury rose retro grade
Necklace: Antique shop

Abby Comyn

Jacket: Gerard Parel
Jeans: Paul & Joe
Boots: Tatoosh
Bags: Manje & Longchamp
Jewellery: Boodles

Monday, December 13, 2010

Send a stylish Christmas message...

Brown Thomas has worked closely with its top designer brands to produce a range of world exclusive designer Christmas cards featuring drawings from Victoria Beckham, Roberto Cavalli, Manolo Blahnik and Lulu Guinness, alongside images from Lanvin and Tiffany & Co. Purchase a set of three cards for €10 and all proceeds will go to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).

Friday, November 26, 2010

Marie Clair

Jacket: Coast
T-Shirt: Topshop
Scarf: From my Nana
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Schuh
Bag: TK Maxx

Monday, November 22, 2010

Michael Gurhy
St. Lukes

Jacket, Shirt, Tie, Jumper & Gloves: Topman
Pants: Topshop
Boots: Henry Holland

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gemma Donohoe
Whites Cross

Jacket: H&M
Scarf: Penneys
Shirt: Penneys
Shorts: Miss Selfridges
Tights: M&S
Boots: River Island
Bag: Found in the attic
Earrings: Topshop

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Zara online

Cork shoppers can now order from the Zara website ( and collect their purchases at the Mahon Point outlet - woot! Behold our first order...

Buck skin clutch, €99.95, Zara

Trumpet Flare Trousers, €69.95, Zara

Feather necklace, €39.95, Zara

Friday, November 5, 2010

Doreen O'Mahony

Scarf: H&M
Jacket: Zara
Dress: Zara
Pearl Necklace: A|Wear
Shirt: Quin & Donnelly
Tights: M&S
Shoes: Penneys

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A low blow

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, €33, Next

Are we the only ones having trouble warming to the kitten heel? Take this leopard print pair, we've got slippers higher than these... 

October stats - big ups to the Canadian 14!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Coat of charms...

This cosy jacket, finished in luxe faux fur, will make a clever addition to your workwear wardrobe. Keep the belt tight to nip in your waist and finish the look with a prim Victorian white shirt. Jacket: €350, Style for Life, Grafton Mall, off Oliver Plunkett St. Cork. Call 021 4279289 for more information.

Here are three ways to wear it...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ray O'Neill

Jacket: H&M
T-Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Vintage shop in Germany

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hazel Buckley

Jacket: Amity
Top: Amity
Scarf: H&M
Earings: Amity
Jeans: Vero Moda
Boots: River Island

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lwona Deazek

Jacket: Oasis
Scarf: Zara
Bag: River Island
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Penneys

Monday, October 18, 2010

Coat tales

A single-breasted tweed coat pulls together a work look like nobody's business. This tweed version hits Penneys at the beginning of November -  a snip at €60.

Case in point

Boys, unless you're an intern or you work at a leisure centre, there's no excuse for carrying a rucksack to the office. Join the grown-ups by stowing your stuff in this sharp leather briefcase (€101, Next), which will look even better with age.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Amy Hartnett

Scarf: Italy
Vest: Vero Moda
Top: Penneys
Cardigan: Penneys
Leggings: A|Wear
Boots: H&M
Bag: Penneys
Accessories: H&M
Glasses: A|Wear

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bernadette Cosgrave

Jumpsuit: Awear 
Belt: Awear
Bag: The Bag Shop, Patrick’s St.
Shoes: Penneys

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shirt du jour

Wondering what to wear right now? Well wonder no more - this Soft Blouse, (€38 from Next) should be your first autumn purchase. Team with skinny jeans and nude heels or tuck inside a tapered trouser for laid-back glamour.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Rory Mullen 
West Cork

Jacket: Retro grade
Shirt: Gift from Uncle George
Jeans: Penneys (Ladies section)
Shoes: Dublin Flea Market

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fiona Weir
From Scotland, living in Cork

Jacket: Topshop
Dress: Mango
Cardigan: Topshop
Bag: Zara
Shoes: Topshop
Ring: Miss Selfridge

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Aoife Maher

Necklace: Positively Vintage
Scarf: London
Cardigan, top, jeans & boots: All Saints (Brown Thomas)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Catherine Murphy
Top: It’s my friend’s!
Leggings: River Island
Shoes: Penney's
Clutch bag: Penney's

Friday, October 1, 2010

Don't forget...

Warehouse on Patrick St. reopens today, 4pm - see you there!

The Cork News has teamed up with Warehouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a €100 voucher to spend in the slick new Patrick St. store - don't miss today's Cork News Style pages to find out how to enter!

Louise Hall

Jacket: Penneys
Dress: Penneys
Boots: New Look
Cardigan: Topshop

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pop-up culture

The Louise Kennedy pop up boutique opens in Brown Thomas Cork next Wednesday, October 6th until the following Wednesday, October 13th. At €695, the 'Penny' dress in black jersey (with black velvet bow!) ain't cheap, but a clever fashionista will happily endure many a Friday night in front of the Late Late Show in return for a little piece of sartorial heaven. As for the 'Clara' in forest green lace... we can but dream.

'Penny' dress in black jersey with black velvet bow detail, €695, Louise Kennedy

'Clara' green lace gown with green beadwork €4,500, Louise Kennedy

Keelin Deenihan

Glasses: Christian Dior (Australia)
Scarf: Malene Birger (Effigy-Tralee)
Jeans: Dr. Denim (Brown Thomas)
Top: Gallarda Gallante (Tokyo)
Sandals: French Connection
Bag: Mulberry (Brown Thomas)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Warehouse returns!

Coat €130, Cardigan, €52, Trousers €65, Warehouse

Woot - Warehouse on Patrick Street opens its doors once again this Friday, October 1st with a sleek new fit-out and some of the brand's most fashion forward lines for AW10.
Expect to see fringing, feathers and faux fur adorning luxurious eveningwear; Mad Men-inspired fitted dresses, A-line skirts and princess coats for daytime as well as key pieces in this season’s hottest colour; camel.
City Style readers are invited to help Warehouse celebrate the reopening on Friday evening from 4pm. Mr. |an Galvin and three finalists from the hit TV3 show Style Wars will be making an appearance too. Pop by after work and be among the first to check out the new store and enjoy a drink while a DJ plays some chilled-out tunes, and as if that doesn't start your weekend the right way, Warehouse are offering guests a 20% discount and a Warehouse gift with every purchase over €50.
The Cork News has teamed up with Warehouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a €100 voucher to spend in the slick new Patrick St. store - don't miss Friday's Cork News Style pages to find out how to enter!

Paula Leniewska
The Lough, Cork

Boots: Vintage
Dress: Primetime
Scarf: Penneys
Cardigan: Primetime

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rene Vie

Hat: Primetime 
Jacket: French Connection 
Jumper: Hand Knitted 
Scarf: Andina 
Jeans: Diesel (Brown Thomas)
Shoes: TK Maxx

Monday, September 27, 2010

Enchanted forest...

The gals at Amity on French Church St., Cork headed into the great outdoors for a shoot with Ivan Begala earlier this week. If only this dotty dress (€58) and these wooden heels (€68) were as practical for a stroll in the forest as they look...

Chloe Dempsey

Shirt: Positively Vintage
T-Shirt: Topshop
Jeans: Penneys
Bag: H&M
Boots: New Look
Jewellery: H&M, New Look and Accessorize

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Culinary couture: Cork

Our friends at H&A Marketing just sent us the biggest box of (custom-made Cork News!) cupcakes we've ever seen, hand delivered by the truly fabulous Trish from A Touch of Magic. Trish knew she was in the right career when she started to receive post addressed to 'The Cake Lady, Carrigaline'- you've never tasted anything like her light-as-a-feather, pastel frosted miniature works of art.

Grainne Sheedy

Hat: Debenhams
Scarf: Topshop
T-Shirt: Topshop
Jacket: DC (Primetime)
Belt: Primetime
Jeans: All Saints (Brown Thomas)
Boots: Docs (Korkys)

Morag McKenzie

Top: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop
Bracelet : Penneys
Bag: Monsoon
Earrings: H&M
Glasses: H&M
Shoes: Ebay

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

First look at A|wear's shoe line!

A|wear launches its first shoe collection on October 4th and after a sneak preview this week, we can confirm that it ticks all the trend boxes for AW10! Check out this Friday's Cork News Style pages for details... in the meantime, say hello to our feathered friends!

Catriona Urban

Dress: Penneys
Belt: Topshop
Bag: Penneys
Shoes: Spain
Necklace & Earrings: New Look

Sandra Solovjova
From Latvia living in Cork

Dress: Penneys
Shoes & Bag: H&M

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Get crafty...

Hat: Karen Flannery Art
Model: Máire O'Sullivan
Photographer: Evin O'Keeffe

This October, Cork will play host to the first ever Pink Auction in aid of Action Breast Cancer. Crafters are participating by making and donating items to be auctioned off. The event will take place at The Imperial Hotel, Cork on Sunday, October 10th, 2010. For further deets, visit or email

It's a tie

We love these lace-up platforms, €60 from Next, Opera Lane and Mahon Point - pair with thick socks to the calf or knee in a neutral colour (we've been stocking up at TK Maxx).