IN THIS ISSUE
Fashion trends can be a tricky business. We all want to make sure we’re keeping up, so as the seasons change, we run out to snap up the latest must-have styles, only to be putting them into the charity shop bag a few months later, when they’re already past their sell-by-date. We want to help you buck that, well, trend by bringing you the hottest looks for this season on page 10, but in a way that will ensure they’ll last you well after the fashion set has moved on. Also in this issue, we all know that wonderful feeling of being in a new relationship, which can often lead us to overlook things that perhaps we should be paying more attention to. On page 26, marital therapist Dr Andrew G Marshall tells us some of the warning signs we shouldn’t dismiss, no matter how clouded our thinking is by that first flush of romance. Then we hear from the wonderful Micheline Sheehy Skeffington on page 30, who is retracing her grandmother Hanna’s steps through the US, where Hanna was among the most influential and important people in Ireland’s struggle for independence. Micheline has become quite the crusader herself, though it is sad to think that she’s still fighting for the same rights for women that her grandmother fought for 100 years ago.