Wearable tech gets a luxe spin with the launch of the Louis Vuitton smartwatch - Tambour Horizon. Available in three different case styles which with 60 interchangeable strap options and a range of downloadable digital watch faces. Info: www.louisvuitton.com.
NCAD Fashion Design grad Caoimhe Hill received the prestigious Future Makers Design Award (€1,000) by The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) for her collection that “combines modern functionality with traditional craft skills displaying an original and innovative approach to fashion.” Watch this space! Info: www.futuremakers.ie.
Thursday, 3rd August: The West looks set to attract serious contenders in the style stakes as the race is on for the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed Competition and Best Hat Competition at the Galway Races. Expect a prize fund to the value of €12,000. www. galwayraces.com.
Going up the aisle? Try Folkster Bridal – a new appointmentonly store in Kilkenny. Filled with a hand-picked mix of bohemian gowns and accessories, including exclusive pieces from Irish designer Don O'Neill, this quirky haunt will guarantee a unique look fit for a memorable day. Info: 056-7703312; www.folkster.com.
Slippers and slides continue to trend well into autumn/winter 17. Our current favourites? This pair of embellished babouches by Spanish retailer Uterqüe (€125). Sparkly and comfy. What’s not to love? Info: www.uterque.com.
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Life Style Sports opens its biggest and most experiential store in Cork’s Capitol Building. Featuring jersey and boot customisation, charge and chill zones and a high-tech gait analysis lab, this state-of-the-art two level retail flagship is set to up the game of sporting retail in Europe. Info: 021-4515055; www.lifestylesports.com. #LSSCapitol
Check out Annmarie O’Connor’s style at: www.annmarieoconnor.me