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LA­BEL LOOK­OUT

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.

FU­TURE PER­FECT

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.

DI­ARY DATES

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.

BOU­TIQUE BUZZ

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.

LOG ON

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.

MEET THE NEIGH­BOURS

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

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