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Louth de­signer Ni­amh O’Neill par­lays her trade­mark pre­ci­sion-cut tech­nique this sea­son with a Ja­panese twist. Ex­pect turn-of-the­cen­tury ref­er­ences com­bined with 1950s cou­ture sil­hou­ettes in a vi­brant melee of silk and or­ganza. Avail­able at ex­clu­sive stock­ists and on­line. Info: 0863530917;­

Wet weather get­ting you down? Make like the Cana­di­ans and opt for Sorel's ‘Da­cie’ lace booties (com­plete with rub­ber high heel and mi­crofleece lin­ing). Pair them with skinny jeans and a puffa jacket for func­tional fash­ion points. Done and dusted. Info:


Thurs­day, 26 – Mon­day, 30 0cto­ber: Belfast Fash­ion Week is back for its twelfth sea­son in as­so­ci­a­tion with West Coast Cooler. Ex­pect an ex­cit­ing ros­ter of run­way shows, style events and par­ties tak­ing place across the city with the hotly-an­tic­i­pated Up-and-Com­ing De­sign­ers Night on Oct 15th. Info: www.belfast­fash­ion­


Castle­bar looks set to sparkle with the ad­di­tion of a jew­eller Nigel O’Reilly’s ‘by ap­point­ment’ lux­ury stu­dio. Hav­ing trained with the Crafts Coun­cil of Ire­land and worked with Bond Street jewellers and New York-based de­signer Don O’Neill, O’Reilly’s gold­smith and di­a­mond-set­ting skills are highly sought af­ter. Our ad­vice? Go West. You won’t re­gret it. Info: http://nigelor­


Is your so­cial cal­en­dar big­ger than your cloth­ing bud­get? Fear not. Bor­ is set to change that. De­signed to ease the fi­nan­cial and fash­ion bur­den of a busy life­style, this unique web­site lever­ages Face­book as a friend-to-friend clothes lend­ing plat­form. Con­sider it a stress-free way to get dressed. Info: www.bor­


We’re lov­ing Ir­ish artist and de­signer Rita White’s lim­it­ededi­tion dig­i­tally printed silk scarves. Made her orig­i­nal draw­ings, each piece of wear­able art tells a unique story. Would you like to hear about the ‘birds who wear shoes’? We would. Sim­ply beau­ti­ful. Info: 0869583765;

Check out An­n­marie O’Con­nor’s style at:­n­marieo­con­

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