Look great, feel good, and keep en­ter­tained dur­ing these long sum­mer days, writes Deirdre McQuillan

The Irish Times Magazine - - INSIDE - Re­search: Amelia O’Ma­hony- Brady

1 Bound to be an­other sell-out at London’s V& A, an ex­hi­bi­tion about artist Frida Kahlo open­ing June 16th, Mak­ing Her Self Up, is a fresh per­spec­tive on Kahlo’s com­pelling life story through her most in­ti­mate per­sonal ob­jects. iti. ms/ 2H2saEd

2 Try peo­ple watch­ing at Florence’s most fash­ion­able spec­ta­cle, Pitti Uomo, an in­ter­na­tional event for menswear and men ac­ces­sories col­lec­tions, where ex­trav­a­gant male at­ten­dees, “Pitti Pea­cocks” ( so called by David At­ten­bor­ough), flaunt their most stylish fin­ery.

3 In­vest in some sun­shine slides for the hair via Kanel Den­mark’s re­splen­dent col­lec­tion. iti. ms/ 2LGNLp4

4 Treat your­self to a suit­case suite from Steam­line Lug­gage – iti. ms/ 2xssSuW

5 The multi- faceted Port Eliot mid­sum­mer fes­ti­val in Corn­wall will in­au­gu­rate the “Fash­ion Foun­da­tion”, a home for fash­ion and art ( iti. ms/ 2LGE61Q) on July 26th- 29th.

6 Hat­tie Ste­wart’s tongue- in- cheek fash­ion illustrations from the Now Gallery ex­hi­bi­tion – iti. ms/ 2xquipD

7 Think flo­ral when it comes to dresses or biki­nis, and both pre and post pool at tire is sorted( s to- r i es. c om/ en_ eur/ i ndex. html and iti. ms/ 2LHiZwk)

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to a cou­ple of cov­eted mag­a­zines. Ca­bana’s lat­est is­sue is a vivid ode to Si­cily ( can be pur­chased di­rectly from ca­bana­m­agazine. com) and Vestoj’s stim­u­lat­ing es­says on fash­ion ( from Atrium, Pow­er­scourt Town­house Cen­tre)

9 Learn life lessons and style from the world’s favourite geri­atric star­let via Iris Apfel’s lat­est book, Iris Apfel: Ac­ci­den­tal Icon.

10 Ferns Fans, a novel yet prac­ti­cal ad­di­tion to your travel ac­ces­sories for those swel­ter­ing days – fer­n­fans. com ( Ha­vana is a stock­ist).

11 Fol­low the trail­blaz­ing Sinéad Burke who bal­ances the roles of ac­tivist, sar­to­ri­al­ist and aca­demic with stag­ger­ing poise and aplomb ( See TED talk, “Why Des i gn Should I ncl ude Ev­ery­one”– iti. ms/ 2H3wjHZ – and BOF ( Busi­ness of Fash­ion) cover for The Age of In­flu­ence is­sue.

12 “Heav­enly Bod­ies: Fash­ion and the Catholic Imag­i­na­tion” at the Met in New York is a must see to raise the ce­les­tial spir­its for those head­ing state­side. Book tick­ets in ad­vance and and don’t miss the tiaras with 20,000 di­a­monds and the Vat­i­can gar­ments – iti. ms/ 2LFN7bk

13 Study how to be­come a nail artist at the Trop­i­cal Popi­cal High School, an ed­u­ca­tional sis­ter pro­ject of Dublin’s coolest nail bar. iti. ms/ 2H3wnY7

14 What started as a pas­sion pro­ject In­sta­gram ac­count by Amer­i­cans Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler is now one of the fun­ni­est and most feared com­men­taries on the fash­ion in­dus­try that takes no hostages when it comes to ex­pos­ing de­sign­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers, stylists who copy oth­ers – @ di­et_ prada

15 In­ject some Ir­ish de­signer into sum­mer gear with Om Diva’s Ate­lier 27: Ca­pulet& Mon­tague (@ ca­pulet and mon­tague, Orla Lang an; @la­dy_ lang an and Ki ki Na Art, @ kiki_ na_ art)

16 State­ment ear­rings from Corey Mo­ra­nis who makes zany Lucite jew­ellery ( iti. ms/ 2LLlI8a)

17 Joanne Hynes’ flo­ral trans­par­ent rain­coat with match­ing shop­per from Dunnes Stores for those driz­zly trips

down­town ( iti. ms/ 2H4Dm2S)

18 Watch the se­ries Snáithe and view a ground­break­ing new per­spec­tive on Ir­ish fash­ion di­rected by Ciara NicChor­maic ( iti. ms/ 2LIs5Jj)

19 A colour­ful dress from He­len Steele who fuses art and fash­ion in her own inim­itable way will en­liven any sum­mer gath­er­ing ( iti. ms/ 2xqzFoN)

20 Dis­cover Uterque and its vel­vet trea­sures like this shirt and blouse and jew­elled leather loafers uterque. com

21 What’s not to love about a flo­ral after­noon tea? Sip in style at the Shel­bourne’s Lord Mayor Lounge, a stream­lined after­noon tea space re­launched in April af­ter a four- month re­fur­bish­ment – iti. ms/ 2LGTE5E

22 Lose the run of your­self with these vi­brant pink no brainer train­ers by Hoka One, an al­ter­na­tive to Ba­len­ci­aga’s “dad core ” SS 18 of­fer­ings ( iti. ms/ 2H3A5RF)

23 Heard of Su­per­mar­ket Sarah? She’s the woman who pi­o­neered click- to- buy on­line shop­ping well be­fore In­sta­gram got un­der way. She shows how to make art­work out of your loveli­est clothes as a dec­o­ra­tive al­ter­na­tive to fea­ture walls in­stead of gath­er­ing dust in your wardrobe – su­per­mar­ket­

24 Fash­ion For Good is Am­s­ter­dam’s colour­ful, sus­tain­able three- storey space that hosts in­for­ma­tive and in­spir­ing daily screen­ings re­volv­ing around un­eth­i­cal con­di­tions in gar­ment fac­to­ries, over­flow­ing land­fill and de­sign­ers ea­ger to pro­mote change. fash­ion­for­

25 Lis­ten to some fe­male fronted pod­casts helmed by women who be­lieve in fash­ion as a tool of em­pow­er­ment and en­gage­ment with so­cial change – MR Pod­casts: iti. ms/ 2LHs­b3O; The High Low: iti. ms/ 2xtPxH8; and Fran­cly: iti. ms/ 2LKDUPa











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