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Inspired by the countryside, beaches, and headlands of Oysterhaven Bay, AliCe jewellery designer Claire Horgan absorbs fresh creative stimulus for her eclectic, individually crafted pieces. Made from silver, gold gems and enamels, each creation bears a distinct mood and feel, but all carry that raw creative passion that is quintessentially Irish. Special commissions available. Info: www. alicejewellery.ie.
Irish jewellery brand A Box for My Treasure is proving quite the gem with its latest collection of necklaces - the Wildflower Collection. Inspired by vintage botanical illustrations, the edit of handmade necklaces features oval pendants in sterling silver and gold fill hand stamped with four different flower designs - poppy, buttercup, snowdrop and fern. Simply lovely. Price €42-50. Info: www.aboxformytreasure.com.
Friday, 22nd – Saturday, 23rd November: Bling it on! Louise Stokes brings her cult brand Loulerie to Cork’s Hayfield Manor for a special jewellery pop-up. Curating the best autumn/ winter 19 pieces including the new Loulerie fine jewellery collection, consider this the perfect opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping. Places are limited; please reserve your preferred time slot. Info: www.eventbrite.ie; email@example.com.
Keen on cashmere? You’ll love this ruched ‘Alex’ sweater (€279) from Irish slow fashion brand Theo and George. Ethically-produced sweaters and machine washable at 30 degrees, it can be worn back-to-front for snug yet sexy party wear. Info: www. theoandgeorge.com.
The Outnet launches its exclusive collaboration with Athens-born designer Mary Katrantzou. Famed for her ornate digital trompe l’oeil prints and structured silhouettes, Katrantzou brings her aesthetic mix of art and architecture in a colourful yet considered capsule of ‘realism meets surrealism.’ Info: www. theoutnet.com.
Cult Gaia bags, the fashion girl’s go-to, deserve their titular name. Having reached Instagram star status thanks to founder and creative director Jasmin Larian’s practical-chic aesthetic, the sculptural málas have now become collector’s items. The new mini ‘Astrea’ collection is one for the Pinterest boards. Spoiler alert: may not fit more than the absolute essentials. Price from €270. Info: www.cultgaia.com.
Check out Annmarie O’Connor’s style at: www.annmarieoconnor.me