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Kilkenny, the home of Irish craft and design, have mastered holiday dressing with a hybrid of sequins and scarves. Take one glittering Fee G dress (€295.95), add a soft McNutt pashmina (€62) and slip on those heels; your cab is here! Info: www.kilkennysh­op.com. Photograph­er: Emily Quinn; Stylist:

Irene O’Brien; Hair and Make-up:

Trudy Hayes @ Raven; Model: Maria B @ 1st Option.

DIARY DATES Now – Friday, 31st January: The Dylan Hotel has teamed up with Brown Thomas to offer the ultimate shopping experience. The package includes an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s deluxe rooms, a bottle of compliment­ary prosecco, breakfast in The Eddison restaurant, and personal shopping experience in Brown Thomas for €229 pp, complete with a compliment­ary scented Rathborne candle available from Brown Thomas during your stay. Info: 01-660 3000; www.dylan.ie.

BOUTIQUE BUZZ

Didn’t get what you wanted from Santa? Didn’t keep the receipt? Fear not – Cork’s Eco Boutique consignmen­t pop-up is a clever way to earn cash for unwanted clobber and to give pre-loved clothing a new home. Terms and conditions apply. Open the last Sunday of every month at an arranged location in Cork city. Insta: @ecoboutiqu­eireland.

Cork’s Drawbridge Street has a new resident – Amari boutique. Boasting Italian and Spanish footwear from brands like Le Babe, Lodi and Bibi Lou, this citadel to sensationa­l shoes is the ideal location to step into 2020. Insta: @amaricork.

LOG ON

Size inclusive fashion brand Simply Be has you covered with a budget-friendly line of trend-driven outerwear in sizes 10 to 32. We love this hourglass illusion dress – the ideal countdown companion to a new year. Info: www. simplybe.ie.

ANNMARIE LOVES

Olannmor – Irish for ‘big wool’ – takes inspiratio­n from the Wicklow Mountains in creating its handcrafte­d chunky merino accessorie­s. From knitted blankets, cushions, scarves and crocheted baskets to bobble hats, pompoms and DIY knit kits, all wool is responsibl­y sourced and dyed; water, stain and smell resistant; breathable, temperatur­e regulating and hypoallerg­enic. Info: https:// www.olannmor.com/.

Check out Annmarie O’Connor’s style at: www.annmarieoc­onnor.me

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