Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

Time to take cover

Time to take cover

Monochrome, houndstooth and check are all embraced by this autumn’s new styles

Join the culture club this autumn

Join the culture club this autumn

Summer’s officially over. But take heart: there are plenty of art, music, movies, books and happenings to ease you through the coming weeks. From Ruth Negga at the Gate to extraordinary new Irish prose and groundbreaking TV, here are thirty-three of the best things to do, see and hear. Compiled by Elaine Prendeville, Nadine O’Regan, John Maguire, Tony Clayton-Lea and Jessie Collins

Elegantly waisted

Elegantly waisted

French women are universally admired for their easy, elegant cool - and there are few cooler than fashion stylist and Marc Jacobs muse Camille Bidault-Waddington

Heritage brand Foxford opens discount outlet

Heritage brand Foxford opens discount outlet

Kildare Village shop targets coach tour trade

‘I believe in the power of great reporting, even in this always-on, desensitised world’

‘I believe in the power of great reporting, even in this always-on, desensitised world’

After 16 years in media, Claire Brock has landed her dream job, presenting Virgin Media’s nightly evening news bulletin.

Full exposure

Full exposure

Want to see some top-class couture while helping a good cause? Then get along to the latest Irish Fashion Exposure event next month, writes Elaine Prendeville

Modern classic

Modern classic

Donegal tweed company Magee 1866 is reinventing the iconic fabric for contemporary style seekers, with peerless suiting for men and women and a luxurious, more casual line in womenswear

Master and mentor: Jonathan Saunders

Master and mentor: Jonathan Saunders

Fashion designer Jonathan Saunders is renowned for his clever use of colour, original prints, beautiful silks, and above all, his craftsmanship. The key to success, he says, is balancing recognition and novelty. And now he plans to share his expertise with young designers

That 80s show

That 80s show

Brown Thomas’s autumn collection harks back to the glory days of power dressing - only this time, it’s called executive suiting

Dublin author sets sights on US market

Dublin author sets sights on US market

The Drumcondra-based Caroline Foran has signed a deal with independent Manhattan publisher The Experiment for rights to the self-help guides Owning It and The Confidence Kit

A stitch in time

A stitch in time

In the 1990s, Lainey Keogh made cashmere cool, dominating international runways. Now from her home in Wicklow she reveals how she maintains her creative individuality, but at a more gentle pace . . .

Brand ambitions

Brand ambitions

Rathgar designer Daniel Kearns cut his teeth with Giambattista Valli and held senior roles at McQueen and Galliano before taking the creative helm at David Beckham’s Kent & Curwen label, writes Elaine Prendeville

Kissing Candice writer-director tackles sci-fi film  ‘Artistic Alien movie’ follows coming-of age drama

Kissing Candice writer-director tackles sci-fi film ‘Artistic Alien movie’ follows coming-of age drama

Tyrone film director Aoife McArdle is working on a follow-up to her first feature film, the Irish...

‘Kissing Candice allowed me to go a bit wild, which I loved’

‘Kissing Candice allowed me to go a bit wild, which I loved’

Known for her arresting music videos and advertisements, Omagh-born film-maker Aoife McArdle has brought her trademark darkness and beauty to her first feature, writes Elaine Prendeville

Soft power

Soft power

Dublin cashmere designer Paula Marron is quietly building an empire, thanks to a capsule offering of affordable signature pieces and a talent for social media