Elaine Prendeville

Elaine Prendeville

‘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

‘Oscar is a Christ figure . . . And, like Jesus, Oscar was crucified’

‘Oscar is a Christ figure . . . And, like Jesus, Oscar was crucified’

Flamboyant, handsome, louche and openly gay, actor Rupert Everett has never been a stereotypical leading man but he has forged a successful parallel career as a writer. He has now created a memorable biopic of his hero Oscar Wilde’s years of exile. And he’s great company over breakfast.

Kearns teams up with Beckham to build ‘super-brand’

Kearns teams up with Beckham to build ‘super-brand’

The Irish fashion designer Daniel Kearns plans to create “an international super-brand” with ...

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Garrett Pitcher’s Indigo & Cloth menswear store has carved out its niche in the Irish fashion landscape, writes Elaine Prendeville

C’est Mignonne! Jewellery to make a mark in

C’est Mignonne! Jewellery to make a mark in

New York designer Mignonne Gavigan’s bright, expressive creations are being snapped up by stylish women on both sides of the Atlantic, writes Elaine Prendeville