Ruth O'Connor

Ruth O'Connor

Lustre for life

Lustre for life

Pearls are back in fashion, and Irish design house Inner Island brings a new aesthetic to this timeless gem

Appearances unplugged

Appearances unplugged

Katherine Ormerod is the author of a new book, Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life. She tells Ruth O’Connor how over-reliance on Facebook and Instagram can dangerously undermine our happiness

Irish fashion's fab 15

Irish fashion's fab 15

It’s been a significant year for the Irish in fashion, with breakout names making international waves as the local design scene produces daring new players. Ruth O’Connor dusts down her little black book to share the 15 names to know in the business of Irish fashion

Handbags at the ready

Handbags at the ready

An institution of Dublin’s 1990s and 2000s club scene, Strictly Handbag was the brainchild of one of the city’s most precocious promoters. With a one-off revival happening at the end of this month, Ruth O’Connor looks back on the heady days of the club and pays tribute to its founder Martin Thomas

The Devil’s in the Detail

The Devil’s in the Detail

Considered choices to enhance your home

Variate to accumulate: Are you a multipotentialite?

Variate to accumulate: Are you a multipotentialite?

Multipotentialites - people who have many diverse interests and excel at more than one pursuit - are at an automatic advantage in the jobs market. You might be one of them without even knowing it

Rolex: Timepiece of mind

Rolex: Timepiece of mind

It’s a luxury superbrand and a five-letter status symbol: Ruth O’Connor delves into the rich history of Rolex

Cycle style: True to form

Cycle style: True to form

Christian Bourke worked as an accessories designer for Tommy Hilfiger, Fred Perry and Paul Smith before setting up Stighlorgan - where an enthusiasm for design works in tandem with a love of cycling

Tour de Force: keeping your office gear dry and making sure you’re heard in the cycle lane

Tour de Force: keeping your office gear dry and making sure you’re heard in the cycle lane

Ruth O’Connor shares 10 smart cycling accessories for those who just want to get to work in style, whatever the weather

Going through the gears

Going through the gears

Ruth O’Connor meets the Dubliner who wants to revolutionise how we dress when we’re in the saddle

‘People say our app has saved their relationship - it’s great to have a positive impact’

‘People say our app has saved their relationship - it’s great to have a positive impact’

Whether it’s Moshi Monsters or a meditation app, entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith is ahead of the curve when it comes to tapping into technology’s mass appeal

Slow hands: Three champions of the slow fashion movement

Slow hands: Three champions of the slow fashion movement

Have we had our fill of fast fashion? Ruth O’Connor speaks to craftspeople for whom the bespoke approach is essential

Kathryn Sargent: Master of her trade

Kathryn Sargent: Master of her trade

A suit fit for a president, or perhaps royalty? Ruth O’Connor reveals the woman showing the men how it’s done on London’s Savile Row

Curated: Precious minutes

Curated: Precious minutes

Discover beautiful watches and jewellery to invest in

Curated: ‘Best choice will always best reflect the wearer’

Curated: ‘Best choice will always best reflect the wearer’

My curated life Mark Cho, co-founder of The Armoury bespoke lifestyle brand and co-owner of Drake’s, each with stores in Britain, US and Asia