Ruth O'Connor

Ruth O'Connor

Insider trading

Insider trading

Like it, want it, covet it: Ruth O’Connor is our style insider

Insider trading

Insider trading

Like it, want it, covet it: Ruth O'Connor is our style insider.

Fashion: Buying the look

Fashion: Buying the look

A new Irish e-magazine gets rid of the obstacles for online readers between reading about fashion and buying the items that catch their eye.

Fashion: All in the detail

Fashion: All in the detail

Avoca has gained a special place in both Irish and international fashion with its meticulous attention to the small things, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Fashion: The great cover-up

Fashion: The great cover-up

The emphasis for coats this autumn is texture, colour and cut, or even a cape if you're brave enough, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Fashion: When every day is denim day

Fashion: When every day is denim day

Worn in the right way, jeans can fit in well with office dress codes,writes Ruth O'Connor.

Fashion: Carried with a conscience

Fashion: Carried with a conscience

Irish designer Lorna Burton's range of CoraLlei handbags combines the best of ethical sourcing and design, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Metropolis: A casual affair

Metropolis: A casual affair

It can be difficult to strike the right balance when wearing business casual, but a growing number of men are getting the hang of it, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Metropolis: Called to the Bar

Metropolis: Called to the Bar

Back in the 1990s, Dublin's Temple Bar was a feverish hive of fashion hubbub – and, two decades later, things have come full circle, writes: Ruth O'Connor.

Society: Travels with my camera

Society: Travels with my camera

By trading his photography skills for bed, board and flights, Shantanu Starick has been able to travel the world for two years, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Metropolis: At the cutting edge

Metropolis: At the cutting edge

Forget the tech industry, those looking for an innovative and exciting career should pick up a brush and a pair of scissors, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Fashion: The complete look

Fashion: The complete look

The best of Irish fashion will be on show at the Arthur Cox Irish Fashion Showcase in the RDS this Wednesday. Ruth O'Connor talks to some of the designers who'll be there.

Metropolis: Autumn fresh

Metropolis: Autumn fresh

Irish fashion stalwart Helen McAlinden is looking forward to a bright new season, writes Ruth O'Connor.

On the road again

On the road again

A camper van allows you to see Ireland while still bringing plenty of the comforts of home with you, writes Ruth O'Connor.

Metropolis: School for fashion

Metropolis: School for fashion

The National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland aims to halt the steady decline of Irish tailoring by upskilling a new generation of graduates, writes Ruth O'Connor.