Ruth O'Connor

Ruth O'Connor

Well Travelled

Well Travelled

The coast with the most

Sew easy

Sew easy

Sewing is undergoing a creative renaissance, as people seek to revitalise their jaded wardrobes

The beautiful South

The beautiful South

Aside from catering for various artistic styles, South Studios represents a haven for creativity and original expression

The trouble with men

The trouble with men

The owner of clothing store Indigo and Cloth believes men need to be more assertive about fashion

Well Travelled

Well Travelled

Old-fashioned chic in London

Made up about make-up

Made up about make-up

Mac’s vice-president of make-up artistry reveals how an obsession with the human face has driven a worldwide brand

Well Travelled

Well Travelled

Old-fashioned chic in London

A new link in the chain

A new link in the chain

The couple behind the famous Links chain of jewellery stores are back, but this time they’re using precious metals and stones, rather than the traditional silver, in their designs

Change is in fashion

Change is in fashion

By constantly evolving as a designer and creating pieces that incorporate materials such as parchment and bronze, Irish designer Róisín Gartland has elevated fashion to a new artistic level

Marathon plan

Marathon plan

With the Dublin Marathon just over a week away, we talk to three experts who know what it takes to get over the finishing line

More than a free bed

More than a free bed

Those who champion couch surfing say that it’s about much more than finding free accommodation – it’s about establishing connections between like-minded people

Sharp mother wear

Sharp mother wear

Whether you have just found out you’re pregnant or are returning to your job after maternity leave, dressing for work shouldn’t be stressful

It’s in the jeans

It’s in the jeans

Jeans never go out of fashion, and denim-mania is as rampant as ever this season

Back to the future

Back to the future

The economy isn’t the only thing that has shades of the 1980s about it, with many designers drawing on the decade for stylish inspiration

Powerscourt’s unique appeal

Powerscourt’s unique appeal

For almost 30 years, a shopping centre in a 1770s Dublin palazzo has been a byword for style and ambience