Fab finds for a fiver: more than just a bracelet, this chunky hammered metal cuff with luscious, glossy stones was a steal at a fiver in the wonderful, new-ish Dublin branch of vintage treasure trove Folkster.
Inspired by literature: Autobiographies Out of Africa by Karen Blixen and West with the Night by Beryl Markham.
Safari shirts // culottes // tartan blankets // riding boots // leather weekender bag // hounds and propellor plane optional
Inspired by literature: Sal Paradise from Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.
Grey marl sweatshirt // Levi’s 501s // chunky Aran knit // vintage converse // plain white tee //
Inspired by literature: Reno from Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers.
Leather biker jacket // torn jeans // biker boots // Borsalino hat // ripped tee
Inspired by literature: Kathrine Driscoll from John Williams’ Stoner.
Oversize white shirt // 1930s wide-leg slacks
Inspired by literature: Dagny Taggart from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
Oversized trench // silk blouse // cashmere sweater // voluminous slacks // wide-brimmed hat // brogues
Oh, the tyranny of the wristband. As my housemate got ready to leave for Body&Soul Festival the other day, I overheard him on the phone saying “No! I can’t get in that way, I’m only a PUNTER.” Used to having a crew pass, he was having a difficult time getting used to being one of the ordinary everyones who make up the bulk of festival goers. I remember going to the very first Garden Party Festival - a one day-er held only in the walled garden part of Ballinlough Castle, now home to Body&Soul. Once you were in, you were in. No re-admittance allowed. Naturally, I hadn’t dressed weather appropriately and as night fell, desperately wanted to get back to my car to get something warmer. A friend who was part of the crew gave me his AAA pass to get in and out, and from then on, I was ruined. I went everywhere I possibly could, just to see, and decided I could never go to a festival under normal circumstances again. Some years later, and I’m still hooked on wristbands, lanyards, and every other sort of accreditation that gets you into places most of the rest of the crowd can’t. My Instagram feed will shamelessly feature a shot of my bony wrist in various poses, clad in some calibre of a wristband. Maybe I’m the only one guilty of this weird and probably somewhat pathetic fetish, but if there’s anyone else out there, I’m starting an Instagram hashtag: #ilovewristbands. JOIN ME!
Too beautiful. Jaquet Droz’s Petite Heure Minute Year of the Horse watch.
Sometimes the best days off are the ones where you get lots of those little things done, in a carefree, life of leisure type way. Maybe that’s why I’m channelling a French Riviera dwelling sailor in Armor Lux, Saint James and nautical tote bag. Now where did I leave that yacht…
Dublin’s creatives came together for a three days of inspiring, hilarious and thought-provoking talks at Offset 2014. Taking advantage of the extensive mingling and the glorious surrounds of the Bord Gais Energy Theater, I photographed a (very tiny) fraction of the delegates. They battled Dublin’s wildly changable weather with smart layering (the €30 Uber voucher in the delegate goodie bags came in handy too). Click the title to see more.
Trends for men were slim, down filled jackets, colour, beautiful brogues, patterns, and of course, beards. Women were wearing mannish coats and shirts, Mom jeans, slim, patterned trousers, beanie hats, statement necklaces, huge scarves, and a vast array of various heights and styles of ankle boot. The ubiquity of trainers worn with anything and everything by both men and women confirmed that they are definitely having a serious moment.
Aoife Walsh | Publisher and Editor, The South Circular
Kate Coleman | Deputy Editor, Le Cool Dublin
Acky Fakhry | Designgoat
Roisin Agnew | Junior Editor, Image.ie
Cian Brennan | Designer, official Offset photographer and lens-lender to me (thank you!)
Sam Doyle | Creative, In the Company of Huskies
The Nikes of Offset.
Dublin’s annual creative conflagration is in full swing and footwear for the Dublin design, advertising and media community is dominated by Nikes of various sorts. Here are some I surreptitiously captured this evening. Will be posting more shots (legitimately captured) of stylish delegates over the next couple of days.
There’s a new breed of watch around, and they make a refreshing counterpoint to the often bulbous excesses of the major watch companies. Ultra-slim and elegant, with luxurious and unusual straps and classical faces, they have a vintage inspired aesthetic.
Interestingly, there has been such an increase in demand for affordable and elegant watches that several have launched from successful Kickstarter campaigns (such as Rossling & Co, pictured first). Aside from the stylish elegance of the design of these watches, they are affordable - another change from the usual fashion for watches - coming in under €200. (Okay, aside from the Nomos which is more like €2,000, but is so beautiful, and helps to fund Doctors Without Borders.)
Ansley Watch Co - Sailor Series Rose Gold
Daniel Wellington - Classic Cambridge
Rossling & Co - Silver and White with grey tweed strap
Nomos - Tangete Doctors Without Borders
The gorgeous & Other Stories, cooler sister of H&M and bolder sister of COS, has just announced that they will begin shipping to Ireland and Austria in the spring. Joyous news for us stranded in Ireland without even a stand alone COS shop (yet) let alone the delights of an & Other Stories store.
Exact launch date is unconfirmed but they promise to kep us update on their Facebook page.