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Sustainable fashion is on the rise, and with it comes the excitement of buying pre-loved vintage items and designer goods for a fraction of their original price. 

If you're like us, and are gagging to update your wardrobe with high-quality, classic designer pieces for good value for money, we have the exact store for you.

With the fashion industry being the world’s second-largest polluter, just after oil, our shopping habits desperately need to change. Fashion has impact, that's for sure. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Wardrobe Kilkenny is a designer consignment store which stocks everything from designer bags and accessories to complete outfits from high-end labels for an affordable price.

Their business has been promoting sustainable fashion for over 20 years, and they're diligent when it comes to environmental impact. Getting dressed every morning has direct results.

Shockingly, more than 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide each year. Of these pieces, 75 percent will end up in landfills. The average T-shirt uses 1500 to 2000 litres of water to make.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The fashion industry uses 1600 chemicals in their dyeing processes, and only one per cent of these have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Scary stats, right?

Shopping pre-loved needs to be a life choice, not just a trend. Buying clothes doesn't have to mean compromising on fashion, style or quality, according to Yvonne Fitzgerald.

Yvonne acts as the proprietor of The Wardrobe Kilkenny, and believes that shopping consignment has numerous incredible benefits. For one, it's eco-friendly. You're keeping garments out of landfill.

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Another perk is that you can find unique items with a treasure hunt-type shopping experience. The thrill of the hunt is undeniable.

The same brands come at a lower price, it's like a permanent sale.

The Wardrobe Kilkenny stock pre-loved labels such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Brunello Cuccinelli, Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and many more.  

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Even if you don't head down to buy something, you can sell your own designer goods for a pretty penny.

Companies like Depop are essentially doing the same thing, whereby you can run your own online shop and buy and sell items over the brilliant app.

When you have gently-used, unique or highly-coveted items that you don't use, why not sell them? Give someone else the chance to love your belongings.

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The Wardrobe Kilkenny believe in the lifecycle of luxury goods and are always looking for designer items to sell on your behalf.

To get in touch call 056 771 5542 or visit the store at 29 Patrick Street.

Between now and August 31, if you mention SHEmazing when you consign your piece you can receive 15 percent off your first purchase. The bargains simply go on and on. Enjoy the couture, ladies.

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Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.

She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.

The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.

Jamil re-tweeted an article entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences for Karl Lagerfeld by Lara Witt, expressing disdain for those who are sharing grief about the controversial designer.

"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.

Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.

Lagerfeld was renowned globally for his acerbic wit, though some of his comments embroiled him in controversies, particularly those involving weight loss and #MeToo.

He was known for calling Adele "a little too fat", and said of Pippa Middleton; “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Wow…

Of Princess Diana, he said in a 2006 interview; “She was pretty and she was sweet, but she was stupid." As if that wasn't bad enough, he then got political. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Two years ago on a French TV show, he blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the migrant crisis and invoked the Holocaust.

The Guardian wrote that he quoted; “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.” Oh God…

He then targeted legendary actress Meryl Streep, claiming she had specially ordered a Chanel dress to wear to the Oscars, but changed her mind when a different designer offered her a dress. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.

When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. 

"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.

Lagerfeld also told a German magazine that he will only hire thin models for his runway shows because “no one wants to see curvy women”.

When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…

Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.

“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;

Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;

“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.

Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;

She wrote, "Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this."

We look forward to reading this essay, as the issue is definitely a complicated one. Do you agree with Jameela, or think it was too soon?

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News hit yesterday that the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the prolific creative director of Chanel and formerly Fendi, had passed away aged 85.

Tributes poured in from celebrities and members of the fashion industry alike, but the question on everyone's lips was; "What will become of his beloved pet cat, Choupette?"

Last year, the eccentric and controversial designer said that his cat would be one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A statement from The House of Karl Lagerfeld confirmed his death, having died in a Parisian hospital after being admitted on Monday night, according to French news site Pure People.

While the cause of death is not yet known, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Lagerfeld had been "weak for many weeks."

He was juggling work as the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld at the time of his death, but last April he told Numéro that he'd had "every test under the sun and they can't find anything wrong,"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He went into great detail about what he would want for his funeral, and who would inherit his fortune, which was reported to be around $200 million when he died (€170,000)

"There will be no burial. I'd rather die," Lagerfeld said of his funeral. "I've asked to be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother … and those of Choupette, if she dies before me."

He was asked whether Choupette would inherit his fortune, and he answered; "Among others, yes. Don't worry, there is enough for everyone."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He told CNN back in 2013 that: "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."

Choupette had an entire fashion collection dedicated and created for her, called Choupette in Love. Her eyes were even the inspiration for a Chanel haute couture collection, the dazzling blue having enraptured Lagerfeld.

A book titled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Cat was published in 2014, and she apparently earns $4 million a year after appearing in ad campaigns for Shu Uemura and German car company Vauxhall.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lagerfeld once told Harper's Bazaar that Choupette had two maids, was cared for by his driver, and ate and drank out of dishes made by Goyard, a Parisian luxury goods maker best known for its handbags.

"She has one for water, one for her little croquette, and one for her pâté," he said in 2012, also mentioning that two maids monitored her day, including "two daily brushings." He also told Numéro that Choupette dined with him.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Now she's an adult she dines with me. She sits opposite me and eats what she has to eat. Before she might have attacked any old prawn, but now she will only touch the four different dishes prepared for her on that day, served in fabulous bowls."

No one knows yet who will take care of Choupette now that her dad has passed on, but she's sure to be pampered for the rest of her days.

Feature image: Evening Standard

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Chanel's new male makeup line is taking over the Internet as it sparks hot debates about gender roles in the beauty industry.

Everyone seems to have mixed feelings about it, some praising its originality and others disappointed with its specifically 'male' label.

The French beauty company has made waves in the beauty industry by launching its gender-targeted line called ‘Boy De Chanel’.

The male makeup industry has been booming in Asia due to popular beauty bloggers, and this could be why Chanel has chosen to launch in South Korea first, before going global.

The new men’s line will include three main products:

1. A liquid foundation with spf 25

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2. A matte lip balm enriched with jojoba oil and shea butter

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3.  A waterproof, twist-up brow pencil (available in four shades)

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The products channel a sophisticated, sleek finish, promoting minimalism for men in the most suave fashion.

The Chanel line, Boy Chanel, is allegedly named for Gabrielle Chanel's first love, Boy Capel. 

The company commented on the new line saying: “Lines, colours, attitudes, gestures…There is no absolutely feminine or masculine prerequisite: Style alone defines the person we wish to be.

“By creating Boy de Chanel, its first makeup line for men, Chanel reaffirms the ever-changing codes of an unchanging vision: Beauty is not a matter of gender, it is a matter of style.”

Many people agree with the new makeup line’s forward thinking. One comment raved: “It’s lovely to see something specific for men.”

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However, despite the company’s gender-neutral emphasis, male beauty influencers seem to hold some resignations for the new line.

Renowned beauty blogger, Jake-Jamie, told Cosmopolitan: “I think it's amazing that brands like Chanel are bringing makeup for men to the forefront of people's minds, however I personally prefer a genderless approach to makeup. I just wish we lived in a world whereby gender boxes didn't exist.

“Why does it have to be a boy's eyebrow pencil? It's just an eyebrow pencil! Having said that, I do understand that not all men are as open about wearing makeup as perhaps I am, and this could give them the confidence to purchase makeup without feeling ashamed of doing so."

Another commenter suggested that “rather than this, I’d prefer to see more neutral packaging and more Male imagery featured across makeup marketing in general.”

So, while reviews of the new announcement are mixed, we look forward to trying out the new products for ourselves.

Reportedly, Boy De Chanel will originally be released on September 1st in South Korea.

It will then be available internationally in November via their website.

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Kaia Gerger has been taking the modelling world by storm, walking in countless shows and starring in numerous campaigns. 

The daughter of Cindy Crawford is only 16 years old, but her imminent It-Girl status has just been cemented thanks to a deal with Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld. 

The teenager is set to create her own ready-to-wear capsule collection for his Karl Lagerfeld line.

 

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'When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together,' Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld, told WWD.

'We have been working intensely over the last months with Kaia in LA and at our studio in Paris.'

'It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women.'

 

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The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection is due to include accessories such as bags, sunglasses, shoes and jewellery. 

There is now ord yet on when the collection will be revealed to the public.

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Fashion giant Chanel are facing heavy criticism after it was revealed that a €1,260 boomerang is being sold as part of the brand's SS17 collection.

The 'luxury sporting accessory' has sparked huge online backlash with some Twitter users labelling the item as insensitive towards indigenous Australian culture.

On Monday, US makeup artist, Jeffree Star displayed the boomerang on various social media outlets, with the message:  “Having so much fun with my new @Chanel boomerang.”

The images ignited a huge online debate and users were quick to accuse Chanel of cultural appropriation.

According to The Guardian, one person wrote: “[it] humiliates a whole culture”.

“I am from Australia and I am offended that a company would make a joke out of something that was used as a weapon for survival.”

Speaking to The Guardian, a Chanel representative said the company was “extremely committed to respecting all cultures, and regrets that some may have felt offended.”

Other outrageously overpriced items featuring in the SS17 collection include, a set of three tennis balls (€514), a racket (€2003) and a set of beach paddles and balls (€4386).

Absolute NOTIONS!

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Remember the noughties when everything was emblazoned with a giant designer logo?

From the Juicy slogan on the arse of your velour track suit bottoms, to the diamanté Chanel studs sparkling in your earlobes (which may or may not have been fake), the noughties were a time of decadence, and the little square UGG logo on the heel of your sheepskin boots was as important as the boots themselves. 

Now, the newest nail art trend is paying homage to our teenage label obsession, as wearing a designer logo on your fingertips is the latest trend in the land of nail art. 

 

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While this trend may be best left to the celebs, they're damn pretty to look at, and give us major Paris Hilton circa 2007 vibes. 

From Balenciaga to Gucci to Louis Vuitton, here are a few of our favourite out-there logo nails: 

 

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The Oscars are just around the corner, and we're already speculating on what Hollywood's elite will be wearing.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for her 20th Oscar this year, and so the battle to dress the star for the big event must have been bloody.

According to People, the actress opted for Chanel, but cancelled the couture order after receiving an offer of payment to wear another labels dress.

 

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“I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress,” Lagerfeld told WWD.

He went on to say that after production began on the dress, he received a call from Meryl's team saying that the dress was no longer necessary as they had been offered payment from someone else for Meryl to wear a different gown. 

"Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us,” the actress’s team said, according to Lagerfeld's claims.

 

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Chanel has a policy of not paying celebrities to wear their garments.

"After we gift her a dress that’s €100,000 , we found later we had to pay. We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay,” he said.

However, the actress's team has refuted the claims, saying it is against the Oscar nominee's morals to wear a sponsored garment. 

The Hollywood drama is already staring and the Oscars hasn't even happened yet. 

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Many of us don't take much notice during the haute couture fashion weeks.

Yes, we'll stare in awe of the embellished gowns, but in reality, we know we're never going to actually wear one of them.

However, a moment needs to be made for Chanel's haute couture fashion show in Paris this week.

Kendall, Bella and Lily-Rose Depp all got to dress up as princesses for the day, and the dresses all look like something from a fairytale:

Lily Rose Depp at Chanel

Bella Hadid in Chanel

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Chanel haute couture 2017

One day… *sighs*

 

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Hoping to win the Euro millions this week?

You could literally warm yourself if you have money to burn with a, wait for it, Chanel hot water bottle.

Of all the luxurious things you could buy, this ridiculously posh body warmer has to be high on the must-have list.

Karl Lagerfeld designed the original novelty hot water bottle bag in 1993, but while most of the haute couture handbags were reserved for the catwalk, a few of these rare gems have since made their way into the hands of high-end vintage dealers.

Any true Chanel devotee would die to get their hands one of these vintage leather relics, or even on their 2010 furry catwalk counterparts. 

Chanel hot water bottle bag, Pic: The Terrier & Lobster

The high-end hygge points would be through the roof.

While we're happy enough with our Penneys versions, mostly because we don't have €2500 lying around to drop on a hot water bottle, we're sure there's an avid Chanel collector out there that does. 

 

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If there’s one brand which inspires classic fashion like no other it’s Chanel, and during the iconic fashion house's Autumn/Winter ‘15 campaign there was one shoe that caught everyone’s attention.

On the day Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into a giant Parisian café, each of his models walked down the runway wearing the same pair of nude and black sling back mid-height heels.

The simple shoes were the latest reincarnation of the brand’s legendary two-tone sling back shoe which – according to Chanel – give the impression of smaller feet and longer legs.

Thankfully for those of us whose budgets won’t quite stretch to high fashion, there is currently a wonderful highstreet dupe of this classic shoe available in Zara for just €25.95.

Besides the price point, the main obvious difference between the Zara and Chanel shoe is that the Zara version has a closed rather than sling back, but given that we are now in the season of Autumn/Winter we think the closed back could actually be preferable.

But if the shoe’s back is your favourite feature there’s no need to worry as Topshop have a similarly styled pair of flats for €68. 

You're welcome!

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Little Chanel Nicole recently hit six months of age, and her famous mum Coco had some seriously adorable snaps to share with fans to mark the milestone. 

Taking to her Instagram account, the model said her "petite" daughter was still just 13lbs – adding lightheartedly "but thats ok she knows how to work the camera…"

Coco – real name Nicole Natalie Marrow – has been married to rapper Ice T for more than 14 years.

They welcomed Chanel on November 28, with Coco regularly taking to social media to share updates of their gorgeous family. Indeed, the baby already has her own Instagram account under the handle @babychanelnicole.

The mother-of-one went on to reveal that Chanel wasn't rolling over or sitting up 'on her own yet'. She added: "I still breastfeed but I also give her goats milk because that's the closest to thing to breast milk. I try food but she is not interested… Anything else?"

And it seems that oodles of fellow mums are coming out in support of the 37-year-old first-time parent.

"Just do it all in your daughters rhythm because each baby is different," said one. "I've a daughter of 8 months old and she started to eat after her 7th month and she checks every box when we go for her checkups.

"So just listen to your motherly instinct and do whatever you think is right."

Another mum chipped in with: "My son couldn't roll over at that age either. I was worried for awhile bc other babies his age could.

"Every baby hits their milestones at their own pace, it's completely normal. He finally got there, nothing wrong with him. I thought maybe he just didn't want to bc he hated being on his belly, so why try rolling over. He was also a very stuborn child!"

"Your baby is perfect. All babies hit their milestones at different times. It's all normal," a third fan offered. "I held my first baby 24/7, he took naps in my arms! Lol He took forever to roll/sit/walk."

The image has now notched up some 50,000 likes from Coco's 2million followers.

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