Littlewoods Ireland, Ireland’s leading online department store, is delighted to announce the launch of British fashion brand, Topshop, adding to its array of covetable brands including Warehouse, Mango, Whistles and it’s very own V By Very collection.
To mark the launch, Littlewoods Ireland has recruited a dynamic style tribe of fashion talent; Hana Cross, Malaika Firth and Ella Richards to showcase the breadth and multitude of ways to land your look from the edited Topshop collection.
The Littlewoods Ireland x Topshop style tribe loved sharing their thoughts on each other’s looks, Hana Cross, said; ‘My friends are my style tribe, we message each other all the time saying, “Should I wear this?” or, “Do these jeans work with this?”, or “Is this cute?” I loved doing this shoot; the clothes were fabulous, especially the long black dress – love the fabric, I felt really comfortable in it and it's a piece you can wear during the day and go straight out in!”
With new styles landing frequently, shoppers can update their wardrobes with the latest fashion across clothing, footwear, accessories and reference key seasonal trends including utility, florals, leather and denim.
Speaking about the launch, Emma Alexander, Fashion Director at Littlewoods Ireland, said; “We’re so excited to be launching Topshop and especially pleased to be the only Irish retailer offering Topshop Beauty. The extensive product ranges will be trend-led and constantly refreshed, meaning customers really will be able to land their whole look at Littlewoods Ireland.”
Rossa Butler, Marketing and Operations Director for Littlewoods Ireland, said; “We’re thrilled to land Topshop, the fashion favourite of the high street, which we know our customers will love. As Ireland’s leading online retailer, this partnership will bring our existing customers more of the trends they love and will help to attract even more customers with our unrivalled mix of brands.”
Paul Price, CEO at Topshop Topman, added: “Topshop’s mission is to inspire customers and bring them exciting, design-led fashion at great value. We’re delighted to be partnering with digital pure play, Littlewoods Ireland– delivering our clothing, accessories and beauty to more shoppers’ homes at the click of a button.”
Littlewoods Ireland already stocks several of the Arcadia Group’s brands including Wallis, Evans and Miss Selfridge. This will be further enhanced by Topman, launching on 24th September followed by Burton and Dorothy Perkins ranges, launching on 9th September.
RESPECT, the organisation in charge of fundraising for capital projects and research within The Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service, have announced their latest event and we are blown away.
An afternoon of style will take place featuring Irish fashion designer Catriona Hanly in aid of the charity, with an Autumn/Winter 2019 collection on display.
RESPECT supports people by improving their surroundings and allowing them to be more independent, through capital building projects and ground-breaking research initiatives.
The unique fashion showcase is taking place on Friday, October 18 in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge from 12.30pm. Mark the date on your calendars, gals; it's set to be brilliant.
Guests of the event will be treated to an afternoon of fun and fashion with Catriona, who is set to show off her latest collection as well as offering a sneak preview of her Spring/Summer 2020 plans.
Hanly’s fashion collections have made waves at home and abroad, with her stand-out creative designs being worn by global celebrities and personalities including; Madison McKinley, Amanda Byram, Victoria Smurfit, Vogue Williams, Lorraine Keane, Anna Daly and Celia Holman Lee.
The designer's statement jewellery line is available in over 350 boutiques in Ireland, the UK and the US and she has delivered interior projects in leading hotels and private residences worldwide.
RESPECT's services are ultimately about helping people to improve their quality of life and reach their full potential, and Catriona is the perfect person to collaborate with.
Speaking about the fundraiser, Sister Zoe Killeen, Director of RESPECT, commented,
“We are delighted to join forces with Catriona for this special fashion fundraiser. We are calling on fashion lovers and supporters to join us on October 18th to help raise much-needed funds for RESPECT.”
Catriona commented on the fundraiser, and expressed her passion to have a role in helping the charity;
“RESPECT is a very worthy cause, so I am really looking forward to hosting this special fashion afternoon to raise funds for the charity."
She added; "All the team at RESPECT work tirelessly to provide support to improve the lives of people living with intellectual disabilities, so I am delighted to play a part in helping them to raise vital funds.”
Tickets for the fashion fundraiser are priced at €125 each with proceeds going directly to RESPECT’s current building and research projects.
To secure your ticket today contact RESPECT on 01-6856502 or head to their website here.
The 20-year-old has launched his first fashion edit after being announced as one of the brand's ambassadors, telling Metro.co.uk;
"I was always a massive boohooMAN supporter, even before I went in the villa – it’s a clothing brand I always did wear. It’s a massive privilege to be working with boohooMAN, it’s a pleasure to be on board.
"You should always feel comfortable and feel happy in what you wear. Fashion is a big thing – we’ve always got to be staying fresh now, haven’t we?" His fashion credentials are rising, for sure.
Tommy launched the edit with a slew of celebrity friends at London's SushiSamba on Monday, with Molly-Mae Hague, Curtis Pritchard and Maura Higgins, AJ Pritchard, India Reynolds and Joanna Chimonides showing their support.
He added to Metro.co.uk that himself and Molly-Mae don't argue over their fashion branding;
"No competition, none at all – never has, never will be. We both couldn’t be happier for each other. Molly’s doing great things with PLT, I’m doing great things with boohooMAN. We’re just enjoying every day as it comes."
The reality star is looking better than ever in the images, sporting all-white and all-black tracksuits and fashionable trainers.
Tommy is following in the footsteps of fellow Love Island cast members Wes Nelson and Josh Denzel, who signed with the global online retailer last year.
Samir Kamani, CEO of boohooMAN, said in a statement: "We are pleased to welcome Tommy on board. We have lots of exciting projects coming up with him so keep a close eye!
"He was a fan of the brand before going on to the show so our collaboration feels like a natural progression for both of us."
Festival fashion is one of the most sought-after gems in the style calendar, but trends have most definitely shifted in 2019 into a more sustainable environment. Rightfully so.
Rather than buying entirely new wardrobes for each music festival attended, the rise of the rental is upon us as well as the overwhelming popularity of vintage clothes.
The billion-dollar festival fashion scene is a whole new ball game since the rise of apps like Instagram, capturing celebrity fashion at Coachella, Reading, Parklife, Electric Picnic and Glastonbury.
A fast fashion extravaganza has been the result, with millions of euros spent on clothing for festival wear each year. The fashion industry is the second-biggest water polluter on earth, after the oil industry.
Outlandish, aesthetically-dramatic outfits which normally wouldn't be worn are donned, but with the rise of ethical and sustainable fashion, what are this year's trends?
Vintage styles are setting the trend agenda this festival season, as shown by global fashion search engine Lyst.
The company identified the major trends for festival season by gathering analysis on the shopping behaviours of over five million people based on social media metrics and search data.
It discovered that the 1990s are well and truly the decade to be apart of. Search results for staples from the time such as neon, bucket hats, tie-dye, chunky sports sandals and graphic t-shirts have all increased.
“Sustainability is an issue that more and more customers care about on Lyst,” the organisation's insights reporter, Morane Le Caer, told The Independent.
1. Biodegradable glitter
Some festivals have already taken action when it comes to the harmful effects of glitter on the environment by pledging to ban glitter from their sites as part of a wider outlaw on single-use plastics.
In case you aren't aware, glitter contains micro-plastics which take hundreds of years to break down, so can cause a phenomenal amount of damage (despite it's small size).
However, you simply can't remove glitter from the festival landscape so a solution has been created; biodegradable glitter.
As it turns out, you can be savvy about the environment while dancing the night away in a field simultaneously.
There are a huge amount of fantastic brands emerging which promote sustainability and recyclable materials, but our faves include;
EcoStardust, Dolls Kill 'Go Get Glitter', In Your Dreams, Festival Face, Primark P.S…Festival collection, BOD Mermaid Body and Eco Glitter Fun.
2. Tiny '90s sunglasses
With the coming of summer brings iconic vintage trends, predominantly from the nineties this year. What was one of the greatest aspects of that era? Tiny sunglasses, of course.
Style icons like Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez have caught on to the trend, which was based around cinematic veterans from the 90s sporting small sunnies in films like Notting Hill (Julia Roberts) and supermodels like Kate Moss.
Are you even a fashionista if you aren't wearing teeny, tiny sunglasses? Probably not. If Kendall Jenner is copying 1999 Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Britney Spears, then you should probably try it too.
You can normally find the best pairs by thrift shopping or visiting places like Dublin Vintage Factory or Nine Crows vintage, but ASOS and ASOS Marketplace also do great coloured oval sunglasses.
Sequins as a festival trend will most likely never change.
It's the perfect way to grab the spotlight from the artists and firmly place it on yourself, and it's distracting in all the best ways if you haven't washed your hair at Electric Picnic in three days.
Vintage shopping for sequins is one of the most fun activities in the land, and you can find some sparkly gems in most places.
ASOS Marketplace has an extensive selection, and we can't get enough of the co-ords.
All that glitters may not quite be gold, but they can give you a killer look for the next music festival you attend with your gal-pals.
Fashion will always have an obsession with sparkle, with major couture designers utilising sequins with precision. It trickles down to the festivals, where everyone wants to have the most eye-catching apparel.
4. Attention-grabbing hats
From '90s bucket hats and cowboy hats to sequinned military-style caps and printed beanies, when you're having a festival hair day with unwashed tresses; hats will be thy saviour.
Black leather baker boy hats have been spotted on the Nine Crows website, and ASOS Marketplace has an array of velvet and sequinned berets to get your hands on.
Depop is also your best friend when it comes to items like these. The clothes-selling app has millions of users, and is a brilliant place to buy and sell second-hand clothes and vintage goodies.
Somehow, summer always grabs onto the trend of bucket hats every single year. We've seen countless boys at Longitude (RIP) sporting branded Kangol bucket hats, but the vintage headgear remain cool.
While fast fashion brands will bring out their own lines of bucket hats and eye-catching caps, there's nowhere better than vintage stores to get the original '90s vibe.
Temple Bar has numerous shops to rifle through, but some are better for accessories than others. Online stores like Beyond Retro in the UK have a great collection too, and Depop sellers have gorgeous options.
The Kardashians and Kanye West are partially credited with reigniting the luxe sportswear trend, and the nineties 'athleisure' fad is officially back.
Sportswear that doubles up as festival wear is definitely on the rise, with cycling shorts and chunky runners seen on high-fashion runways and in high street stores alike.
We're fairly sure the Tour de France wasn't intending on beginning a cycling shorts trend, but here we are.
It's got nothing to do with exercise or physical performance, but everything to do with looking festival fierce in a flash.
Princess Diana's mid-90s style and Yeezy's obsession with form-fitting athleisure have both caused an influx in people searching for leggings and patterned cycling shorts online.
Labels like Fendi, Dior, Chanel, Nanushka, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh all showcasing stylised riffs on cycling shorts in their runway collections recently, with the addition of neon to prove peak 90s.
Wear with an oversized blazer and statement belt if your shorts aren't eye-catching enough at Electric Picnic.
With vintage and sustainable shopping on the increase, nailing these five festival fashion trends in the 2019 season will be easier, and cheaper, than ever but with a less negative environmental impact.
You don't need an entirely new wardrobe to slay the styles. It just takes some dedication and creativity, and the knowledge of the best second-hand places to shop.
Do yourself a favour and download Depop while you're at it. The '90s will be all over your campsite aesthetic in no time.
Feature image: Purple lens sunnies by Vintingsat ASOS Marketplace, €11.76
There’s no doubt Princess Diana was one of the biggest figures in the fashion world during her time. Her legendary ‘revenge dress’ was by far one of the most memorable looks in pop culture.
The late princess was never afraid to push style boundaries, despite her royal title. Diana managed to make jumpers and cycling shorts look chic. She donned oversized blazers and baseball caps yet still managed to look as classy as ever.
She certainly wore some of the most beautiful ball gowns, but it was her casual, dressed-down looks that cemented her as a true fashion icon.
Hailey heralded Diana as one of her inspirations. The model said, ‘All credit and inspo to the amazingly beautiful and iconically stylish Princess Diana who I’ve looked to for style inspiration for as long as I can remember.’
She added, ‘Thank you for leaving behind such an iconic fashion and style legacy.’
Aim to sustain is our new motto, given the current climate emergency.
We're pure delighted that ASOS Marketplace exists purely for the purpose of bringing you the hottest vintage, charity and independent store boutiques in the business.
Tracking down the best fashion pieces that are vintage or sustainable online can be a tricky challenge, but we've chosen our top 10 from the website for you.
HEY! Did you know it’s Earth Day today? It’s got us talking about all the ways that loads of our boutiques are sustainable. We’ll be celebrating them all this week on our Instagram, or tap the link to see our sustainable edit. https://t.co/EluuVKaKSUpic.twitter.com/xbktJRnW0Y
One of the biggest thrift store events of 2019 is happening on Monday, and you don't want to miss the chance to walk in like Macklemore circa 2012 in faux fur.
Charity shops, flea markets and ethical fashion brands are all the rage right now, with the environment being in an absolute STATE.
The textiles industry is the second biggest polluter of water in the world, and every new piece of clothing that you buy is contributing to the pile of materials in landfill, toxic dye chemicals in the rivers of underdeveloped countries and the workplace abuse of the women who create the garments.
PrettyLittleThing have announced their latest collaboration, and we can't get enough of the fashion looks coming out of the new edit.
Their first PLT Presents edit features Instagram style queen Ellie Beatrice Joslin, known to her followers as Miss Joslin. She's one to watch, especially when it comes to serving up some fierce style moves.
Each collection of the PLT Presents edit shows a carefully curated drop from some of the most aspirational women on the scene. Keep these girls on your radar, and your Instagram feed.
Miss Joslin hit the streets of Barcelona to shoot the outfits of the day, and the clothes from her collection are simply stunning.
From her cool girl outfits to her hair (absolute goals) and make-up, Ellie’s got us covered with the best styling inspiration from head to toe.
Her signature style isn't far away from the pieces she's chosen. It's hard to choose from the classic and wearable yet bang-on-trend styles.
The collection features laid-back loungewear, sleek separates for layering and neutral, simple pieces for effortless glamour. The colour palette is pretty simplistic, but striking.
Creating killer looks for your Instagram won't be the slightest bit difficult after shopping Miss Joslin's edit. Ellie talks about her collection on the PrettyLittleThing: Behind Closed Doors podcast today;
“The whole experience has just been pretty crazy, overwhelming unreal. I’ve had input in the whole thing, helping design choosing materials."
"I wanted full input and wanted to create a collection which is very my vibe and versatile, not just for me but in terms of like, I want there to pieces so people can dress it to their vibe," she continued.
"I just feel like everything about the brand I enjoy, I like the fact they have a range of models they use and showcase different sizes”. I’ve been working with PLT for so long, I love the environment I love the team."
Bring outfits straight off the Instagram to real life with Miss Joslin's first PLT edit.
The prices range from €12 to €50, so the affordability factor is bound to earn her more fans. Shop the range here.
We may be over *gasp* half way through summer 2018 but don't put your Penney's sunnies and your Bardot tops away just yet, ladies.
With the whole month of August still to come, we have sooo many more chances to take (fifty drafts) of that sun-drenched Insta snap in The Perfect Outfit.
If you're feeling like you've worn out every possible summer '18 fashion trend, then no look for further for fabulous inspo from our very own home-grown gals who are absolutely slaying it on Instagram.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.