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.
Styles recently made a splash at the Met Gala as the event co-chair, alongside Serena Williams and Anna Wintour. He showed up decked out in Gucci, with a nipple-freeing sheer black ruffle shirt and patent oxford heels.
Oh, he also accessorised with a pearl earring, because he's literally art. The Sweet Creature singer makes the latest Gucci images look like a modern-day Renaissance painting.
We WISH we were that pig. It's like Noah's Ark, but make it fashion.
In the previous two campaigns, Harry reinvented the word 'broody'; posing in an English fish and chip shop and Italian garden landscape. In the 2019 campaign, the settings play on the fashion house's eclectic aesthetic.
It's a good thing he's an actor as well as a musician. He looks like he's been left on hold in one of those images, who would put Harry Styles on hold? The neck? Someone call 911.
Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2019 men’s tailoring collection offers a whole new lens on formalwear. Creative director Alessandro Michele’s vision challenges how men wear the conventional suit, adding colour pops and modernity to the clothing.
Harry seems excellent at cradling small animals. We've never been jealous of a lamb before, but here we are.
This time, it's a pig and some office supplies that join him in front of the camera. His own style evolution is reflected in the imagery, with anticipation for his second solo album building and a new chapter of his life being written.
"It's time to try something new and hopefully shock and inspire in a different way," Lambert said. "I know the fans love his outfits, so hopefully they will love what’s to come."
"For the bold, the bright and the beautiful," is the tag-line on the image, one of a series of close-ups shot by Martin Parr. The campaign features models Mae Lapres , Achok Majak and Ellia Sophia alongside Surfbort frontwoman Dani Miller.
Society has become far too adapted to seeing only whitened, straight teeth on every single advert on television or in magazines. Instagram is one of the worst culprits, as well as reality television stars.
The toothy smiles depict small and straight-bottomed teeth, to angular and gapped dental work.
Miller's teeth are the most eye-catching in the adverts, as she is missing lateral incisors, yet the photo is the most liked of the series on the social media site.
Miller, the model featured in the shoot, wrote on her Instagram page; "Growing up you go through an evolution of overcoming insecurity’s and healing from being bullied or the intense pressures of fitting in the perfect cookie cutter traditional style of beauty."
"A celebration for the beautiful freaks shedding even more of my insecurity’s and doubts, there is space for everyone to be themselves even in the beauty and fashion world! Hope it inspires everyone especially the youth to love their quirks even more and feel beautiful and powerful with their true self! Hate and exclusion is so washed out."
The genius creative director of Gucci , Alessandro Michele, commented on the campaign,
“The idea is to create a representation that is close to reality with a humanized point of view, however seemingly strange. But the strangeness is human so it’s beautiful.” Some of the responses to the lipstick images have been outright offensive.
This ad is ridiculous. Those teeth DO NOT make that lipstick appealing on any level!!
While Michele doesn't care about normative ideas of perfection, and who insults the campaign, it's clear that some facets of society just aren't ready for 'strange' beauty. Unsurprising, but disappointing.
The Instagram comments don't exactly inspire confidence in society's acceptance of women in their natural state. One user, @isiliciouz, "This will definitely not motivate anyone to buy this f*cking lipstick." Ouch.
Another person commented on the brand’s post, “This is not Gucci at all. Turning a true Italian luxury brand into joke. This is truly disappointing and very depressing.” I fail to see how not having expensive dental work that few can afford as a joke, but whatever.
There were some highly positive responses however, from social media users who felt embarrassed by their teeth and insecure about their image.
"Thank you, I was also born without my adult lateral incisors and always felt so insecure and ashamed of smiling before I had my surgery. I wish I had seen this ad when I was younger, it’s beautiful and 16 year old me is smiling."
Many people who weren't blessed with hereditary perfect dental work came forward to share their joy at being represented, with somebody commenting:
“I’ve dealt with the insecurity and shame of my missing lateral incisors all of my life. There is something truly dehumanizing about feeling like you’re not allowed to smile or talk too excitedly out of shame. This is beautiful.”
As someone who had braces for three, painful years, as well as four teeth wrenched out in order to straighten my smile, it was a lot of money and discomfort. Seeing that beauty isn't just for a small number of lucky people is inspiring.
Filtered Instagram pictures and reality television have led to the popularity of veneers in our culture. We're subconsciously lectured that teeth have to be straight and white to be beautiful, but this only came about as a result of brand marketing.
We're glad the series is sparking a conversation, if nothing else. Some people just worship the status quo, and the elitist snobbery of narrow-minded beauty. That's their problem.
Georgia May Jagger reignited the talk of gap-toothed beauty, following in Madonna's heeled footsteps after she first burst onto the scene. The more diversity and representation that these upper-class brands practice, the better.
Alongside Prada and Gucci's blackface scandals, major fashion brands have recently come under fire for making some major PC-related errors.
Burberry is the latest company to be added to this list of elite couture scandals, after their autumn/winter collection at London Fashion Week featured a hoodie with strings resembling a noose.
Yes, you read that right. An actual noose, akin to those used for lynchings or suicides. They really didn't think this one through…and now the model who wore the design down the runway has expressed her horror;
Liz Kennedy, turned to Instagram to illustrate her anger and disturbance after she was fitted wearing the hoodie, as suicide touches a personal nerve for her.
"Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry: it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway," she wrote.
She stated that the Burberry team "briefly hung one from the ceiling (trying to figure out the knot) and were laughing about it in the dressing room. I had asked to speak to someone about it but the only thing I was told to do was to write a letter."
The brand released an apology statement following a huge wave of backlash after the runway show, and the design is now removed from the new collection.
According to Fortune, Marco Gobbetti, Burberry chief executive officer, said;
"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection. I called Ms. Kennedy to apologise as soon as I became aware of this on Monday and we immediately removed the product and all images that featured it."
He continued, "Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake."
The fashion faux pas follows Gucci's debut of a $890 balaclava sweater that evoked blackface images earlier this month.
1/3 Gucci’s first four initiatives in a long-term plan of actions designed to further embed cultural diversity and awareness in the company. pic.twitter.com/xMIMn9PNDR
Liz Kennedy also mentioned the impressionable young women who would see the noose hoodie;
"How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth. The impressionable youth. Not to mention the rising suicide rates world wide. Let’s not forget about the horrifying history of lynching either."
"I left my fitting extremely triggered after seeing this look (even though I did not wear it myself). Feeling as though I was right back where I was when I was going through an experience with suicide in my family," she said.
Kennedy also claims that she attempted to speak to someone about it, but was brushed off;
"I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was “it’s fashion. Nobody cares about what’s going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself” well I’m sorry but this is an issue bigger than myself."
"The issue is not about me being upset, there is a bigger picture here of what fashion turns a blind eye to or does to gain publicity. A look so ignorantly put together and a situation so poorly handled. I am ashamed to have been apart of the show. #burberry."
The collection, Tempest, is Riccardo Tisci’s second for the brand. Marco Gobbetti has since called Kennedy to apologise personally and address the situation.
"My family and I were recently impacted by suicide so I know how devastating it is when someone you love decides to take their life. I’m not someone who is easily offended or triggered but I knew by the way this piece effected me, it would do the same to many others."
The loafers came in two colours, nude and black, and the high-heeled versions in black and gold. The designs feature blue eyes, bright red lips and a triangular-shaped nose, which has some Twitter users feeling VERY angry.
An image of the shoes was posted to the Roar singer's Instagram last August and there was serious criticism in the comments section.
Numerous fashion brands have come under fire for allegations of blackface, with Prada and Gucci especially receiving negative attention.
Numerous fashion brands have come under fire for allegations of blackface, with Prada and Gucci especially receiving negative attention.
How does this keep happening with supposedly 'luxury' brands? No-one at Gucci clocked the similarity between the racist imagery of their $890 blackface jumper and Prada's keychain – the latter of which was pulled from stores less than two months ago? Or do they just not care? pic.twitter.com/pNxTbuJeXV
Fashion brand Gucci has been forced to apologise after releasing a balaclava-style jumper which resembles 'blackface', according to the Evening Standard.
The black piece of attire was being sold as part of their Fall/Winter 2018 campaign, and covers the lower half of the face and red mouth cut-out.
The jumper has now been removed from sale, and the brand has issued an apology after facing massive social media backlash for the offensive material.
Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.
We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs
Their statement was released by a spokesman for the luxury fashion house, saying that they consider diversity a 'fundamental value' of their company and that the incident would be adapted into a 'powerful learning movement';
"Gucci deeply apologises for the offence caused by the wool balaclava jumper. We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores."
“We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organisation and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond," it concluded.
“Inspired by vintage ski masks, multi-coloured knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection. This knit top combines the accessory with the ready-to-wear collection.”
Social media users managed to get screenshots of the $890 jumper before it was pulled, ironically noting that it was Black History Month.
Stop the world, it's officially Stormi Webster's first birthday. The glamorous baby Kardashian is Kylie's precious bundle of joy, with boyfriend Travis Scott. She's given us some memorable moments, so we just HAD to make a list.
The precious lil baby has a pretty extravagant lifestyle, if we do say so ourselves. The tot is flown all around the world, decked in the finest designer gear you can buy.
Who can forget the Scott and Jenner's YouTube announcement of Kylie's pregnancy, titled To Our Daughter. The video racked up 80 MILLION views, and shows flashback shots to Kris Jenner's own pregnancy and the labour of Stormi.
The baby's arrival meant that she was born into an army of Kardashian kids, such as Khloé's adorable True Thompson and Kim and Kanye's bunch; Chicago, North and Saint West.
Here are some of our favourite Stormi moments;
1. The Announcement
On February 4 2018, Kylie made the ultimate pregnancy announcement with a beautiful mini-documentary of her pregnancy and family memories.
The reality TV star managed to stay off social media for the entire nine months, and never confirmed the baby's existence until the stunning announcement video. Suddenly, the couple introduced the world to Stormi Webster, after months of speculation.
We were HOOKED:
2. Her Fendy pram experience
Other babies are probably pretty jealous right now.
Stormi is no ordinary infant though, she rides in designer style.
The time Kylie took her tot for a stroll entirely covered head-to-toe in Fendy had everything gasping for monetary air.
How can we forget the time Stormi got a coveted Louis Vuitton handbag, after Travis dropped off a new chair for her.
The designer bag is a vintage black and rainbow monogrammed LV purse valued at over €2270. Oh, and that chair she's sitting on? It's a limited edition piece by Brazilian designer Campana and American artist KAWS.
Kylie captioned the snap; "Daddy dropped off a new chair for Stormi and omg this girl threw the bag over her shoulder, I can’t."
We wish someone could hand us a bag like this one… but we think we'll be waiting a long time.
If there's one thing we love than Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in autumn, it's getting a peek at all the fabulous, glossy perfection that is Autumn/Winter high-fashion campaigns.
We're totes emosh looking at the handbag or coat we'd literally kill our BFF to own. But because life is just that kind, we'll have to settle for A, dreaming about said purchase (or untimely passing of frenemy) or B, finding comfort in new photographs of Harry Styles – ahem, newly single Harry Styles – decked out in Gucci, cuddling farmyard animals.
And because we need a pick-me-up on this blustery Wednesday, we'll take option B – thank you, oh fashion Gods.
For their A/W19 men's tailoring campaign, Styles is featured in Italy, accompanied by a lamb, a goat and some piglets.
The hair on Harry! The suits! Harry! Harry and a goat! You get the idea. But don't take our word for it. Look at the perfection: