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Yahoo! Style: 5 show stopping accessories inspired by your favourite designers

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Sometimes we need more than a subtle pair of drop earrings to complete an outfit. This happens when the clothes we wear feel like blank canvases and we turn to our accessories to make a statement.

From intricately woven necklaces worn with striking white dresses — with our hair up in a messy chignon and a cat eyeliner to darken our eyes ­— to bold brooches worn with our classic tailored jacket, accessories can take our everyday style from mundane to magnetic.

Get inspired by the designs of some of the top fashion designers and work these five show stopping accessories into your next outfits. Read the full article I wrote on Yahoo! Style

Rolling with James Joyce on an Irish hill

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“It’s the only place in the world it can be done Madeliene!”

We were climbing up an Irish hill, my ballet slippers sinking in the soft green marsh every time. It was not a warm day but it hadn’t rained, so the path we were walking on was dry and we could look ahead, rather than down, and get lost in the shapes of the clouds. CONTINUE READING...

5 things to pack for a dreamy holiday in Paris

5 things to pack for a dreamy holiday in Paris

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I haven’t been to Paris in a while. Somehow, I always find myself going to this place in September. Maybe because it falls at the start of Autumn, which can be seen in the vein of the leaves falling off Parisian trees or the continual give and take between the sun and the rain.

I am not sure of the reason, but I am sure of what to pack for a dreamy holiday in Paris. From what’s comfortable to my essentials, the following are five things I always pack when I am heading to the Parisian land. CONTINUE READING...

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