Valentino and Alexander McQueen both paid homage to fairytales for their catwalk look for autumn '14. Get caught up in the magic yourself with these beautiful finds that are a touch gothic and touch fairytale romance, all rolled into one. 

1 Turn any outfit into something spectacular with this statement gold beaded bolero collar (€33) from River Island. (above)


Top picks for little fashionistas..

Double-breasted coat. Zara, €45.95

Red glitter shoes. Next, €25

Fine-knit jumper. H&M, €6.99

This second-skin body top (€50) is the ideal staple for any wardrobe. From Cork personal stylists, Martha and Jessica Healy, it can be worn different ways and is ideal for layering or giving a sleeve to an outfit. Head to for more ideas from a how-to-wear YouTube video. 


Make a statement with this pink tassel gem bib necklace from New Look, now priced €12 down from €29.99

For the weekend that's in it, we took inspiration from the style and attitude of the jazz age and looked at how to channel the looks of two musical greats…

Bille Holiday

Go for floral hair accessories, strands of pearls and beautiful gowns.


Snatch up this sequin dress (€29) and glitter Mary-Jane shoes (€18) from Penney's for a perfect party look.

This gem-encrusted spider ring from Accessorize (€8.90) is opulent, glamorous, and just a little creepy: perfect for Halloween parties.

This Carrie Bradshaw-inspired Alisa skirt (€200) is available from Pair it with this Iridesa top (€110) to complete the show-stopping look. 

Think over-the-knee boots and automatically Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman springs to mind. However, when worn correctly, the boots can be a chic autumn/ winter staple for every wardrobe. Here are three styled looks, with one pair of killer over-the-knee heels from Dune (€200).

Pair chunky knits with a fitted pattern skirt for a dressier day look...

There will no wishing 'rain, rain, go away' with these finds…

Light khaki raincoat, Zara, €79.95

Leopard print dome umbrella with...

Stay cosy this winter with the beautifully tailored fuchsia Christine coat (€515) by Irish designer Niamh O'Neill, whose new autumn/ winter collection is inspired by the fluid contemporary forms of architect Frank Gerhy and how he wraps curves around structures. 

Make a serious style statement with these Gyrate high-heels from Carvela Kurt Geiger. With gold embellishment, a 12cm stiletto heel and strap-detailed backs these peep-toe sandals will be the guest of honour at every event this season. They are €180 from Brown Thomas. 

Parfois is the women’s fashion accessories brand that is making pretty ripples all over the country. Created in Portugal, it offers a fabulous range of accessories at affordable prices, everything from bags, jewellery, watches, sunglasses and footwear, to scarves, phone covers and more. It’s literally a one-stop shop for every fashion accessory imaginable!

The Cork...

 Oasis is looking for talented photographers, stylists and models to take part in a brand new TV series on TV3’s Ireland AM. The winning team will collaborate to create the Oasis 20-year campaign, . The closing date for all applications is Wednesday, October 22nd and further information is available at ...

1) A head scarf and animal print, this Weekend by MaxMara Weekend's Peplo animal print scarf ticks all the 70s boxes. Brown Thomas, €85


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