As featured in The Dubliner magazine – January 27th
After a season of snow, the sniffles and incessant talk about national solvency, the spring / summer collections are bid to return! Yes, I knew you’d be excited; even if there’s no chance of wearing anything that isn’t thermal/waterproof/doesn’t convert into a tent for at least another three months. That being said, if and when, the sun decides to grant us with its presence, there’s a big chance we’ll all be stepping back in time.
It appears the seventies are making a comeback and with it the promise of high-waisted bell bottom [...]
Inside Style by Annmarie O’Connor – as featured in The Dubliner magazine – January 13th
Age – I never quite act mine. At four years old, I advised my mother to cancel my imminent birthday party as I would not be turning five. This refusal to engage with the process of growing up has stood me in good fashion stead. In an industry where airbrushing and Photoshop blast away the sands of time, my Peter Pan-like proclivities fit in quite nicely.
Well, that’s what I thought. A recent visit to a city centre clothing store taught me I appear more hip replacement than hipster. [...]
Inside Style by Annmarie O’Connor – as featured in The Dubliner magazine – January 6th
“Don’t Shop” – Prescott, AZ – Brand New Films’ FlickrstreamPhoto credit: Jeff Daverma
New Year’s resolutions. I never make them; if only to manage my own expectations. The way I see it is if I don’t go there, no one gets hurt.
Why vow to curb my shopping habit when it obviously contributes to economic growth? Is there merit in swapping skinny jeans for tracksuit bottoms other than to sprawl on the sofa? And someone please explain the [...]
Inside Style by Annmarie O’Connor – as featured in The Dubliner magazine – December 2nd
Christmas parties. Bah humbug. I’m considering cancelling my membership to the mulled wine brigade this December if only to avoid the ‘what will I wear’ conundrum. So far I’ve received six invitations to various incarnations of yuletide cheer from house parties and boozy bashes to Egg Nog tasting and ‘speed carolling’. All I need now are half a dozen outfits that say ‘festive’ yet ‘stain-resistant’; not to mention ‘politically correct’ and ‘fire-retardant’. [...]
The ‘Before’ Shot
Inside Style by Annmarie O’Connor – as featured in The Dubliner magazine – November 18th
Wardrobe malfunctions; why do they always seem to happen at the most inopportune moment? It’s as if cosmic spite and shoddy tailoring have aligned to create instances of gross mortification almost exclusively at public outings. Let me explain.
Last weekend I attended the wedding of one of my close friends. The Galway nuptials involved a prolific congregation and an ill-fated sense of preparation on my part. I was keen to perfect the art of capsule [...]
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Inside Style by Annmarie O’Connor – as featured in The Dubliner magazine – November 11th
I’m a sucker for texture. If there’s a furry gilet or mohair jumper within arms reach, chances are I’m stroking it gently whilst purring like a kitten. This has proven problematic in the past, in particular when such garments are on a person rather than a hanger. Such is my visceral reaction to fabrics that I’m fairly sure I’ve been profiled in several retail establishments. You can therefore imagine how divided I felt when [...]