Fashion files by Darren Kennedy
Singer Ciara was perched front and centre at H&M Studio’s autumn/winter 2016 runway show during Paris Fashion Week, wearing this knockout dress by the high street brand.
The fitted, full-length, geometric print had an almost tribal feel and I love the colour palette. Ciara played things up with a killer double braid hairstyle creating a crown effect.
Irish designer Caitriona Hanley's latest collection for spring/summer is inspired by sunny childhood memories and a life-long love of Paris. This sense of romance and playfulness is abundant with ruffles, pastels, lace, chiffon and sheer details making for eye-catching pieces.
Located on the banks of the River Lee directly across from Cork County Hall, The Kingsley is within walking distance of Cork city centre. A member of the Fota Collection, the four-star property includes a handsome two-storey penthouse suite with a bar, grand piano and outdoor jacuzzi. If you want to unwind, take advantage of the Spa at The Kingsley which extends over two floors and includes a thermal suite with a carefully curated range of products all with an emphasis on organic, fair trade and natural ingredients. Of course, I have to mention the large indoor heated pool and the outdoor hydro pool overlooking the river. Prices are very competitive with an overnight from €134 per room including breakfast. thekingsley.ie
Steal her style
Never one to fade into the background, Irish singer Róisín Murphy has won legions of fans the world over for her individual sense of style. The key to her sartorial success? She possesses that rare ability to wear the very latest fashions, and make them completely her own without looking overwhelmed by trend. This bold pink dress and rollneck combo is a perfect example.