Style Spy: What we're coveting this week
These are a few of our favourite things...
1. Just Jeans
We got a sneak preview of the brand new Denim Addict service being launched at Gap in Arnotts this week. Shoppers can customise their purchases in-store - including hemming, stylist, distressing and studding - all free of charge. The turnover takes about an hour and speaking from personal experience, we give it two thumbs up. Tailors, take note.
2. Your New Vice
Kween Ruby Rose is the face of Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick Collection, which launched in Irish stores earlier this month. Bright, bold and not to mention durable; their latest voeted collection comes in 100 different shades. That's right - 100. Available at House of Fraser and Debenhams.
3. The Finer Things
Cult brand Finery London has launched its debut swim and beachwear collection to much acclaim. The British brand's pieces start at €30 for a plain pair of bikini bottoms, so it's not cheap - but that's par for the course in swimwear these days. And they're not afraif of the personal touch. "Each of us at Finery brought our all-time favourite swimwear into the studio, and expressed why these particular pieces worked so well for us," Head of Design Emma Farrow said of their inspiration. Available at FineryLondon.com.
4. Every little helps
We sent Style reporter Amy Mulvaney to Body & Soul in all F&F at Tesco clothing and after her rave review, we're a little obsessed with finding the best bargain basement buy. For the best selection of 'You won't believe it's Tesco' fashion, check out TescoClothing.com
5. Fashionable Find
If you've been eyeing up a pair of Chanel espadrilles, but can't part with the €450 price tag, try a pair of Tory Burch's equally chic shoes at half the price - €195. Available at Brown Thomas
6. Wake Up Your Makeup
Your winter makeup belongs on the shelf in June...July, August and even September. Thanks to sunnier climes, humidity and clogged pores, it's always best to give a seasonal makeover and try new products that suit your skin better in the summer. Thanks to the longer days, your day-to-day life is like an HD studio - try No7's Illuminated Makeup Mirror (€34.99) at Boots for a bright, magnifying look while doing your makeup before you leave the house.
7. Click On It
We love to support Irish and Dublin boutique Costume has just gone digitial. After 19 years, Costume has become a hub of independent designers - both homegrown and international, and now its making its starting the next chapter with a super sleek new website. Your favourite high end pieces at the click of a button. See costumedublin.ie