The Pleasure List: We're head over heels in glove

FAN: Model Elle Macpherson loves Paula Rowan's glove designs

It's a fact, Irish designer Paula Rowan definitely puts the "love" in glove! Apologies from the Pleasure List. It was either that cheesy opener, or a reference to the song Hand in Glove by the Smiths – and we feel Morrissey wouldn't be too happy with a mention on the page of a chatty weekend supplement.

Dublin-born Paula is as special as the gloves she creates – she's currently one of only a handful of glove designers in the whole of Europe.

For two decades, she was a purveyor of opulence from her treasure-trove of a boutique in Dublin's Westbury Mall. In 2007, she decided to combine her background in design with her knowledge of leather and begin making her own collections. And my, are we glad she did!

Each of Rowan's creations has a life and personality of their own, from dainty feminine gloves with bow detailing, to striking avant garde designs for the more fashion-forward among us.

We're having a glove affair with Paula and we're not the only ones – she counts style mavens Helen Mirren and Elle Macpherson among her many famous fans.

These fashion classics (starting at 359.99) are designed in Dublin and then handcrafted in Italy, using beautiful-quality leather and fur embellishments.

Rowan's winter glove collection is available in Paula Rowan, Westbury Mall, Brown Thomas nationwide and Harvey Nichols, Dundrum.

For more information, visit www.paularowan.com.

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