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Bairbre Power... Out and about

A year after she received her MBE for services to the beauty and cosmetics industry, Charlotte Tilbury still remembers her day at Buckingham Palace. A global beauty queen in her own right, Charlotte says she was so nervous, she turned her back on Queen Elizabeth and curtsied to the audience. Make-up artist to the stars, Charlotte recalled her royal moment at a lunch at Dublin restaurant Glover's Alley where we had a first look at her holiday season collection of make-up. A huge fan of designer Alice Temperley, Charlotte was photographed wearing a silver-beaded Temperley dress to the lunch and was accompanied by her niece Sofia (pictured).

  • Published on Oct 19 2019

Mary Kenny: 'Ulick and me... They say we should never speak ill of the dead, but surely it's better to remember people as they really were, flaws and all?'

There's a long tradition that 'we do not speak ill of the dead' (de mortuis nil nisi bonum). But need that always be true? When I learned that Ulick O'Connor - writer, poet, playwright, athlete, lawyer, Renaissance man and general provocateur - had died, aged 90, my first reflex was how much I had disliked him. He could be so rude and aggressive.

  • Published on Oct 19 2019

Rockin' the high street

It's hard not to be struck by the fashion journey that the Carraig Donn brand has been on for over half a century. Starting out in business in 1965 with a store on the Aran Islands, initially the brand was all about knits and servicing the tourist trade on the westerly edge of Europe. The year the Hughes family opened for business, Mary Quant was taking London by storm with her mini skirts and hotpants and Paris was agog at André Courrèges' modern, futuristic designs.

  • Published on Oct 19 2019