The loves of my life ... Fashion designer Niamh O'Neill
The fashion designer and mother tells our reporter about the things that make her tick.
There are two. Garrett is kind, loving, hard-working and smart. He has the most amazing sense of adventure, and I'm lucky to call him my husband. Our baby boy, Lugh, lights up the room and my life.
Living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, right after I graduated from NCAD. It was an eye-opening and unforgettable experience.
The moment of the day
During busy times, I love working late into the night. After midnight is my most creative time. I get a huge burst of energy, and the creativity flows. Don't try to wake me in the morning, though!
Underwood by Ludovico Einaudi is my favourite song to work to in the studio.
My all time favourite movie is Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel.
My mother always taught me to dream big. She instilled in me, and in my five siblings, that we could achieve anything, and that nothing was beyond us. Belief is so important, and I thank her for it.
The Circle by Dave Eggers is a good read. If I could recommend a book to anyone, this would be it.
I'm lucky that my work gives me so many to choose from. My all-time favourite is a bright pink dress with a high neck and low back. It's so feminine, and feels beautiful to wear.
A neck scarf. I have a few small square neck scarves, and I love to wear them with a white shirt and jeans.
My MacBook Pro. It allows me to switch from designer to business person a million times throughout the day. I design all our prints with it, and also create orders and invoices. It's a necessity!
The pet hate
Being late. There are genuine reasons why people can be late, but if it's recurring, it can be annoying!
The beauty product
Wotnot Natural Self-Tan Lotion. I get it shipped from Australia. I'm not a huge tanning fan, but it's made with natural ingredients and gives a very soft glow to a pale Irish complexion!
Karen. We have been great friends since we met at secondary school in Dundalk.
Every time we meet, we turn into those giggling teenagers again.
I work quite a lot in Milan, but I always love going to Italy for a break. So far, Lake Orta is my favourite Italian holiday.
The piece of advice
No is not always a definite answer. Make improvements, and try again.
A cool glass of pinot grigio.
Ghan House in Carlingford, Co Louth. It's more of a guesthouse, but the food is excellent, and the location in Carlingford is stunning.
Muriel's in Belfast. It has a quirky, Parisian feel, and serves the most delicious, fresh, gin-based cocktails.
Yoga. I've been doing it since I was a child. My 90-minute class on Wednesday evenings keep me sane!
The part of my body
My legs, for their length. At 5 feet 10 inches tall, I used to be self-conscious about my height, but now I love it.
I admire the actress Emma Watson. She has an Instagram page called The Press Tour, where she posts images of all the outfits she wears and how they were made sustainably and with integrity. It's interesting to read the story behind the garment.
Loyalty. I'm very loyal to those I love.
I can be very grumpy if I haven't had enough sleep!
Diptyque Verveine candles
A hot vegetarian Thai curry. Saba is hard to beat!
The Niamh O'Neill autumn/winter collection is now available in Arnotts. An upcoming Arnotts Style Sessions event runs from Thursday, September 28, to Sunday, October 1
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