Wednesday 21 August 2019

Darren Kennedy: Hello, sunshine


Topshop Unique AW17
Topshop Unique AW17
Mustard faux fur, €8 Penneys
Dolce Gabbana Majolica Organza Skirt
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Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

A pop of on-trend yellow will brighten even the dullest day.

A Healthy Dose of colour

Red might have stolen the headlines as the ubiquitous colour this season but yellow is quickly overtaking it as the new 'it' shade.

This is thanks to celebrities walking the red carpet in the notoriously hard-to-wear colour. Stars including Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn - all fans of tonal dressing - have gone all-out with shoes, bags, earrings and dresses all matching. Let's be honest, if ever there was an antidote to the black and greys of winter, it's a pop of sunny yellow.

It's hardly surprising that yellow is having a moment. Earlier this year, the Pantone Institute of Colour released the top 10 shades from the spring runways at New York Fashion Week with various shades of yellow and mustard featuring. While yellow dresses and ballgowns were the obvious candidates, suiting is also proving to be a popular way to explore the vibrant colour.

Top tip

Translating this trend for day-to-day wear is easier than you might expect. Add a pop of yellow by throwing a furry stole over  a sport-luxe ensemble, or through a subtle striped top or pair of yellow trainers. It’s  a nod to the shade without letting it completely overwhelm the look.

Stylish Getaway

Relax and unwind at the newly opened The Well in the Garden spa at Cliff at Lyons. Set amongst sprawling gardens, with fountains and floral walkways, the beautifully restored property adjacent to the Lyon’s Demesne is filled with natural light and soaring ceilings. On offer are signature body treatments designed by award-winning therapist Laura Clarke.

Mirroring the lush green countryside setting and botanically-focused treatment menu, the interior features floral patterns, encouraging guests to reconnect with nature and relax body, mind and soul. Treatments are paired with organic juices and smoothies developed by Michelin Star Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter and Head Chef Nathan Dimond, and produced on-site to nurture the body from the inside out. To make a booking, call 01 630 3500, or visit

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