Kate O'Dowd

After an MA in Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion, Kate joined the team at IMAGE Magazine in 2007, progressing from the position of Editorial Assistant to Assistant Editor, before moving on to helm the launch of our newest title BASH, in 2013. In its 18 months, Kate took brand BASH from strength to strength, gathering a dedicated following, nabbing a Magazine of the Year gong at the Irish Magazine Awards, and growing its successful BASHprep wedding workshop series. Now, BASH has morphed into IMAGE Bride, celebrating the bond with its sister titles and Kate is busy, as ever, dreaming up wonderful ways to do weddings.
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LIVING

Welcome Spring with an Easter spread, Scandi style

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A parents’ guide to Christmas spirit (and toy-hungry children)

Are you a parent to little ones? Here's Kate O'Dowd on how to balance your festive fantasies of…

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This is why everyone should drink and breastfeed

Kate O'Dowd investigates the science behind having a drink while breastfeeding. What is appropriate, and what is not?…

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EDITORIAL

Real Wedding: A rainy Irish love-in

The earthy tones and down-home textures of this big barn shindig say American Gothic as much as they…

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How To Take Control Of The Telly (When You Feel Your Child Watches Too Much)

My child watches television. There was a time when I couldn't have said that out loud; not because…

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A Guide To Perfect Wedding Planning (In Case You Don’t Know Where To Start)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN A guide to timing your wedding planning just right!   2 Years to go... 24…

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Everyone Hates Their Kids Sometimes

Mothers; we're streaked with self-manufactured guilt as often as we're streaked with the bodily fluids of our kids.…

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It’s Not Just You: Everyone’s Baby Wakes At Night

You may have read a piece I wrote for IMAGE Magazine, about this time last year, in which…

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7 Gifts Your New-Mum Friend Actually Wants To Receive

We'll give you a clue; it's not a fluffy toy. 1. Slippers that you can legitimately wear to…

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Real Wedding: An Enchanted Garden Party

Until recently, Irish people didn't really have weddings in their own gardens; that was only for Americans...…

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10 Comfy Bridal Shoes You’ll Actually Be Able To Walk In

We've all been there. Start of the night, you're a leggy vixen in five-inch?heels, strutting with poise, oozing…

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This Farmhouse Retreat Is The Ultimate Honeymoon Getaway

Soho Farmhouse, the latest UK launch from Soho House & Co, is what you might call agri-luxe: light…

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