Rose Mary Roche

Ireland

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The three Irish women who put Ireland on the fashion map

Rose Mary Roche pays tribute to three of Ireland’s most influential designers – Sybil Connolly, dubbed as “Dublin’s…

By Rose Mary Roche

Sioussie Sioux : punk movement
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Punk princesses did not dress to please the male gaze – they dressed to repulse it

With the new FX Sex Pistols drama, Pistol now streaming and the re-release of the band’s anthem for…

By Rose Mary Roche

How to spot a fake designer bag
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How to spot a fake designer handbag – courtesy of an Irish authentication expert

Second-hand bags by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada proliferate online and in second-hand shops, with counterfeits becoming…

By Rose Mary Roche

Katherine Hepburn: her decision to wear trousers continues to set her apart
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Women’s fight to wear the trousers continues in Ireland’s education system

It’s 2022 and women are still fighting for the right to, literally, wear the trousers as aspirations to…

By Rose Mary Roche

Ciara Flood

STYLE

Need clarity of mind for 2022? Start with a cathartic wardrobe cleanse

Style consultant Rose-Mary Roche takes us through her step-by-step guide to the ultimate wardrobe cleanseStart by pulling out…

By Rose Mary Roche

mature fashion
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2021 has finally seen the rise of the mature fashion icon on a global scale

From cover star Iris Apfel at 100 to the return of the supers to Fashion Week runways, it…

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Meet the top beauty bosses taking skincare to the next level

Rose Mary Roche speaks to the new breed of female-led beauty bosses building their empire with an emotional…

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Will filter free images be a legacy of the pandemic?

A renewed appetite for genuine imagery during Covid-19 (grey hair, stretch marks and curves) is to be welcomed…

By Rose Mary Roche

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50 years on and we’re still talking about Coco Chanel

Intelligent, talented, tough, sometimes deceitful and always ambitious – Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel's abiding influence in fashion in…

By Rose Mary Roche

Gender fluidity, is not merely a passing trend or a lifestyle choice, but an evolving phenomenon.
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The future is fluid: Are we heading for a gender-neutral society?

Will the future see us unifying elements of our humanity rather than the distinctions of gender?Harry Styles on…

By Rose Mary Roche

The women who celebrate individual style
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It’s time to kick back against conformity and gloom, and celebrate individual style

Fabulous style is a celebration of being alive. Let’s dress ourselves happy again.  When the designer John Galliano…

By Rose Mary Roche

Botox
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‘I would rather poke my eyes out than get Botox’

What if you don't want Botox as a middle-aged woman? Rose Mary Roche wishes there was more tolerance…

By Rose Mary Roche