Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher on stage singing Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'. Photo: Domnick Walsh

The Lovely Girls Competition

Ok, so this post is really about the Rose of Tralee, but we all love a bit of Father Ted – don’t we? When Father Ted first aired, Ireland was a different place, and I do wonder if shining the light of satire onto some of the more entrenched parts of our culture actually helped to move us along a …

Festival Fashion

Festival Fashion

Besides the practical aspects of what to wear for an actual outdoor music festival (which we’ll get to in a minute), ‘festival fashion’ is a whole thing in itself. A friend was invited to a hen do in Ibiza recently and had a mini panic over the dress code, which was ‘Coachella’, and this is not uncommon. Now, for anyone …

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Pink is for Boys?

According to EU and US surveys, when we think of pink is reminds us of charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and the romantic. It is, of course, traditionally associated with Girls. Pink is the pale red colour that was named after a flower, the Dianthus family, if you’re interested, were called ‘pinks’ before that became the colour name, …

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Summer Colours

Do you know which undertone your skin has? No, not the punk rock/new wave band formed in Derry, in 1974. Feargal Sharkey has no place in this conversation, I can assure you. Your undertone, is different from your complexion – that’s the shade of your skin (light, medium, dark, etc) sometimes just called your skin tone. Your undertone will remain …