Dec 26, 2012

Maher’s Debut Collection

Style and glamour is coming to the Belfast branch of House of Fraser this month with the launch of talented milliner Grainne Maher’s debut collection for the store.

Jewellery maker, style visionary and Northern Ireland Designer of the year Maher will be showcasing the Grainne Maher Millinery Collection that will feature her statement collection of couture hats and headpieces expertly complemented by matching clutch bags.With prices starting from only 125 pounds, these heavenly creations are perfect for any occasion, from race days to wedding days. This new collection features opulent extras like lace, pearl, sinamay and Swarovski crystal and is a welcome addition to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

This isn’t the first time House of Fraser have featured a Grainne Maher collection in their store. Her laser-cut jewellery label Pluck & Devour was snapped up earlier this year after US superstar Selena Gomez wore her ‘Bark At The Moon’ pendant in front of an audience of millions while hosting the MTV VMA’s in Belfast. For Autumn/Winter 2012, Pluck & Devour has several individual designs launching, including the ‘culture vulture’ range which gives nod to literary gems like Shakespeare and Wilde. Also look out for the P&D LUXE label boasting modern 3D curved perspex one-offs for women who aren’t afraid to make a statement.

Grainne, who was named in The Irish Times’ Top 20 People Changing The Face of Northern Ireland sells her bespoke jewellery at and a range of boutiques across the country.

Dec 25, 2012

Beauty Basharatyan V Spring / Summer 2013

We fawn over the clothes and enjoy the antics behind the scenes, but it's hard work and preparation that goes on for hours before a collection takes the track that makes all the magic and the mood together.

This is why we have taken all the beauty looks Basharatyan V spring / summer 2013 show at Fashion Week in Milan.

Dec 18, 2012

Clutches perfect game for Christmas

Like the drink you order - is this something stronger or Champagne - The clutch you wear says a lot about what you lean towards the (flat or sparkling?) Here T brought together six topics of conversation pocket, discrete (Rauwolf, Calvin. Klein, Anya Hindmarch) to anything but (Jason Wu, Valentino) to bring to the Christmas party.

Anya Hindmarch clutch, $ 650;

Jason Wu clutch, $ 2.195;

Rauwolf clutch, $ 1.420; (212) 826-8900.

Charlotte Olympia clutch, $ 975, (212) 744-1842.

Calvin Klein Collection clutch, $ 1.235; (212) 292-9000.

Valentino Garavani clutch, $ 6.990;

Dec 10, 2012

Dec 3, 2012

Celine Spring / Summer 2013

Celine gets brighter in the spring, warmer temperatures by hosting their signature Phantom, luggage, handbags and Trapeze in creams and light butter yellow, with touches of pale blue and red combinations Colorblocked courageous.

Also on tap are a few favorites from the runway, including their claws rolled in neutral tones and bright red bodies:

Céline bag is on my wish list short and spring 2013 could be my moment! If I decide to splurge, I'll probably get a more classic color.