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Dress For Success: Cork Charity Helping Women out of Unemployment

by Kaia Purcell While we all seem to be trying our best to navigate through the adversities and challenges we face in today’s climate, the truth is that every one of us needs a helping hand at times. For those facing unemployment and job losses in a time of global upheaval and a turbulent climate emergency, it can be impossible to imagine where to turn … Continue reading Dress For Success: Cork Charity Helping Women out of Unemployment

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Five Sustainable Beauty Swaps to Change Up your Self-Care Routine

by Grace Claro Let’s face it, sometimes being a responsible consumer can be hard. It can seem like every bottle of shower gel and shampoo is promoting its eco-friendly attributes. From “recyclable packaging” to “palm free,” to “plant-based cleansers,” cosmetics companies are using the language of sustainability as an attractive sales stimuli. But how can we be sure we are buying products that meet these … Continue reading Five Sustainable Beauty Swaps to Change Up your Self-Care Routine

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Cork’s Built Environment: Old vs. New

Photography by Emma Price Words by Grace Claro Photographer Emma Price presents a visual narrative that captures the disparities within Cork’s built environment.  In recent years a building boom has been taking place in Cork City.  Developments like the €160 million Horgan’s Quay site and the complex on Albert Quay, a €58 million project completed in 2016, have begun to transform the face of the … Continue reading Cork’s Built Environment: Old vs. New

Rococo Renaissance

By Lara Quinn The recent Dolce and Gabbana runway story, christened ‘Fashion Devotion’, forged new life for the fashion world this season. The looks fused contemporary crazes with artistic ideals of the Baroque era in a matrimony that can only be regarded as something of a Rococo Renaissance.  Echoing the genesis of the 15th century renaissance, the dynamic duo behind the brand delivered a runway … Continue reading Rococo Renaissance

Do As I Say, and Not As I Do

Katie Burke tackles ‘feminist’ fashion With the changing of the seasons, fashion not only presents us with new fabrics, silhouettes and colour trends, but also a reflection of the society we live in. In the 1910s and 1920s, slightly shortened hemlines and less constricting dresses reflected the economic consequences of war, and the practicalities of protesting on the streets for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, the 1970s … Continue reading Do As I Say, and Not As I Do