Arts & Culture, Fashion, Features

Students & Fast Fashion: Is there a way to shop sustainably on a student budget?

Everyone knows what the phrase ‘fast fashion’ means, and the consequences it has in today’s society. We are told to avoid the likes of Shein and Penneys as they’re unethical and bad for the environment. However, as students, there is one reason to always fall back on these brands – they are cheap, simple as. It seems people are often …


Fashion, Features

Young Tipperary Entrepreneur Finds Huge Success With Makeup

Caoimhe Milner did not see the limitations of living in the small town of Nenagh Co. Tipperary as an obstacle when following her dreams. The 20-year-old always enjoyed makeup and took a leap of faith at the incredibly young age of 16 and set up a business page known as ‘caoimhemaimakeup’ on the popular photo-sharing platform Instagram. Milner attended Borrisokane …


The Lasting Influence of Coco Chanel

The two interlocking C’s, a definition of enduring fashion which has outlived both its founder and creative directors- most notably Karl Larger field who passed in 2019. The brains behind the Parisian stronghold was once an unassuming orphan, acquiring her sewing skills under the instruction of nuns. Critics cite this adverse beginning in life an inspiration to the artist- with …


How The Pandemic Changed My Relationship with Fashion

By Molly Cantwell All in all – the pandemic has not exactly been a remarkable time for my personal fashion. Rolling out of bed at five to nine right before a lecture doesn’t exactly give you time to wear your best “work from home glam”. Pyjamas are the new little black dress and fluffy socks are the new stilettos – …


The Millennial Obsession: Fast Fashion, Thrifting and Environmentalism

by Ciara Mannion “OMG! I just bought this top from Pennies for only €2. I just couldn’t pass it up. I only saw it on sale recently. I am in love!!  #blessed # bargain #thankshunpennies” It is clear that millennial’s general obsession with fast fashion has risen to extraordinary measures in the last decade, to such an extent that it …