Looking The Part: Glamorous Hostess

Ah, the Christmas hols. Party over, washing-up done, feet up. You can luxuriate in lost hours in front of the telly or shut out the world, nose in a book, Quality Street tin at your feet. But are you prepared to run the risk of visitors catching you in your jim-jams? Ignore the doorbell or smarten up. See page 20 in the December issue for some ideas …

From left: Washing-up brush, €3; beer glass, €5.95; both at Article, Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2. Continental Thread personalised (monogrammed) EPNS cutlery, from €5.50 a piece plus engraving charges, at Newbridge Silverware, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Blue and gold salad plate, Raynaud, €72, The Wedding Shop at Brown Thomas. Limited edition ceramic plate, Richard Gorman, from a collection of 38 plates by artists, architects and designers inspired by Lord Charlemont’s Casino at Marino, €150; www.meditationonplates.com. Olive green embellished velvet shoes, Dolce & Gabbana, €1,310, at Brown Thomas. Water glass, €4.95, at Article, as before. White paper star decoration, €8; www.aprilandthebear.com.

This story appears in the December issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Saturday January 3

Mens Shopping

A Fresh Take

When famous Savile Row tailor Turnbull & Asser’s first creative director Dean Gomilsek-Cole was in town to celebrate the launch of a men’s accessories collection at Louise Kennedy’s Merrion Square boutique, he explained how he brings a fashion edge to a company steeped in tradition and heritage and coming down in celebrity fans. Now Turbull & Asser produces two collections a year and Gomilsek- Cole is reinventing classics and plundering the archive and generally disrupting in a very positive way, to create clothes and accessories for the modern man. Generous brollies, cashmere sweaters, natty club ties, pyjamas, pocket squares and cuff links sit side by side with Kennedy’s fashion collection. Christmas shopping, sorted.

This story appears in the December issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Saturday January 3

Mens Wardrobe

Where To Go For …

1 > FRESH TOGS: CASTLE & DRURY is a new menswear shop selling contemporary fashion with a streetwear twist. Founder Conor Rhatigan wanted to import the kind of fashion he’d spotted while living in London and New York: brands like Wood Wood and YMC. The space itself, on the bustling street linking South William and Drury Street, is designed by Urban Agency’s Andrew Griffith. 6 Castlemarket, Dublin 2; www.castledrury.ie. 

This story appears in the December issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Saturday January 3