Hot Child in the Cityby Nicola Barden
- An Irishman's view of the Wall Street shenanigans
- Wearing a fashion trend - Stripes
- New York City Style
- Get into Spring in Style - Garden Party Fashion
- Wearing a Trend - New Minimalism
Here's an Irishman's view of the Wall Street shenanigans. The language is colorful and probably not safe for work - you have been warned!
Stripes conjure up a lot of different images; the stereotypical French man with garlic around his neck; Coco Chanel sitting on a beach; an American prisoner in the early 20th century; a fisherman bobbing in a wooden boat; a man rowing a gondola in Venice.
In modern times, stripes offer an easy pattern for fashion to use and manipulate in creating fresh, clean designs. In a contrast to the floral trend this season, stripes offer a more graphic punch, with contrasting colors, and an array of different fabrics and styles, there is an item to capture the quirky mood of everyone looking to get lined this summer.
Snow storms couldn’t keep me away from my Irish Christmas at home in
I’ll see how I recover after cooking my first turkey and watching my first Thanksgiving Parade and go from there.
The truth is that Irish women know how to dress for the cold. Our pale legs, sweaty faces and un-toned torsos don’t fare so well in the blistering heat. Accessories seem like just one more item to carry on our backs through the desert that is a Manhattan summer and humidity does no favors for our naturally frizzy hair.
The first sign of the chill coming in mid-September brought out jackets and socks that had been abandoned since the previous March and now that it’s officially winter the long coats, scarves, hats and gloves are a delight to snuggle into.
It’s not too hard to find a struggling make-up artist, model, hairstylist or designer in New York, despite it being the capital of all things creative and fashionable. If you were a big deal on the Dublin scene take yourself down several pegs, be prepared to do the coffee run and work for free to improve your book before you even consider getting any paid or regular work.
Yes, the so called “paddy book” is what London fashionistas call the crème de la crème of Irish portfolios proudly presented by Ireland’s best talent, and this is easily translated to the American agents, retailers and recruiters. Your eight page shoot in the Dublin Mountains for The Gloss may have seemed like your prize offering to book your debut job in this new market but it just won’t cut it in these parts. Also, any commercial work you’ve done doesn’t count for anything in fashion so no diversity please!