StyleBible

stylebible.ie is an Ireland style guide which features Fashion, Beauty, Health, Fitness and Travel, written in a way that makes all of these topics accessible to everyone, whether new to the subject or professionals in the industry

In all the features, there is a focus on Ireland, with suggestions for fashion stores not just in Dublin, but also in the west in Limerick and south in Cork. The same is true for Fitness centres and gyms. The travel section will direct you to all four corners of the world, whilst also making suggestions for places to see within the beautiful Emerald Isle, as sometimes there really is nowhere like home.

Beauty is vital to the soul, creating awe and wonder

Beauty

Beauty is vital to the soul, creating awe and wonder. We see this when we look at the stars in the sky, when we see animals traversing the savannah, a flowering rose. Beauty is also seen in the way a mother looks at her child. It moves us. Some would say it was almost divine. Beauty in an individual can be enhanced with the use of make-up. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but decisions are made within seconds, so it’s a confidence boost to know that you look the best you can.

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Travel

Travel takes us away from home to see and experience new cultures, surroundings and cuisines. This may be an up-and-coming destination that hasn’t been easily accessible before, or because it’s something we’ve written on a list of places we want to visit as part of our Bucket List. Travel can be a night away in a neighbouring town, or a long-haul trip to New Zealand or safari in East Africa. It’s a chance to experience something novel and exciting.

Fashion is a way of expressing ourselves

Fashion

Fashion is a way of expressing ourselves, our life style and our personality. Fashion is part of our identity, particularly when younger when it expresses our thoughts when following trends. Fashion allows us to create our own unique styles, whether we get inspiration from the catwalks of famous fashion houses or at the world-famous Fashion Weeks in London, New York and Paris.

Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.

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Exercising helps the release of endorphins

Fitness

Exercising helps the release of endorphins, the feel-good hormones, and at the same times helps to sculpt the body so that we have confidence to wear swimwear, the slim-fit shirt, or little black dress and know that we look good. Becoming fitter does not take a lot of time, you can notice results within days. You’ll have more energy to do all the things you want to do.

eating healthier and increasing exercise leads to improved health

Health

Reducing stress levels, eating healthier and increasing exercise leads to improved health. Most of us have to live in perhaps too much stress, purely because it seems to be part of modern life, whether tiredness from too many hours at work, too little sleep because of very young children or perhaps stress caused by illness. Yoga and meditation will improve the quality of life and can become part of a healthy lifestyle where you can feel better, participate more in physical activities and feel more confident in yourself.

Best Ireland Fashion Designers

Ireland has produced some very famous fashion and jewellery designers, including John Rocha and his daughter Simone, Louise Kennedy, Michael Mortel, Paul Costelloe and Chupi, with the numbers growing each year. There are more Irish fashion designers that are likely to become as successful as these names:

    Helen Steele
An award winning Irish designer and artist, Helen combines fashion with colour theory to create a unique style of wearable art in luxurious fabrics and signature prints. The artwork for the prints are carefully produced over a period of months in her Monaghan studio. She chooses each colour to enhance a feeling of wellbeing and balance.
    Natalie B Coleman
Natalie Coleman gives her clothes a meaning, some purpose in a world of high street goods where individuality is being threatened. Her 2018 Autumn/Winter collection has a feminist slant with the theme Guaranteed to Bleed. Coleman and her team work with six generation weavers Molloys in Donegal. She uses 100 per cent Irish linen and does everything with quilting techniques and everything is made in Ireland up in her studio in the attic of a big old Georgian building in O’Connell Street, Dublin.
    Danielle Romeril
A vibrant, contemporary womenswear label with a subversive edge that focuses on craftsmanship, off-kilter fabric combinations and unusual surface textures. The label has presented at London Fashion week, the city in which the label is now based. Romeril believes in responsible business, knowing who makes their clothes. The company works with mills in Japan, Italy, Ireland and the UK to create the best fabrics. All our pieces are made to be held for a lifetime, under the adage Buy Less but Buy Better.
    MoMuse
Margaret O'Rourke is the creative vision behind MoMuse Jewellery at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin's Creative Quarter. There is a contemporary collection of 9kt gold fine jewellery. Understated necklaces, delicate bracelets and a range of subtle gold earrings.

In addition to the fine jewellery collection, MoMuse is home offers a gold filled jewellery collection that mixes tiny fresh water pearls, swarovski crystals and agate semi-precious beads with gold. The shop also stockes work from other Irish designers, including Merle O'Grady’s jewellery; Eilis Boyle's exquisite range of cashmere and stationery brands Simple Things Cards as well as Leaf & Stitch's hand embroidered gift cards. Mucros Journals and Alpaca & Silk Scarves from Killarney are also represented. The store was featured by the New York Times as one of Five Places to Shop in Dublin in 2017.
    Margaret O'Connor
Couture creations rather than hats, the works by Irish milliner Margaret O'Connor are worn by the likes of Lady Gaga. Margaret’s shop in Ennis, Co. Clare is a testament to her wild and dramatic ideas grounded in first-class craftsmanship creating millinery for all occasions. Margaret learned her craft with distinguished milliners like Philip Treacy, Noel Stewart, Yvette Jeffs, Kirsten Scott and Sarah Cant. Her latest award is the Global Original Fashion Design Award at the Guangzhou International Fashion Week (2017) plus many others.
    Richard Malone
Proudly hailing from Wexford, Richard Malone was accepted by Central Saint Martins without having completed a fashion foundation course in 2012). He won both the Louis Vuitton Grand Prix Scholarship and the Deutsche Bank Award in Fashion Design during his time at Saint Martins, and within two years of graduating, his label had been picked up by retail giants Selfridges, Nordstrom and H.Lorenzo. Malone loves big twisty sculptural pieces, though functionality is his design mission.