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Young Donegal designer has bags of talent 1 month ago

Young Donegal designer has bags of talent

Orla O’Hagan, aged 24, is already feeling the positive impact of ‘Shop Local’ campaigns as orders come in for Christmas 2020. Her handmade leather bags and accessories are stylish gifts …
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Inspire yourself with the big AW trends from McElhinneys 2 months ago

Inspire yourself with the big AW trends from McElhinneys

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If you’re looking for a guide on what’s trending this season, look no further than McElhinneys.

2020 has been a year of upheaval for everyone, including the fashion …
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Why FitPink is taking the Donegal fitness world by storm 1 year ago

Why FitPink is taking the Donegal fitness world by storm

A new local brand of sports leggings has become the hottest thing on Instagram this summer, setting a new trend for active clothing that does what it should.

Sports leggings, …
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Donegal’s favourite doll travels the county in style 1 year ago

Donegal’s favourite doll travels the county in style

If you’re looking for homegrown fashion inspiration, then look no further than Lottie!

The popular doll, created by Arklu, has gained a brand new wardrobe designed by some of Donegal’s …
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Derry Girls jerseys are out now, and we’re pure lurred about them 1 year ago

Derry Girls jerseys are out now, and we’re pure lurred about them

A new range of GAA jerseys has been launched to celebrate the legen-derry show that is Derry Girls.

Proudly created by O’Neills, the jerseys feature some of our favourite characters …
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Inspiration for your holiday wardrobe 1 year ago

Inspiration for your holiday wardrobe

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As it is summer and the weather in Ireland is not at its best it is only expected to be jetting off somewhere hot to relax by the pool.


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Review: Summer occasion style at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing 1 year ago

Review: Summer occasion style at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

Tis the season for summer weddings, events and the races. You’ve got the invite, you’ve got the dress, but we know that getting the hair and makeup right can be …
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Irish bloggers shake up summer with these style trends 2 years ago

Irish bloggers shake up summer with these style trends

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Some very well-known Irish bloggers are at the top of their game regarding their style and the collabs they do with a brand that suits them best.

There have …
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A night of style in store for Donegal Women in Business 2 years ago

A night of style in store for Donegal Women in Business

The non-profit group is teaming up with their sponsors McElhinneys of Ballybofey for a night of fashion and trends – and some stylish networking of course.

The ‘Fashion on the …
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Hold onto your hat: Anna’s adventures from San Fran to Bogman 2 years ago

Hold onto your hat: Anna’s adventures from San Fran to Bogman

A common fashion accessory spotted on Instagram, holiday snaps, and Wild Atlantic Way pictures is the Bogman Beanie – a colourful woollen hat worn by people who love adventures and …
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Sequin Cinderella crowned Boutique of the Year 2019 2 years ago

Sequin Cinderella crowned Boutique of the Year 2019

Entrepreneur Nicola McLaughlin has triumphed over leading names in the Irish fashion scene to win RSVP Magazine’s Boutique of the Year 2019.

This is the first award for the Sequin …
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Events: Dublin fash pack savours Donegal style 2 years ago

Events: Dublin fash pack savours Donegal style

Magee 1866 tweed and Lough Eske Castle hotel joined forces for a night of Donegal-centric style in the company of leading names in Irish fashion.

The event took place on …
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Stylish sisters hoping butterfly dress will take wing 2 years ago

Stylish sisters hoping butterfly dress will take wing

Brodie and Mirren McFeely are through to represent Loreto Letterkenny in the first heat of the cutting-edge Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition.

The national contest encourages young designers in second …
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Christmas Party Style: 10 luxe looks we love 2 years ago

Christmas Party Style: 10 luxe looks we love

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Think sequins, velvet, ruffles and anything that catches the light and attention. Christmas 2018 style is far from understated. Partywear has gone full-on glamourous, and we love it.

Anything goes, …
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Designer crafts new love for Donegal Tweed 2 years ago

Designer crafts new love for Donegal Tweed

A young fashion designer is attracting a whole new fanbase for traditional Donegal tweed by creating a stunning range of designs for men, ladies and children.  

‘Love Mo Chuisle’ …
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Events: Stars come out for Letterkenny Shopping Centre fashion show 2 years ago

Events: Stars come out for Letterkenny Shopping Centre fashion show

The Welcome Winter fashion show in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny was a sparkling occasion of music, style and bubbles all for a great cause.

The event was organised by the …
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New Paco store brings a pop of colour to Letterkenny 2 years ago

New Paco store brings a pop of colour to Letterkenny

The return of Paco has stirred a lot of excitement among fashionable shoppers in Letterkenny.

Thursday 27th September saw the grand opening of the Irish women’s fashion store in a …
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This eye-catching brand is setting a new trend, and it’s from Donegal! 2 years ago

This eye-catching brand is setting a new trend, and it’s from Donegal!

Gordon Gold, the newest eyewear brand, is making waves online with luxury designer wooden sunglasses.

The Donegal-based brand has been making a big impact internationally since it entered the market a …
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Dress for Success: Five M&S marvels for work 2 years ago

Dress for Success: Five M&S marvels for work

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If you are looking to transition your professional style from casual summerwear to autumn, Carmel is here to help choose the best buys from M&S:

“As the weather has …
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Events: A sneak peek at ‘S by Sloggi’ lingerie in McElhinneys 2 years ago

Events: A sneak peek at ‘S by Sloggi’ lingerie in McElhinneys

Sloggi is a well-known brand in the McElhinneys lingerie department, but S by Sloggi is a special new underwear range that blends comfort with sleek and sophisticated design.

As McElhinneys are …
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Dressing for Success: Neutrals need not be dull 2 years ago

Dressing for Success: Neutrals need not be dull

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Neutral colouring may get a bad rap as a boring option. But when worn well they are effortlessly classy.

Carmel gives us her top tips to dressing smart in earthen tones:


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Events: Sporting super styles at the St. Eunan’s Minor Girls Fashion Show 3 years ago

Events: Sporting super styles at the St. Eunan’s Minor Girls Fashion Show

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The Mount Errigal Hotel was the beautiful sparkling setting for the St. Eunan’s Minor Girls fundraiser last Thursday evening.

Some of Letterkenny’s best boutiques showcased their top styles for summer, …
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Fabulous night of summer style in store for Dungloe 3 years ago

Fabulous night of summer style in store for Dungloe

A stellar list of guests and fashion brands have joined the line-up for the Spring into Summer Fashion Show in the Waterfront Hotel Dungloe. Tickets are in hot demand and will only be available at the door on …
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Style Study – Laura Doherty 3 years ago

Style Study – Laura Doherty

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Laura fashions her own eclectic style by combining bespoke vintage pieces with edgy rock-chic finds.

Curating her own vintage store with a diverse range of colours, textures, and cuts; Florrie …
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Jumpsuits – The new wardrobe essential 3 years ago

Jumpsuits – The new wardrobe essential

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Jumpsuits: The perfect all-in-one solution to any festive party, wedding or gathering. Jumpsuits have been spotted in every high street shop you walk past at the minute and we need …
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Natasha’s mythical costume wins her a Junk Kouture Wild Card 3 years ago

Natasha’s mythical costume wins her a Junk Kouture Wild Card

Secondary school students from all across Donegal have turned junk into fashion to create show shopping costumes. The Northern Regional Final on March 8th saw George Houston of Scoil Mhuire …
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McElhinneys celebrate women this week with an exclusive discount 3 years ago

McElhinneys celebrate women this week with an exclusive discount

The Ballybofey department store and online giant is giving us great discounts on their new season style just in time for International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day.

McElhinneys have kicked …
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Watch: McElhinneys bring the hottest SS18 looks to life 3 years ago

Watch: McElhinneys bring the hottest SS18 looks to life

Five key trends were showcased by models across the department store floor, while Creative Designer Eilish Kennedy talked through each style and interviewed buyers about the best investments to make …
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Events: Inspirational individuality at the McElhinneys SS18 Fashion Show 3 years ago

Events: Inspirational individuality at the McElhinneys SS18 Fashion Show

Creative Designer Eilish Kennedy and the team of buyers at McElhinneys clearly had fun choosing their collections this year. They have filled the store with bright, vibrant and extraordinary pieces …
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TY trio’s Junk Kouture costume wins a silver ticket 3 years ago

TY trio’s Junk Kouture costume wins a silver ticket

Errigal College Letterkenny Transition Year students Jenni Deane (model), Caoimhe Seery and Jack Doyle are celebrating the success of their nature-inspired costume called ‘Plastic Revolution’.

The thrifty students collected a vast …
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Why this Ballybofey Beauty Bash will be a little something different 3 years ago

Why this Ballybofey Beauty Bash will be a little something different

LOCO Media, established by Donegal woman April McManus, presents the LOCO Beauty Bash this February, and we have an exclusive competition for Donegal Woman readers to win free tickets! Check …
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How McElhinneys are taking personalised shopping to a whole new level 3 years ago

How McElhinneys are taking personalised shopping to a whole new level

McElhinneys of Ballybofey have launched a new Personal Styling service for customers to get an extra-personal and tailored shopping experience.

Two experienced stylists – Breid McDaid (Clothing) and AnnMarie Carolan …
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Eight must-have winter coats 3 years ago

Eight must-have winter coats

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A warm coat is a staple, especially in Ireland where the winter is usually less than tropical.

There’s no better investment than a practical, sophisticated coat and you’re always guaranteed …
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Me and My Business: Why Clare’s style never goes out of fashion 3 years ago

Me and My Business: Why Clare’s style never goes out of fashion

“It is wonderful to get up everyday and be happy going into work,” Clare McNickle tells Donegal Woman. After 17 years managing her own boutique in Letterkenny she says she …
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Penneys are out-doing themselves this Halloween 3 years ago

Penneys are out-doing themselves this Halloween

A certain pair of beautiful red booties are doing the rounds as the next must-have Penneys item, and we have to agree. The stand-out patent heeled boots in blood red …
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Sneak Peek: Heidi Klum’s Lidl clothing line to hit Donegal 3 years ago

Sneak Peek: Heidi Klum’s Lidl clothing line to hit Donegal

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The 18-piece collection with sizes between 8 and 18, titled ‘Esmara by Heidi Klum’, aims to produce fashionable pieces that won’t put too much of a dent in your pocket.


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Dazzling Dungloe woman wins lavish Ladies Day prize 3 years ago

Dazzling Dungloe woman wins lavish Ladies Day prize

Following Ladies Day at the RDS Dublin Horse Show on Thursday August 10th, the most glamorous gallop to the No. 27 Bar at The Shelbourne for this extra contest.

Dungloe …
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Fashion meets football in upcoming celebrity show 3 years ago

Fashion meets football in upcoming celebrity show

The fundraising event kicks off in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday 6th September starting at 7.30pm sharp.

Gracing the catwalk will be the beautiful Amy Callaghan, this year’s Donegal Rose together with …
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Race Day Style: Contemporary elegance is a winner 3 years ago

Race Day Style: Contemporary elegance is a winner

McElhinneys of Ballybofey, renowned for blending on trend and classic occasion wear, have the winning ticket for style this season.

Thursday the 3rd of August is Ladies Day at the …
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Style Study – Mariusz Malon 3 years ago

Style Study – Mariusz Malon

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Mariusz is well known on the Irish fashion scene for his incredibly innovative style; his unique flair woven into each and every piece.

Oringally from Poland, Mariusz lives in Buncrana …
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Why DaintyAva is breath of fresh air for fashion lovers 3 years ago

Why DaintyAva is breath of fresh air for fashion lovers

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Letterkenny woman Sarah McFadden has been well known in the local fashion scene through the years and is now bringing her knowledge online through DaintyAva.com.

Sarah McFadden recently established DaintyAva.com …
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Students go Trash ‘N’ Fashion glam for 2017 4 years ago

Students go Trash ‘N’ Fashion glam for 2017

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Mocktails on arrival, James Bond style photographer snapping you on the red carpet, a funky new techno DJ Atlantica mixing it up on the decks, as well as Pinehill Dance Studio
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Home inspiration from Donegal’s top interior influencers 4 years ago

Home inspiration from Donegal’s top interior influencers

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Anne Blake and Claire Mc Donough from La Maison are recognised as two of the top Interior Designers in the North West. We specialise in Residential, Holiday Homes and Commercial …
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The Sunshine Shade 4 years ago

The Sunshine Shade

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It’s almost time for Easter egg hunts and the consumption of copious amounts of guilt-free chocolate, and the age old debate whether pubs should be opened or closed on Good …
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Style Study – Zara McDaid 4 years ago

Style Study – Zara McDaid

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Zara’s flare for innovation has led to her fashion themed paintings being exhibited throughout Ireland, and in 2012 her work was selected and displayed on the iconic billboards in Times …
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Who’s that girl? Sarah Kennedy is unrecognisable in 70s shoot in Ardara 4 years ago

Who’s that girl? Sarah Kennedy is unrecognisable in 70s shoot in Ardara

Donegal model Sarah Kennedy and Belfast native Jake Woods were styled up as 70s rockers for a shoot ahead of the Homage Charity Fashion Show. The Rock n Roll themed …
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First Look: Innovative workwear by Donegal’s next top designers 4 years ago

First Look: Innovative workwear by Donegal’s next top designers

Irish Fashion Innovation Awards on Thursday March 30th is set to be a defining day in the careers of three young designers from Donegal.

Second Year LyIT Fashion Students Niamh …
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Gone giddy for gingham! 4 years ago

Gone giddy for gingham!

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Traditional gingham has taken on a new lease of life for SS17. Gone are the days when the print was only seen on pieces of school uniform-we can all remember …
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McElhinneys are breaking all the rules and we love it! 4 years ago

McElhinneys are breaking all the rules and we love it!

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The newly-launched Occasion Wear department on the third floor has been dramatically refreshed. To go along with their luxurious new look, they have decided to throw all the rulebooks out, …
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Two Donegal models set to sizzle with SS17 style 4 years ago

Two Donegal models set to sizzle with SS17 style

West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK returns to Belfast for its 23rd season with a star-studded show led by Donegal models Sarah Kennedy and Nerissa Moore.

Returning to venues across the city …
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