Cork’s Vintage Vixens

Cork’s Vintage Vixens

In preparation for the much-anticipated Le Chat Noir Vintage Vixens Event, taking place this evening in conjunction with Cork Fashion Week, I’ve been indulging myself with images of those phenomenal ladies being celebrated in the show. Not sure they make them like this anymore… Marilyn

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Vintage Musings: Mercury Goes Retrograde, Cork

Vintage Musings: Mercury Goes Retrograde, Cork

Sometimes you find a place that you are so enchanted by, you simply can’t understand where it was all your life. Ok, so Cork has been in the exact same position since I came along in the 80s, but for some reason it was just off my radar.     Now that I’m just slightly […]

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Strength of the 1940s lady

Strength of the 1940s lady

Oh Facebook … the curse/saviour of the noughties and beyond. I have been communicating so much on my irene.ie FB page these days that I’ve somewhat neglected irene.ie proper! I promise to rectify from here on in. Lately lots of people have asked ‘why the 1940s?’ in reference to my blog tag-line (the more mature of […]

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Mad Men, Smart Women and Vintage Affairs

Mad Men, Smart Women and Vintage Affairs

As you probably know by now, I am ever so slightly obsessed with establishing the background to any Vintage store/ nostalgic business that I come across and I find that usually, coincidence, and my auld pal fate, often have a lot to do with it (if you believe that kind of thing – I very […]

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Cooperation Vintage

Cooperation Vintage

As you probably know by now I have, in recent years, become quite the regular in Northern Ireland. Home to my Special Gentleman, it was previously somewhere I had visited only once, during Transition Year to partake in Cooperation North; a special project where fairly privileged Catholics from the South went to stay with even more […]

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