Irene O'Brien Vintage stylist

Vintage Musings: Leona O’Sullivan Breen

Ah Leona O’Sullivan Breen, is there a more perfect contradiction in all the land? A thoroughly modern life lived in the most nostalgic of manners. I first met this Vintage-donned, red-lipstick-rocking ball of beautiful energy in a Cork pub a few years back. The rendezvous was prearranged (as far as I know neither of us […]

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Nifty Thrifty

Yesterday, as I interviewed the best dressed couple at the Spring Vintage Ireland Fashion & Decor Fair, the winning lady explained to me that she was a ‘second-hand Susie’ (or was it Sally?); her husband echoed her description referring to his own dress. Of course everyone in the running was a ‘second-hand someone’ – this […]


The Vintage Roadtrip swings by Miss Daisy Blue

Following a number of months toying with an idea in my head, I chatted to the lovely Miss Pearl about joining my in-development adventure and before I knew it we were on the road to Cork on a recce: The Vintage Roadtrip was born! As the project is still being worked on I won’t bore […]


A New York Warehouse

Blame it on the bite in the air, blame it on the pre-holiday excitement, blame it on the blinkered haze that descends on all around you as the countdown to a trip to THE city begins but it’s all Carrie Bradshaw and ‘oh my gawd’ around these parts at the moment. Ah, New York, New […]


Vintage Musings: Fluorescent Elephant, Dublin

At each Dublin Vintage Fair that I have attended in The Royal Marine hotel there’s always one particular stand that has a constant stream of admirers – nay groupies – excitedly surrounding it. All incredibly stylish progressive Vintage lovers with an evident passion for retro and individuality in equal measures.  It’s no surprise then that […]


Yurts, Drives and Hanging Out

Our little much-anticipated Westmeath break began with us pulling up to a house we weren’t sure we were meant to be in along with lots of resident animals circling the car as we discussed our options. As Special Gentleman went to investigate whether we had arrived or were trespassing he warned me that the ginger […]


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