Collar me pretty

  First used to represent status and class, from ruffles to the humble button down, the collar has had quite the fashion journey through history.     In the cooler months, it is common to see fashion-goers opting for pieces that keep their necks warm. Why not do so in style? Who says adding a […]

From the Editor: 24 June 2021

I thought it was going to be at least a decade before I had a chance to express my perspective to you all in this editorial spot. I was honoured when Lynda put forward the idea to put a “face to the name”. But while this is my first… it will also be my last; […]

Pre-winter immunity boosters

Alas, the seasons of sniffles are upon us. And no one likes to be struck down by a cold or flu! If you are keen to keep the bugs at bay, Metropol has compiled some science-backed tips for keeping that immune system in fighting form.     Super-powered sleep Inadequate sleep stresses the body, making […]

Blurred Lines

Fashion is seen as a point of expression for many. You have numerous styles, colours and patterns. From drag (gender bending) to androgyny, the lines between what is considered masculine and feminine are becoming blurred. As a result, fashion is leaning towards more of a gender-fluid feel.     For example, take darling Delta Goodrem […]

The best in beauty: Virginia Scott Beauty Therapy

When you’re getting some cosmetic tattooing (permanent makeup) performed on your face or body, you need to go to a professional that you can trust. Virginia Scott of Virginia Scott Beauty Therapy and Cosmetic Tattooing is that person.     Virginia offers a niche service to help women and men. One of the main reasons […]

Cementing a new trend

The historically exterior concrete is creeping indoors and cementing itself as one of 2020’s top interior architecture trends.     THE NEW WHITE As design thinking moves towards more natural aesthetics, the seemingly eternal trend of stark white kitchens may be coming to an end, and hand trowelled- effect concrete may well be taking its […]

Smoke & Mirrors

It was makeup artist Linda Cantello who first laid claim to the ‘smokey eye’ when she created the look with Tom Ford during his Gucci days.     Dark eyes had traditionally been very defined in both the corner and the lid, but it was Cantello that thought to blend it all in, with the […]

Getting winter ready! – Unichem Cashel Pharmacy

The days are getting shorter and colder, and we get it – all you want to do is snuggle up and never leave the house. But life beckons us to reluctantly crawl out of our caves, and mustering up the mental and physical energy to get through the day doesn’t come easily to the best […]

Winter Skin School: Face Value

Winter is arguably the worst time of year for our skin; the combination of central heating plus the harsh weather conditions makes for dull, dry complexions. But it’s not all bad news – winter is the best time of year to try non-invasive skin treatments.     Face Value clients love the latest addition to […]

The power of print

Bold, brave and ultra-feminine, prints are making their mark across the fashion landscape and our wardrobes are all the better for it. Whether you experiment with animal, floral or geometric prints, you won’t know what type works best until you’ve tried them all… so we’ve thrown together some of the trending ways to get a […]