Interview with Ríon Hannora

Fashion editor Justine Lepage chats with Ríon Hannora, a Cork-born emerging designer and stylist who is all about creativity, sustainability, and breaking the norms of gender and age in the fashion industry. The fashion rebel tells Motley all about styling CMAT, her unconventional design process and her adorable “scrap babies”. Rion’s identity as a designer […]

Styling bands and babes, an interview with Sarah Corcoran

Fashion editor Justine Lepage meets up with Cork-based stylist and art director  Sarah Corcoran for a chat about her muses, fashion tips and what it’s like to style rising stars of the Irish music scene. Oversized jewellery, animal prints, and romantic decadence are some staples of the universe Sarah Corcoran has been creating over the […]

A conversation on fashion sustainability and activism with Taryn de Vere

Artist, journalist, activist and joy-bringer Taryn de Vere met with fashion editor Justine Lepage for a chat on all things sustainability, gender identity, Lidl uniforms, activism, and dream tv upcycling show. If Taryn de Vere describes themselves as a “joy-bringer”, that is because that label succinctly encompasses the many occupations (about 39!) and passions they […]

Upcycling Your Failed Situationship Hoodies

Motley contributor Lauren McCourt runs you through the dos and don’ts of leftover situationship clothing   When May hits you gather round the fire pit to write the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ rules list. “Facetime someone before you shower, 5 points”, “go out on a date, 10 points” and there, making its way to the very […]

Photoshoot: Space

  Credits:   Photographer: Annawen Lecas @annawen35   Models: Claire Watson @claire.bee.watson Ellen @elleneganx Rosie O Byrne @rosie_sunset   Styling & Producing: Justine Lepage @loucoffee Claire Watson @claire.bee.watson Sinéad Mckeown @sinead_m.c.keown   Light: Justine Lepage @loucoffee   Hair: Aoife King @aoifeking_hair   Makeup: Annawen Lecas @annawen35   Disco Ball: Kate Miller @kaateclaire

Body Modification for the Public Eye: Bop or Flop?

[T.W Body Image Issues / Fatphobia Mentioned] Deputy Fashion Editor Sinéad McKeown grapples with the complex relationship between the condemnation of plastic surgery and the damnation of not being the beauty standard.     The rise of tabloid journalism can be traced back to the early 1900s, and since then we have seen a huge […]