This week’s Fashion and Beauty tips from The Beauty DialGary Ibbotson 07 Jul 2022
Search underway for sustainable stylists
Online charity shop Thriftify has launched a nationwide search for Ireland’s next top sustainable stylist.
The fashion styling Thrift-Off competition encourages slow fashion fans to show the nation that sustainable fashion is the way of the future.
Hosted by sustainable influencer ‘Kavita She Wears Fashion’ The competition wants to show that you can be both stylish and sustainable by shopping pre-loved and that being fashionable doesn’t have to cost the planet.
Kavita spoke about her role as host for Thrift-Off.
“I worked with Thriftify on a project last year and since then I’ve been keeping up with all the amazing work they’ve been doing on their platform,” she said.
“When we spoke about the Thrift Off, I was excited to get stuck in and get involved as much as possible! The thing I’m most looking forward to is seeing all the amazing talent that shines through from the Thrift-Off.”
Fast fashion accounts for up to 10 percent of all global emissions and with 85 percent of all new clothing thrown away within 12 months.
Co-Founder of Thriftify, Rónán Ó Dálaigh, explained why there needs to be a fast move away from fast fashion.
“We know that we’re in a really dangerous and scary place when it comes to the climate emergency and the lack of action to build a sustainable future,” he said.
“One of the single most important things we can do is make fashion circular, and the Thrift-Off is all about highlighting the fact that it’s now easier than ever to have a circular, sustainable wardrobe.
“On Thriftify, you can search by brand, size and so much more, making charity shopping more accessible than ever; and the best thing is that your money goes to good causes.”
The Thrift-Off 2022 competition is open to applications from anybody in the UK or Ireland. Thriftify and Kavita will select 16 stylists/entrants to participate, based on their passion for sustainability and fashion and their styling experience.
Each successful participant will be given €130 to spend on Thriftify and tasked with putting together three outfits.
The participants will then create images or video content of their looks which will be shared to Kavita’s audience of 60,000 followers who will vote for their favourite stylists.
Each weekly winner will receive a cash prize of €100, and every entrant will get a 15 percent off code for Thriftify.ie.
The weekly winners will receive a trip to a secret charity shop warehouse where they will be able to pick out any outfit of their choice and a professional photographer will then do a photoshoot with them.
The grand winner will be given the opportunity of being profiled on various media outlets and Thriftify events.
The competition is open to anybody with a love of sustainable fashion and entrants can enter online at
Good Fortune for FKA Twigs
Grammy Award-nominated singer, dancer and actress FKA Twigs has been announced as the face of Viktor&Rolf’s new fragrance, Good Fortune.
FKA twigs debuted as a songwriter and singer in 2012 with EP1, and her music draws on a variety of styles, including electronic, R&B and trip hop.
“We’ve been fans of twigs for years,” say Viktor&Rolf designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren.
“And we’re happy to welcome her to the Viktor&Rolf family.
“Not only is she one of today’s biggest pop stars, she’s also hugely creative. She’s an icon and absolutely the right personality for Good Fortune.”
FKA Twigs says scent has always been an integral part of her sensory world and creatively collaborating with Viktor&Rolf on this project had been very fulfilling.
“I feel there’s this bond that unites us,” she adds. “Becoming part of their universe feels like magic, a dream come true.”
Viktor&Rolf say Good Fortune was created to express modern spirituality, resonating with those who are on an inner path to discover the essence of their being, sending out an invitation to women wanting to embrace their inner modern mystic, to follow their own path and to create their own destiny.
Luxury lips and dream lashes
Call it cliché, but nothing helps to boost confidence and inspire self-expression than a brightly coloured lip.
Synonymous to the Hollywood Icons and A-List Celebrities spanning across the decades, from old school classics Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, to modern muses Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Angelina Jolie, there is something to be said about the power of an iconic, fiery red lip.
True Beauty by Aideen Kate’s latest launch welcomes the stunning Sunset Red Luxury Lip Trio (RRP €34.99) and the super-soft, wispy Dream Lash (RRP €9.99) to the collection, creating a timeless, passionate embodiment of confidence.
Inside the Sunset Red Luxury Lip Trio, you will find ‘Power’ lipstick and its complementary lip liner counterpart ‘Energy, as well as the already popular ‘Manifest’ lip gloss.
Power is a hyper-pigmented candescent coral yet crimson toned lipstick, with intensely powerful and long-lasting colour payoff that glides smoothly across the lips for a luscious velvety-matte pop of colour.
Paired with the perfect creamy cherry toned lip liner ‘Energy’ to accentuate your pout, and True Beauty’s ‘Manifest’ high shine, luscious lip gloss, this could well be your go-to this summer.
Finish off an eye-catching look with the long-wearing, lightweight Dream lash, with alternating lengths throughout to add an eye-opening, gorgeous flair.
Simply remove the lash from the tray, measure to the perfect size and press the strip on top of your natural lashes once the glue becomes tacky. These lashes can be used again and again.
The Sunset Red Luxury Lip Trio and Dream Lash are available to buy from www.truebeautybyak.com.