Super stylist and TV presenter Angela Scanlon has her finger on fashion’s pulse. She lets us in on what she’s been up to...

dun laoighaire

dun laoighaire

Dun Laoghaire Pier

I’ve been spending a bit of time in London and only recently realised how much I miss the air. That sounds so cliched but it’s true. That blast of fresh, cold air you get when you close your eyes and breathe deep. It makes you feel present and aware and alive. I had one of those inexplicable moments recently when I pulled up to Dun Laoghaire pier, it was the kind of bleak and beautiful day that Ireland does best. Go somewhere familiar with rose tinted glasses on and drink it all in, those little moments of normal are the best we have…

benoit missolin

benoit missolin

Benoit Missolin

I think we should adorn our heads a li­ttle more frequently than we currently do. I’m not talking about wearing a hat everyday or to mass on Sunday but actually considering it as a way to feel dressed up and special. Using hats, not just to cover a bad hair day, but to complete a look, to give it that je ne sais quoi! This li­ttle chequered dreamboat is from Benoit Missolin, Paris, www.benoitmissolin.com.

marksandspencer

marksandspencer

Man In Uniform - M&S

Nothing catches me quite like a dapper man. Yep I love a guy in scruffy jeans and a plain tee but when they scrub up it’s best they go the whole hog. A man in great clothes conveys a sort of inner confidence that you can’t get with big talk down the pub. He stands out. But it’s damn expensive being dapper which is why we can all be thankful that M&S have pulled in the creative efforts of, and created, a capsule LCM collection. With heritage tweeds, crisp cottons and colour mixes you won’t find in Hugo Boss it’s well worth a look, even if it’s just to get close to this floppy-haired sir.

spinning classes

spinning classes

Spinning Classes

I’ve fallen off the wagon a number of times. Actually I’ve been off more than I’ve been on, but it’s damn cold out there and motivating yourself to get moving is tough as hell. But I did manage to do some hard core spinning recently. Something I haven’t done in an age. It was sweaty and gruelling and uncomfortable and I had a view of an old blokes under-carraige that I can never unsee but it was worth it for the aching, tired muscles that night. Sometimes old skool exercise is the best so dig out the dusty treadmill or those resistance bands under the bed, unearth your Geri Halliwell yoga DVD or grab a tyre and a rope and make like Rocky. Your abs and arse will thank you for it...