Dublin Shopping Guide: The Harlequin, 13 Castle Market.

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The Harlequin is a mother/daughter run vintage boutique, located at 13 Castle Market, Dublin 2. It is a stones throw from Om Diva, so you know you are going to get some serious shopping done if you visit either one of these unique boutiques. The Harlequin is full of 1920’s inspired clothing as well as modern pieces with an edge. If you have the patience to rummage through the store, you are bound to find some fantastic, stand out items that will add some flare to your wardrobe.

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Admittedly, I find The Harlequin to be a little pricey at times but if I found something I really loved, i’d be willing to pay a little extra for it. There are some great deals in store and they have regular sales to justify your spending habits! What I really like about this boutique is that it caters to both men and women equally. They have many items to suit anyone with a love for retro fashion.

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The great thing about shopping at The Harlequin, is the fact that you feel like you are browsing through different fashion era’s as you scan each railing of clothing. There’s so much clothing to choose from and sometimes you can pick up a really great find, if you take the time browse through what is on offer in store. Vintage shopping takes patience and a good eye for fashion!

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It’s pretty impressive that The Harlequin started out as a market stall over 40 years ago and has now blossomed into a well respected vintage boutique in the heart of Dublin city. The Harlequin was built from the ground up and is a beloved haven for lovers of vintage and retro fashion.

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The Harlequin is a shop that you should defenitily check out if you are a lover of vintage style. There is something for everyone and you never know what hidden gems you might find!

For more information check out HarlequinVintage.com

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‘I don’t really care if you think I’m strange I ain’t gonna change!’ – Joan Jett

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Faux Leather Trousers // Dunnes Store

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D&G oppose gay adoptions

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbanna are two of the most powerful gay men in fashion & the world.  So you’d think they’d do everything in their power to support the LGBT community, right?!

WRONG.

In a recent interview with an Italian magazine D&G told the world what their thoughts are on gay couples being able to adopt. “We oppose gay adoptions,” they say, “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.” Domenico also stated “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from a catalogue. I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.”

Their statement caused controversy and outrage among the gay community and pissed off the most famous gay father on the planet, Elton John. Elton has two sons born through a surrogate with husband David Furnish.

Elton took to his Instagram account to voice his anger:

“How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’. And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana”

It honestly baffles me how backwards people can be, especially when they are going against the current of their own social struggle. Dolce & Gabbana are just supporting the backward view that gay couples should not be allowed to have children. They are not only insulting many members of the LGBT community but couples who use IVF treatments to try to start a family.

In my personal opinion, family is about love, not DNA.

I have friends who were adopted as babies and have incredibly loving and supportive families. Family isn’t something you are born with most of the time, it is something you can create also. Family is unconditional love. Family is whatever you make it to be.

Family is affection without any limitations.

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Steal Her Style: Kylie Jenner

kyShe’s a style queen, at only seventeen. Kylie Jenner has become a fashion icon almost over night! A few years ago she was in the shadows of her older sisters but now Kylie is arguably one of the most popular sisters from the Jenner/Kardashian clan. Kylie has quickly become a force to be reckoned with, she has teamed up with hair extension brand Bellami for her own line of clip-ins called Kylie Hair Kouture. Kylie and her sister Kendall have their very own clothig range, as apart of the the popular PacSun collection. Also, did I mention Kylie co-wrote a sci-fi novel too?!

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Kylie likes to wear Californian inspired sunwear and urban chic clothing. Growing up in California, Kylie is used to dressing for hot weather. She loves to wear crop tops and loose fitting vest tops.

What I love about Kylie’s look is that she takes inspiration from many different genres of style and music. She has a bit of a rock chick edge to her look and loves to wear band tee’s and leather jackets. Even though she loves Louboutin shoes, she can rock a pair of converse and still look like a million bucks. I love how she pairs high street & designer clothing, to create a unique look.

Kylie’s signature accessories are her Cartier love bracelet’s, which start at a staggering $6,600 each! Kylie can often be seen wearing stacks of these gorgeous, gold bracelets at once.

You can get this look for a LOT cheaper, by stacking gold bangles up your arm. Let’s be totally honest with ourselves, not all of us are fortunate to be able to afford Cartier jewellery (a girl can dream!) but there are many fantastic Cartier Love inspired bracelets you can buy for a fraction of the price, that thankfully will not cost you your college tuition for the next decade or so!

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 Hair and makeup are very important when trying to pull off Kylie’s look. Kylie’s look is forever changing and progressing. Not so long ago she rocked a punky, blue ombré bob. Her current hair style is a sleek, black bob but she likes to mix it up sometimes by wearing human hair, clip in hair peieces from her Kylie Hair Kouture line. Kylie definitely is not afraid to experiment with her look!

Kylie’s makeup is easily the most distinctive aspect of her look. Replicating her signature sultry eye makeup and full lips are the key to pulling off Kylie’s look completely. It is rumored that Kylie uses whirl lip liner by MAC to create her famous, puckered pout. A great way to make your lips look fuller, is to use a lip liner that matches your natural lip colour and carefully over draw them.

Keep your eye makeup simple by using soft brown eye shadows to create a subtle smokey eye and using a liquid eyeliner, carefully draw on a feline flick at the outer corners of each eye to make the eyes look bigger. Finish off the eye makeup by adding lashings of mascara to create definition.

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Details are very important when recreating Kylie’s look. Her style is forever evolving as she gets older and she loves to take risks, which makes her fashion journey very exciting to watch!

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Dublin Shopping Guide: Cactus, Stephens Green Shopping Centre.

In my humble opinion, Cactus is one of Dublin’s best kept secrets for shopping. There really is nothing else like it in the city. Located on the top floor of Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Cactus has a wide range of Japanese and international products. These include items such as traditional clothing, homeware, Japanese Peace & Harmony dolls and beautiful jewellery, just to name a few!

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 Every time I am in Dublin I pop into Catcus and I am always greeted with a smile from the lovely man who runs the shop. He is always happy to explain what each item represents in Japanese culture and has shared some truly wonderful stories with me, about Japan and how he fell in love with the culture. The shop is always full of colour and personality, I love calling in for a browse!

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 If you’re interested in Japanese culture, you’ll love the beautiful displays of Japanese Kokeshi in the shop and the beautifully designed origami jewellery. All of the items for sale in Cactus would be perfect as unique gifts for loved ones. There is something personal about a lot of the pieces on offer in the shop and each individual item has it’s own story to tell through Japanese culture.

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Cactus truly is a beautiful little shop with lots of personality and a lot to offer. It is definitely worthwhile to call into the shop and seeing the unique range of items on display for yourself.

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I love the juxtaposition between Cactus and all the other shops in Stephens Green Shopping Centre. It is a great little haven for fans and lovers of Japanese culture, in the heart of Dublin.

For more info follow Global Japan Cactus on Facebook.

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