The Clean Girl Aesthetic: The Cost of Looking Like You Didn’t Try
https://irisbrigidm.substack.com/p/the-clean-girl-aesthetic Every single day before secondary school (high school) I would apply a layer of dream matte mousse on my face. I vividly remember the day I went to school makeup free and was frequently asked if I was sick. Solidifying the idea that I looked better with it than without. While today we might…Read more “The Clean Girl Aesthetic: The Cost of Looking Like You Didn’t Try “
An Attic Under Attack
https://irisbrigidm.substack.com/p/an-attic-under-attack Our bungalow sat neatly between two houses. My father, a painter by trade, bought the house in the late 1980’s; it featured daring fire red bricks. One summer afternoon, we rested at the kitchen table in silence after enjoying an early dinner. “Can you hear that?” my father asked, “that low buzzing?” he continued. …Read more “An Attic Under Attack”
The Apocalypse Doesn’t Happen Fast
https://irisbrigidm.substack.com/p/the-apocalypse-doesnt-happen-fast It has been eight weeks since our two week lockdown began. I woke up with no idea of what day it was. I watched the condensation trail down the single pane glass windows. I could feel the cold air that had successfully infiltrated the wooden window frames. Our estate agent was unwilling to cooperate…Read more “The Apocalypse Doesn’t Happen Fast”
Gender and hobbies: What value do we, and society, place on how we spend our free time?
https://irisbrigidm.substack.com/p/gender-and-hobbies-what-value-do When I met my now fiance, his passions for music intrigued me. I had attempted to learn a couple of instruments in my youth but none of them stuck so to speak. This despite music being one of the greatest joys in my life. This man could play any instrument, guitar, bass, drums, and…Read more “Gender and hobbies: What value do we, and society, place on how we spend our free time?”
Shortlisted Story: Far Away in Australia
In September 2021, I was shortlisted in the Melbourne Beginnings Storytelling Competition organised by Study Melbourne and Melbourne Writers Festival! My story Far Away in Australia is linked below via the Melbourne Writers Festival website. https://mwf.com.au/melbourne-beginnings-Iris-MaherRead more “Shortlisted Story: Far Away in Australia”
Couture Fashion as an Art Form
Originally published: February 7, 2017Read more “Couture Fashion as an Art Form”
The End of the Era of Elegance: The Death of Hubert de Givenchy
Originally published: April 12, 2018Read more “The End of the Era of Elegance: The Death of Hubert de Givenchy”
Where is the Fashion Industry in Ireland?
Originally published: March 23, 2017Read more “Where is the Fashion Industry in Ireland?”
Gucci Goes Fur Free – What does this mean for the Fashion World?
Originally published: October 25, 2017Read more “Gucci Goes Fur Free – What does this mean for the Fashion World?”
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