Guest Editor: Sarah O’Hegarty

April 11, 2013

Daily Digest

Guest Editor: Sarah O’Hegarty


Completely down-to-earth and clued-in on all things fashion, after reading through her Top Picks for April, you just want to be Sarah O’Hegarty’s friend! Having established herself as one-to-watch some time back with modelling gigs for Tabitha magazine and Irish Oxfam collaborations, Sarah upped sticks for various prestigious internships in New York. Returning home, Sarah landed her dream job and is now Staff Editor with Irish Tatler magazine. Here are her top picks for the season.

Spring Summer 13 trends & how you will be wearing them

My key trend for spring summer has to be the nineties revival – 3.1 Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten were some of my favourite shows. I grew up watching Clueless and My So Called Life, so it all feels pretty natural. Denim is one of my staple pieces so I’m delighted to see that Miu Miu and Chanel have given it a luxe makeover this season. I’m planning to expand my ever-growing collection of boyfriend jeans, you can never have too many.

Favourite indigenous shop in Ireland

My favourite indigenous shop would have to be Bow in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin. I love co-owner Wendy’s vision and she has possibly the best taste in the world. It’s without a doubt the most aesthetically pleasing boutique in the country. Eilis Boyle does beautiful knitwear creations and Margaret of Mo Muse designs beautiful delicate jewellery.

Favourite shop (clothing or otherwise) in another country

Whenever I’m in Paris I can’t resist dipping into the department store Colette – it stocks everything from Simone Rocha to Lula magazine. In New York, Dean and Deluca is the best place to have a wander, especially in the autumn, the produce is amazing and their bakery is delish.

Go-to piece in your wardrobe

Go to piece? I find it nearly impossible to choose one but I do find myself living in my MiH boyfriend jeans. Breton tops and studded Converse feature quite a lot too.


There’s a huge misunderstanding that people who work in fashion only wear high heels. I spend most of my day running around like a maniac or holed up at my desk so towering heels don’t really factor in. I go between Converse, Vans and a pair of Carvela biker boots I got last autumn that I love. I also have a great pair of black suede flatforms I love breaking out from time to time, plus my leopard print pony skin ankle boots are great for when I need an outfit pick me up.


If it’s Celine, I will take it! Any colour, any style!


I hate sickeningly sweet, overpowering perfumes and I don’t gravitate toward any stereotypical scents. I like fragrances that smell clean and fresh, like just-washed clothes. Unisex fragrances are best for that – at the moment I’m wearing CK Be.

Beauty salon and treatment

I’m a facial junkie – I love the Eve Lom at Harvey Nichols and ESPA facials at The G, Galway or the Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt.

Best bargain buy

I tend not to buy too much from sales, I would rather buy one product I am absolutely crazy about and will be chuffed with for seasons rather than two or three things in the sale that will date quickly. I don’t tend to do designer sample sales that much – vintage finds are more my style. Some of the best quality vintage I’ve gotten has been in the Marais in Paris where you can fill a whole bag of things for under €40.

Your Biggest Splurge

A Chanel costume jewellery gold ring…It was actually my boyfriend who paid, but it still counts, right?

3 words to describe your style

Am I allowed to say ‘Tomboy wearing lipstick’?

Pet hate

When a trend or item you really love is suddenly everywhere and on everyone! Also leggings worn as trousers, maxi skirts, wedge trainers…I could rant for quite some time!

Fashion gadget

The Instagram app on the iPhone – it’s pure fashion voyeurism!

Top style tip

Firstly: It’s better to be chicly underdressed than to be fashion overkill. Secondly: A slick of red lipstick will instantly transform any outfit.

Most insane thing you’ve ever done for the love of fashion

Quitting my job and upping sticks to New York to intern at one of my favourite magazines with about three weeks’ notice was pretty crazy. And well worth it!

Follow Sarah on Twitter here and catch her monthly insights in Irish Tatler magazine.

– Meghan Costelloe

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