IMAGE wanted to find a way to blend our love of podcasting with our extensive history in style and fashion. And what we came up with was Smart Casual - IMAGE's first fashion podcast, in collaboration with Kildare Village, dealing with personal style in a way that speaks to you.
Episode 31: Kimono, and iconic pieces with Ena Quinn
After an exhibition in London about the history of kimono came to Marie and Sarah's attention, the piece, and what it represents to fashion, has been on their minds ever since. Here, they discuss the cultural and timeless quality of the kimono, and the other items that have crossed cultural borders to become staples of fashion around the world. Our guest this week is fashion producer and Bray-native Ena Quinn, who, based in London, works on some of the world's most lavish fashion events, from Loewe to Alexander McQueen.
Episode 30: How to beat your fast fashion habits with Sonia Reynolds
This week, Smart Casual tackles one of the biggest fashion issues of 2019 — sustainability. Our hosts talk about their very different approaches to fast fashion and impulse buying, and share their tried-and-tested ways to curb their spending habits. Our guest this week is co-founder of Irish design haven Stable, Sonia Reynolds, who chats to Marie about her extensive career in Irish fashion and the importance of Irish design
Episode 29: Where Mental Health and Fashion Coincide with Sarah Murphy
This week, our hosts delve deeper into a slightly more serious topic on Smart Casual - our mental health, and specifically, how the way in which we dress can affect it. Our guest this week is multi-award winning Irish designer Sarah Murphy, who talks about her muses, her plans for world domination and how her own experiences with mental health shaped the career in design she holds today.
Episode 28: Do trends really matter anymore, with Zoe Jordan
Marie and Sarah delve into the idea of runway trends, and whether following the crowd really makes for a fashionable wardrobe. Our guest this week is knitwear designer Zoe Jordan, who chats to Marie about influences, Instagram perfection, and whether her Irishness is a factor in her beautiful creations
Episode 27: Live at IMMA with Rachel Thomas
In a special live episode of Smart Casual, Marie chats to Head Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art Rachel Thomas. Rachel chats about their latest exhibition - a collaboration with Kildare Village all about the subject of desire - how art meets fashion, and how art has influenced her taste and personal style.
Episode 26: Self-expression through fashion with Emma Louise Connolly
In a very special episode live from Kildare Village, model, influencer and fashion designer Emma Louise Connolly is our guest this week. She chats to Marie about the inspirations for her personal style, taking risks and having fun with fashion, and her top tips on how to dress up or down in a way that suits you
Great podcast and great advice! Thanks
Frank, Fashionable & Funny
Really love this podcast. It’s a fascinating insight into how we perceive fashion at all ages and the important discussions we should be having about inclusivity and representation. Subscribe immediately!
Fashionistas will love this podcast!
It’s real (reminiscent of being with my own girlfriends), fun and the three hosts strike the perfect balance in creating a podcast that talks to women of all ages. Well done girls, you nailed it!