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Celebrity makeup artist Aimee Connolly on her advice for brides, her new palette and Kim Kardashian

Aimee Connolly talks to News Letter’s Kathryn McKenna about all things fashion and beauty

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Louise launched Moody leggings after being inspired by her mum to create the line which donates 100 per cent of the profits to help women affected by mental illness

‘Moody’ Tyrone woman launches clothing line for women’s mental health in memory of mum

For the past two years, Louise McCann has poured her heart and soul into one thing – creating a clothing brand to help women affected by mental illness.

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Ballet premieres Victoria

Ballet premieres Victoria

The Northern Ballet has announced it is to première Victoria, a ballet by Cathy Marston in spring 2019, and will be starting a national tour at Belfast’s Grand Opera House on May 29 next year.

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Businesswoman Alison Clarke

Alison Clarke: “It is more about the person inside the clothes”

Owner and director of ACA, Alison Clarke, talks to Kathryn McKenna about her approach to fashion and beauty

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Nicole has opened Chapter 35 at just 24 years of age

Co Down woman follows her dreams with new boutique specialising in pre-loved clothes

Inspiring Co Down-based Nicole Hollinger tells KATHRYN MCKENNA about launching her first boutique, Chapter 35 at just 24 years of age

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IN PICTURES: Relive the Royal wedding - the stunning bride, THAT dress and A-list guests

Saturday’s Royal wedding will live long in the memory, not only for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but for millions around the world.

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LK Bennett: Coat Rosie Putty, was �295 now �196'Dress Ward Putty, was �325 now �216'Shoes Fern Silver/ White, was �210 now �140'Bag Maia Dark Pink, was �250, now �166''Credit: Collette Creative Photography

Our favourite Mother of the Bride looks you can buy in Northern Ireland

As many women feel pressure to look ‘just right’ on their daughter’s Big Day, KATHRYN MCKENNA talks through her top picks at The Boulevard, Banbridge

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Petra helps to run a major hospitality business including the award-winning Merchant Hotel alongside husband Bill

Why Petra Wolsey believes in pushing the boundaries

Business woman Petra Wolsey, 43, who works in Belfast and lives in Holywood with husband Bill and their young daughter Caoilinn, is group marketing director for the Beannchor Group which includes the five-star Merchant Hotel, and is a self-confessed major motorcycle junkie.

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'Who can forget the amazing Ballgown by Ralph and Russo she wore for her official engagement portraits'

Belfast’s Blush Boutique owner reveals her Royal wedding predictions

As the Royal wedding draws ever closer, owner of Blush boutique on Lisburn Road Aileen Wilson reveals her wedding dress predictions to Kathryn McKenna

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Stuart Bailie who has written a new book about music and conflict in Northern Ireland

Ulster journalist’s book explores link between Troubles and NI music scene

A new book by veteran NI journalist Stuart Bailie explores the link between Northern Ireland’s celebrated music scene and its bloody chronology of violence.

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McCalls of Lisburn

Mark McCall gives his top 10 tips for grooms on how to find the perfect suit

As the Royal Wedding fast approaches, Mark McCall from men’s fashion retailer McCalls of Lisburn tells Kathryn McKenna why it’s not just all about the bride’s dress

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Cathy's style icons include Irish Apfel and Marlene Dietrich who was the original style icon in the early 20th century. She frequently transformed her style in the spotlight and was one of the first women to be photographed wearing a full tuxedo in the 1930s

Cathy Martin reveals ‘I bought my first foundation at 36’

Holywood-based PR events and talent agent as well as director of Belfast FASHIONWEEK Cathy Martin, 45, on style icons, going makeup free and why social media has resulted in us being judged to the extreme.

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Ulster model Nuala Meenehan on why age has brought her confidence

Ulster model Nuala Meenehan on why age has brought her confidence

We speak to Ulster model Nuala Meenehan, who reveals all about her Look.

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Robert Newman

Finding the humour in 3000 years of philosophical thought

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help?

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Raffaella Folli, Colin Davidson and Ros Harvey

Established and emerging artists collaborate for postcard exhibition

The Secret Postcards exhibition at Ulster University will bring art from leading professionals together with work from celebrity artists, promising newcomers and talented amateurs in a display of over 200 large postcard sized (A5) drawings, photographs, paintings and prints, anonymised (until purchase) and priced at £60 each.

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Grainne, who found out she was pregnant with her son Ryan at 15 years old, says she couldn't be more proud of him and reveals their bond is closer than ever

Apprentice star Grainne McCoy talks business, lashes and finding out she was pregnant at 15

Straight-talking, no-nonsense, beautiful and well-poised are just some of the words that spring to mind when thinking of Grainne McCoy, the most recent Northern Ireland representative to have starred on BBC’s The Apprentice under the watchful scrutiny of Lord Sugar, writes Kathryn McKenna.

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Meghan Markle: Royal bride-to-be walks tall in stilettos with most fashion-forward look yet

Meghan Markle took full advantage of the warm weather as she made an appearance with Prince Harry in an ivory pinstripe dress and towering double-strap stilettos.

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Kate Hudson wearing Fabletics activewear (PA)

Kate Hudson on ‘athleisure’, jumpsuits and shaving all her hair off

Hollywood actress and fitness expert Kate Hudson marks five years in business with her successful Fabletics brand

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UTV's Sarah Clark

UTV’s Sarah Clarke: Sometimes you just have to put the game-face on

Hands-on UTV reporter Sarah Clarke, 37, covers everything from court reporting, breaking news, and recently anchored the St. Patrick’s Day coverage as well as looking forward to working on the upcoming Balmoral Show.

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