i’m not particularly fond of kitschy stuff. tacky – yes, ironic – definitely, and lamé – absolutely. but me and the kitschy have never been bosom buddies. i don’t like anything too brightly coloured, too plastic or too Japanese Harajuku…and yet i find myself strangely drawn to the heart-shaped handbag this year. maybe it’s the ultimate and inevitable conclusion to a woman wearing her heart on her sleeve, maybe it’s the fact that they come in every conceivable shape, size and design…or maybe I’ve just finally gone native. Kitschy Mc Ginn.




River Island


If anything is likely to confirm or deny acceptable fashion status (you’re hired/ you’re fired in the fashion world), it’s coverage on LookBookNU. As you can see below, it’s quite literally a heart explosion across the site.