Fashion

Manley Maternity on the Red Carpet!

Saturday night was the Gossie Awards 2019. I was up for Designer of the year along with Don O’Neil, Lennon Courtney, Paul Costello and Zoe Jordan. Sadly I didn't walk away with the trophy, the legend that is Paul Costelloe did and deservedly so.

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I did get the chance to make me a Manley that was fit for the red carpet and for my burgeoning bump. Growing this bump has taught me a lot about about the challenges women face dressing not only day to day but for events when they’re pregnant. It’s not easy, believe me, and I will get my ass in gear to get Manley Maternity to you as soon as I possibly can. Lets just go about having this baby first and then I can tackle that obstacle!

This dress came about when I was trying on some Manley’s in preparation for the gossies. I was trying on anything that could either possibly fit, or alternatively, something that was along the lines of what I wanted. My Manley Bride wedding dress came out of the closet and bam, it fit perfectly.

I’m one of those IBS sufferers so for me, on my wedding day, comfort was key and having the ability to disguise a bad IBS bloated tummy day was a necessity. Turns out that style is Manley to begin with but very translatable to Maternity too!

This red carpet dress is literally my wedding dress just in leather and studded. I know I will wear this dress for a wedding in a few weeks when I’m 39 weeks pregnant and I will wear it again for my nieces communion post baby in May. It’s one of those that I will feel comfortable and confident in no matter what's going on in my tummy region and that's what I love about it, it’s not just for maternity but post baby too.






The power of being Irish in New York City!

I got chatting to Richard Donelan the creator of Irish Start Up TV in the lush surroundings of Bloss! We talked all things Manley, how it began and where it’s all going. We also talked all things Bloss and our amazing 40 Irish designers under one roof. And finally we spoke about the power of being Irish in NYC!

Bloss x Dundrum

Bloss x Dundrum

Designers Emma Manley and Jenny Huston launch BLOSS Winter Capsule Event at Dundrum Town Centre

Launching on the 11th October and running until December, the BLOSS Winter Capsule event at Dundrum Town Centre is a luxury showcase and pop-up shop of 35 established and emerging Irish designers.

BLOSS founders, designers Emma Manley and Jenny Huston, together with their accountant Paul Haycock, imagined the showcase as a new channel to sell Irish luxury designs. The store will host a range of cutting edge and classic, Irish designed women’s, men’s and children’s fashions as well as homewares, jewellery, millinery and accessories.

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Cork, we're coming for you!

Cork, we're coming for you!

Last October we took the Irish Designer Sample Sale to Cork. Six months on and we’re missing the rebel county, so we’re coming back!

We’re kicking off our two day sample sale on Friday April 20th at 12pm in the very beautiful location of St Peter’s, North Main Street. Join us Friday evening from 5pm for the official launch party where we'll have some serious tunage, late night shopping and don't worry, we know shopping is thirsty work so the lovely folks at Stonewell will have you covered!

So, tell the girls, grab your sister and most definitely call you mother and tell them you’ve plans for Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of April!

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Dublin Sample Sale holler!

Dublin Sample Sale holler!

We all love a good sample sale right? Well how about one featuring eight deadly Irish fashion, jewellery and accessory designers? Yeah, we've got your attention now!

We’re kicking off our four day sample sale on Wednesday March 7th in the Fumbally Exchange, Dame Lane, Dublin. Join us for the launch party where we'll have some serious tunage and late night shopping. We understand that shopping is thirsty work, so we'll have you covered on that front too 🍻

Bring along your Mum, your sisters, your friends, your GBFF, your work colleagues, your fella, bring whoever you like, the more the merrier!

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Thank You, For Being You <3

Emma Manley, Founder and Creative Director, writing you today, the 1st of January 2018 from the Manley Studio, Dublin 8.

Seven years ago in London, I packed my bags for the very last time, to make the move home to Ireland for good, to set up Manley.

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She loves Manley, but which one?!

She loves Manley, but which one?!

You know she loves Manley but you just don’t know which one she’ll love the most? Maybe a Coat, what about a Manley Bag or even a necklace? We’re here to help. The Manley Gift Card is a sure way to make her smile this Christmas.

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Irish Designers Sample Sale in Cork

The Irish Designer Sample Sale is southward bound! We’re kicking off our latest three day sample sale on Thursday November 16th in beautiful St Peter's Church, Cork. Join us for the Aperol Spritz launch party with some serious tunage and late night shopping. We'll even have PROPERCORN on hand to keep you fed while you browse the sample sale rails.

This is our first time taking the IDSS on the road and there really only was one option, the city by the Lee. We have even more amazing designers joining us in Cork with local talent leading the way.

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The Who?
Manley /// www.manley.ie
Jill De Burca /// http://jilldeburca.com/
Jill & Gill /// https://jillandgill.com/
Edge Only /// https://edgeonly.com/
Maria Dorai Raj /// http://www.mariadorairaj.com/
Ale Walsh /// https://alewalsh.com/
Jokamin /// https://jokamin.myshopify.com/
Theo & George /// http://www.theoandgeorge.com/
Coletti /// http://www.coletti.ie/
Leonora Ferguson /// http://www.leonoraferguson.com/
Drift Knits /// http://www.driftknits.com/

The Where?
St Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork

The When?
Thursday November 16th /// 12-9pm launch party kicking off at 5pm
Friday November 17th /// 10am-7pm
Saturday November 17th /// 10am-6pm

The Why?
Seven amazing Irish Fashion, Accessory and Jewellery Designers under one roof... you’d be cracked not to!

Time.Honoured.Craftsmanship

Time.Honoured.Craftsmanship

We love to bang on about time honoured craftsmanship but what does that really mean? Here in the Manley studio we’ve decided to start giving you guys and sneak peak into how we create Manley pieces. Whether it be Manley Womenswear, Manley Jewellery or Manley Bags, we’re going to let you in and see how it’s done!

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IMAGE PRESENTS: YOUNG BUSINESSWOMEN’S FORUM

IMAGE PRESENTS: YOUNG BUSINESSWOMEN’S FORUM

Join us on Tuesday, October 17 for an evening of insight, inspiration and lots of luxury as we hear about the highs and lows of business from three outstanding young entrepreneurs.

IMAGE editor-in-chief Melanie Morris and our guest panels really shine a light on what it really means to be a successful young woman in business.

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Anna Daly’s loving Manley SS17 ❤️

Anna Daly’s loving Manley SS17 ❤️

TV3's Anna Daly has been a long time lover of Manley and we have most certainly been a long time Anna Daly fan so all in all it’s a match made in the fashion heavens! Check out Anna sporting her fave Manley SS17 pieces in the past month.

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Manley Fan’s ahoy, we’re coming for you!

You know at Manley we love our Sample Sales. This time, we’re taking them to the next level. You heard right, we’re doing even more than before! We know our Manley Fans aren't just in Dublin so we’re taking our Irish Designer Sample Sale on the road.

First stop, Dublin 💙  second stop, the rebel county, Cork ❤️

Stay tuned for more info on both of our upcoming Sample Sales in Dublin and Cork and let us know, if there's somewhere else we should be hosting one! 

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Manley’s off to Melbourne 🇦🇺

Manley’s off to Melbourne 🇦🇺

I had the pleasure of popping yet another pin in the Manley Map today, this time it’s Australia, Melbourne to be precise! How cool to know there will be a hip chic strutting the street of Melbourne in her Manley very soon!

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Free UK Shipping!

Free UK Shipping!

We’re feeling pretty generous in Manley HQ today. We want to do something nice for our Manley Fan’s in the UK amidst all this Brexit chit chat and so, we’ve decided to make bagging a Manley that bit easier for you.

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22 Hours in Milan

22 Hours in Milan

SS18, is well underway, yes as crazy as it sounds, we do plan that far ahead! The only thing I’m missing are some key fabrics. Italy is my destination of choice for beautiful, fair trade, high quality fabrics that are good enough for Manley!

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Inside the Wardrobe of Ireland Top Designer Emma Manley

Inside the Wardrobe of Ireland Top Designer Emma Manley

Describe your closet in three words.  Packed. With. Manley.

What are your closet staples? Leather skirts, leather t-shirts and trainers. That’s me, most days.

What’s your signature piece? No matter the weather, I’m a legs out kind of a girl, so it has to be a leather skirt. In winter, I love layering chunky knits and in summer, I contrast lighter and sheer silk tops with leather skirts. It’s always a leather skirt day to me.

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Fiona Shine’s on the Red Carpet in Manley

Fiona Shine’s on the Red Carpet in Manley

Fiona Ufton shone brightly on the red carpet at the Edinburgh Film Festival for the showing of Tommy’s Honour, directed by her partner, Jason Connery. Fiona sported the Manley SS17 Parker Dress in a bold and bright sunshine yellow. This lady mos certainly isn't a dress for the faint hearted and Fiona showed us exactly how to wear it!

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Só Collective is on the Move!

Só Collective is on the Move!

Our stockist Só Collective is on the move. Fear not folks, they're not going far! Só Collective is relocating to a new and improved space at 55 Kildare Village. The store reopening is happening on the 15th of July so keep your eyes peeled for the new space, it’s bound to be amazing.

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