Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Irish

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Celebrating Ireland means so many things. At Pynck, we honor the countless talented Irish designers, musicians and artisans. We have included a number of them in this gift guide.

Jacqueline Quinn is an Irish-born, New York-based, award winning fashion designer to celebrities, musicians, women who require spectacular couture and to so many who walk the red carpet. She has designed apparel for the world’s top brands and has crafted the costumes for the Sephira Sisters for many years. In this exclusive interview for Pynck magazine, Jacqueline shares her creative thought process for the costumes she designed and fashioned for Sephira’s new “Pirates of the Caribbean” video.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” video costume sketch by Jacqueline Quinn for the Sephira Sisters.

“The Sephira Sisters are clients for the past several years and we have worked closely in many areas to create the look and esthetic they were looking for. Like most musicians they reinvent themselves every couple of years. The last video you saw was the one they filmed on the cliffs. They wanted a feminine approach infused with a Celtic overtone for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” music video.”

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Ruth and Joyce O’Leary, the Sephira Sisters.

“The look would capture their traditional bustier/corset look they have mastered and then a soft airy, silk mesh and chiffon layered to create the movement. The bustier is covered in jewels, the idea stemming from the history of pirates and their treasures… trimmed with leather and eyelets to create the more masculine approach.” –Jacqueline Quinn. Jacqueline is featured on the wearingirish website.

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Sephira performed for President-Elect Joe Biden at National Gala, Washington DC, 2018. Couture costumes by Jacqueline Quinn.

If you’re not planning on walking the runway or purchasing a custom made gown for Mom just yet, you still might like to give the incredible music of Sephira as a holiday surprise. Their Christmas CD is glorious. We have lots of other perfect holiday gifts at all price points. Let’s Shop Irish!

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Amazing hand crocheted sweater in cream by Colin Burke. A contemporary vision of an Irish classic.

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Custom hand crocheted in white silk and ribbon yarn, layered and trimmed in ostrich feathers with silk tulle by Colin Burke. This dreamy creation is too exquisite to be called a sweater. You might call it a fantasy that just happens to be apparel.

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By Colin Burke, handmade crocheted sweater of organic Irish wool, taupe. Available through Havana.

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Molten ring by Gemma O’Leary, Inner Island brand. Available in either sterling silver or gold vermeil.

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Tiny sterling silver building blocks create a lovely keepsake necklace. Inner Island by Gemma O’Leary.

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Medallion “Booley” Bracelet in 18kt gold vermeil. The simple one room huts that shepherds lived in while herding their livestock were called boolies. Inner Island.

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Fantastic Race Day headpiece by milliner extraordinaire Emily Jean.

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Lovely wedding guests in bespoke fascinators by Emily Jean Millinery.

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Emily Jean headpieces at the Galway Races.

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Wedding guest in charming headband by Emily Jean.

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Have you noticed how hot the headband trend is now? A gorgeous headband can completely transform a simple outfit. All amazing headbands, turbans and hats by Emily Jean Millinery are handmade in Ireland. Emily Jean is featured on the wearingirish website.

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Roisin Dubh Toile Black Scarf in silk twill by Éadach.

Éadach is a range of limited edition prints and magnificent scarves featuring Irish myths and legends by talented illustrator/stylist Sara O’Neill.

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Éadach Zodiac Series Pisces Silk Scarf by Sara O’Neill

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The stunning silk and merino wool scarves by Sara O’Neill are created in limited editions.

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Out-of-this-world Zodiac Series Gemini Silk Scarf by Sara O’Neill. Oversized scarves can be worn as halters or dresses.

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Scribble & Stone was founded by contemporary Irish jewellery designer Jenny Kiernan.

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14kt Gold Fill Celestial Horizon Pendant Necklace, by Scribble & Stone. Jewellery with a story to tell.

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So cool! Drop earrings with a modern edge. 14kt Gold Fill Celestial Spike on Long Ear wires in bronze. Scribble & Stone.

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Tassle Drops, contemporary earrings with a Boho vibe, Scribble & Stone.

The multitude of fabulously talented designers are the true jewels of the Emerald Isle. We would love to showcase them all. Check back to Pynck often as we continue to celebrate the gifted artisans of Ireland. Happy holidays!


Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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