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Is it just me or does it feel like Christmas is about to arrive already?!
No sooner are you finished with summer and the kids are back at school, than tins of Quality Street start appearing in the shops - and you know chaos is about to descend!
So, as the weather gets colder and we turn our attention to winter, it’s the ideal time to sort your new season’s wardrobe. And aren’t we lucky that we have so many amazing shops to choose from right here on our doorstep?
In this special fashion issue we showcase the stunning styles from our favourite independent boutiques in the area as well as visit our top local stylists to see what trends in hair we will be seeing this winter.
And speaking of shopping, do you have your Halloween costume sorted yet? Every year I dream of being one of those people who is super-organised and has ordered a scary (but gorgeous) costume from America ready to wow my friends with, after getting my make-Thanks to Harp for inviting us along up professionally done of course. to meet Carl Frampton.
To give you and me a bit of Halloween inspo, we called upon our friends at the Make Up Pro Store in Newry who have created some horrifying Halloween looks. Usually Paddy McGurgan’s work is more associated with beauty than beasts, but he has created some truly terrifying make-up looks that will make you stand out this year. Get booking if you want to look spook-tacular this year.
Until next month,
Kim Kelly, Editor
This month's highlights
Ballynahinch twins Evelyn Spiers and Jim Newell took to the skies to mark their 70th birthday with a 13,000ft skydive, and Local Women’s Cheryl Cole caught up with daredevil great-grandmother Evelyn after her amazing charity challenge.
Emily Shields, Kasia Simpson and Colin Murphy model for Sitara Morgan, Portadown
Out & About
Fundraising for the Down’s & Proud Charity at the Cellar Bar in Lurgan.