About Me

I’m Eimear, an Irish girl in love with the 1960s, thrifting and red lipstick.

I originally created The Retro Suitcase in April 2012 as a portfolio for my written work. I studied journalism in college and I currently work as a news presenter for a radio station in Dublin, i.e. I compile and read the news! It was also, and still is, an outlet for my interest in fashion and beauty on a budget.

I truly believe you don’t have to spend a fortune to look or feel good. I hope to demonstrate through my posts that shopping around, combing sale rails, and rummaging through charity shops and flea markets can unearth incredible bargains and even some unique treasures.

I adore having my own little piece of the internet and replying to readers. Other interests include vintage fashion, rock and indie rock music, dancing my little boots off at gigs, classic films, poetry, baking, discovering new quirky bars and cafes and attempting to fix the world with my friends over tea and cake.

Award Nominations:

Longlisted for Best Content and Best Fashion Blog - Irish Beauty Blog Awards - April 2015
Shortlisted for Best Lifestyle Blog - IMAGE.ie Blog Awards - September 2014
Longlisted for Best Beauty Blog - Blog Awards Ireland - July 2014
Shortlisted for Readers’ Choice Award - Aussie Blog Awards - May 2014
Longlisted for Best Fashion and Beauty Blog - Blog Awards Ireland - July 2013


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