A lot of people will be a few days into their New Year’s resolution - but for most people that doesn't involve dressing up like a tube of toothpaste!
Donegal-based artist and designer Taryn de Vere has set herself a January style challenge of dressing up as a household item every day this January.
So far her outfits include dressing up as a bottle of Vanish stain remover, a tin of Batchelor’s baked beans and a tin of Quality Street sweets.
Taryn spoke to Tom Dunne on today’s Moncrieff about why she decided on this particular mission.
She told Tom: “I was reading all the very depressing news and thinking January was going to be a bit abysmal.
“I thought to myself ‘what will I do to make it a bit more interesting?’
"I decided I would set myself a little challenge of dressing up every day like one of the objects in my house.”
When she first thought of the idea on New Year’s Eve her eye caught a glimpse of a sink unblocker - and that turned into the first of 31 planned outfits.
Taryn - self-described as “*possibly* the most colourful woman in Ireland” - has drafted in her children to take the pictures of the outfits, which she then posts to social media.
She said she’s already established herself as the “eccentric dresser” in her own village, so “nobody bats an eyelid when I walk into a shop dressed as a tube of toothpaste”.
Just five days into her challenge, Taryn said she’s been “overwhelmed” by the positive reaction she’s received on Instagram.
And are these outfits something she wears just for the photo? Not a chance, Taryn says - when the outfit is on, it’s her outfit of the day.
She added that the only rule she has set for herself is that she’s not allowed to buy anything new for the project, as it’s partially a sustainability mission - showing what she can do with clothes she already owns.