Saturday 25 March 2017

Dannii beating Cheryl in battle of 'style gladiators'

Bairbre Power Fashion Editor

DANNII Minogue is winning the fashion battle on 'X Factor' and Cheryl Cole is "trying too hard." That's the opinion of Ireland's most senior fashion commentator, Paula Reed.

A former model from Limavady, Co Derry, Paula now works as style director at 'Grazia' magazine.

In Dublin to host style workshops at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street today, Paula says Dannii and Cheryl's naked fashion rivalry has turned them into "style gladiators".

She believes Aussie judge Dannii "wins hands down" and that Cheryl's fashion faux pas on the show "is that the clothes are wearing her, rather than the other way round".

Elegant in a pair of high-waisted, wide-legged, J Brand 'doll' four-way stretch jeans and a patterned Nicole Farhi blouse, Paula's free workshops in the Brown Thomas Designer Rooms from noon today will explore how to update your wardrobe and dress to suit your body shape.

Paula's style advice for getting through the recession is to "invest in great accessories" and she believes the most common fashion mistake in Ireland is replicated all around the world -- buying into key trends that don't suit us.

A practical buyer, the mother of three singled out her three favourite buys this season as a Jil Sander Camel coat, J Brand Gigi jeans and a D&G silk dress.

Well known to Irish TV viewers for her appearances on 'Project Catwalk', 'Twiggy's Frock Exchange' and 'International Supermodel', Paula also appeared in the show 'Businesswoman Caprice'.

Model Caprice was in Dublin yesterday to promote her new 'By Caprice' lingerie range at Arnotts and is doing personal fittings with customers at the Henry Street store today. No appointments are

necessary. Caprice, who chaired TV3's 'Style Wars' show, describes herself as a model and businesswoman.

She has designed lingerie that enable women to exploit their natural assets, with graduated padded plunge bras that help enhance cleavage.

She said she was thrilled that all her years of hard work had paid off and her range was finally being sold at a store in Ireland.

Irish Independent

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