Friday 18 April 2014

Fashionista Angela gets 'Vogue' seal of approval

STYLIST Angela Scanlon is hoping to become part of the next wave of Irish fashionistas who have made it on the London scene after being named 'one to watch' next year by 'Vogue', along with designer Dean Quinn and teenage rockers The Strypes.

The 28-year-old native of Ratoath, Co Meath, was featured – along with the Cavan quartet and Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, designer Quinn – on British ' Vogue' online's 2013 Hot List as "the top 20 rising stars who are destined for the big time in 2013".

The trio were named by the style bible as "the emerging musicians, bands, actors, actresses, models and designers that are set to shape 2013". The magazine predicts that The Strypes, Willy Moon and Angel Haze will "take over your iPod" next year, noting that the Irish quartet, aged just 15 to 17, "offer a fast-paced, back-to-basics, bluesy sound that calls to mind The Rolling Stones in their early years."

The influential fashion publisher predicted that Ms Scanlon will follow in the high heels of British television fashion presenter Alexa Chung, noting that the bubbly redhead is "known for her humour, directness and upbeat cheerfulness".

"Part of the Liz Matthews talent stable, the agency that made Chung famous, Scanlon first started her career in her native Ireland. She has attracted the support of designers such as Simone Rocha and JW Anderson," the magazine wrote.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, the DIT business graduate said she was delighted to get the nod from 'Vogue', whom she would love to work for.

Ms Scanlon, who wrote a fashion blog for this newspaper, has had a busy year presenting on Yahoo's fashion channel and RTE's 'Off The Rails', filming a pilot for RTE called 'Love Clinic' and reporting on RTE Two's 'The Movie Show'.

She will be commuting back and forth across the Irish Sea next year after being asked to present London Fashion Weekend.

Irish Independent

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