Thursday 27 October 2016

The loves of my life: Jennifer Wrynne, milliner

Published 27/06/2016 | 02:30

Jennifer Wrynne's boutique is located on the ground floor at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
Jennifer Wrynne's boutique is located on the ground floor at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

The milliner on how her mother is her best friend and how she believes in hard work.

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The person

My mum - she is my best friend and number-one supporter! She taught me everything I know - from learning to thread a needle to running a business

The memory

Winning Best Dressed Lady at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2015. I'll never forget the moment they called out my name. My business has skyrocketed over the last 18 months, thanks to it!

The moment of the day

Every time my head hits a cold pillow, I release a secret smile. Something about the instant gratification of laying my head down after a hard day's work makes me happy!

The song

I love Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud

The virtue

Work even harder

The vice

Buying shoes . . .

The movie

Pretty Woman. Julia Roberts is one of my favourite actresses. I remember watching it and falling in love with her beautiful hats

The hero

Krikor Jabotian, an incredible couture designer; I only discovered his couture designs recently. Every single garment is made with exquisite fabrics

The book

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. It is one of the most uplifting books I have ever read. I believe it's what gave me the motivation to open my own boutique. Sophia was a normal young girl, with very little money, setting up a business. She is a now a multimillionaire - a true inspiration

The outfit

Recently, I wore a dress by a Canadian designer to my best friend's wedding. It was a gorgeous shade of raspberry, and so beautifully cut around the shoulders and waist. It's something I'll have in my wardrobe for years

The beauty product

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation; it lasts all day

The holiday

In December 2014, my best friend Lorraine and I travelled around Thailand and Australia for a couple of weeks. Thailand was an Aladdin's cave of silk fabrics, beading and applique. I packed three suitcases full of fabrics and posted them home. I still use them every day. Australia was a totally different experience - a little more like Ireland, but with a lot of sun!

The accessory

A hat. I am probably being a little biased here, but I believe a hat is the perfect accessory to finish an outfit. They give ladies confidence

The gadget

My Canon 550D camera. It weighs a ton, but I bring it everywhere with me.

Over the last five years, I have brought it to every race meeting or event I have gone to

The pet hate

My sister stealing my clothes. Even though she is two sizes smaller than me, she manages to dress herself top-to-toe in my clothes. I think every sister has this problem, though.

The bar

The Capitol Lounge in Dublin - they do the most amazing cocktails, and it's a perfect location for a girlie night out

The friend

Way too many to single out anyone!

The piece of advice

'The sky's the limit; it's there for the taking. But you've got to go and get it.' Again, this is something my mum reminds me of daily. I am a very positive person, but it's always good to get a reminder of this saying!

The drink

A Cosmopolitan. I love sweet flavours

The hotel

Lough Rynn Castle in Mohill, Co Leitrim - one of Ireland's most beautiful hotels. My best friend got married there recently, and the hotel could not do enough

The hobby

Walking. I always find it so refreshing to wake up in the morning and go for a long walk

The part of my body

My hands. They are by no means beautiful, but they work a lot of magic when making hats!

The celebrity

Victoria Beckham. She always manages to make the most simplistic dresses look really wow. Her own collections of clothing are beautifully cut, high-quality pieces

The smell:

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. A classic scent

The taste

My mum's brown bread. Delicious!

Jennifer Wrynne is Dublin's newest ladies' boutique, located on the ground floor at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, D2 See

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