Thursday 18 December 2014

Red Carpet Wrap: Ashley Tisdale and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Fashion Friday

Rowena Walsh and Niamh O'Rourke

Published 09/08/2014 | 02:30

Actress Ashley Tisdale
Actress Ashley Tisdale
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

If you're looking for a masterclass in how to work white for a glamorous night out, then look no further than Ashley Tisdale (we hate to say it, but please take note Ms Gyllenhaal).

She may not be blessed with the same indie credentials but the former High School Musical star has studied hard and at 29 years of age has graduated as a fully-fledged fashionista in this gorgeous V Label London dress, which manages the difficult feat of clinging to every curve and still look classy. And we Y her fabulous silver sandals. Now this is how to do summer style.

They have access to designer wardrobes mere mortals could only dream of, yet so many celebrities still manage to get it wrong on the red carpet.

They can't seem to resist pouring themselves into super short, super tight or just plain wrong little numbers in the misguided belief that less is more. Not Ms Gyllenhaal though, the indie queen knows better. At least we thought she did - until we spied this not-so-little number. Maggie, just what were you thinking?! Do you really believe that more is actually more? FYI it's really not. This Derek Lam number wanted to be a crisp, cool take on the LWD, but like Maggie, appears a bit hot and bothered. What a shame.

The Way We Wear

Maggie Zhang (40)

From China, living in Glencullen, Dublin PA

She wears: Dress, €65, Topshop. Belt, €20, Urban Outfitters. Bag by Mulberry, €1,300, Brown Thomas. Boots, €100, Topshop.

What is your…

Best dressed style icons?

Sienna Miller, Riley Keough.

Style influence?

Blogs like Blonde Salad and Style Scrapbook.

Worst fashion mistake?


Turquoise ra-ra, cardigan and eye-shadow worn together, age 21. All kinds of awful.

Favourite item in your wardrobe?


A Kate Moss navy leather fringe jacket from my boyfriend.

Lauren McCormack (29)

Accountant

Sandymount, Dublin

She wears: Jacket, £20, Beyond Retro. Top, £18, American Apparel. Trousers, £28, Mint Vintage. Bag, £2, H&M. Sandals, £20, Asos Marketplace. All London.

What is your…

Best bargain buy?

White patent and gold 'Moschino' belt for €29 from Soho Market.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Sky Ferreira, and the worst is Cara Delevigne's style.

Style influences?

Instagram, particularly
Charliexbarker.

Worst fashion mistake?

Bright yellow Le Coq Sportif puffa when I was 12. It'd be cool now!

Ali Nea (29)

Receptionist

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

She wears: Blouse, €100, French Connection. Dress, €45, can't remember. Bag by McQueen, €2,000, China. Sunglasses by Chanel, €475, Brown Thomas. Glasses chain, €25, House of Fraser. Converse, €20, Hong Kong.

What is your…

Favourite shop?

Beijing's Brown Thomas equivalent.

Style influences?

Black and white.

Worst fashion mistake?

I don't think I have any because I don't go with trends.

Favourite label or designer?

I always go with the item, not the label.

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