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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Red Carpet Wrap: Diane Kruger and Tilda Swinton

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Published 11/07/2014 | 02:30

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A Hit: Diane Kruger.
A Hit: Diane Kruger.
Miss: Tilda Swinton.
Miss: Tilda Swinton.
Colin Ryan
Colin Ryan

It's a different result for thespians Diane Kruger, who gets the thumbs up, while Tilda Swinton doesn't receive such a glowing review.

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Hit - Diane Kruger

We know that Diane Kruger is an actress. We know that she's worked with such movie luminaries as Mr Tarantino and Mr Pitt.

We even know that she's been going out with the really quite cute Joshua Jackson for quite a long time.

But we don't care about any of that.

What we really like about Ms Kruger is that she always, always, gives good red carpet. And this Mary Katrantzou dress is no exception.

On someone a little less classy, it could resemble a skimpy version of a technicolour dreamcoat, but Diane makes it seem chic and sexy, thanks to the short hem.

She was clearly determined to stand out at her own premiere - she stars in a US remake of The Bridge.

Yawn, we really don't care.

We just lover her dress, not to mention her cute plastic handbag…

Miss- Tilda Swinton

We took one look at Ms Swinton and had to avert our eyes.

Now, don't get us wrong. We do appreciate a classic tuxedo jacket (especially a white one), and we're big fans of minimalism (when we're not raving about frills and ruffles, that is), but not when it looks like this.

Many people are blinded by Tilda's star power. But not us.

Ill-fitting shiny champagne-coloured trousers are never a good look, especially when teamed with a sludge-coloured shapeless top.

Honestly, Tilda, we know you pride yourself on your quirky individuality, but this is a red-carpet event. Have some respect!

The way we wear

Anne Nuding: (24)

Public Relations Executive, living in  Rathfarnham, Dublin

She wears: Dress, reduced to €15, Zara. Boots by Vagabond, €120, Office

What is your…

Favourite shop?

Weekday.com, it’s by the same group that own COS.

Biggest splurge?

A tan leather Mulberry Alexa bag for €1,500.

Style influences?

Marianne Faithfull and Pattie Boyd in the ‘70s.

Worst fashion mistake?

An ‘80s red jumper in size 20 with bells on it from a charity shop a few years back. I thought it was cool at the time.

Favourite item in your wardrobe?

A powder blue, ankle-length coat from a charity shop for €8 at the start of this year and then they came into fashion.

Conleth Teevan: (42)

Publicist From Armagh, living in Dublin 8

He wears: Shirt by Jack Wills, €20, Kildare Village. Jeans, €50, and boots, €60, all Topman. Watch by Michael Kors, €250.

What is your…

Biggest splurge?

A pair of navy sneakers by

Balenciaga, with a really wide tongue and round toe for €550.

Style influences?

I look at Pinterest and Instagram.

Best dressed style icon?

Kanye West, although I couldn’t wear his style. I’d be killed if I wore leather pants.

Worst fashion mistake?

Wearing chinos that were too tight and ripped right around the crotch. It’s

happened three or four times.

Last fashion item you bought?

A pair of wine Nike Air Max for €140 from Office to wear with skinny jeans and no socks.

Colin Ryan: (25)

Bar Manager living in Ringsend, Dublin

He wears: Jacket, €130, Zara. T-shirt by Villain, gift. Trousers, €50, Topman. Bag by Jas MB, €300, Harvey Nichols. Venetian glass chilli pepper necklace, gift bought in Venice.

What is your…

Favourite shop?

MIA in New York.

Best-dressed style icon?

Roisin Murphy.

Style influences?

Osmosis. I absorb things as I go through the day.

Money no object, favourite label or designer?

Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood or Yves Saint Laurent.

Last fashion item you bought?

A navy polo shirt with an orange stripe on the arms and collar by Vivienne Westwood.

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