Thursday 30 March 2017

The style message from the street - Gabriella

Gabriella Butuaru. Gabriella gives her contemporary wax trench a touch of vintage with her trilby and layered suede jacket
Gabriella Butuaru. Gabriella gives her contemporary wax trench a touch of vintage with her trilby and layered suede jacket

Gabriella gives her contemporary wax trench a touch of vintage with her trilby and layered suede jacket.

she is Gabriella Butuaru (32), assistant buyer, from Transylvania, living in Belfast.

she wears Coat, £120, Superdry. Suede jacket, £40, Vintage in Belfast. Poloneck, £20; trousers, £40; and boots, £50, all Zara. Scarf, £5, J Horner & Co. Hat, €40, The Harlequin. Bag by Jimmy Choo, a present bought in Brown Thomas.

what is your...



  • Favourite shop?

Zara and Mango.



  • Bargain buy?

A pair of red patent, square-toe heels reduced from £70 to £17 from Office.



  • Biggest splurge?

A velvet-lined, short grey fur coat by Armani bought in Vienna. I'd rather not say the price.



  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best are Sophia Loren and Cheryl Cole and the worst is Amy Winehouse.



  • Favourite label or designer?

Alexander McQueen.



  • Monthly spend on clothes?

Up to €600.



  • Last fashion buy?

This hat.



  • Biggest fashion mistake?

I don't think I really have any because I consider my choices very carefully.



  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love a mix of vintage with new pieces and I hate when everyone buys into something and has no sense of themselves, like the current obsession with Louboutins.

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