Thursday 23 March 2017

The Way We Wear

Magda Pietrykowska, wearing: Cardigan, €40, and dress, €70, both from Topshop. Bag, €10, alwear. Scarf, €3, a charity shop in Amsterdam. Sunglasses, €150, www.ray-ban.com. Tights, €3, Penneys. Boots, €50, River Island.
Magda Pietrykowska, wearing: Cardigan, €40, and dress, €70, both from Topshop. Bag, €10, alwear. Scarf, €3, a charity shop in Amsterdam. Sunglasses, €150, www.ray-ban.com. Tights, €3, Penneys. Boots, €50, River Island.
Karen O'Callaghan, wearing: Coat, €20, and bag, €5, both from Oxfam. Jumper, €50, Carraig Dubh. Leggings, €5, Penneys. Boots, €130, Urban Outfitters.
Nicole Byrne, wearing: Cardigan, €42, Zara. Dress, $22, Urban Outfitters in New York. Scarf, €12, and bag, €15, both from alwear. Boots, €80, River Island.
Aine White, wearing: Cardigan, €14, H&M. Vest, scarf and necklace, all gifts. Skirt, €10; tights, €2; and bag, €9, all from Penneys. Hat, €5, Topshop. Gloves, €7, Next. Shoes, €50, Office.

The style message from the street, with Niamh O'Rourke

Magda Pietrykowska, age 21
Student from Warsaw, Poland

Wearing: Cardigan, €40, and dress, €70, both from Topshop. Bag, €10, alwear. Scarf, €3, a charity shop in Amsterdam. Sunglasses, €150, www.ray-ban.com. Tights, €3, Penneys. Boots, €50, River Island.

What is your favourite shop? Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy? A vintage, brown fur coat reduced from €90 to €70 in Camden Market, London.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? These sunglasses.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Mary-Kate Olsen and the worst is Victoria Beckham.

What is your favourite label or designer? Vivienne Westwood.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €200.

What or who influences your style? Vintage styles and rich textures.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A faux fur, leopard-print coat for €43 from New Look.

What was your worst fashion mistake? A purple, feather-print, halter-neck, knee-length dress for €100 from a store in Poland. I've since sold it online for €50.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love the variety of different styles people wear and I hate leggings worn as trousers.



Karen O'Callaghan, age 27
Teacher from Phibsboro, Dublin

Wearing: Coat, €20, and bag, €5, both from Oxfam. Jumper, €50, Carraig Dubh. Leggings, €5, Penneys. Boots, €130, Urban Outfitters.

What is your favourite shop? Newmarket Square Market.

What was your best bargain buy? This coat.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A pair of grey, high-heeled shoes with a purple strap and buckle detail for €140 from Aldo.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Cheryl Cole and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer? Christian Louboutin.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €150.

What or who influences your style? Magazines such as Stellar.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A vintage, autumnal print, loose-fitting dress with long sleeves and a belt, both for €20 from Newmarket Square Market.

What was your worst fashion mistake? Wearing short, bodycon dresses and platforms when I was 17.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love how it's always changing and I hate things that are too fashionable; you wear an item once and suddenly it's out of style.





Nicole Byrne, age 15
Student from Rathfarnham, Dublin

Wearing: Cardigan, €42, Zara. Dress, $22, Urban Outfitters in New York. Scarf, €12, and bag, €15, both from alwear. Boots, €80, River Island.

What is your favourite shop? River Island.

What was your best bargain buy? A cute, white, baby-doll, summer top for €6 from Topshop.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? These boots.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Nicole Richie and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer? Marc Jacobs.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €20.

What or who influences your style? How the weather is; at the moment it's chunky knits.

What was the last fashion item you bought? This scarf.

What was your worst fashion mistake? A pair of black, leather, high-heeled ankle boots I wore on my Junior Cert results night.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love when you get a copy of something expensive in Penneys and I hate when you buy something great, but afterwards you see a copy in Penneys.





Aine White, age 19
Student from Drumree, Co Meath

Wearing: Cardigan, €14, H&M. Vest, scarf and necklace, all gifts. Skirt, €10; tights, €2; and bag, €9, all from Penneys. Hat, €5, Topshop. Gloves, €7, Next. Shoes, €50, Office.

What is your favourite shop? Sé Sí.

What was your best bargain buy? This hat.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A red-and-white polka-dot, '50s-style dress with a puff underskirt for €190 from Retro.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Dita Von Teese and the worst is Paris Hilton.

What is your favourite label or designer? Vivienne Westwood.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €20.

What or who influences your style? Graffiti, colours that stand out and people on the street.

What was the last fashion item you bought? An above-the-knee, floaty red skirt with tiny black polka dots for €15 from H&M.

What was your worst fashion mistake? Every day is a fashion mistake for me.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love how everyone can have their own style and I hate Ugg boots.

Irish Independent

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