Wednesday 29 March 2017

The Way We Wear

Maria Monserrat
Maria Monserrat
Sabryna Brun
Emily McIver
Mark Andrew Kelly

The style message from the street

Name: Maria Monserrat
Age: 28
Profession: Visual Merchandiser
From: Spain

Wearing: Jacket, €30, and shorts, €10, both from H&M. Blouse, €23; socks, €3; and shoes, €11, all from Penneys. Bag by Marc Jacobs, $100, a store in New York.

What is your favourite shop?
Urban Outfitters.

What was your best bargain buy?
A green, wrap shirt with an 18th Century-style corset back by Vivienne Westwood for €24.99 from Urban Outfitters.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?
A black, patent, over-sized handbag with pink and red print by Marc Jacobs for €250 from Brown Thomas.

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

What is your favourite label or designer?
Sonia Rykiel.

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

What or who influences your style?
Eclecticism and vintage fashion.

What was the last fashion item you bought?
These shoes.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
Bright-coloured skinny jeans.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?
I love how you can use it to show your mood and I hate how trends make everyone dress the same.





Name: Sabryna Brun
Age: 27
Profession: Waitress
From: France

Wearing: Coat, €80, Zara. Trousers, €60, Diesel. Scarf, €8, H&M. Bag by Lloyd Baker, a gift. Boots, €300, All Saints.

What is your favourite shop?
All Saints.

What was your best bargain buy?
A pair of deck shoes for €100 from All Saints.

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 Madonna and the worst is Paris Hilton.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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

What or who influences your style?
Vintage clothes, London fashion and the 1990s.

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

What was your worst fashion mistake?
Flared jeans.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?
I love shopping and the feeling you get when you buy something new and I hate how advertising and trends dictate that everyone wears the same thing.







Name: Emily McIver
Age: 22
Profession: Insurance company employee
From: Dublin

Wearing: Blazer, €20, H&M. Top, €50, trousers by Monkey Genes, €60, and bag, €58, all from Topshop. Scarf, £5, Camden Market, London. Shoes, €50, Urban Outfitters.

What is your favourite shop?
Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy?
A green, patterned, terrycloth cardigan for €5 from a store in Paris.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?
A black coat for €150 from Ted Baker.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?
The best is Alice Dellal and the worst is Wagner from X Factor.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Chloé.

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

What or who influences your style?
Websites such as luxirare.com

What was the last fashion item you bought?
Off-white, vintage, silk blouses for €10 and €12 from the Bernard Shaw car-boot sale.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
Jeggings.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?
I love how it can transform your confidence levels and I hate the industry's insane standards regarding women's beauty.









Name: Mark Andrew Kelly
Age: 24
Profession: Fashion stylist and visual merchandiser
From: Dublin

Wearing: Coat and cardigan by Burberry, both gifts. T-shirt, €9, and jeans, €50, both from Topman. Scarf, €7, Penneys. Belt, €29, and boots, €150, both from Zara.

What is your favourite shop?
Zara.

What was your best bargain buy?
A navy mac by Aquascutum for €180 from a store in Kildare Village.

What is the most expensive item you have ever bought?
A pair of black patent shoes by Dries Van Noten for €470 from Brown Thomas.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?
The best is Tom Ford and the worst is Michelle Heaton.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Tom Ford.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?
About €300.

What or who influences your style?
Ad campaigns and catwalk shows from labels such as Burberry and Tom Ford.

What was the last fashion item you bought?
A pair of black slip-on shoes with fringing and tassels by Kurt Geiger for €250 from Brown Thomas.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
I once threw a few things in a bag to change into later; it turned out that I had packed a very poor version of a designer sailor suit.

What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?
I love shopping and styling and I hate when people just copy others and have no consideration for their body shape or what suits them.













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