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Monday 22 May 2017

The way we wear: Dublin street style

Tara Fakhry, 26, from Dublin
Tara Fakhry, 26, from Dublin
Derval O'Connell, 33, from Killarney
Ivan Mugemanyi, 25, from Brussels
Caroline Ryan, 33, from Galway

Niamh O'Rourke goes out and about to see what our most stylish citizens are wearing.

Tara Fakhry (26), student midwife, from Harold's Cross, Dublin

Tara uses a cropped fringe, '50s-style accessories and statement tattoo to create her rockabilly look.

She wears Tattoo by Tommy at Classic Ink in Temple Bar. Headscarf, €1.50, Penneys. Glasses by Coppe & Sid, €300, Optica. Top, €13, River Island. Jeans by Silence & Noise, €60, Urban Outfitters. Trainers, €65, Clarks.

Favourite shop?

Urban Outfitters.

Best bargain buy?

I'm getting married in three weeks and got my wedding dress in Retro for only €120. It's '50s in style and is white with pink flowers.

Biggest splurge?

A '40s-style, black silk dress with a cherry print, drop waist and epaulettes by Marc Jacobs for ¿300 in New York.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Paloma Faith and the worst is Jordan.

Favourite label or designer?

Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Monthly spend on clothes?

About ¿40.

Last fashion buy?

A pair of turquoise, plain flat sandals from Topshop.

Biggest fashion mistake?

New Rave.

What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love '50s poodle skirts and I hate fake tan.







Derval O'Connell (33), dentist, from Killarney, Co Kerry

Derval's pared-down palette of camel and black displays timeless chic while her Capri-and-pump combo is perfect for spring.

she wears Blouse by Thomas Pink, €14, TK Maxx. Trousers, €30, Zara. Bag by DKNY, €360, and sunglasses by Prada, €200, both Brown Thomas. Pumps, €70, Office.

Favourite shop?

Zara.

Best bargain buy?

A pair of coral wedges with floral detailing by Prada for ¿150 from the outlet store in Italy.

Biggest splurge?

A cream-leather handbag with gold detailing by Anya Hindmarch for ¿500 in Kildare Village.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Gwyneth Paltrow and the worst is Jordan.

Favourite label or designer?

Temperley.

Monthly spend on clothes?

Between €100 and €300.

Last fashion buy?

A cream shift dress with ribbon detailing by Ted Baker from Brown Thomas in Cork.

Biggest fashion mistake?

A knee-length, wine-coloured dress from H&M that looked good on the hanger but was totally shapeless.

What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love the shoe department in Brown Thomas and I hate maxi dresses.







Ivan Mugemanyi (25), translator, from Brussels, Belgium

Ivan's clashing prints create an upbeat look.

he wears Hoody, present bought in Forever 21. Shorts, €8, got them made in Rwanda. Sunglasses, €10, vintage store in Brussels. Bag, present, H&M. Watch by Casio, €30, Belgium. Converse, €30, Belgium.

Favourite shop?

H&M and Episode, which is a store that re-styles and customises vintage pieces, they have a store in Brussels but also lots of other countries too.

Best bargain buy?

A classic denim jacket by Ralph Lauren with a sheepskin collar reduced to €25 in Germany.

Biggest splurge?

A pair of gold leather, pointed loafers for €130 in the Netherlands.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Grace Jones and the worst is Britney Spears.

Favourite label or designer?

Dries Van Noten and Alexander McQueen.

Monthly spend on clothes?

About €50.

Last fashion buy?

A pair of pink, high-top sneakers by Nike from Office.

Biggest fashion mistake?

A Mohawk haircut, although I liked it at the time.

What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love prints and I hate leggings.

Caroline Ryan (33), research scientist, from Galway

Caroline reworks a classic pair of Wayfarers with her vintage-style lemon-and-lace smock top and muted floral blazer.

She wears Jacket, €53, River Island. Vintage sunglasses by Ray-Ban, €80, Paris. Top by Kate Moss, €56; jeans, €55; bag, €80; and shoes, €45, all Topshop.

Favourite shop?

Reiss, Topshop, Zara, All Saints and vintage stores, especially when I'm travelling.

Best bargain buy?

A pair of vintage-style, mustard-satin, peep-toe heels with bronze and gold trim by Prada reduced from €570 to €70 in Brown Thomas.

Biggest splurge?

A cerise-pink silk, halter-neck maxi dress with a black sash at the waist by Matt Doody for €450 from The Loft.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best are Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger and the worst is Jordan.

Favourite label or designer?

I tend to go for whatever catches my eye rather than sticking to designers or labels.

Monthly spend on clothes?

About €250.

Last fashion buy?

These shades.

Biggest fashion mistake?

I usually love anything I buy.

What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love maxi dresses and I hate the gypsy look.



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