Monday 5 December 2016

The way we wear - the style message from the street

Published 15/01/2010 | 05:00

From left: Julia Cyrzan, Lisa Marie McCarroll, Liv Foran and Eimear Hanratty.
From left: Julia Cyrzan, Lisa Marie McCarroll, Liv Foran and Eimear Hanratty.

Name: Julia Cyrzan

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Age: 25

Profession: Unemployed

From: Poland, living in Dublin 8

Wearing: Coat, €7, Oxfam. Collar, €5 and shoes, €5, both from a second-hand shop in Poland. Skirt, €20, car-boot sale. Bag, found in a skip. Gloves, 50 cent, market in Poland. Tights, present.

What is your favourite shop?

Flea markets and car-boot sales like the one in The Bernard Shaw.

What was your best bargain buy?

A black wool dress with oversized, shiny net sleeves that I cut up into a mini for €10 from Oxfam.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

A cream, printed dress for €80 from Sabotage.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebs?

The best is Zooey Deschanel and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Viktor & Rolf.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

€60 max.

What or who influences your style?

Movies like Roman Holiday, vintage finds.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A 1980s, black-and-red jumper for €1 from a second-hand shop in Poland.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A peaked cap that was too big.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love the freedom and diversity to wear whatever you like and I hate Urban Outfitters.

Name: Lisa Marie McCarroll

Age: 24

Profession: Visual merchandiser

From: Rathfarnham, Dublin

Wearing: Cardigan, £5, Oxfam in Camden. Belt, €15, Harlequin. Disco pants, €82, American Apparel. Bag, €2, Charity shop in Thurles. Docs, £65, Doc Martin store in Spitalfields in London.

What is your favourite shop?

Beyond Retro in London and Enable Ireland.

What was your best bargain?

A tan Chanel tote bag for €200 on Ebay.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

A pair of black Chanel platforms for €450 in Brown Thomas.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities?

The best are Alice Dellal and Chloe Sevigny and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite designer?

Mark Fast.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

London street style around Shoreditch and magazines like i-D and Nylon.

What was the last item you bought?

A black, goat-hair, cropped coat reduced from €360 to €100 in Topshop.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Cycling shorts with a matching hairband.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love my Topshop staff discount and I hate Doc Martins being mainstream.

Name: Liv Foran

Age: 19

Profession: Retail manager

From: Citywest, Dublin

Wearing: Coat, €182, T-shirt, €38, and boots, €114, all Topshop. Leather waistcoat, €36, H&M. Hoody, €40, American Apparel. Jeans, €14, Urban Outfitters. Bag by Limited Collection, present from my granny, bought in Marks & Spencer.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and American Apparel.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of fake leather trousers for €15 from Penneys.

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

A classic beige, trench coat by Burberry for £400 in Harrod's; it was a present from my grandad.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is MIA and the worst is Peaches Geldof.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Balmain and Stephen Sprouse.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

My granny, my friends and music.

What was the last item you bought?

A black lace shirt dress from Topshop.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love that personal style never goes out of fashion and I hate people getting shoved into categories because of what they wear.

Name: Eimear Hanratty

Age: 23

Profession: Architecture student

From: Meath, living in Rathmines

Wearing: Poncho, my mom's, bought in America in the 70s. Hat, €15, Christmas market in the IFSC. Scarf, my mom's. Earrings, €1, Penneys. Bag, €10, China. Jumper, €20, alwear. Gloves, my friend's. Boots, €60, Steen & Strom.

What is your favourite shop?

Second-hand shops, especially Wild Child.

What was your best bargain buy?

A navy silk, empire line ballgown by Kate Moss reduced from €300 to €15 in Topshop.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

These boots.

Who are the best and worst- dressed celebrities?

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst are the Xposé presenters.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Chloe.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €40.

What or who influences your style?

My friends, everyone around me.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black, sparkly velvet dress for €5 from Oxfam that I cut up into a mini.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Not dressing warm enough and getting a cold.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love the hard-edged look, and I hate cheap fabric.

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