Tuesday 6 December 2016

The way we wear - the style message from the street

Published 05/02/2010 | 05:00

Roz Killian, Catherine Gilmore, Jia Li and Karen Turner
Roz Killian, Catherine Gilmore, Jia Li and Karen Turner

Name: Roz Killian

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Age: 24

Profession: Sales assistant

From: Clonee, Dublin

Wearing: Top by Sonia Rykiel, €250; scarf by Me & Kashmere, €125; and jeans by Pepe, €75, all BT2. Necklace and bracelet, €20 each, both Topshop. Boots, €111, Urban Outfitters.

What is your favourite shop?

Urban Outfitters.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of blue suede, lace-up, platform shoe-boots by Kurt Geiger reduced from €225 to €50 in Brown Thomas.

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

A black, military-style, double-breasted jacket with gold buttons by Juicy Couture for €500 in BT2.

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

The best are Alexa Chung and Fearne Cotton and the worst is Mariah Carey.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Stella McCartney and All Saints.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €500.

What or who influences your style?

My job and magazines such as Grazia, Vogue and Marie Claire.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

These boots.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A nude-coloured dress that made me look washed out. I don't think it's a good colour on blondes.

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

I love oversized knitwear and I hate fake leather.

Name: Catherine Gilmore

Age: 20

Profession: Genetics student

From: Ranelagh, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €20, H&M Kids. Sheepskin collar, from my Grandad's coat. Jumper, €36, A Store is Born. Stripe top, €14, Zara. Shorts, cut up from jeans that I bought years ago in Topshop. Bag, €90, and pumps, €28, both Topshop.

What is your favourite shop?

A Store is Born.

What was your best bargain buy?

A yellow silk, backless top with black beading for €20 from Reiss.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

A pair of brown leather, flat ankle boots for €106 from Topshop.

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

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst are Jodie Marsh and Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Stella McCartney.

How much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €70.

What or who influences your style?

Blogs like Fashion Toast and Caroline's Mode.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

This jumper.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Denim dungarees.

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

I love vintage and I hate Uggs worn with shorts and bare legs.

Name: Jia Li

Age: 26

Profession: Tourism student

From: China, living in Dublin

Wearing: Cardigan, €69, Zara. T-shirt by Marc Jacobs, €40, and shoes by KG, €50, both Brown Thomas. Shorts, €5, Oasis. Gloves, €3, H&M. Bag by Joseph, £160, Joseph store in Banbridge. Glasses, €18, Urban Outfitters.

What is your favourite shop?

Brown Thomas.

What was your best bargain buy?

A beige canvas, monogram bag by Gucci reduced from €800 to €300 in Brown Thomas.

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

A black, classic bag by Chanel for €1,700 from Brown Thomas.

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

The best is Lily Allen and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Hermes.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

I spend most in the sales and not so much at other times so probably about €2,000 each year.

What or who influences your style?

People on the street and magazines such as Look, Heat and Grazia.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black wool, loose knit sweater from All Saints.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

I've chosen to forget them and move on!

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

I love how fashion changes so much, and I hate looks that only work on the catwalk because it's frustrating when I can't wear them.

Name: Karen Turner

Age: 20

Profession: Retail assistant

From: Templeogue, Dublin

Wearing: Dress by Lipsy, €65, BT2. Top, €5, Dunnes Stores. Bracelets, €1, and boots, €23, all Penneys.

What is your favourite shop?

BT2 and Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of military-style, black, lace-up ankle boots for €89 from River Island that look like they're from All Saints.

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

A pair of blue, boot-cut jeans by Rock & Republic for €255 from Brown Thomas.

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

The best are Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung and the worst is Mariah Carey.

What is your favourite label or designer?

See by Chloe.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

People around me.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A lilac, sleeveless T-shirt by Sonia Rykiel with 'Love' on the front from BT2.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

The Rock & Republic boot-cut jeans.

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

I love military style boots and I hate acid-washed jeans.

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