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Friday 22 September 2017

The way we wear: The style message from the street

From left: Irma Mali, Margaritte Adelaide, Genevieve Wilson and Aisling Madden
From left: Irma Mali, Margaritte Adelaide, Genevieve Wilson and Aisling Madden

Name: Irma Mali

Age: 27

Profession: Model and actress

From: Lithuania, living in Artane in Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €280, and boots, €225, both by All Saints; dress by Selected Femme, €26, all from BT2. Bag, €120, Sisley.

What is your favourite shop?

At the moment, it's All Saints.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of black ankle boots by Burberry reduced from €700 to €100 in Brown Thomas.

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

A pair of high-heel, knee-high, black fur boots with a self stripe pattern by Dolce & Gabbana for €600 in Brown Thomas. It's a lot of money but they were originally €1,000 and they're gorgeous, although not for everyday.

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

I have no idea of any celebrities, I don't follow them at all. But I suppose I don't like how Jordan dresses.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Dolce & Gabbana.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

My job. I see things when I'm working on shoots and shows and then I buy from that.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

This jacket.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A fur jacket by Armani for €400 from Brown Thomas. It's a great jacket but I never get a chance to wear it in Ireland because either it's not cold enough or it's raining.

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

I love all shoes and boots, once they're different from the ones I already have, and I don't like overt branding.

Name: Margaritte Adelaïde

Age: 24

Profession: Unemployed

From: Toulouse, France

Wearing: Cardigan, €40, H&M. Top, I have it so long, I forget. Skirt, €10, vintage shop called Grenier d'Anaïs in Toulouse. Belt, €5, Mim. Hat, €15, Camaieu. Bag, €6, Penneys. Socks, €10, Asos. Shoes by Jeffrey Campell, €200.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop, H&M, Asos, American Apparel and second-hand shops.

What was your best bargain buy?

A second-hand, grey leather, oversize purse by Pierre Cardin for €10 in Grenier d'Anaïs.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

These shoes.

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

The best are Chloe Sevigny and Erin Wasson and the worst is Jessica Simpson.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Jeffrey Campbell and Alexander McQueen.

How much would you spend on clothes every month?

Anything between €30 and €150.

What or who influences your style?

Blogs such as Fashion Toast, Cherry Blossom Girl and Garance Doré.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pink, jersey, oversize vest with a print of a vintage style dress on it from Oasis.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A white and blue tweed, sleeveless jacket that looked like something a grandmother would wear.

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

I love jumpsuits and I hate frilly, frou frou skirts.

Name: Genevieve Wilson

Age: 19

Profession: Arts student

From: Glenageary, Dublin

Wearing: Shirt attached to zip top by Mish Mash, €30, bought direct from the label. Vest, €21, and leggings, €25, both Topshop. Shorts and braces, (jeans that I cut up), €65, River Island. Bag, €46, Lipsy. Boots, €210, Ugg shop.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and Lipsy.

What was your best bargain buy?

A black, fitted, jersey, backless dress with a gold bow above the bum reduced from €60 to €19 in Lipsy.

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

A pair of black and gold, closed toe, platform stilettos by Miu Miu for €500 but my dog ate them!

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

The best are Agyness Deyn and Kate Moss and the worst is Lady Gaga.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Chloe.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €500.

What or who influences your style?

I love getting something old and re-inventing it and I like magazines like Now, Look and Image.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black, white and red dress that's loose on top but with a fitted skirt from Topshop.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A grey sequin dress that was meant to be a fitted shape but was badly made and the cut was really unflattering.

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

I love baggy cardigans and I hate sleeveless dresses.

Name: Aisling Madden

Age: 21

Profession: Fashion advisor

From: Cork

Wearing: Jacket, €40, H&M. Snood, gift bought in River Island. Top, €26 and skirt, €46, both Topshop. Bag, €40, alwear. Boots, €40, New Look.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and River Island.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of black and white, zebra-print, peep-toe, platform stilettos reduced from €249 to €119 in Karen Millen.

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

A '50s-style, strapless, full-skirted dress made from ivory satin and lace for €500 from 'The Walk-In Wardrobe' in Bandon that I got for my debs.

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

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Lindsey Lohan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Marc Jacobs.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €150.

What or who influences your style?

Comfort, the occasion, trends but I don't focus on them too much and I like Look magazine.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A floral print playsuit from River Island.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A black and white, leopard-print, babydoll-style dress from Zara.

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

I love skinny jeans and I hate the grunge look on girls.

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