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The way we wear - the style message from the street

Niamh O'Rourke

Published 16/04/2010 | 05:00

From left: Roisin Kelly, Jy Russell, Sarah McCall and Petria Lenehan.
From left: Roisin Kelly, Jy Russell, Sarah McCall and Petria Lenehan.

Name Roisin Kiely

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AGE 23 PROFESSION Retail manager

FROM Clare, living in Dublin

WEARING Cardigan €14, Penneys. Mesh shouldered top, €24.95; belt, €8.90; and sunglasses, €6.95, all H&M. Jeans, €19.95, Zara. Bag, €20, Vero Moda. Shoes, €38, To pshop.

?What is your favourite shop? Whistles.

? What was your best bargain buy? A vintage Gucci satchel in monogrammed, beige and navy leather for €2 from a charity shop in Limerick.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A black, tailored, cotton, boob-tube dress with a pink and green rose print by Betsey Johnson for €250 from Imasa in Limerick.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best is Mary Kate Olsen and the worst is Glenda Gilson. ? What is your favourite label or designer? Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon.

? Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? €500 plus.

? What or who influences your style? I collect so many magazines, anything from Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and InStyle to i-D and Stellar.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? A mauve and white, polka dot playsuit for €17 from Penneys.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? Dying my hair orange.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love the 70s influence with jumpsuits, florals and loose tunics and I hate the nautical look, it’s so repetitive.

NAME Joy Russell

AGE 24 PROFESSION Fashion sales

FROM Balbriggan, Dublin WEARING Coat, €25, Lucy’s Lounge. T- shirt and belt, borrowed from friends. Shorts, €30, Urban Outfitters. Scarf, €1.50, Ritzy Rags. Headscarf, my mum got it for me in Japan. Headphones, $60, Urban Outfitters in New York. Bag, $20, Canal Street. Tights, €12, To pshop. Boots, €79, Urban Outfitters.

? What is your favourite shop? Beacon’s Closet in New York.

? What was your best bargain buy? A pair of black leather, peep-toe, lace-up, high heel ankle boots for €120 from Topshop.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A pair of bootcut jeans by True Religion for €200. I hate them and they fell apart really quickly.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Britney Spears. ? What is your favourite label or designer? Alexander McQueen.

? Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? Between about €150 and €200.

? What or who influences your style? Film, music, street fashion and the Design Sponge website.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? A pair of sheer tights with heart motifs from Topshop.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? Scrunchy socks.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love how fashion in always re-inventing and I hate over co-ordination and matchy matchy

NAME Sarah McCall AGE 20

PROFESSION Model FROM Stoneybatter, Dublin

WEARING Second-hand jacket by Levi’s, €3, Colours in Berlin. To p, €35, American Apparel. Skirt, €20, The Harlequin. Leggings by Silence & Noise, reduced to €5, Urban Outfitters. Bag, €7, and shoes, €13, both Penneys.

? What is your favourite shop? Wild Child.

? What was your best bargain buy? A red patent bag with orange faux snake skin trim, a gold buckle and chain strap that I got for £8 from Primark in London and I’ve worn it into the ground.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A multi-coloured, geometric patterned, over-sized cardigan by Henrik Vibskov for €170 in Circus.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best is Paloma Faith and the worst are Katie Price and Beyonce. ? What is your favourite label or designer? See by Chloe.

? How much would you spend on clothes every month? About €100.

? What or who influences your style? My friends, over-sizing, throwing things together, bargain hunting and the men’s fashion blog Male-mode.com.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? A blue-and-grey striped, tentshaped, cotton top with a big pussy bow at the collar from Om Diva. ? What was your worst fashion mistake? Trying to make my own clothes. They never fit properly.

? Name one thing you love and hate in fashion. I love jumpers with funny slogans and I hate neon hot-pants.

NAME Petria Lenehan

AGE 28 PROFESSION Owner of Dolls Boutique FROM Dublin 8 WEARING Silk and cashmere jumper, my own label, €180; bag by Mimi, €175; and pumps by Anniel, €80, all from Dolls. Vintage skirt, £50, Cloud Cuckoo Land in London.

? What is your favourite shop? Liberty and also Labour of Love, both in London.

? What was your best bargain buy? A white, crepe, silk, 1920s biascut dress with a horse and carriage print on it that I’ve worn to lots of weddings. It cost about €50 in Cloud Cuckoo Land in London.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A navy, canvas, long, loose-fitting coat by Dries Van Noten for £650 from Liberty in London.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed style icons or celebrities? My favourite is Audrey Hepburn and I don’t like Victoria Beckham’s style.

? What is your favourite label or designer? Peter Jensen and Dries Van Noten.

? Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? Anything between zero and €200.

? What or who influences your style? I’m not just fashion led, so I love art, interior and textile magazines such as World of Interiors and View. Also things that I see when travelling and buying for the shop.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? A white, crepe dress with large, black polka dots by Mini Market for €120 from Dolls. It has buttons down the front, a short gathered skirt and is fitted on top. It’s fresh and fun.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? Weird haircuts when I was younger, I look back on photos now and cringe.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love how new ideas are always being generated and how fashion can be wearable art. It has the power to make people feel different. And I hate the pretentious side of it and when people attach themselves to what’s cool at the moment rather than thinking of it as something more personal and honest.

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