Saturday 29 April 2017

The way we wear - the style message from the street

From left: Aoibheann Greenan, Amanda Wotring, Glen Kelly and Joanna Comerford.
From left: Aoibheann Greenan, Amanda Wotring, Glen Kelly and Joanna Comerford.

NAME Aoibheann Greenan

AGE 22

PROFESSION Art student

FROM Swords, Dublin

WEARING Cardigan, €10, and scarf, €5, both from the Dublin flea

market in Newmarket Square. To p, €4, Thailand. Jeans by Ta lly Weijl,

€40, Switzerland. Bag by Cath Kidston, €52, Kildare Village

outlet. Sunglasses, £6, Manchester. Necklace, €6, and

bracelet, €4, bought from a friend. Boots, €35, Eager Beaver.

? What is your favourite shop? Om Diva and Wild Child.

? What was your best bargain buy? A black sheer satin tulip dress with emerald-green lining by Karen Millen for €20 from the Dublin flea market. I think it would have originally sold for about €400 and it had never even been worn.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A pair of black and white, tribal-print Adidas Original runners with three tongues by Jeremy Scott for $200 from Solestop.com.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best is Daisy Lowe and the worst are Jordan and Jodie Marsh.

? What is your favourite label or designer? Jeremy Scott.

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

? What or who influences your style? Art college, looking around me on the street and second-hand and vintage shopping.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? Stuff from the €1 sale at Om Diva.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? Shiny, snake print, lycra leggings that I wore without realising they had a hole in the crotch.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love coats, especially ones that are well tailored and with interesting detailing and I hate overly matching clothes. FROM

Amanda Wotring

AGE 19

PROFESSION Philosophy and film student

FROM Washington DC, living on campus in UCD

WEARING Jacket, $50, Forever 21 in New York. Hoody, €10, and bag, €20, both H&M. Cardigan by Ecote, $50, and dress by Kimchi & Blue, $60, both Urban Outfitters. Sunglasses, €10, market in Rome. Necklace, €3, Te mple Bar. Shoes by Minnetonka, $68, from some native American shop in Soho in New York

? What is your favourite shop? Tambuli in Temple Bar.

? What was your best bargain buy? A plain white, second-hand T-shirt for 50c from a market in Rome. It’s a great fit and nicely worn.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A pair of black, flat, knee-high boots with a gold zip up the back for €100 from Urban Outfitters.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best is Kate Moss and the worst is Lady Gaga.

? What is your favourite label or designer? Marc Jacobs.

? Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €200.

? What or who influences your style? Travel and just seeing what’s out there.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? An Indian print jumpsuit with billowing trousers and a halter bikini top from a hippie shop in Canterbury.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? A pair of Adidas trainers with SpongeBob laces that I wore for years.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love how so many different styles are out there that you can look however you want and I hate when people look uncomfortable in their clothes

NAME Glen Kelly

AGE 20

PROFESSION Hairdresser

FROM Kilbarrack, Dublin

WEARING T- shirt, €35; trousers, €95; and belt, €100, all from All Saints. Watch, present. Sunglasses by Ray Ban, €100, present. Boots, €95, River Island

? What is your favourite shop? All Saints and Topman.

? What was your best bargain buy? A black leather biker jacket reduced from €400 to €200 in All Saints.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A grey jersey, zip-up blazer for €350 from Circus.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best is David Beckham and the worst is Peter Andre.

? What is your favourite label or designer? Tom Ford.

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

? What or who influences your style? My job and magazines such as GQ and Esquire.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? A pair of navy Converse for €45 from Office.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? Any skinny jeans.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love loose, V-neck t-shirts and I hate blazers.

NAME Joanna Comerford

AGE 19

PROFESSION Science student

FROM Sligo

WEARING Jacket, £20, Camden Market in London. Cardigan, €39; scarf, €20; leggings, €12; and shoes, €40, all Urban Outfitters. To p, €41, and necklace, €24, both To pshop. Bag, €25, Zulu in Sligo

? What is your favourite shop? Topshop, BT2, Urban Outfitters and River Island.

? What was your best bargain buy? A pastel-green leather, militarystyle jacket with cropped sleeves by Miss Sixty reduced from €350 to €85 in TK Maxx.

? What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? It’s probably about the same price as my bargain buy with the currency conversion but I think it would be a mid-length, rabbit fur vintage coat for £67 from Camden Market in London.

? Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities? The best are Cheryl Cole, Daisy Lowe and Taylor Momsen and the worst are Jordan and Rumer Willis.

? What is your favourite label or designer? Balmain and McQueen.

? Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? Between about €100 and €200.

? What or who influences your style? Travel to London, mixing and matching, Vogue and Elle, unusual features, and I like things not to look too highstreet.

? What was the last fashion item you bought? A pair of tan, flat ankle boots with eyelet detailing reduced to €50 from €100 in Topshop.

? What was your worst fashion mistake? An orange tulip skirt from River Island. I bought it on impulse because it was on sale but it doesn’t go with anything.

? Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I’m in love with Christian Louboutin shoes, especially classic black patents - every girl should have a pair. And I hate the expense.

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