Saturday 3 December 2016

The way we wear - The style message from the street

Published 04/06/2010 | 14:45

From left: Rozanna Purcell, Audrey Curran, Sarah Gorey and Gillian Henderson
From left: Rozanna Purcell, Audrey Curran, Sarah Gorey and Gillian Henderson

NAME Rozanna Purcell

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AGE 19

PROFESSION Politics student & part-time model

FROM Tipperary, living in Ballsbridge in Dublin

WEARING Jacket, €30, vest, €7, and bag, €55, all Topshop. Shorts, €16, Zara. Glasses by Ray Ban, €159, Brown Thomas. Socks, €1.50, Penneys. Boots, reduced to €50, River Island.

What is your favourite shop? Topshop, Penneys and secondhand shops.

What was your best bargain buy? A brown, waist-length, faux fur, loose-fitting jacket reduced from €160 to €35 from River Island.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A pair of super-high, bright orange, suede, platform court shoes by KG for €180 from Brown Thomas.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best are Alexa Chung and Agyness Deyn and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer? Carvela shoes and Chloe.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €400.

What or who influences your style? Working on shoots and Stellar magazine.

What was the last fashion item you bought? The orange heels.

What was your worst fashion mistake? White jeans, especially jeggings because they get destroyed too quickly and they’re not flattering on me.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love high-waisted harem pants and I hate leggings worn with a short top.

NAME Audrey Curran

AGE 22 PROFESSION

Student — Business through Irish

FROM Ratoath, Meath

WEARING Jacket, €40, Miss Selfridge. Dress, €25, New Look. Bag, €25, alwear. Tights, €2, Penneys. Boots, reduced to €40, Buffalo.

What is your favourite shop? Topshop and Dunnes.

What was your best bargain buy? A black, wool, A-line waisted coat reduced from €120 to €60 in Topshop.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A blue, tulle, full-length dress with a heart neckline for €150 from a boutique in Waterford.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Sienna Miller and the worst is Katie Price.

What is your favourite label or designer? Lipsy.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €400.

What or who influences your style? My mam and Cocoperez.com

What was the last fashion item you bought? A white, button-down dress with black polka dots and long sleeves for £40 from Topshop in the North.

What was your worst fashion mistake? Pink legwarmers.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love gladiator sandals and I hate neon.

NAME Sarah Gorey

AGE 20

PROFESSION Student — Medicine

FROM Limerick

WEARING Jacket, €40, alwear. Dress, €50, River Island. Bag, €1, and pumps, €6, both Penneys

What is your favourite shop? Topshop and Penneys.

What was your best bargain buy? Plain navy pumps for €2 from Penneys that I wore all last summer.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A full-length, halterneck gown for my debs with a silk, fishtail skirt and velure corseted top for €600 from Virginia’s in Limerick.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Keira Knightley and the worst are Jordan and overly tanned models.

What is your favourite label or designer? All Saints.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? About €60.

What or who influences your style? My friends, my mood, the weather and trends.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A yellow, chiffon, strapless dress with a ruffled skirt and boned corset top from Warehouse.

What was your worst fashion mistake? O’Neill’s tracksuit bottoms and rugby shirts.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love floral prints and the colour red and I hate the combination of crop tops with either skinny jeans or leggings.

NAME Gillian Henderson

AGE 23

PROFESSION Fashion retail

FROM Beaumont, Dublin

WEARING Shirt, £40, Urban Outfitters. Dress, €68, shoes, €76 and bag by Nica, €56, all To pshop. Necklace, £20, Queens Arcade in Belfast. Glasses, €12, a shop on the Champs Elysee.

What is your favourite shop? The renewal section in Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy? A pastel-coloured, striped shirt with a buttercup collar and pink bow-tie for £10 from Bang vintage store in Belfast. I love it so much I have to restrict how often I wear it.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A classic, black, shift dress by Jasper Conran for £200 in Debenhams that I got for my graduation.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the worst are any guys who do the whole JLS look.

What is your favourite label or designer? Aine Kilbride for Avoca.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? Between €300 and €350.

What or who influences your style? My job, Elle, Dazed & Confused digital, Wallpaper, quirkiness and I studied furniture design.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A peach and grey, Tropicanastyle, floral, belted beachdress with a racer back from Topshop.

What was your worst fashion mistake? Tear-aways back in the early nineties and, more recently, boyfriend jeans.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love skinny jeans and I hate crop tops.

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