Monday 5 December 2016

The way we wear: The style message from the street

Published 02/07/2010 | 11:09

From left: Courtney Smith, Annalie Conneely, Kirsten Smith and Grace Fox.
From left: Courtney Smith, Annalie Conneely, Kirsten Smith and Grace Fox.

NAME: Courtney Smith

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AGE: 23

PROFESSION: Stylist

FROM: Malahide, Dublin

WEARING: Jumpsuit by Alice by Alice Te mperley, €380, Harvey Nichols. Ring, gift, Crystal & Co Shoes, €80, Zara.

What is your favourite shop? Alila.

What was your best bargain buy? A pair of gold, leather-look jeans by Craft for £40 from Bunnyhug.co.uk that usually retail for about £200 or £300.

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

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best is Ashley Olsen and the worst is Heidi Montag from The Hills.

What is your favourite label or designer? Selected Femme, Alexander Wang and Halston.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? Between €500 and €600.

What or who influences your style? People-watching, Vogue as well as designers own websites, Style.com and Net-a-Porter.com.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A pair of peach, fitted leather trousers by Averil Blakely from the NCAD graduate show.

What was your worst fashion mistake? When I was on holidays in Portugal, I wore a black micro mini with a black cutout top, multi-coloured strappy heels and bright orange eye-shadow… too much!

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love cocktail rings and I hate Uggs

NAME: Annalie Conneely

AGE: 32

PROFESSION: Dental nurse and mum

FROM: Ratoath, Meath WEARING: Dress, €589, Coutureonline.ie. Bag, €15, Debenhams. Shoes, €100, Aldo.

What is your favourite shop? eBay.

What was your best bargain buy? A black lace dress with a puff-ball skirt and fitted top by Reiss for €50 on eBay that was selling instore for €227.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? Other than the one I’m wearing, a chiffon maxi dress with a nude, pink, orange and green abstract print by Sarah Arnett for €358 from Shabby Chic.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best are Eva Longoria and Eva Mendes and the worst are Katie Price and Lindsay Lohan.

What is your favourite label or designer? Reiss, Sarah Arnett, French Connection and Topshop.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month? Anything between zero and €300.

What or who influences your style? What suits my body and simple, classic style.

What was the last fashion item you bought? This dress.

What was your worst fashion mistake? A short red PVC skirt from Oasis.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love handbags, especially from Karen Millen, and I hate anything too busy.

NAME: Kirsten Smith

AGE: 25

PROFESSION: PR

FROM: Malahide, Dublin

WEARING: To p, Warehouse and lace bodysuit underneath, American Apparel, both stolen from my sister. Skirt by Gia, €120, Coco Boutique. Belt, from a dress bought in Dunnes Stores. Hairband, €2.50, and shoes, €19, both Penneys.

What is your favourite shop? Topshop and O’Couture in Malahide.

What was your best bargain buy? A raspberry-pink, cotton trench coat reduced from €120 to €60 from Oasis.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A royal blue, strapless, knee-length, body-con dress for €180 from Arrogant Cat in London.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best are Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and Blake Lively and the worst is Britney Spears.

What is your favourite label or designer? Gestuz.

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

What or who influences your style? My sister, Gossip Girl, my job and magazines such as Stellar, Tatler and Image.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A blue chiffon, one-shoulder, kneelength dress with a ruffled neckline from Lipsy.

What was your worst fashion mistake? Wearing really wide, baggy leg trousers all the time when I was in sixth year in school that I used to get in Georges Arcade.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love knee-high boots with socks peeping out over the top and I hate skinny jeans on guys. NAME: Grace Fox AGE: 23 PROFESSION: Journalist/model FROM: Summerhill, Meath WEARING: Dress by Aqua Couture, €120, Neola. Bag, €30, Zara. Bracelet, €17, Warehouse. Shoes, €11, Penneys.

What is your favourite shop? Topshop and Brown Thomas.

What was your best bargain buy? A red and brown halterneck string bikini for €25 from Quicksilver in Kildare Village.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought? A full-length, black jersey, fitted dress with a thigh-high slit on each side and a gold buckle on the back by Versace for €1,200 from the Versace store in London that I got for my Debs.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons? The best are Sienna Miller and Eva Mendes and the worst is Britney Spears.

What is your favourite label or designer? Christian Louboutin.

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

What or who influences your style? My friend Courtney who’s a stylist as well as Asos.com and Style.com.

What was the last fashion item you bought? A purple top (that I thought was a dress when I bought it) with a plunge neck and beaded detailing on the hem and sleeves from Fran & Jane.

What was your worst fashion mistake? When I was 17, we had a non-uniform day in school and my friend and I wore everything in our wardrobes all at once. Pyjamas, legwarmers, sunglasses, santa hats, the lot! Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion. I love platform shoes and I hate harem pants.

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