Saturday 21 October 2017

The way we Wear: The style message from the street

From left: Colm Corrigan, Rosie O'Reilly Juliana Rudell and Aoife Kelly
From left: Colm Corrigan, Rosie O'Reilly Juliana Rudell and Aoife Kelly

Name: Colm Corrigan

Age: 25

Profession: Fashion stylist

From: Blanchardstown

Wearing: Blazer, €60, River Island. Jumper by Fred Perry, €100, Urban Outfitters. Trousers, €49, Topman. Scarf, €50 and boots, €150, both from COS, Paris. Belt, €1, Oxfam. Bag, €1600, Marc Jacobs, New York.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Topman.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A burgundy velvet, oversized bow tie by Christian Dior for €1.50 from Ritzy Rags.



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

This bag.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Sonya Lennon and the worst is Nadine Coyle.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Marc Jacobs.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Between €300 and €500.



  • What or who influences your style?

Fashion sites like The Sartorialist and Facehunter and dazeddigital.com.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

These boots.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

Wearing a black, padded gilet over a denim jacket for too long.



  • What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love absolutely everything about it and I hate people who say they don't "get" or like fashion even though they wear clothes every day.

Name: Rosie O'Reilly

Age: 32

Profession: Runs the ethical fashion store, www.re-dress.ie

From: Sandymount, Dublin

Wearing: Jacket, €5, Ritzy Rags. Dress, a gift. Belt, exchanged in a charity swap-shop event. Bag by Jaeger, €115, Kildare Village. Shoes, €20, Penneys.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Ritzy Rags.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of French, black leather ankle boots with a block heel and silver buckle for €1.50 from Ritzy Rags.



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

This bag.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Daphne Guinness and the worst is Jordan.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Issey Miyake and Gareth Pugh.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €20.



  • What or who influences your style?

Classic aesthetics, well cut clothing and fashion with some sort of symbolic meaning; often that equates to vintage pieces.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

This bag.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

I made a skirt out of a transparent plastic raincoat and wore it over baggy jeans when I was in my twenties.



  • What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love the way people can express themselves and I hate the negative environmental and social impact fashion has.

Name: Juliana Rudell

Age: 24

Profession: Model and Marketing graduate

From: Brazil

Wearing: Blouse, €34, trousers, €27.99 and shoes, €24.99, all from New Look.



  • What is your favourite shop?

New Look.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of black, knee-high, horse riding style boots with a silver chain detail for about €50 from a store in Brazil.



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

A pair of military green, peep-toe, ankle boots by Christian Louboutin for €840 from a store in Paris.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Audrey Hepburn and the worst is Jordan.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Miu Miu.



  • How much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €500.



  • What or who influences your style?

Moving to London from Brazil changed my style a lot. I used to only wear black, white and grey but I've learned how to choose combinations that are classy but a bit funky too.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of black ballerina pumps with silver studs by Miu Miu for about €300 from a store in Paris.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

When I was younger, I wore accessories that matched too much.



  • What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love how you can inject your personality and imagination into what you wear and I hate how the industry demands a very certain look from models, and subsequently from all women.

Name: Aoife Kelly

Age: 32

Profession: Journalist

From: Dublin

Wearing: Jumper, a friend shrunk it in the wash so he gave it to me. Dress, €20, H&M. Bag, $20, Urban Outfitters, New York. Boots, €100, River Island.



  • What is your favourite shop?

asos.com



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A black, jersey maxi dress with long sleeves and a low cut back for €18 from Topshop.



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

A brown leather saddle bag by Diesel for €750 from House of Fraser.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Chloe Sevigny and the worst is Alexa Chung.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Simone Rocha.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €100.



  • What or who influences your style?

Sites like style.com and people on the street.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

This dress.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

About eight years ago I wore a pair of purple satin flares.



  • What is one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love the fact that the industry is slowly but surely celebrating fuller figures and I hate ugly footwear like Crocs, flip-flops and Ugg boots.

Irish Independent

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