The way we Wear: The style message from the street
Published 04/03/2011 | 05:00
Jennifer twists tradition with a hooded floral print shirt and nautical-inspired jacket with gold brocade, topped off with killer shades and chilled out plimsoles.
she is Jennifer Walsh (26), manager, Donnybrook, Dublin.
she wears Jacket by Manoush, €300, BT2. Shirt by Antipodium, €80, Dolls. Skirt, €50, Quicksilver. Vintage sunglasses, €50, American Apparel. Plimsoles by Vans, free from work.
what is your...
- Favourite shop?
Dolls in Dublin and Colette in Paris.
- Bargain buy?
A bright orange fox-fur jacket for €70 from Blow in Barcelona.
- Biggest splurge?
A large, brown leather monogram satchel by Louis Vuitton for €800 from Brown Thomas. I've had it for five years and it's been all around the world with me.
- Best and worst dressed style icons?
The best are Alexa Chung, Audrey Tatou and Debbie Harry. I don't like when people are over-styled, like Cheryl Cole.
- Favourite label or designer?
Comme des Garcons, Sonia Rykiel, Manoush and Acne.
- Monthly spend on clothes?
I'm just back from travelling, so before I went I'd spend about €500 upwards. But now it's between €50 and €100.
- Last fashion buy?
A yellow-and-green floral print, shrunken shirt with a double Peter Pan collar from Urban Oufitters vintage section.
- Biggest fashion mistake?
I don't think I've ever regretted anything I've worn.
- What do you love and hate in fashion?
I love how girls and boys have evolved into wearing similar pieces and how there's more freedom and passion now in Ireland to express yourself. I also love the increased accessibility; like designers doing collections for H&M. And I hate when something from a design house is copied in a really bad way that doesn't do it justice, like Louis Vuitton bags.