The way we wear: The style message from the street
Published 01/04/2011 | 05:00
Who would have thought that gold lurex and loafers could look this good? The blouson top with its drop waist-band coupled with sheer hosiery gives a cool '80s edge.
SHE IS Marie Laffey (23), womenswear manager in Urban Outfitters, from Meath, living in Dublin.
SHE WEARS Top, €30, vintage shop in Paris. Skirt by Silence & Noise, €40, Urban Outfitters. Shoes, €40, River Island.
what is your...
- Favourite shop?
Screaming Mimi's on Lafayette Street in New York.
- Best bargain buy?
A short, faux leopard-fur jacket with leather trim on the cuffs and waist by See By Chloe reduced from €980 to €150 in Urban Outfitters.
- Biggest splurge?
A black chiffon cocktail dress that was short at the front with a long fishtail skirt at the back for €480 from Ribbon Rouge in Navan.
- Best and worst dressed style icons?
The best is Chloe Sevigny and the worst are Jordan and Kelly Osbourne.
- Favourite label or designer?
Jil Sander and also Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.
- Monthly spend on clothes?
Between €200 and €300.
- Last fashion buy?
A coral chiffon, loose-fitting, sleeveless shirt dress by Silence & Noise for €72.
- Biggest fashion mistake?
I don't have any because at the time I really liked each look; it's all trial and error.
- What do you love and hate in fashion?
I love how it can make any woman feel confident and I hate how couture and high-end labels are so inaccessible.