Saturday 24 June 2017

The way we wear - the style message from the streets

Elisha Wainyae, Eleanor Murphy, Amanda Wilkinson and Prabhu Da Silva.
Elisha Wainyae, Eleanor Murphy, Amanda Wilkinson and Prabhu Da Silva.

Name: Elisha Wainyae

Age: 32

Profession: Special-needs assistant

From: Blanchardstown

Wearing: Coat, €20, headband, €2, both Penneys. Top, €15, jeans, €30, both Vero Moda. Scarf, €15, H&M. Bag, €30, alwear. Glitter Converse, €60, Schuh.

What is your favourite shop?

Topshop.

What was your best bargain buy?

A red, '50s prom-style, halter-neck dress with black spots and a full tulle underskirt for €80 from Retro.

What is the most expensive fashion item you bought?

A pair of red, peep-toe, platform stilettos for €130 from Office.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is Florence Welch and the worst is Cheryl Cole.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Kate Moss for Topshop.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.

What or who influences your style?

Music and magazines like Grazia and Look.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of black jeans from Vero Moda.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A playsuit that looks like a French Maid outfit that I ordered online from Littlewoods. It hasn't arrived yet but I know I'll be sending it back, I was pre-menstrual when I bought it, bad decision!

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love platform shoes, I've always loved them, and I hate when people wear wellies as a fashion item.

Name: Eleanor Murphy

Age: 23

Profession: Horticulture student

From: Kilkenny

Wearing: Coat by Max Mara, €150, TK Maxx. Scarf, €10, H&M. Bag, €15, eBay. Jeans by Cheap Monday, €50, Sabotage. Watch, present bought in Urban Outfitters. Shoes, €30, Clarks.

What is your favourite shop?

TK Maxx.

What was your best bargain buy?

A pink, cotton-mix, empire-line vintage dress with long sleeves for €10 on eBay.

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

This coat.

Who do you think are the best and worst-dressed celebrities?

The best is Kate Moss and the worst is Jordan.

What is your favourite label or designer?

3.1 Phillip Lim.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €100.

What or who influences your style?

Street style from different countries and blogs like The Sartorialist and Style Bubble.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black-net peplum dress for €15 from Oxfam.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A pair of see-through, tartan harem pants.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love people who are inventive and I hate people spending so much on 'It' bags.

Name: Amanda Wilkinson

Age: 23

Profession: Law student

From: New Zealand

Wearing: Cardigan, $15, Mexx. Skirt, $5, vintage shop. Gloves by Miu Miu, $500, Workshop. Top, $20, Japanese-style shop. All bought in New Zealand. Jacket by Moschino, reduced to £200 and bag by Chloe, £700, both Harvey Nichols in London. Hat, €15 and scarf, €12, both Topshop. Necklace, €50, boutique in France. Tights, €25, Switzerland. Boots, £100, Kurt Geiger.

What is your favourite shop?

Dover Street Market in London.

What was your best bargain buy?

A silk chiffon skirt by Dries Van Noten, down from £750 to £35 in Harvey Nichols.

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

A Burberry trench for $1,860 from the Duty Free in New Zealand.

Who do you think are the best and worst- dressed celebrities?

The best is Agyness Deyn and the worst is Paris Hilton.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Lanvin, Comme des Garcons and Dries Van Noten.

How much would you spend on clothes a month?

About NZ$2,000 (about €1,000).

What or who influences your style?

Layering, dressing for myself, muted tones, magazines like Black in New Zealand, British Elle and Vogue and I don't tend to follow trends.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A red wool, check jacket by Vivienne Westwood with draped labels and nipped waist from Pie Squared in Chiswick.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

Skirts that were too short when I was younger.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love the colour nude and I hate faux-fur gillets.

Name: Prabhu Da Silva

Age: 16

Profession: Student

From: Brazil, living in Dublin

Wearing: Shirt, €45, H&M. T-shirt, €10, Dunnes. Jeans, €35, Topman. Belt, €20, Asha. Bag, €30, Tribe. Necklace, €8, Fermanagh. Trainers by Osiris, €110, Schuh.

What is your favourite shop?

H&M and Topman.

What was your best buy?

A green, vintage T-shirt with the peace sign on it for €4 from Eager Beaver.

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

A black, casual military- style coat for €185 from Zara.

Who do you think are the best and worst- dressed celebrities?

The best is Jude Law and the worst is Russell Brand.

What is your favourite label or designer?

Ralph Lauren.

How much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €50.

What influences your style?

Skate magazines.

What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black sock hat with a blue stripe from H&M.

What was your worst fashion mistake?

A pair of jeans with a yellow dragon printed on the back and yellow stripes from Penneys.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion?

I love check shirts and I hate skinny jeans in bright colours.

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