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Angela bags dream job in relaunch for designer Vuitton


Angela Scanlon. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Angela Scanlon. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Angela Scanlon. Photo: Gerry Mooney

SHE is one of Ireland's best known fashionistas and now style guru Angela Scanlon has got the nod from leading fashion house Louis Vuitton.

The 28-year-old has been hand-picked by the world-famous designer to take part in a relaunch of one of their most famous handbags.

The special project is due out later this summer and Angela had a leading role in bringing her quirky style to the famous Vuitton handbag.

The campaign is aimed at magazines and other fashion publications in the UK.

"It was a relaunch of one of their iconic bags, so they asked me to get involved to put my spin on it," an excited Angela told the Diary.

"We shot in London and it will all be coming on-stream pretty soon. I did a video and shots. It was actually really good fun," she added.

Known for her alabaster skin and natural complexion, Angela is one of Ireland's most successful stylists and personal shoppers.



She has moved into television, and her new RTE documentary, Oi Ginger, is due out later this year.

The Meath native is currently splitting her time between Dublin and London, and says that working with the fashion house, which is headed by designer Marc Jacobs, is a dream come true.

"I met the team and they are so cool," explained Angela. "I'd love to work with them more and I have a few projects coming up so who knows," she added.

Angela was on hand at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin yesterday to help launch the Arthur Guinness Projects, which will invest €3m in people and their projects across Ireland over the next three years. Angela is the fashion representative on the arts panel, which is headed up by Irish Hollywood actor Chris O'Dowd, and she is looking forward to finding the best next thing in the arts world.

"What I am looking for is someone who likes to think big, who likes to travel and is interested in fashion technology, not just designers," Angela said.

The building was full of hunky celebs, including The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue, but Angela says it's the stars of the fashion world that tickle her fancy. "I think I would be more star-struck by big fashion people like Prada," she laughed.

Angela will return to London today and she says that, while it can be tough, the jet-setting lifestyle suits her for now. "It's what I've had to do, and to come home to do something involved in fashion and that you're really interested in is great," she added.