Friday 19 January 2018

Closet Confidential: Eilis Boyle

Eilis Boyle
Eilis Boyle

Angela Scanlon

Eilis Boyle worked for Lainey Keogh for two years before starting her own label which she has shown during Dublin Fashion Week and in Paris. She is also part owner of Bow Boutique in the Powerscourt Shopping Centre. I checked out what’s inside the wardrobe of this eclectic designer...

First fashion memory

Having tantrums as a very little girl, as little as 3, because I wasn’t happy with what I was being told to wear. I started to appreciate the beautiful hand smocked dresses my grandmother gave me far to many years later.

Favourite designer label

Rick Owens. In design and concept. Love the clothes, love the designer... I also like what Limi Feu is doing now, Yohji daughter.

Favourite high street store

I hardly ever buy high street, I would prefer not to buy anything at all for a season and to invest in a couple of unique pieces once or twice a year.

Best bargain buy

A pair of Robert Clergerie shoes which I bought in Paris last October and have worn everyday since. It’s about value so even if a piece is expensive, if you wear it a lot, it is a bargain.

Most expensive item in your wardrobe

A necklace by Swiss designer Patrick Muff

Top of your wish list

I would save my pennies for a wonderful coat from the Olsen Twins’ collection The Row or a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes.

Most stylist moment

Probably the day I went to the McQueen show in Paris last October. I bought a Patrick Muff ceramic angel wing pendant which I have been wearing ever since. I was in heaven that day.

Biggest fashion faux pas

Growing up in the 80’s I made too many faux pas-shoulder pads, wide trousers, oversized t-shirts-all hideous. But it was fun to be so expressive in a decade where individuality was encouraged.

Style icon

Tilda Swinton.

Era you’d love to have lived in

Probably 1st half of the 20th century in Paris. Even with two World Wars I’ve always felt I should have been born a several decades before I did.

Fashion or style

Style, style, style!

Finally, what did you have for breakfast this morning!?

I’ve already had three coffees.

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