Sunday 18 March 2018

Closet Confidential: Karen Koster

Angela Scanlon

Karen Koster is the host of Ireland's most popular fashion and entertainment show Xpose and admits it's not always easy getting dressed in the spotlight. The blonde bombshell opens her closet and talks bargains, blowouts and getting one up on Suri Cruise.

First fashion memory

Begging my mother to buy me red slip-on shoes to wear to play school when I was three. I was way ahead of Suri Cruise when it came to wearing heels to the playground!

Favourite designer label

I’m in love with Jiki at the moment, a fashion house based in Monaco. Their evening wear is stunning. It’s available exclusively from Aria Boutique in Naas, Co. Kildare.

Best bargain buy

My knee high riding boots from Tesco for about €60. Real leather too. And I’m never out of them.

Most expensive item in your wardrobe

I would say my nude Gina sandals. Although I even got those at half price in the Harrods sale.

Top of your wish list

I am craving tribute platform sandals in cracked gold from Yves Saint Laurent. But my budget will never allow it.

Most stylist moment

I adored the pink Ben De Lisi dress I wore at the VIP Style awards a couple of years ago. Totally girly and whimsical.

Style icon

Sad but true… I love Blake Lively from Gossip Girl. She’s only 22 but I think she absolutely nails it on the red carpet.

Favourite high-street store

Karen Millen

Fashion or style

I am guilty of being a fashion victim as I always like to try whatever is on trend. And sometimes I’ll get it very wrong. But I like trying everything. Sometimes though that means style gets forgotten.

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

Porridge with blob of jam, orange juice and a cup of tea.

Karen Koster will be appearing at Xposé LIVE in the RDS April 9-11 and Silver Springs May 14-16th.

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