Friday 13 December 2019

Fashion Friday: Red Carpet Wrap's hits and misses

Hit: Cate Blanchett
Hit: Cate Blanchett
Miss: Holit Golan
Grainne Walsh
Helen Kiersey
Cathy O'Connor

Rowena Walsh

We're not afraid to admit it: we love Cate Blanchett.

Cate Blanchett

We love that she isn't afraid to take risks, whether it's dressing up as Bob Dylan on screen or embracing her theatrical side on the red carpet.

In fact, we love her so much that we even sat through an evening of experimental German theatre simply because she was starring in it.

We won't make that mistake again. And Cate certainly hasn't made any mistakes with this look.

It's not exactly easy to know what to wear for a charity dinner hosted by Prince William in the hallowed grounds of Windsor Castle.

But Cate has nailed it in this stunning Ralph Lauren gown, which manages to show off her figure in a suitably elegant way.

All hail Queen Cate!

hoFit Golan

Don't worry, we've no idea who she is either.

Normally, we wouldn't waste a single second concerning ourselves about such an obviously desperate wannabe but, after we'd spotted her at three separate red carpet events, it was time to take action.

A quick internet search revealed that Hofit Golan is apparently an Israeli socialite and celebrity model.

But we really hope that she's actually a Mossad spy in heavy disguise. Could there be any other explanation for such a horrendous outfit?!

Tacky, tacky, tacky. Still it gets her into the paper, so that's mission accomplished.

The Way We Wear

Grainne walsh (35) solicitor, from Galway, living in Dublin.

She wears: Top, €20, and skirt, €40, both by Peter Pilotto for Target, bought on Net A Porter. Bag by Bottega Venetta, gift bought in Brown Thomas. Shoes, €35, New Look.

Favourite shop? Zara.

Best bargain buy? Black 'Pigalle' heels by Christian Louboutin reduced from €400 to €120 in Brown Thomas.

Biggest splurge? A tan snake skin, oversized bag by Pauric Sweeney reduced from €1,800 to €650 in Brown Thomas. It was heavily subsidised with vouchers, so I think I paid just €300.

Best and worst dressed style icons? The best is SJP – I know it's a cliché but she always nails it – and the worst is Jordan.

Cathy O'Connor (53) fashion stylist, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

She wears: Blouse by Comme des Garçons, reduced to €95, Havana. Kilt, €15, Georges Arcade. Tulle underskirt, €70, Amsterdam. Necklace by Merle O'Grady, €30, sample sale. Shoes by Prada, €50, Prada outlet in Florence.

Favourite shop? Brown Thomas.

Best bargain buy? A multicoloured bead necklace by Melissa Curry for €50 at a sample sale.

Biggest splurge? A full-length, turquoise mohair cardigan by Lainey Keogh for €1,000 at a sample sale.

Best and worst dressed style icons? The best is Susie Bubble and the worst are the cast from The Only Way Is Essex.

Helen Kiersey (27) primary schoolteacher, Waterford.

She wears: Jacket, €120, French Connection. Dress, €120, Ted Baker. Bag by Anya Hindmarch, gift. Shoes, £80, Aldo in London.

Favourite shop? French Connection.

Best bargain buy? Tan ballet pumps for €60 from Office.

Biggest splurge? This watch by Longines from Fields. Secret amount.

Best and worst dressed style icons? The best is Amy Huberman and the worst is Katie Price.

by Niamh O’Rourke


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