Tuesday 24 October 2017

Maria Larkin: Maria's vintage-style tea dress is given a twist with her two-tone brogues

Maria Larkin
Maria Larkin

She is: Maria Larkin (23), architecture student, from Mayo

She wears: Dress, $60, Urban Outfitters. Bag, $3, thrift store. Shoes, $45, Aldo. All bought in Chicago.

What is your ...

•Favourite shop?

Zara and Urban Outfitters.

•Best bargain buy?

A grey pencil skirt for €10 from Awear.

•Biggest splurge?

A black and white, full-length, fishtail dress with jewel and sequin detailing for €300 from Castle Fashions in Castlebar that I bought for my Debs.

•Best- and worst-dressed style icons?

The best is David Bowie and the worst is Twink.

•Favourite label or designer?

Their own brand at Urban Outfitters in America.

•Monthly spend on clothes?

I shop in thrift stores a lot, so between zero and €30.

•Last fashion buy?

A white linen shirt from Dunnes.

•Biggest fashion mistake?

My punk stage when I was 18, which involved a lot of questionable pink neon, studded clothing.

•What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love how available vintage fashion from different eras has become and I hate pretentiousness.

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