Thursday 23 November 2017

The way we wear

Rachael Anderson
Rachael Anderson
Stephen Moloney
Sian Hurst



Name: Rachael Anderson

Age: 24

Profession: Student and fashion sales assistant

From: Blackrock, Dublin

Wearing: Coat, €70, and skirt, €20, both from H&M. Hat, €7, Forever 21. Scarf, $15, Beacon's Closet, New York. Gloves, €1, Penneys. Bag, £15, Brick Lane Market, London. Shoes, $150, Funkis, Australia.



What is your favourite shop?
Emma and Beyond Retro, London.

What was your best bargain buy?
A leather and sheepskin, knee-length coat by Unique for €70 reduced from €600 from Topshop.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?
A large grey satchel with a leather bow by Abaco for €350 from Brown Thomas.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?
The best is Diane Kruger and the worst are the WAGs.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Malene Birger.

How much would you spend on clothes every month?
Between €50 and €100.

What or who influences your style?
The weather, street style and fashion blogs like thesartorialist. blogspot.com and facehunter. blogspot.com.

What was the last fashion item you bought?
A navy silk dress for €30 from H&M.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
I dyed my hair red and wore a pair of Skechers wedges and a pink shirt to my confirmation.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.
I love individuality and self- expression and I hate when people don't dress suitably for the weather.











Name: Stephen Moloney

Age: 20

Profession: Student

From: Waterford

Wearing: Jacket, €5, Oxfam. Hoodie, €15, and belt, €15, both from Topman. T-shirt, €8, American Apparel. Jeans, €2, a charity shop. Scarf, €20, River Island. Bag, €30, Fancy Shmancy. Shoes, €80, Office.



What is your favourite shop?
American Apparel.

What was your best bargain buy?
A vintage aviator jacket for €20 from Freedom Vintage in Temple Bar.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?
A black leather jacket for $150 from a store in New York.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?
The best is [fashion blogger] Prince Pelayo and the worst is Elton John.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Acne.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?
About €50.

What or who influences your style?
People on the street, functionality, practicality and my blog: stitchesfabricandsoul.com.

What was the last fashion item you bought?
A silver ring by Marc Jacobs for €15 from Anewspace on Chatham St.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
My 'Aberzombie' phase; I wore too many pastels and collared shirts.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.
I love how style is accessible to everyone and I hate how reserved Irish people are when it comes to clothes.





Name: Sophie Wallace

Age: 22

Profession: Student

From: Dublin

Wearing: Dress, €55, The Loft, Powerscourt Townhouse. Boots, €20, Penneys.



What is your favourite shop?
Wild Child.

What was your best bargain buy?
This dress.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?
A leopard-print, faux-fur coat for €170 from Topshop.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?
The best is Zooey Deschanel and the worst is Jodie Marsh.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Rodarte.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?
Between €20 and €150.

What or who influences your style?
Art, eclecticism and people in my college (NCAD).

What was the last fashion item you bought?
A white, '50s-vintage, small handbag for £14 from a store in Glasgow.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
A black puffball skirt.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.
I love how you can express yourself and I hate badly made clothes.





Name: Sian Hurst

Age: 20

Profession: Student

From: Fermanagh

Wearing: Coat, €60, The Harlequin. Cardigan, €60, and skirt, €25, both from Topshop. T-shirt, €30, Urban Outfitters. Scarf, my brother's. Bag, €5, a market in Tunisia. Socks, a gift. Boots, €60, La Redoute.

What is your favourite shop?
The Harlequin.

What was your best bargain buy?
This coat.

What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?
A pair of red and white polka-dot sunglasses for €150 from Miu Miu.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?
The best is Kate Moss and the worst is Lady Gaga.

What is your favourite label or designer?
Chanel.

Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?
Less than €50.

What or who influences your style?
People on the street and cosy fashion.

What was the last fashion item you bought?
A pair of reindeer-print leggings for €15 from River Island.

What was your worst fashion mistake?
I wore a tight cut-out gold dress from asos.com to a ball last night and was told it looked like something Serena Williams would wear.

Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.
I love knitted clothes and I hate fishnet tights.











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