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 Patricia Delmonte

Patricia Delmonte

Padraig Regan

Padraig Regan

 Helen Carroll

Helen Carroll

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Patricia Delmonte

What real people are wearing

Patricia Delmonte (60)

French teacher

From France, living in Monkstown, Dublin

SHE WEARS: Coat by The Kooples, Brown Thomas. Jeans, Blue, and boots, Khan, both in Blackrock. Scarf, gift. Bag, Brown Thomas years ago. I'd rather not say the prices if that's okay.

WHAT IS YOUR...

* Favourite shop?

Comptoir des Cotonniers.

* Best bargain buy?

A plum-coloured, chunky-knit jumper with a zip at the back by The Kooples for half price in France.

* Biggest splurge?

This coat.

* Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Juliette Binoche, and for the worst? There are loads!

 

Padraig Regan (20)

English student, Belfast

HE WEARS: Jacket and trousers, £30 each, both Topman. Shirt, £20, scarf and gloves, gifts, all H&M. Bag, £15, River Island. Glasses, had them since I was 16 so can't remember. Shoes, £60, Marks & Spencer.

WHAT IS YOUR...

* Favourite shop?

Topman, H&M and vintage shops, particularly around Botanic Avenue in Belfast.

* Best bargain buy?

A brown blazer with an oversize check pattern on it for £15 from Topman.

* Biggest splurge?

A bright purple, double-breasted, long coat for £100 from Topman.

* Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best has to be Quentin Crisp and the worst is Tulisa.

 

Helen Carroll (26)

Marketing – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Malahide, Dublin

SHE WEARS: Jacket by Armani Exchange, reduced to $120. Dress by Milly, $300, Saks. Bracelet, $15, Chinatown. All New York. Bag by DKNY, €70, Kildare Village. Boots by Stuart Weitzman, $250, Las Vegas.

WHAT IS YOUR...

* Favourite shop?

Saks and Century 21 in New York and Zara and Massimo Dutti for staples.

* Best bargain buy?

A chinese silk and tulle skirt in light blue and cream by Miu Miu for $90 from Century 21. It's above the knee, very full and a real statement piece.

* Biggest splurge?

A classic beige trench by Burberry for €1,495 from Brown Thomas.

* Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best are Marion Cotillard and Lupita Nyong'o, particularly for her red Ralph Lauren dress at the Golden Globes; and the worst is Britney Spears.

Irish Independent