Saturday 20 January 2018

The way we wear - Melissa combines two great basics

Melissa combines two great basics: a Breton tee and American Apparel's sexy disco pants, while her creepers finish with a vintage vibe.
Melissa combines two great basics: a Breton tee and American Apparel's sexy disco pants, while her creepers finish with a vintage vibe.
Melissa combines two great basics: a Breton tee and American Apparel's sexy disco pants, while her creepers finish with a vintage vibe.

Melissa combines two great basics: a Breton tee and American Apparel's sexy disco pants, while her creepers finish with a vintage vibe.

She is Melissa McDermott (24), fashion buyer for a vintage concession at Nine Crow Street, from Summerhill, Co Meath.

She wears Top, €10, Gap. Disco pants, €70, American Apparel. Jacket, €5, bag, €4, and glasses, €1, all from charity shops. Creepers, £10, car-boot sale in East London.

What is your ...

•Favourite shop?

Nine Crow Street in Temple Bar.

•Best bargain buy?

A full-length, fitted, cream lace dress with a V-neck for €5 from a charity shop that should have been about €100.

•Biggest splurge?

A black leather, Chanel 2.55 handbag for €1,300 from Brown Thomas.

•Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Noel Fielding and the worst is Peaches Geldof.

•Favourite label or designer?

McQueen.

•Monthly spend on clothes?

About €200.

•Last fashion buy?

A black velvet, long-sleeved, body-con top by Morgan from a charity shop. It's very '90s, very Spice Girls.

•Biggest fashion mistake?

Long black hair extensions, circa 2000.

•What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love the accessibility of cool fashion on the cheap from charity shops and I hate linen trousers with brown Base loafers on guys.

Irish Independent

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