Friday 23 February 2018

The way we wear - the style message from street

Kiera Peacock, Emer Woods, Lorna Forna and Anna O'Connell
Kiera Peacock, Emer Woods, Lorna Forna and Anna O'Connell

Name: Kiera Peacock

Age: 22

Profession: Student

From: Australia

Wearing: Cardigan, €30; trousers, €25; and shoes, €20, all from Zara. Vest, €15, Country Road. Necklace, €20, Accessorize. Bag, €10, a store in Berlin.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Zara.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A black dress with a corset top and tulle skirt reduced to €30 from €200 from a store in Australia.



  • What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A navy, silk, knee-length cocktail dress for €350 from a store in Australia.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Audrey Hepburn and the worst is Paris Hilton.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Valentino.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

Between €300 and €400.



  • What or who influences your style?

Magazines such as Vogue and people on the street.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A grey, cotton and merino wool, knee-length dress with a flower detail on the collar for €50 from Zara.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

A mauve boilersuit; they were huge in Australia a few years ago.



  • Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love shopping and putting outfits together and I hate the fact that you always want more clothes.

Name: Emer Woods

Age: 22

Profession: Student

From: Dublin

Wearing: Coat, €100, Miss Selfridge. Dress, €68, www.emilytemple-cute.com. Scarf, €6, and belt, €6, both from Penneys. Necklace, €5, Claire's Accessories. Bag, €25, a store in China. Shoes by Dubarry, €90, Arnotts.



  • What is your favourite shop?

www.emily temple-cute.com.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of knock-off Converse trainers for €5 from a store in China.



  • What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A blue, knee-length coat by Chloé with loads of buttons for €400 from Brown Thomas.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Helena Bonham Carter and the worst is Jordan.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Vivienne Westwood.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €200.



  • What or who influences your style?

Japanese street fashion.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

This dress.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

Wearing clothes that were too small and trying to fit into Asian brands of clothing.



  • Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love how you can transform yourself into whatever you feel like on a specific day and I hate realising too late that what you're wearing is unflattering.

Name: Lorna Forna

Age: 19

Profession: Student

From: Celbridge, Kildare

Wearing: Coat, my granny's. Shirt, belongs to my mam. Jodhpurs, my sister's. Chain, €15, Topshop. Bag, €30, River Island. Boots, €20, Penneys.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Topshop.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A vintage, white, fluffy jumper for €20 from Wild Child.



  • What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A brown hoodie by BoxFresh for €100 from BT2.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Dannii Minogue.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Chloé.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €50.



  • What or who influences your style?

Low prices and pre-worn clothes.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black, gold and bronze crop top with an Aztec print for €40 from River Island.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

Flared jeans.



  • Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love gold chains and I hate velvet.

Name: Anna O'Connell

Age: 16

Profession: Student

From: Ranelagh, Dublin

Wearing: Cardigan, €78, vest, €12, and bag, €50, all from Topshop. Skirt, €40, Urban Outfitters. Gloves, borrowed. Socks, €3, Penneys. Shoes, €40, Zara.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Urban Outfitters and Topshop.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A green, menswear shirt for €30 in Urban Outfitters.



  • What is the most expensive fashion item you have ever bought?

A pair of green suede shorts for €100 from Topshop.



  • Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebrities or style icons?

The best is Gwen Stefani and the worst is Victoria Beckham.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Fendi.



  • Approximately how much would you spend on clothes every month?

About €60.



  • What or who influences your style?

Indie and alternative music.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of beige thigh-high socks for €16 from American Apparel.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

A purple, strapless dress with a short flared skirt.



  • Name one thing you love and one thing you hate in fashion.

I love dressing for the winter and I hate how there are always specific items in every Topshop collection that are owned by everyone.

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