Friday 19 January 2018

The way we wear: The style message from the street

Angie Lee
Angie Lee
Sarah Mulcahy
Kyle Cheldon Barnett
Sarah Hyland

NAME: Angie Lee

AGE: 19

PROFESSION: Student

FROM: Monkstown

WEARING: Coat and scarf, both belong to my mum. Trousers, €40, and jumper, €30, from Zara. Bag, €25 and shoes €80, both from Urban Outfitters.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Zara.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

This coat was free; my mum got it in the '60s.



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

A brown leather satchel for €80 from Clarks.



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

The best is Sienna Miller and the worst is Paris Hilton.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Gareth Pugh.



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

About €10.



  • What or who influences your style?

Fashion blogs such as lookbook.nu.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

These trousers.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

Wearing too much make-up.



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

I love how it can make you feel really great when you wear something you love and I hate how I can't afford anything and how everyone looks the same.

NAME: Sarah Mulcahy

AGE: 21

PROFESSION: Student

FROM: Cork

WEARING: Coat, €200, Reiss. Dress, €50, Urban Outfitters. Bag, €100, Debenhams. Tights, €20, American Apparel. Shoes, €80, Office.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Jenny Vander.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A pair of black shoes with a square toe and block heel by Kurt Geiger for £80 from Topshop, London.



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

A brown fur, vintage coat for £130 from Brick Lane Market, London.



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

The best is Audrey Hepburn and the worst is Lady Gaga.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Vivienne Westwood.



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

About €150.



  • What or who influences your style?

The past, especially the '40s, '50s and '60s.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A tan leather, large vintage satchel for £35 from Brick Lane Market, London.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

I dyed my hair bleach blonde.



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

I love creativity and I hate the expense.

NAME: Kyle Cheldon Barnett

AGE: 24

PROFESSION: Visual Communication student

FROM: Kilkenny

WEARING: Cardigan, €45, H&M. Shirt, €95, Acne. Jeans, belong to my flatmate. Brogues, €45, Wild Child.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Acne and Wild Child.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A large brown suede bag by Yves Saint Laurent for €250 reduced from €1,500 from Brown Thomas.



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

The same bag as above but I also bought a pair of navy and white, patent brogues by Lanvin for €155 reduced from €450 from Brown Thomas.



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

The best is [Australian musician] Matt Van Schie and the worst is Olly Murs.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Acne and Gareth Pugh.



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

About €700.



  • What or who influences your style?

Androgony, simplicity, structure and mixing oversized and skinny pieces.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A pair of black, oversized, high-waisted, '40s trousers for €25 from Wild Child.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

A light wash denim, oversized jumpsuit.



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

I love how it influences every aspect of life, from what we wear to what we eat to architecture and so on, and I hate the way people overdose on trends as it leads to everyone looking the same.

NAME: Sarah Hyland

AGE: 26

PROFESSION: Actuary

FROM: Limerick

WEARING: Coat, €150, Urban Outfitters. Hat, €15, Oasis. Collar, gloves and tights, gifts. Bag, €200, a store in Thailand. Shoes, €50, River Island.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Topshop.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

This coat cost €150, reduced from €200 from Urban Outfitters.



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

This bag.



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

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Victoria Beckham.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Fornarina.



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

Between €150 and €200.



  • What or who influences your style?

Fashion blogs.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A black patent, studded, large handbag from Nine West.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

I wore red clothes when I had short orange hair.



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

I love individuality and I hate how everyone wears the same thing.

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