Saturday 20 January 2018

The way we wear: The style message from the street

Marie Laffey. Who would have thought
that gold lurex and loafers could
look this good? The blouson top
with its drop waist-band coupled
with sheer hosiery gives a cool
‘80s edge.
Marie Laffey. Who would have thought that gold lurex and loafers could look this good? The blouson top with its drop waist-band coupled with sheer hosiery gives a cool ‘80s edge.

Who would have thought that gold lurex and loafers could look this good? The blouson top with its drop waist-band coupled with sheer hosiery gives a cool '80s edge.

SHE IS Marie Laffey (23), womenswear manager in Urban Outfitters, from Meath, living in Dublin.

SHE WEARS Top, €30, vintage shop in Paris. Skirt by Silence & Noise, €40, Urban Outfitters. Shoes, €40, River Island.

what is your...



  • Favourite shop?

Screaming Mimi's on Lafayette Street in New York.



  • Best bargain buy?

A short, faux leopard-fur jacket with leather trim on the cuffs and waist by See By Chloe reduced from €980 to €150 in Urban Outfitters.



  • Biggest splurge?

A black chiffon cocktail dress that was short at the front with a long fishtail skirt at the back for €480 from Ribbon Rouge in Navan.



  • Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Chloe Sevigny and the worst are Jordan and Kelly Osbourne.



  • Favourite label or designer?

Jil Sander and also Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.



  • Monthly spend on clothes?

Between €200 and €300.



  • Last fashion buy?

A coral chiffon, loose-fitting, sleeveless shirt dress by Silence & Noise for €72.



  • Biggest fashion mistake?

I don't have any because at the time I really liked each look; it's all trial and error.



  • What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love how it can make any woman feel confident and I hate how couture and high-end labels are so inaccessible.

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