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The Way We Wear: The style message from the street


Ali Carey

Ali Carey

Ali Carey

Ali's delicious sorbet colours are accessorised boldly and beautifully with her rose gold metallic bag and ribbed socks.

She is Ali Carey (38), fashion retail manager, from Templeogue, Dublin.

She wears Top by Miu Miu, €800, sample sale in Milan. Skirt by Prada, £1,600, and socks, £150, all Prada store in London. Bag by Pauric Sweeney, €1,500, Brown Thomas. Earrings, $25, vintage store on the Upper East Side in New York. Ring (monkey clasping a citrine stone), £350, Liberty in London. Shoes by Kurt Geiger, reduced to €55, Brown Thomas.

What is your ...

Favourite shop?

Brown Thomas and also Dover Street Market in London.

Best bargain buy?

A 1980s, black quilted bucket bag by Chanel reduced to 50 cent in Ritzy Rags.

Biggest splurge?

A black biker jacket by Balenciaga for €4,000 from the George Cinq boutique in Paris.

Best and worst dressed style icons?

The best is Emmanuelle Alt and the worst is Cheryl Cole.

Favourite label or designer?

Pauric Sweeney.

Monthly spend on clothes?

Between €200 and €500.

Last fashion buy?

Banana-print, trumpet skirt by Prada.

Biggest fashion mistake?

Bleached denim.

What do you love and hate in fashion?

I love the Baroque/Pop Art trend done so well by Prada SS11 and I hate body-con.

Irish Independent