Sunday 18 February 2018

The way we wear: The style message fromt he street

Lianne Keighery
Lianne Keighery
Aine O'Sutton
Niamh Hanley
Cassie O'Neill

NAME Lianne Keighery

AGE 20

PROFESSION Student

FROM Tallaght

WEARING Coat, €20, Vero Moda. Shirt, €7, H&M. Skirt, €20, 9 Crow Street. Hat, €15, and tights, €6, both from Topshop. Bag, €25, Urban Outfitters. Belt, €10, and shoes, €79, both from Zara.



  • What is your favourite shop?

9 Crow Street.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

This coat.



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

A lemon, '60s-style swing dress with a sweetheart neckline for £200 from French Connection in London.



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

Best is Eliza Cummings, worst is Cheryl Cole.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Chanel.



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

About €500.



  • What or who influences your style?

The '20s and '50s, and old movies like Metropolis.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A blue-and-brown print, vintage shirt for €12 from Urban Outfitters.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

I wore a pink jumper with a yellow headband; very Barbie.



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

I love that it's like a form of art and how you can portray your personality through it and I hate arrogance.

NAME Niamh Hanley

AGE 27

PROFESSION Barista

FROM Tipperary

WEARING Coat, €3, eBay. Cardigan, borrowed. Dress, €12, custom-made in Vietnam. Bag, €90, Topshop. Tights, €4, Camden Market, London. Boots, €60, the Harlequin.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Silver Trout.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

A short, black velvet dress with a gold bow on the shoulder by Jaeger for €100, reduced from €300 from Brown Thomas.



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

A cream lace and silk dress for €280 from Karen Millen.



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

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Rosanna Davison.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Matthew Williamson.



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

About €150.



  • What or who influences your style?

Friends, comfort and music.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

A navy, Victorian-style coat with gold buttons by TBA for €50 reduced from €200 from Urban Outfitters.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

Plastic jewellery and wearing short skirts with knee-high boots.



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

I love comfort and lazy dressing and I hate when shops like Penneys latch on to trends and ruin them.

NAME Áine O'Sutton

AGE 19

PROFESSION Student

FROM Wexford

WEARING Coat, €60, and skirt, €20, both from Pull & Bear. Top, €20. Vera Moda. Pendant, €5, Forever21. Bag, a gift. Shoes, €20, New Look.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Topshop.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

These tights.



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

A big brown leather shoulder bag for €100 from River Island.



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

The best is Mischa Barton and the worst is Paris Hilton.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Tommy Hilfiger.



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

About €100.



  • What or who influences your style?

Magazines such as Company and shows like Gossip Girl.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

This coat.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

Wearing jeans and hoodies.



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

I love huge, nude, platform heels and I hate neon.

NAME Cassie O'Neill

AGE 30

PROFESSION Creative assistant for Topshop

FROM Yorkshire

WEARING Coat, £58, Topshop. Jumper, £25, River Island. Skirt, £6.99 and bag, £12.99, both from Oxfam. Fur tail (on bag), £17, Urban Outfitters. Hat, £3.99 and tights, £8.99, both from H&M. Shoes, £65, Schuh.



  • What is your favourite shop?

Topshop and eBay.



  • What was your best bargain buy?

This skirt.



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

A black cape for $239 from Zara in New York.



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

The best is Alexa Chung and the worst is Jordan.



  • What is your favourite label or designer?

Stella McCartney.



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

About €150.



  • What or who influences your style?

Blogs such as thesartorialist.com, facehunter.com and style.com.



  • What was the last fashion item you bought?

This jumper.



  • What was your worst fashion mistake?

A striped body-con dress worn under a vintage yellow, floral print dress and a pair of Dr Marten boots.



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

I love how fashion can be used to express your personality and I hate when I want something that isn't available because I've only imagined it.

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