Friday 18 October 2019

The loves of my life: fashion designer Umit Kutluk


Umit Kutluk
Umit Kutluk
Chloe Brennan

Chloe Brennan

The fashion designer chats about his favourite people, places and things.

The person

My beautiful, smart and loyal dog Joey has to be my favourite 'person' at the moment.

The memory

A recent and favourite memory of mine has to be when I was dressing a mannequin in the window of our new boutique in Kildare Village. A lady, who was standing outside, came in and bought the dress I was putting on the mannequin. She asked to get a picture with me while she wore the dress! That was a special moment.

The moment of the day

Sipping freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning.

The song

Comfy Love by my lovely friend, Hediye Guven.

The movie

I prefer to watch TV series. Black Mirror is a great watch on Netflix.

The book

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind.

The outfit

A pair of fine tailored, cropped trousers, with a printed cotton casual shirt. I wear that outfit almost every day.

The gadget

I love my new Bose wireless headphones. They have noise cancellation, which is great to use in busy places such as the airport - the silence is beautiful!

The beauty product

I use Obagi360 HydraFactor Moisturizing Cream nearly every day. I am also a fan of Ultherapy [a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that stimulates collagen production], which was recommended to me by Dr Orla Grimes from the Beacon Face & Dermatology Clinic.

The accessory

A wristband, either a leather wrap or a fine beaded band.

The pet hate

People who do not learn from their mistakes, and then repeat them.

The holiday

The little island of Bozcaada which lies on the north-east Aegean Sea, near Canakkale in Turkey. Every year in June, it has an annual wine-tasting festival; definitely the best time to be there.

The hotel

The InterContinental, in Ballsbridge, in Dublin. The staff are fantastic, with top-quality customer service. They make you feel like it is a home from home.

The piece of advice

Be yourself and be patient for your dreams.

The bar

I rarely go to bars; however, I do enjoy drinks at the beach.

The part of my body

My eyelashes, I always get compliments on them!

The celebrity

I find the word celebrity to be a confusing term. I am not interested in any 'celebrity', just the person themselves.

The virtue

Honesty and positivity.

The vice

I don't have a good work-life balance at the moment.

The smell

Green Irish Tweed by Creed, you can buy it in Brown Thomas.

The taste

Mackerel sashimi.


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