COLETTE O’LEARY, former Group Vogue Purchaser for Brown Thomas
MY STYLE is elegant and purposeful, supported by an understanding of materials and silhouette. A lifetime spent in trend, with entry to manufacturers, has elevated my data. I put money into key items. I do know what fits me and sometimes put on Dries Van Noten, Prada, Max Mara and Stella McCartney.
MY BEST BIG PURCHASES have been coats and jackets, particularly from Max Mara, Gucci, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy and Prada. I even have cashmere items from Lainey Keogh. Within the final 18 months I’ve purchased a Bottega bag that goes with every little thing.
AT WORK I am having fun with my new journey at Over The Moon Boutique, Monkstown and carrying clothes to work from Sacai, Chloé and Sportmax. In my spare time you will discover me in Lululemon and my Moncler jacket. After I exit, I take advantage of equipment to make night put on pop.
MY FIVE SPRING PURCHASES turns into saggy denims, probably from Khaite or Diesel, a superb shirt like Celine’s, an uneven drop-waist costume, an outsized jacket and a Loewe trench coat, all worn with Bottega Veneta sun shades.
I AM UPDATE items I have already got with new footwear. It is superb how they’ll remodel an outfit. I put on platform footwear and am searching for a pair of kitten heels.
MY HIGH STREET HEROES amongst others Cos, for the match and tailoring, the place I discover items that replicate the tendencies of the season.
MAXI OR MINI BAG? On my want record is a brilliant massive bag from Saint Laurent of Khaite.
I FIND INSPIRATION in magazines, department shops, boutiques and by buying on-line.
FAVORITE ONLINE STORES embrace Liberty, Browns, Havana boutique, Web-a-Porter and Ecru Studios.
BEST STYLE ADVICE: You can not put a worth on high quality.
MY STYLE ICONS embrace Sarah Harris, for her elegant simplicity, and Lucinda Chambers for her styling nous.