In Their Own Style
Personal style is about more than just fashion. Quite often, that flash of originality expressed through our clothes is the reflection of a deeper creative passion. Three women reveal the substance behind their style … y style: An interest in health, wellbeing and beauty has trumped my earlier, obsessive interest in fashion. I’m about getting my body and mind in shape more than my wardrobe, as much as I still adore
clothes. I invest in acupuncture, a trainer and good skincare before I even think about clothes. Once the foundation is good you shine and that’s the most
attractive thing about a person. I devour books on spirituality and alternative therapy. My fashion sense has definitely matured and I would like to think I am
intelligent about my spending and also respectful of
Holly White E.. fashion as an industry. I know my designers and I get it
FASHION WRITER, PRESENTER
Doing the inner-outer thing
when it comes to investing a bit of money in something
special. Trend-led items tend to be inexpensive, while
items I know I will wear frequently or use a lot such as my wallet (Prada), my jeans (J Brand) and my handbag (a gift from Pauric Sweeney, and a Balenciaga Lariat) are more expensive. Icons: Miranda Kerr, Nicole Richie and Alexa Chung. Interests: I have travelled lots in the last year (and perfected the weekend break bag). I love that Dublin has lots of great cinemas now and I go to The Lighthouse and the IFI to keep up on the quirkier films. Ambitions: In five years time I want to be head of a mini empire consisting of lifestyle and fiction books, a range of beauty products, some fashion design or collaboration and a great wealth of good TV work. what will you wear on Christmas day? I am always in Killiney in my family home for the big day. I love dressing up for special occasions and Christmas is no exception. This year I’ll wear the dress I’m wearing in this picture (from Bow and Pearl in Ranelagh). I am dreaming of a beautiful pair of Nina DiVito shoes which, with some fancy stockings, will complete the look. My mum makes hairbands so I may add one of them too.
Holly wears tulle dress, T95, at Bow and Pearl. Gold necklace by David Murray. Shoes and bag, Holly’s own. For stockists, www.thegloss.ie.
36 | December 2010 | T h e G l o s s M A G A Z I N E