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DRESSING UP

In Their Own Style

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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.

PhotographS by

KIP CARROLL

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.

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