Former Moloko frontwoman Roisin Murphy has described the origins of her flamboyant style, saying that as a teenager she raided her family's attics to find unusual vintage outfits.
The Arklow native said: "I found my style in my aunt's attic. She hoarded all her 60s clothes there, along with the tiaras she won as a beauty queen, and I would steal her wedding dress to wear around town.
"I never minded looking different, but I still had insecurities.
Luckily I had the balls to match. I thought I was absolutely gorgeous, and it was mortifying to reach 15 and realise I wasn't Jerry Hall."
Murphy admits daring to be different in the fashion stakes had consequences and she was teased when she was growing up.
The 36-year-old blonde star explained: "I was bullied at school, and when I see myself in the 'What was she thinking' section of a bad magazine it reminds me of those feelings.
"It's like I'm being ganged up on by b***hy, super-critical girls."
Murphy also says her fashion icons change all the time, but she never fails to be inspired by model-and-singer Grace Jones, designer Vivienne Westwood and her mother.