Street Trend: Lola Desmond

Age: 30
Occupation: Model
From: Cork

What are you wearing?

Today I’m wearing a Zara top (€16), River Island cardigan (€40), H&M leggings (€24), Red or Dead knee high suede boots (€220), a fedora from Element (€36), Vila necklace (€20) and leather Alexander McQueen bag (€1,000).

Describe your style in three words?

Classic, contemporary, vintage.

How long does it take you to get dressed in the morning?

15 minutes. I have a vast wardrobe to choose from and usual pre-empt what I’m going to wear the night before.

Fashion or function – which word best describes your attitude to clothes and why?

Function. I’ve never been a huge follower of trends as they phase out as fast as they come in. I adore vintage pieces; they are a big part of my staple wardrobe. I love dressing comfortably for my shape, wearing clean lines and neutral shades to compliment my figure and complexion.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration?

The fashion shows held by Lockdown Models with local Cork boutiques; Pinterest and other forms of social media.

What do you think of Irish street style?

Irish women have phenomenal style and taste and have a very polished look which is parallel to what I’ve seen anywhere else in the world.

Where do you like to shop?

I like to shop in Zara, River Island, Miss Daisy Blue and Brown Thomas.. I’ve never been an online shopper as there’s nothing quite like the experience of feeling the fabric, trying things on and leaving with a shiny shopping bag..

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem?

In Cork it would have to be Miss Daisy Blue boutique in the English Market; Wear We Wander in the Vintage Quarter and The Dress Bar in Penrose Wharf (a borrower’s paradise).

Why does your style/outfit work?

I’m not following any trends it my own individual style.


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