Street Trend: Martha Mulconry

Age: 30+
Occupation: Makeup artist and owner of the MBM Beauty Bar

From: Blackrock, Cork

What are you wearing? I’m wearing a Miss Captain printed dress (€91), Zara studded sleeve coat (€129), River Island wedge Chelsea boots (€40), Marc Jacobs ‘Hillier’ hobo bag from Brown Thomas (€435) and opaque tights from Tesco (€9).

Describe your style in three words?

It’s constantly evolving.

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

With two small girls if I get 15 minutes I’m lucky; I usually pick out my clothes the night before.

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

I love fashion but it needs to be functional too. I need to give my brides and clients all my focus and I cannot do that if I am uncomfortable but I still want to look good.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration?

Jessica Szohr from Gossip Girl. Her look is so effortless. Bloggers like Emer from Irish Fashaholic and Suzanne Jackson from So Sue Me are great.

I love Pinterest; it’s my new hobby but I am still a bit old school and love flicking through magazines at work when I get a minute with my coffee fix from the Blackrock Castle Café.

Where do you like to shop?

I love Oasis but with two little girls I just don’t get the time to shop any more. That’s why I love the Miss Captain range from Captain Tortue. It is sold exclusively by consultants though personal viewings or you can host a clothes party. Orla is my contact and she takes the hassle out of putting an outfit together. I can pop over when the girls go to bed, plus she has a great kids’ range. 

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem?

For me Lisa in Beautiful Bumps was my go-to girl for style. She had me looking amazing throughout both my pregnancies — plus they have an online store which is so convenient.


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