Street trend: Tina Griffin

Age: 38
Occupation: Fashion designer
From: Killorglin, Co Kerry

What are you wearing?

Today I’m wearing a Bastyan leatherette coat (€350), Michael Kors watch (€250) and Kurt Geiger bag (€60 on sale) from Brown Thomas Limerick, a silk crepe top (€110) from my own label Tina Griffin Designs, Heatons trousers (€25) and Dorothy Perkins heels (€35).

Describe your style in three words?

Simple, classic, neutral.

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

Ten minutes — one of the advantages of working from a studio in my home. I’ll make an effort if I am meeting clients, so then it will take half an hour.

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

Fashion. I am far more confident when I look and feel well put together. I would wear heels everyday if I could.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration?

Magazines and papers. I love settling down with a coffee and a new issue of anything fashion- related. I do hoard them for reference though, even though I’m trying hard to limit this.

Where do you like to shop?

I love Brown Thomas for the high end pieces, Reiss and Zara for everything else.

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem?

Ireland is full of these, but for now a designer called Colin Horgan. I don’t think he will be undiscovered for long.

Why does your style/outfit work?

The coat is a statement but the trousers and top are actually very relaxed. A simple shoe swap takes it from day to night.


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