Street trend: Helen Murphy

Name: Helen Murphy

Age:

39

Occupation:

Mum, teacher, blogger (Daily Diva Diary)

From: 

Douglas, Cork

What are you wearing?

Today I’m wearing an Oasis jacket (€65), Savida top from Dunnes (€35), M&S skirt (€55), Penneys wedges (€18) and cuffs (€4), Stella & Dot earrings (€45) and a really old Zara bag (can’t remember the price).

Describe your style in three words?

Casual, simple, stylish.

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

Fifteen minutes tops. With the four kids, it’s a nut house here in the mornings. I usually have clothes ready from night before

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

Both. With work and kids, it’s functional but I try to look vaguely fashionable. I also like to look fashionable when the opportunity presents itself.

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem?

Sinàire – Siobhan Garvey’s handcrafted jewellery from West Clare. She makes beautiful cuffs, headpieces and collars. I also adore Jill de Burca who won the Young Designer award at Kerry Fashion Week.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration?

My mother Vinnie — her enthusiasm for style is infectious!

Where do you like to shop? 

Dirty Fabulous, Miss Daisy Blue and Folkster.

Why does your style/outfit work?

It’s perfect for who I am today — a mix of practical and fashionable; mammy and street.


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