Perimenopause & Me: ‘The doctor said I might be depressed, but I knew I wasn’t’
Perimenopause & Me: ‘The doctor said I might be depressed, but I knew I wasn’t’

IMAGE

Where to we draw the line in showing empathy to a narcissist?
Where to we draw the line in showing empathy to a narcissist?

Sarah Gill

‘I’d lost litres of blood’: Ashley Graham on miscarriage, the trauma of childbirth and accepting her body again
‘I’d lost litres of blood’: Ashley Graham on miscarriage, the trauma of childbirth and accepting...

Sarah Finnan

How to pick yourself up after a crisis
How to pick yourself up after a crisis

Niamh Ennis

Look inside this Malahide home’s cool makeover full of clever details
Look inside this Malahide home’s cool makeover full of clever details

Megan Burns

Courtney Love has chimed in on the ongoing Depp v Heard trial
Courtney Love has chimed in on the ongoing Depp v Heard trial

Sarah Gill

First two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
First two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

Sarah Finnan

Endometriosis: ‘I was accused of starving myself and over-exercising’
Endometriosis: ‘I was accused of starving myself and over-exercising’

Amanda Cassidy

This modern family home with stunning views of Galway Bay is on the market for €2.9 million
This modern family home with stunning views of Galway Bay is on the market for...

Sarah Finnan

This picturesque cottage with views of the Galtee Mountains is on the market for €300,000
This picturesque cottage with views of the Galtee Mountains is on the market for €300,000

Sarah Finnan

Image / Fashion

LFW Day 1: A Fashion Director’s Street Style Diary


By Marie Kelly
17th Feb 2018
LFW Day 1: A Fashion Director’s Street Style Diary

I’m a concise packer. A minimalist you might say. So packing for four days at London Fashion Week was nothing short of a brain drain (especially given the emphasis placed on street style these days). What I wear on any given day depends almost entirely on my mood (and somewhat on the weather). How can I anticipate whether I’ll feel sprightly enough for a See By Chloé dress five days in advance? Perhaps I’ll be desperate for the languidness of wide-leg trousers instead. Plus the occasion demanded more than one outfit per day; I don’t think I’ve ever packed that many pieces for a two week holiday. So after very little deliberation (I felt it was better to be instinctive about the process rather than overly analytical), I threw a selection of pieces that can be interchanged easily enough into a suitcase and hoped it would reflect my own personal style. This is what I wore for day 1 of LFW.

February is cold, very cold, so a couple of polo necks were essential, plus chunky cardigans that I could wear instead of a coat (there’s very little room in an average sized suitcase for more than one piece of outerwear). I love the colours in this print skirt, and because I’m very pale, colour is an important element in my wardrobe.

Orange chunky-knit cardigan at River Island; black polo neck at Zara; print skirt at Jigsaw; leather boots at Maje; crossbody bag at DKNY

These earrings were bought at a local market in Greystones and cost just €5.

For the Ashley Williams show on Friday evening, I stuck with my Maje boots, which I had been wearing since 4.30am on Friday morning (my call time to head to the airport!) – that’s how comfortable they are. I paired it with a green and floral-print dress; again, I often like to incorporate a touch of print for added interest. A sweater in a similar colourway and a black blazer made the look feel more my own, as did the accessories; a silk scarf and a vintage handbag.

Green and floral-print dress at Zara; blazer at Elizabeth and James; sweater with cut-out back, Karen Millen; silk scarf, at Seagreen; bag, vintage.

For more on my LFW street style diary, visit image.ie tomorrow.