Guest Editor: Courtney Smith
Every month we invite fashion's finest to edit their favourite shops, season collections, style and beauty tips to share with our readers as we invite them to become a WhatSheWears.ie Guest Editor. The "September Issue" is brought to you by Courtney Smith, a regular fixture on our street style gallery.
You’ll recognise her face from her regular styling slots on TV3’s Xpose and her name from her beautifully styled editorials - now discover Courtney Smith’s wardrobe favourites and shoe obsession.
With an exotic sense of style that is “eclectic, fun and never-planned” Courtney is a vibrant trend-setter in the Irish Fashion Industry, so daring in fact her love of fashion once ‘almost’ got her arrested…
We asked her about Courtney's favourite...
Autumn/Winter 2012 designer collection
Really? You’re only letting me choose one?! I guess it will have to be Mugler. Since Nicola Formichetti took the reigns last year he has given the label a new lease of life. Perfectly combining fantasy with wearability. The looks are strong silhouettes with clever use of fabric.. the type of designs you can imagine the likes of Tilda Swinton and Gwyneth Paltrow rocking on the red carpet.A/W trend and how you’ll be wearing it
Leather is back big style, (it never really left thankfully!) think Mad Max and you’ll get it! I may not be donning the head to toe look, but I am partial to the odd leather piece in my wardrobe so that is one fabric I will be wearing on an almost daily basis. In fact I just bought a fab ‘leather’ peplum top in Zara that will work with pretty much anything. Indigenous shop in Dublin
It has to be BOW boutique in Powerscourt, such an obvious answer but they really do have a unique selection of Irish designers, vintage and bits and bobs which make it a special shopping experience. Shop (clothing or otherwise) in another country
Fly Boutique in Miami, one of my favourite haunts there. It’s an incredible vintage shop that I have to tear myself away from before I spend too much money. Go-to piece in your wardrobe
Has to be one of my collection of kimonos… they instantly create drama and look effortlessly stylish even teamed over jeans and a plain t-shirt. They also create a unique look that I love. Shoes
I have a KILLER pair of Nina Divito snakeskin boots. They are without a doubt the sexiest pair of shoes I own. Burgundy snakeskin with cut out details on the heel and a super high stiletto, plus they are by an Irish designer which is even better!
I am one lucky owner of a lush Pauric Sweeney bag that was gifted to me for my birthday; spoilt but I have been lusting after his designs for years and it hasn’t left my arm since. Perfume
Always Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, I’ve been wearing it since I was 16 before you could even buy it in Ireland. Everyone knows it’s my scent.
Beauty Salon & Treatment you get there
I go to a few different places depending on what it is I am getting done… Pamela Laird in The Beauty Parlour Terenure does my nails and eyelashes. The Hospital Group for laser hair removal - which is amazing! And for massages and facials I go to Lisa in The Beauty rooms in Swords.
Best bargain buy
I have a weakness for shoes and bought an amazing pair of Isabel Marant shoe boots on The Outnet for a bargain half price (I’m still not saying how much!)
Biggest fashion splurge
I’m sure I have yet to make it…Top style tip
Be yourself: you will never look stylish trying to look like someone else!Fashion pet hate
Uggs and crocs. There is no excuse for the ugliness of those shoes! Most insane thing you’ve ever done for your love of fashion
I once ‘almost’ got arrested in Cape Town for trespassing for the sake of a “perfect shot” on a photo-shoot.
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