Charlotte Kairua, Style Advisor

My personal style signifier is bright colours and fun prints. I love experimenting with my clothing and I am open to trying new things all the time. I love wearing bright colours everyday.

My earliest fashion memory is getting a Roxy ski jacket when I was about 7. I wore it everyday, every winter and then even wore my sister’s once I couldn’t fit mine!

The last thing I bought and loved was a vintage 60s inspired yellow mini dress. I love shopping second hand and finding one of a kind pieces.

Before I joined Costume I studied textile design. I’m still a student and studying towards working in textile and fashion design.

My favourite place in Dublin is the city centre. I don’t live in Dublin so when I’m here I love going out with my friends after college or going shopping.

The best book I've read this year is ‘How Do We Know Were Doing It Right?’ by Pandora Sykes. It’s such a relatable read and is one of those books I just couldn’t put down.

The garment that gets the most wear in my wardrobe is My Doc Marten Boots. They’re a staple in my wardrobe and I dress them up and down with all my outfits. 

The podcast I’m listening to is Growing Up and Sometimes Down by Evie Clark and Olivia Herring. They discuss really relevant topics like mental health, social media and relationships which I find  so relevant and entertaining.

The one destination I can’t wait to return to is New Zealand, I’m half kiwi and I can’t wait to visit again to see my family and explore the country more.

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