Erin O'Connor On Career Highlights And Shopping Secrets: Fashion Quickfire

08 November 2012 by

We had a quickfire Q&A with supermodel Erin O'Connor where we fired questions at her about fashion icons, style rules and her fave favourite labels. Erin hosted the launch party for Folie Follie's current collaboration with Kids Company.

Folli Follie have made a special edition Heart4Heart collection in the same pink as the charity. The range is inspired by the charity's mantra 'Love is all it takes' with necklaces, watches and friendship bracelets featuring the Kids Company Logo. Plus 25 per cent of sales will go directly to the charity set up by Camilla Batmanghelidjh.

Read our fashion quickfire with the super...

How did you get involved with Kids Company?

I got involved through the great campaign that Folli Follie have collaborated on which I am delighted to have hosted for the launch #heart4heart.

Who is your ultimate style icon and why?

Angelica Houston for her effortless poise and grace. The clothes are always secondary to her. She looks hot in a suit!

What three items should every woman own?

Killer shoes, little black dress and a statement hat.

What would you wear to the following events:

Christmas party...

My boss….feathers and a kiss curl.

Winter wedding...

Wellies, lady danger lipstick and a gorgeous dress.

First date...

Black skinny jeans, whistles silk tshirt and flats!

Job interview

Velvet tux jacket, Margaret Howell skirt and a Cos shirt either with Brogues or Ballet pumps.

What’s your biggest fashion faux pas?

Wedge shoes in any shape or style.

Which shops do you rely on?

Zara, Cos, vintage, charity shops, Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones.

Who are your go-to British designers?

Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane, Sarah Burton for McQueen, Louise Goldin.

What's been the highlight of your modelling career?

Appearing on a first class stamp shot by Nick Knight.

What's your fashion fantasy? (dream designer to work with/ dream campaign/ collaboration)?

Jean Paul Gaultier, I’d love to do a TV show with him. He has a great sense of humour!

Who's the nicest person in fashion?

The nicest and smartest person in fashion illustrator David Downton. He is my go to confidant and an all round family man.

What’s been your favourite fashion show ever?

A couture show for Dior which took place in the Opera House in Paris. I’ll never forget descending the stairs dressed as a 1920’s starlet.

Which AW12 trend would you like to try?

Trends terrify me….I like to think my classic wardrobe will continue to evolve.


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