Sunday 26 July 2009

Fast Fashion Interviews Suzy Coyle

Dress and Necklace - The Rusty Zip
Bag - Orla Kiely

Where do you work?

I work in a beautiful vintage clothing emporium called The Rusty Zip in Botanic and have been there for roughly ten years, so it's fair to say I love it! The styles, the fabrics, finding someone that one-off vintage piece gives maximum job satisfaction. Meeting people from all walks of life is an added bonus, I wouldn't change my job for the world.

Describe your personal style.

I would say I have an eclectic style drawing from different eras, I like to mix and match. I think as long as you feel good in what you wear, choose things that attract the eye and give you a buzz you can't go wrong.

Do you have any style icons?

I don't have any particular style icons but my main interest is music especially 60s and 70s bands like Small Faces, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin.

What is your favourite item of clothing?

It would have to be my pink heavily embellished Indian skirt it weighs a tonne!

What is your most cherished item?

My mum's engagement ring it lives in its own wee special box in the jewellery quarter of my house (also known as the front hall.)

Suzy's Jewellery

If you could travel back in time where would you go?

The 1960s as there hasn't been quite a dramatic change since that era, which brought with it a wave of new fashions to echo and mirror the new mindset. Hemlines got shorter and psychedelia was rife.

Describe your perfect day off.

I would have a nice lie-in and a trawl through vintage and charity shops. Fine vegetarian dining would feature, a visit to my mum and a trip to the seaside. The evening would be spent with my partner. We'd play some music, write a new song and have a few bevvies.

Do you look to movies/books for inspiration?

I have to say I don't but my favourite film is The Wizard of Oz so I suppose in a way that would inspire me to be attracted to things that remind me of that film.

Do you collect any homewares?

Yes, I'm a fiend for all things domestic. I get excited about tupperware and kitchen utensils! I love clocks especially my grandfather clock. I aim to eventually have a clock wall. I love all Tretchikoff and Lynch prints and I'd go as far to say I would covet them. A gorgeous 1950s iron upright piano sits in my hallway that my girlfriend got me for my birthday last year. On top sits an original 1939 songsheet of Over the Rainbow.

Where do you like to go to in Belfast?

I've just discovered Made In Belfast - the food's amazing, reasonably priced and the everchanging decor is nothing short of fabulous. Where bars are concerned I play in a band called Katie and the Carnival so some evenings are spent gigging in places such as The Menagerie and The Black Box which are both interesting spaces. If I was having a night off I'd probably be found in Lavery's. I rarely go shopping for clothes being surrounded by them in work but if I was to go gift shopping I'd visit T.K Maxx, Atelier in Queens Arcade and Tradewinds on the Lisburn Road.

Rock N' Roll Dream

Richy Campbell
Jacket - The Rusty Zip
Glasses - Ryan Vintage (Manchester)
Case - Afflecks Palace (Manchester)

Thursday 23 July 2009

Saturday 18 July 2009

Eurocultured Street Festival - Street Art in the Cathedral Quarter

Back tomorrow to see their finished work plus more artists!

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Sunday 5 July 2009