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With auburn locks, an English rose complexion, a wicked laugh and an addictive Irish accent it is easy to see how Angela Scanlon accidentally fell into the role of a TV presenter. In between coaxing deep and dark secrets out of Kanye and Kate Moss, the journalist and former stylist fronts the holiday programme Getaways and is digital host of The Voice UK.
A couple of years ago her first major documentary Oi Ginger! received critical acclaim, causing a major stir on the Twitter-sphere as she explored one of Ireland’s best-known features, red hair.
Angela does it all with charm, humour and a savvy style, so much so that British Vogue declared her the next Alexa Chung.
We chatted to Angela about Dublin – the places to know and go, from where the best vintage store in the world is to up-and-coming Dublin designers whose names you should watch out for.
Where would we find you on your day off in Dublin? Hanging around Folkster in Temple Bar, it’s my favourite store in the world… I lose hours rummaging through their vintage stuff and buying tonnes of Gild & Cage treasures I can’t afford. They stock prints by Conor Langton, I never seem to leave without one.
Typical style in Dublin? Adventurous, low-key, undone.
Who are your favourite up-and-coming designers that you admire from Ireland? Danielle Romeril, Natalie B Coleman, Joanne Hynes, Colin Horgan, Emma Manley.
Who are the next bright young things from Dublin? Conor Clinch is a photographer who has caught Rankin’s (the British portrait and fashion photographer) eye. I shoot with him a lot and adore him – such a brave and bold soul with a unique, innate confidence for an 18-year-old. James Wolf is one of my best pals, an amazing musician and one of my style inspirations.
Anthony Usher is a genius hair colourist and owner of Clutch in Hackney. They now live in London but are Dublin boys to the core.
Louis O’Neill is an Irish author, we worked together a few years back and her debut novel, Only Ever Yours, is BRILLIANT.
Walk around the city.
Eat a burger at Ricks on Dame St (preferably after 3am)
Dublin people are utterly unique, there’s a charm and sense of humour there that’s pretty special.
Angela Scanlon Digital Correspondent for The Voice airing in March 2015.
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