Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker not only loves Ireland but she also loves Irish fashion.
In fact, SJP loves the jacket she bought on recent holidays here, and she included it in her wardrobe when she started work. And just like that…being filmed on the streets of New York.
When pictures of the actress wearing a Faye coat by Irish brand Triona surfaced yesterday, employees at the Donegal town store revealed that the always stylish SJP was one of the first to own the jacket. outside has a retail price of €575.
Parker is a frequent visitor to Co Donegal, with her husband Matthew Broderick, and the couple have a vacation home in Kilcar.
Emma Quinn, a member of the Triona design team, explains: “Sarah Jessica walked into the store one summer afternoon and saw the Faye jacket and fell in love with it immediately.
“At the time, we only had a few coats in production, so she was the owner of one of the first Faye jackets.
“She mentioned to us that she looks forward to taking advantage of it during the winter.
“We assumed she was going to talk about the cold days in New York but maybe she was thinking of something more specific at the time.”
By yesterday afternoon, with photos of the actress in a special tweed outerwear with a Prince of Wales check spreading on social media, requests for the fashion brand Donegal, were established. at the Mulhern family home three decades ago, poured in.
The Triona brand was founded by Dennis Mulhern and has two retail stores and a visitor center.
Dennis’s daughter, Catriona Mulhern, together with Miss Quinn, formed the brand’s design team. For their latest collection, they worked with freelance designer Caoimhe Grant.
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Ms Quinn, of Triona, said: “Sarah Jessica has always been a passionate supporter of local Donegal brands and businesses, and speaks of her love and appreciation for escapism. that they experience in Donegal.
“She is very down-to-earth and has a lot of love for Donegal so we appreciate her for highlighting our Donegal brand.
“We had a strong reaction to the news that Sarah Jessica was wearing our jacket during filming.
“The support from our fellow Irish brands and customers has been overwhelmingly positive and we are very proud to stand out among the biggest fashion brands in the world.
“We look forward to welcoming Sarah and her family back to Donegal soon.”
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Parker (57) was spotted in the first public photos for season two carrying a pigeon clutch by designer JW Anderson, who hails from Magherafelt, Co Derry.
Meanwhile, in the first series, Gabrielle Malone, of Clane, Co Kildare, was left speechless in January when she discovered one of her hand-knit sweaters hanging in a large closet widely by Carrie Bradshaw.
Triona’s Quinn said the Broderick family frequents Donegal, locals try to ensure that the actors’ privacy is respected while in the area – so when Parker called in the summer, ” We didn’t ask for any photos.”
As Miss Quinn points out of the Brodericks: “Their Donegal home is in a rugged part of Donegal at the foot of the Slieve League Cliffs. The region is renowned for the outstanding quality of yarns and knitwear, some of which we use in our Triona Donegal tweed fabrics.
“Our goal at Triona is to preserve the beauty of Donegal tweed while showcasing modern looks that our customers can wear year after year.”
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/and-just-like-that-inquiries-pour-in-at-donegal-brand-as-sarah-jessica-parker-spotted-wearing-their-coat-during-filming-42153737.html Questions piled on fashion brand Donegal Triona when Sarah Jessica Parker spotted wearing their coats during filming