Wardrobe Insider: Dervla Louli Musgrave

Through her luxury, retreat booking portal, Compare Retreats, Hong Kong based Dervla Louli Musgrave offers the inside track on the world’s best wellness and fitness escapes. We talk to her about her style, why more is more and whose wardrobe she covets. 

1) Describe your style in 3 words

Eclectic and elegant with hints of gold. 

2) What’s the most precious item in your wardrobe and why?

The gold and peridot necklace my dad designed and had made for my 12th birthday.

3) What’s your go to outfit?

Black Frame jeans, Golden Goose sneakers, silk camisole and Louis Vuitton Epi Leather tote, Hermés Apple Watch and Tom Ford sunglasses.

Image (left) via @dervlalouli, Image (right) via Apple

4) Favorite piece you bought recently and why?

A Chanel scarab cuff from Karl Lagerfeld’s last collection. I’m half Egyptian and this collection was special for many reasons.

5) What is the best fashion advice you have received?

More quality, less quantity.

Dervla Louli Musgrave.

6) Who are your style icons?

Lauren Santo Domingo @thelsd and Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert @bat_gio.

7) Less or more?


8) If you could have anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be and why?

Lauren Santo Domingo – I love shopping her edit on Moda Operandi.

9) If you were an item of clothing what would you be?

My Chanel scarab cuff.

Chanel scarab cuff.

10) Where do you love to shop?

New York and Paris consignment stores and boutiques. The edit in Brown Thomas in Dublin is great and I shop online a lot through the usual suspects Matches, Net A Porter, Moda Operandi and 1stDibs.

11) If a museum asked you to donate one item from your wardrobe that represented you what would it be?

My signed Vivienne Westwood Couture wedding dress. 

Dervla Louli Musgrave in her wedding dress.

12) What will we never find in your wardrobe?

A dropped waistline dress. 

13) What’s your number one fashion rule?

Wear things that make you happy. If it feels wrong it is.

Follow Dervla Louli Musgrave on @dervlalouli or dervlalouli.com