posted on November 7th, 2016

My Style featuring Cathy Martin & Victor Branco


As said by fashion guru Coco Chanel: “fashion changes, but style endures.” Each issue, we introduce you to stylish local people who enviably manage demanding work schedules while looking polished to perfection. 

CATHY MARTIN – CMPR and Belfast FASHIONWEEK Managing Director. 

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Cathy Martin

How has your style changed over the years?

I am not sure it has changed much at all. I spent every summer in my late teens and then most of my twenties living in France or Italy, with a few American summers thrown in for good measure. I think I was very influenced by the classic styles of the French and Italians, but also loved their ability to throw in a statement accessory, or coat to jazz up an otherwise ‘safe’ look & provide a talking point. This is still pretty much how I dress, twenty years on. I have become better at recycling clothes and sell a bit on eBay, or via re-sale events.

VICTOR BRANCO – Interior Designer and Director of Atelier-Design Belfast.

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Victor Branco

How has your style changed over the years?

Over the years my style may has changed from a relaxed, smart/casual look to a more sharp tailored look but I always liked well designed, timeless and statement pieces, especially coats. A good pair of well fitted jeans have always been a ‘must have’ in my wardrobe and my latest obsession is my collection of bow ties!

For full coverage of features like this one, you can pick up a copy of the November issue of the Ulster Tatler which is one sale now.