I was the eldest of five girls in my family, and it was all a lot of fun.
I had a wonderful sense of style.
And at my school, I was a fashion model.
But I had no money.
In those days, it was a lot more important to look good in an outfit.
It was important to be confident.
And to make a lot from the looks I had, and to have a good time doing it.
It wasn’t a very glamorous lifestyle.
When I came to Dublin in the early 70s, I had the idea of becoming a fashion designer.
At the time, I didn’t have much money.
But when I went to Dublin, it felt very different.
There was so much going on, and I realised there was something more important.
And then, when I started working in fashion, it all started to work.
I was very lucky.
And now, five years later, I’ve become an international fashion designer and a fashion icon.
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