Irish designer Helen Steele explains how Jessie J became a major fan of her clothing 4 weeks ago

Irish designer Helen Steele explains how Jessie J became a major fan of her clothing

Listen to Helen and Halle Steele chat fashion, working with family and upcoming projects on this week's Girls With Goals HERE!

Helen Steele knows a thing or two about dressing Hollywood's glitterati.

From Rita Ora to Rihanna, Saoirse Ronan to Cara Delevingne, she's a firm favourite among some of the entertainment industries' biggest names and on the recent episode of Girls With Goals, Helen chatted about how these opportunities first came about.

 

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Explaining that they're often by "pure fluke", Helen recalled the time she dressed Jessie J for various concerts and appearances while she was on tour.

"There was a stylist for Warner Brothers Music and her name was Kimmy O'Neill, I actually think she works for LOVE magazine now. Well, anyways, she spotted my stuff and got in touch and said look - Jessie J has broken her ankle and your stuff seems like pieces she can get over her boot and plaster - would you be interested in creating some pieces? She has got to do a tour in Australia," explained Helen.

Revealing that she went on to make her first-ever catsuit for the Pricetag singer, Helen explained that every celeb outing in her clothing opens up her designs to a new world of consumers and stars.

Jessie J wearing Helen Steele

The mum-of-three also laughed thinking back to the time Cara Delevingne wore one of her jackets to Glastonbury. Laughing alongside Helen, her daughter Halle remembers the day very clearly. The day her mom recieved "over three hundred emails" all enquiring about the jacket seen on the Suicide Squad star.

Like this, Helen said you just "never know" who's checking out your collection and who could appear in it on any given day.

 

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The 45-year-old designer has a new collection coming out with Dunnes Stores in January 2020, continuing her successful athleisure selection with the brand, Helen explained that the new collection is very exciting.

We're expecting powerful prints and flattering fabric. Major fans of Helen's Dunnes Stores collection already includes Doireann Garrihy and Holly Carpenter.

You can shop Helen Steele X Dunnes Stores here.

WATCH Helen and Halle discuss their love for fashion and the modelling industry in Ireland below!