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Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits

Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
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This is Chrimbo-mad Jen Nollaig.

That’s not her real name…but Nollaig is the Irish word for Christmas and Jen is mad for it.

She’s on a mission this year to inspire folk to get creative this Christmas, by designing a range of incredible festive outfits.

The Dublin-based fashion designer has been upcycling old garments and turning them into wonderfully bombastic coats, accessories and headdresses.

Jen, 35, says she looks forward to Christmas all year round, and begins thinking about the next festive season from Boxing Day onwards.

In fact, Santa even officiated her wedding in Las Vegas.

Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
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‘Christmas has always been a time filled with excitement, wonder and joy as far back as I can remember,’ she says.

‘I used to save my pocket money up just to buy decorations as a kid. I just love the decorations, the sentimental ones are like little pieces of nostalgic art that just link me to happy memories. I also love the tacky ones, any foil based one or tinsel ones the tackier the better.’

I love to give presents to people, although I can never keep them in excitement I tend to give them to people early and call them their “pre-Christmas presents” then have to go out and buy more.’

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This year, she’s aimed to complete a ‘Christmas couture collection’ – collecting glasses from Euro shops and layering them up with festive decorations.

‘You just need an open mind, a glue gun and some festive spirit. You can customise just about anything, the possibilities are endless. I look at decorations and think, “How can I wear them rather than how they will look on my tree?”‘

So, if you need a little inspiration for your Christmas Day outfit:

Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)
Christmas fanatic creates ridiculously chic upcycled festive outfits
(Picture: Cover Images)

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