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Saoirse Ronan: I need huge handbags

Saoirse Ronan loves designer handbags that are big enough to "stuff a pillow" inside.

The Irish actress named music legend David Bowie and 1960s model Twiggy as two of her style icons.

The 18-year-old beauty also opened up about the pieces she can't live without, saying that when it comes to handbags bigger is better.

"I have a Miu Miu quilted purse in a purply-pink colour that I could stuff a pillow into!" Saoirse joked to the British edition of InStyle magazine.

Saoirse describes her look as classic Irish with a punk twist. She has recently fallen in love with a Nirvana logo sweater which she discovered on the magazine shoot and it is her new favourite thing.

"I [also] have an Argan wool sweater with leather buttons that I've been wearing with velvet leggings and Doc Martens nonstop," she continued.

The star's eclectic way of dressing, which sees her look both polished and edgy, comes from being born in New York's The Bronx. Saoirse lived in the notorious area of the city until she was three.

"I'm hardcore," she joked. "Me and J.Lo are like that."

Saoirse can glam up the red carpet with ease, plus just the right amount of swagger. She recently described her dream outfit for a high-profile event.

"I’d love to wear Doc Martens on a red carpet," she admitted to WhoWhatWear. "I love the stuff Tilda Swinton wears on the red carpet. She’s very much herself, and I love to see someone like that who wears trousers and such on the red carpet. I definitely look to her and think you should be able to wear whatever you want, instead of sticking to the roads of the red carpet which a lot of people do. It’s quite boring. If you want to wear an anorak over a dress, why not?"

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