Fashion Queen Baddie Winkle has landed in Dublin

Updated / Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 16:17

Stealing your man since 1928

By Sinann Fetherston

Instagranny Baddie Winkle is touring the world, one epic photo-shoot at a time.  And...she's arrived in Ireland!

The 89-year-old is currently completing her #BadAssBucketList Tour by traveling across the world and ticking off bucket list items from samba dancing in Rio de Janeiro to partying in Temple Bar.  

Baddie Winkle visits Dublin

Real name Helen Van Winkle, Baddie has acquired 3.2 million followers on Instagram and was Miley Cyrus’ guest to the VMA's in 2015.

Her Instagram - which reads 'Stealing your man since 1928' - is possibly one of the purest and most fashionable accounts in existence. Each post is a feast of PVC, faux fur, leopard print, sequins, rainbows, and glitter.

In an interview with Refinery29, Helen explained that her now-famous alter-ego was created as a coping mechanism after losing both her husband and son.

"You don’t know what’s going to happen to you," Winkle said. "I blamed God forever. I cried all the time because I couldn’t come to terms with it, so I made myself over into Baddie Winkle." 

Here are some of her highlights: - 

Niagara Falls

New York

Rio de Janeiro



Shopping in Dublin

Now, the fashion icon has been spotted shopping in Temple Bar’s vintage store Tola Vintage.

Partying in Temple Bar

Baddie Winkle dancing in Temple Bar

Baddie's #BadAssBucketList trip is being helped by

The woman is an inspiration, fashionista and all-round icon. If you want to meet her yourself, just keep your eyes peeled for pink fur and rainbow earrings!