Thursday, November 22, 2001

Hello sunbeams!
Well a few things happening since we last had the pleasure. Brown Thomas hosted a Dolce e Gabbana fashion show in store on Wednesday 14th, among those present were Brian McFadden of Westlife and his fiance Kerry Katona (former Atomic Kitten), Robert O'Byrne and Dr. Alison O'Reilly.

Later that evening was the first WHO magazine Christmas party. This year it was in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul, and the format was 'bring a present'. (would have picked a worthy charity personally, but hey). Squashed into Lillies on the evening were the ubiquitous Jason O'Callaghan, WHO's editor Lisa Gaughran, TV people Brendan Courtney and Teresa Smith, novelist Eamon Delaney and PR Sinead Ryan.

Bringing you up to speed to this week then, with Tuesday evening being the highlight of the society week. The venue: The Mueseum of Modern Art in Kilmainham The event: The Mulberry Fashion Show, organised by Norma Smurfit. A veritable who's who of 'a-list fashionistas' (the press release words, not ours!). Spotted mingling around the champagne reception were Jackie Rafter, Koo Donnelly, Gavin L-M, hairstylist Dylan Bradshaw and his model brother Lee (who seemed to be hanging around the door - security for the night maybe?). On to the show and Brendan Courtney provided the entertainment as MC for the evening. Front row were Mulberry founder Roger Saul, Norma Smurfit, TV3's Lorraine Keane and Ian Galvin and Miriam Ahern. While the actual models looked a bit on the thin and slouchy side, the guest models made up for them. They included Victoria Smurfit, comedian Des Bishop, Mr. Ireland Padraic Hearns and film director Jim Sheridan.

Retiring to the restaurant, where lovely food prepared by Jonny Cooke was consumed, and the gossip surely flowed. Among the throng were Louis Copeland, Julian Fallon of 1st Option, Richard Liu, Vanessa Lunt and my dates for the evening, the gorgeous Morahan sisters, Caroline and Olivia. A stylish soiree indeed.

Tuesday, November 06, 2001

Following on from the last post we had the Moulin Rouge themed party in Lillies on Wednesday last. The girls looked amazing in their costumes with fish nets, feather boas and frilly can can dresses in abundance. Those of note were Tara O'Connor, Caroline Morahan, Karla Elliott and Olivia McCashin.