The Dublin party posse were out in force last night, head to toe in pink, to celebrate the Southern Hemisphere harvest of Pink Lady® apples. Any excuse for a party.
The uber trendy Cocoon bar, which is owned by ex Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, was transformed into a pink palace, in keeping with the theme of Seduction - a nod to the temptation and intrigue reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. It was difficult to spot a guest who hadn't adhered to the pink theme. With velvet drapes, lavish candelabras, weaving Pink Lady® apple tree's, a rose petal sprinkled pink carpet and layer upon layer of lusciousness throughout, it was also difficult to recognise Cocoon.
In recognition of the health benefits of apples in general (including cancer-preventing effects), Pink Lady® Apples chose to support the Marie Keating Foundation at the party and invited all guests to purchase a pink wristband on arrival.
As guests quenched their thirsts with Pink Lady® Huzzar Vodka Appletinis, TV presenter Pamela Flood selected the most seductively dressed person who was presented with an appropriately pink Italian neckpiece with white gold and diamonds sponsored by jeweller de jour, Paul Sheeran. Blonde cutie Lisa Harrison was the lucky recipient.
Looking seductive were models Astrid Brennan and Alex Fitzgerald, Joanne Byrne, VIP publisher Michael O'Doherty, Julian Benson and Derek Carberry, Alan Amsby and jewellery designer Cathriona Hanly. Hanging out in the VIP area were Gayle Killilea, Mary Carr and Jackie Lavin.
Publicist Tara O'Connor looked great in a sequined Pink Panther top as she chatted with Geraldine Mahony, Niall and Gillian Quinn and TV presenter Laura Woods were there too. I also spotted scandal-embroiled show jumper Cian O'Connor, who was making his first public appearance since waiving his right to appeal for his Olympic gold medal, which was taken away from him following the horse doping scandal.
I guess there's always one person not feeling too pink.