Continuing the fashion trend, I also attended the launch party for the amazing new ALLSAINTS store in the Powerscourt Centre. Inspired by vintage clothing, rebellion and rock 'n roll, Ireland's first ever branch was kickin' last night as the party spilled out in the shopping centre and outside into the street.
Setting itself aside from the classic fashion launch, it was the lure of rock group the Lancaster Bombers (a wild performance) and the electro beats on DJs Bones & Ramsey (fantastic set!), that made this launch the perfect blend of rock and fashion. Never following trends, the brands signature style is instantly recognisable to those 'in the know'. ALLSAINTS is anti-trend. Mixing the old with the new, the pristine with the battered, graphics and tailoring, the casual with the formal, ALLSAINTS is edgy and notable for careful attention to detail.
Rock chics and fashion boys were out in force and included Tom Kennedy of Alias Tom, model Avila Lipsett and Garret Gunnigle, designer Virginia Macari and her sister Sonia, artist Darryn Lee and Maria Fusco. Nadine Wai - O'Flynn (looking fab in red fur) and Michael Kelly, agency boss John Compton and Marlon Jimenez were also rockin' and enjoying the Ketel One cocktails.
Also there were socialite Gavin Lambe - Murphy and publisher Michael O'Doherty. Have they fallen out? Gavin used to work for Michael as Editor of VIP magazine, but in this week's issue of Micheal's new Capital magazine, Gavin is featured in the Top 10 Most Annoying People in Dublin. Ouch!
I also spyed makeup artist Derek Carberry, Count Ziggy Balinsky and model Fergus Kealy, who will move into his swanky new Smithfield apartment this weekend. Beauty writer and broadcaster Triona McCarthy was also there. She has just set-up a partnership with stylist Cathy O'Connor and the duo are set to be Dublin's answer to Trinny & Susannah.
After the ALLSAINTS party a posse decamped to trendy bar Cocoon, where top model Gail Kaneswaren was hosting her ever popular Wednesday night, Chilli Funk. It's definitely become a haunt of the party posse, with the likes of Trevor Musgrave (driving a Bentley Arnage this week), Romy Carroll, Laura Cave (who celebrates her birthday next week), Nigel Linden and Ciara Carroll.
Incidently, Cocoon owner and ex-Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine will also celebrate his birthday next week. The international playboy turns 40 and is hosting a big bash in the bar next Friday night.
I'm off to London, where I intend to have a great weekend - hope you do too.