Monday, November 21, 2011


To the Max: 1. Karen Millen and Lisa Fitzpatrick; 2. Anne Morgan ; 3. Darina Ni Chuinneagain and Declan Donnelly with Claire Byrne. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)

Maxtravaganza, the 10th Anniversary Ball in aid of the Baby Max Wings of Love fund took place this year at Fitzpatrick's Killiney Castle. Supported by Max Benjamin and Nadim Sadek's Inish Turkbeg Island & Whiskey, the gala was one of the most successful to date.

Over 300 guests attended including design legend Karen Millen, Paul Harrington, Presidential runner up Sean Gallagher and wife Trish, presenter Emma O'Driscoll, Alan Cantwell, author Marisa Mackle, Brian and Linda O' Shea-Farren and style expert Lisa Fitzpatrick who has a new TV show making its debut this Friday on TV3.

A fantastic auction kept bidders on their toes and there was also a best dressed lady prize (judged by Karen Millen, natch) with lucky winner Vicky Higgins winning a Gucci watch from Michel Jewellers, Cork and a hat designed by milliner Susanne Oliver.