Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fashion Exposure

Fashion Forward: 1. Aishling Kilduff and Kathryn Thomas; 2. Caroline Harrington; 3. Jessie May Gallagher and John McCormack. (Pix. KH)

The 4th Annual “Irish Fashion Exposure - Spring Summer 2013”, a beautiful fashion extravaganza to feature Irelands leading and international designers from The Design Centre, took place at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club.

The concept of the event is to create a relaxed environment for fashion lovers to enjoy a top-of-the line Irish fashion show and have the opportunity to place orders and interact with the designers on a more personal level.

A dual aim of this event is also to raise funds for the Order of St. Lazarus Ireland, a Charity
engaged in humanitarian work with children and the invalided. This year again the nominated Charities who will be the recipients of this event will be the CrossCare Dublin Food Program, Global Emergency Care Skills & GlobalH2O. These projects are small and vital and to both their local community and those who are often the most in need and often the most overlooked.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Specs appeal

Look: 1. RTE’s Louise Heraghty and Charlotte Doyle; 2. Irish Times fashion blogger Rosemary McCabe; 3. John Rocha with wife Odette Rocha. (Pix. KH)

Internationally-renowned fashion designer John Rocha has teamed up with Specsavers Ireland to launch a new eyewear collection. Available exclusively at all 44 Specsavers Ireland stores nationwide, the range features 13 contemporary designs to suit the modern woman. Inherently true to the John Rocha style, the timeless collection features beautiful colours, textures and wonderful temple embellishments.

John Rocha, who recently unveiled his autumn/winter 2013 collection at London Fashion Week, is known for his pared back styles and muted palette, and has made a departure this season using bright crimson, blush pink and indigo blue. This is reflected in his eyewear collection.

 “I’ve drawn on some of the recurring temple motifs, criss-cross and lace patterns and embellishments that you’ll find in my other collections, but have injected more colour. I usually tend to favour the more muted colours of black, ecru and charcoal but last year I spent some time working in the south of France and I suppose the light and colour there made me appreciate and consider colour more. I’ve used indigo and petrol blues, purple and berry red tones in a combination of metal and acetate to make the glasses a true fashion statement. Ultimately, if you love fashion or just feel good wearing them, then they are for you,” he says.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

All that Jazz

Pictured at The Irish Youth Foundation`s inaugural fashion and jazz brunch in association with Brown Thomas at the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin were: 1. Courtney Smith and Lorna Weightman; 2. Elene Canavan; 3. Brent Pope with models Theo Sutra and Maria Boardman. 

(Pix: LF/ Photocall Ireland)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Million Dollar babes: 1. Vicky Mooney and Anna Carroll-Browne; 2. Emma English; 3. Lorraine Lacky and Lorraine Costello. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Curvy model Vicki Mooney and her best friend Anna Carroll-Browne held the launch at La Banca Restaurant in Lucan for their own book collaboration, Curve-a-licious; the  very practical, effective guide for women, on making the most of their assets and feeling a million dollars!

Publisher John O’Connor of Blackwater Press who introduced proceedings on the night said it had been a long time since he had met two such dedicated and bubbly women. Guests on the night included Bernie Caffolla, Emma English, designer Louise Walsh and Tara Gilleece.
Guests on the night were treated to the culinary delight of master chef Keith Kenny, while music was provided by Patricia Roe.

Billed as the ‘Curvy Girls Guide to Feeling and Looking Delicious’, Curve-a-liciousis is available now in Easons and all good book stores nationwide.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Great Music in Irish Houses

Musical: 1. Mary O'Sullivan and Sophie White; 2. Caoilfhionn Murphy and Simon Taylor; 3. Anne-Marie Collins and Robyn Sheehan. (Pix. BME)

The Mansion House was where the 2013 KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival Programme announcement was made.  Ireland’s longest- running chamber music festival takes place over 6 days, 11 captivating concerts and 9 iconic venues.  Running from 11th - 16th June 2013, KBC Great Music in Irish Houses features world-acclaimed Irish and international artists.