Friday, June 21, 2013

Chrysalis by Sarah McGahon

Hats Off: 1. Anne Boylan; 2. Maria Fusco and Emer Nash; 3. Edward Smith. (Pix. Patrick O’Leary)

If you want to get ahead, get a hat.  Milliner Sarah McGahon launched her latest collection of headwear at a show in Medley recently.  Sarah makes gorgeous hats and has had a stellar list of celebrity clients (whilst doing her training she made Hats for the Kylie world tour, Mick Jagger and Dita Von Teese amongst others).  

Since setting up her own studio her hats have been adorned by stylish people such as Amy Huberman and none other than Lady Gaga.  

Recently Sarah launched a world-first, her "Chrysalis" collection, a series of eye-catching hats, that change once they are on the head. was quoted as saying "Sarah's genius gives us an innovative and recession-friendly product."  

Specialising in haute couture millinery, Sarah McGahon also has a boutique collection which she hires out.  She loves to support other new milliners and gives great advice through her twitter profile, @SecretMilliner.

Publisher Edward Smith of Suburbia magazine acted as MC for the evening.  Brenda Mulvill Kelly from Galway was in town and attended with her pal Sharon Bannerton, while Judith Giltinane was picking up some pieces for the upcoming Derby along with Nastasha Earley.