Posts tagged Orla Diffily

Falling Fashionably into the new season  . . . 

Fall stylishly into the Autumn Season at the most hotly anticipated event of Munster fashion calendar … the New Collections Fashion Luncheon, in association with Kelliher's Toyota, in the five star Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry on Sunday 29th of September. 

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Listowel Races - a winner alright

Aine Wall from Derrymore East, Tralee, was the winner of the best dressed lady at Listowel Races on Sunday 2nd of June. She received a cheque for €800 sponsored by Listowel Race Company. First runner up was Ann-Marie Corbett who received a cheque for €400 and second runner up was Faith Amond, who received a cheque for €200. All 7 runners up received a gift bag from John McGuires Pharmacy Listowel.

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50 things you need to know by 50

I am celebrating a big birthday this year - and it got me thinking about all the things I wish I knew when I was 25 - but learned the hard way - and also some observations I would like to share :}

  1. Resilience. Ultimately inner resilience will see you through life. Unfortunately it can only be acquired by getting up when you fall down. So try to remember that when times are hard, - that by getting up, moving on and not looking back,  you are building the inner strength for longer term happiness.

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Cover shoot styling

Delighted to have styled the cover shoot for RSVP Magazine featuring one of Ireland’s most famous and loved couples - Daniel & Majella O Donnell.⭐️ Big thanks to my assistant on the day Jess Irwin.

All Daniel’s looks are from Ryles Menswear and Majella’s looks are from Hannons of Castleisland, Coco Boutique Listowel and Bailey & Co with shoes by Footprints Styled with Atir Shapewear.

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Kerry Wedding Show - Summer Expo

I, along with stellar team at Upfront Model Management, are delighted to be producing the two bridal fashion shows at the forthcoming Kerry Wedding Show Summer Expo on Sunday 20th of May in the INEC Killarney, Co. Kerry. This will be the wedding event of the Summer so put the date into your diary now !  

The Kerry Wedding Show Summer Expo is organised by Radio Kerry and will feature top exhibitors offering everything the couple to be and their families need to organise the perfect wedding. For more information on participating in the fashion show contact me directly and for information on taking a stand at the Kerry Wedding Show Summer Expo contact Melanie O’Sullivan at Radio Kerry on 066 7191207.

See you on the 20th of May for the Wedding Event of the Summer

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Put a SPRING into your step . . .

Last week on RTE Today I showed 6 new SPRING / SUMMER looks from Ara Shoes including the much talked about Ara Fusion 4 trainers. All of the looks were styled with separates and occasion wear from Hannons of Castleisland (who are celebrating 80 years in business this Summer!). 

This is the 3rd time I have showcased Ara shoes on RTE Today and we always get a wonderful response, particularly from those who need comfortable shoes for work and leisure (and going out!) and also those with foot problems - or outsized feet! Some of the Ara Styles are available up to size 9 and all come in wide fittings. 

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Personal Style. What is it and how to get it!



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Not just for Christmas - a Holden is for life

Holden Leathergoods have created a collection of luxury leather bags and accessories for everyone and every occasion.  Irish designed and handmade from the finest leathers in their studio in Dingle, the Holden name is synonymous with quality, perfection and durability making each product both distinctive and desirable. 

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Honoured to receive Award for "Outstanding Promotion of Irish Design" at Mercedes Benz Cork Fashion Week

What a wonderful honour (and complete surprise) to receive the Mercedes Benz - Cork Fashion Week Award for "Outstanding Promotion of Irish Design" at the CFW Irish Fashion Awards in the splendid setting of Castlemartyr Resort Cork last night. Thank you to the CFW organisers Vivienne, Emer and their team for an exceptional celebration of emerging Irish fashion design talent - and also for a really fun night ! 

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Ladies Day at the Races

No Monkey Business!
Ladies Day add colour and fun to a day out at the Races as shown by Elaine Kelleher on the front page of today's Irish Independent at the Punchestown Race Festival (Pix: Damien Eagers).

Having managed Ladies Day events at Races Meetings for over 25 years, they not only add colour, but also increase attendances, promote the Irish fashion industry and for a reasonable admission price, give everyone an action packed day out  . . . with perhaps even the possibility of winning on the horses !

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A national celebration of the best of emerging talents within the fashion industry takes place annually in Kerry. Just as Cannes has established itself as the epic-centre of the film world awards, Kerry has over the last 8 years become the place where emerging stars within the fashion industry gather to launch collections, network, collaborate and have some fun. 

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Hundreds gather in the Kingdom to celebrate the very best of emerging and established talents within the Irish Fashion Industry.

The 8th annual Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) in association with Image Magazine, Lancome Paris and Dunnes Stores was an overwhelming success attracting they very best in the Irish fashion industry, along with crowds of fashion lovers, to KFW events in both Tralee and Killarney. The highlight - the 8th annual KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association with Image Magazine, Lancome Paris and Dunnes Stores took place on Friday 4th of March in the Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney. 

KFW is co-produced by Orla Diffily and Paul Ruane (FrontPoint Events LTD)

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