The #lovecastleisland Christmas Collections Show held in the magnificent setting of the historic Ivy Lane Theatre in Castleisland, County Kerry was a huge success. Mc'ed by blogger and fashionista, Orlagh Winters, the event was completely sold out as style lovers gathered to exclusively preview what was on trend for all ages and sizes for the season from the town’s top boutiques. We were delighted to produce this event with models from our Agency.Read More
Former footballing legend, now renowned Irish fashion designer, Paul Galvin, launched his new SHELBY A/W collection in association with Dunnes Stores to a full house in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee.
We were delighted to produce this very successful event.Read More
I was delighted to style the cover shoot and feature with top Irish personality, Kathryn Thomas, for RSVP Magazine in the magnificent setting of the five star Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney.Read More
We all know the importance of Brands and how our perception of them (good or bad) impacts on our decision to engage / purchase. Coke, Nike and Apple spend many millions consciously building their brand, and communicating their brand values, so you will ultimately trust their reputation and buy from them. In many ways, your own personal brand is no different, and if you are in business you need to be aware of your own brand, define it, own it and then manage and project it to who you want to influence.Read More
This month (March) is #WearingIrish - an imaginative social media campaign which aims to raise the profile of Irish designers / retailers and enhance the reputation of the Irish fashion industry globally. Get involved :} Simply wear your favourite Irish designer or retailer - and share your look with the Hashtag #WearingIrishRead More
www.teentimes.eu, a fashion & lifestyle blog founded by Kerry teenager, Zoe O Connor, won the Special Award at the annual .eu Web Awards in the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium, last Wednesday night (16th November 2016). Zoe (centre) was presented with her trophy by top Italian professional tennis player, Fabio Fognini (left) and BBC world news correspondent Sally Bundock (right) at the glittering ceremony attended by finalists from all over Europe. For more information https://eurid.eu/en/news/the-2016-eu-web-awards-bringing-europe-together/
Pix : Nicolas Castin
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.Read More
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 !Read More
Irish developed online virtual dressing room, Ann Marie's Dressing Room was successfully launched onto UK market with a stellar event in one of London’s most fashionable venues, Sky Garden London. (Thursday 14th of July). The launch was attended by the who’s who of British fashion media, including Glamour, Hello, Now, Reveal, InStyle, Marie Claire, Stylist Magazines and many more top fashion editors and journalists.Read More
When I begun my career, no-one had a mobile phone (fax me baby!) and it was highly unusual, unless in an emergency, to call employees on their home phone. So after work, you had your other life - sport, clubs, dates and nights out. 8 hours work, 8 hours play and 8 hours sleep . . . at least in theory ...Read More
Sometimes you see a movie that has an 'after life'. It resonates with you, and quietly lives on and re-plays in the back of your consciousness whilst you go about the daily busyness of everyday life. "The Uncountable Laughter of the Sea" was for me, this movie.Read More
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 !Read More
This month, my beautiful daughter Zoe, founder of www.teentimes.eu, featured in one of Ireland’s top fashion glossy magazines - IMAGE - as an Millennial, influencer - and an Ambassador for Samsung Ireland.Read More
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.Read More
The #WearingIrish Campaign, initiated by Margaret Molloy, has gained international attention and puts the spotlight on Irish designers.Read More
France leads the way in banning underweight models from the runway . . .Read More
I present a weekly fashion feature with RTE presenter Maura Derrane on Ireland's top rated afternoon programme, the TODAY SHOW. I specialize in showcasing Irish designers, independent retailers and boutiques. Make sure to tune in :}Read More
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)Read More
Marietta Doran and I headed to New York to produce the inaugural Ireland Fashion Show (in association with Irish Design 2015) in September.Read More
Did you know absolutely everyone can look good in photographs? It just takes a little know how and practice ...Read More