I have to start by saying a huge thanks to all the staff at Harvey’s Point who went beyond the call of duty to make us all feel comfortable and relaxed. They spoilt us actually! Thanks to the adorable gentleman that is Noel Cunningham and my skincare expert Peggy Stringer who made it happen.
The food was way beyond my expectations and I really couldn’t have hosted the 3 and a half hour long show without the help of Noel Cunningham on stage and Sheila Russell behind the scenes.
Thanks too to Zab Malik (zabevents.ie) and Laura Kelly who were my right hand man – and woman – throughout.
I could still be there, on stage in the beautiful setting of Harvey’s Point, chatting and sharing and laughing. I don’t think any of us wanted the night to end. Everyone used the opportunity to ask our ‘experts’ questions in skincare (Peggy Stringer, Monkstown Laser Skin Clinic), Non-invasive treatment Ultherapy (Dr. Garrett Brady, Lowell Medical Clinic) and ATIR Shapewear (Rita) and share their own concerns – which is a huge part of what the night is all about for me. I gather the ‘experts’ so you can have access to them. They are there FOR YOU!
The award winning Hair Stylist Rossa Danagher (Rossano’s Hair Group, Donegal, Ballyshannon and Sligo) created 3 DIY looks on models with varying hair lengths and Janice Doherty (SometimesJenny) showed us how to apply a quick & easy make-up party look.
Then we had one of my favourite fashion shows to date featuring the incredible new collection from Deborah Veale who opened the show, McElhinneys (I wore a Kevan Jon dress from McElhinneys on the night too – I adore their labels), Magees (the only place for tweed – their new younger, contemporary cuts are out of this world), Divine Boutique (who I have invited on the entire Keane On Style tour as Mary Greene stocks labels to suit all ages, sizes and budgets), Aria V Jewellery (My favourite designer of one-off pieces, hand crafted in Ireland with semi precious stones), the fabulous award-winning Milliner Suzie Mahony, The Style Room showcased two of their labels Friendtex and Once which Stella stocks exclusively in Ireland, Rosewoods (who have a great selection of accessories to match all outfits in store too), Marion Murphy Cooneys stunning ready to wear collection, and newly opened Pearls & Lace closed the show with an exquisite collection of bridal and party dresses.
It was a joy, as always, to work with Lockdown Models – they are beautiful women inside and out! Looking forwarding to doing it all again in the City North Hotel, 15 minutes from Dublin airport (Exit 7, M1), 30th January girls!