Fashion Innovation Awards


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Really looking forward to the Goldenegg Irish Fashion Innovation Awards next Thursday.

“Tickets are selling fast for The Irish Fashion Innovation Awards. There are a limited amount of seating/reserved seating left so if you want your name on a seat please book today. Log on to

The fabulous designer finalists have very generously donated pieces from their collections to the Raffle. This year as always proceeds will go to NBCRI with a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Fashion Designer, Sonya Lennon will be judging The Red Carpet Award for the best dressed on the night. The lucky winner will win a weekend at the Ice House in Ballina.

It promises to be a brilliant night of fashion, fun and glamour so don’t miss out and get your tickets now!
Join us in the Veranda Lounge for the after-show party to finish the night off in style! See you there!!”


Fashion Innovation Awards 2014


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I have been annoucned as one of the finalists for the ‘Millinery Designer of the Year 2014’ at the Fashion Innovation Awards which are being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on April 17th.


The finalists are:

“Fashion Designer of the Year 2014″:

Honor Fitzsimons
Enna O’Connor
Rebecca Marsden
Roisin Linnane
Mary Grant
Natalie King
Sophie Rieu

“Jewellery Designer of the Year 2014″:

Blaithin Ennis
Melissa Curry
Maria Dorai-Raj
Lynsey de Burca
Helena Malone
Daniela Cardillo

“Millinery Designer of the Year 2014″:

Aisling Ahern
Martha Lynn
Aoife Kirwan
Lisa Byrne
Margaret O’Connor
Jennifer Wrynne

“Accessory Designer of the Year 2014″:

Martina Dermody
Hazel Green
Lisa Ryder
Christine McHugh

“Ones To Watch 2014”:

Svitlana Andriyets
Caroline Matthews
Tom Oliver
Louise Rawlins
Ciara Silke

“Special Guest Appearance Finale”:

Natalie B Coleman

The finalists for the “Student Designer of the Year 2014″ will be announced next week.

For more information or to book tickets for the event see here:

Hennessey Best Dressed Lady 2014


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Designer Lucy Choi will be judging Hennessey Best Dressed Lady competition at the Hennessey Gold Cup at Leopardstown racecourse on Sunday 9th February. The winner will walk away with a €7,000 voucher from Harvey Nichols Dublin, a pair of Lucy’s shoes and a bottle of Hennessey Fine de Cognac. Best of luck to all the entrants.

1618569_631899880191605_72690290_nFor more information see here:


Hi Magazine Hardy’s Wedding Awards 2014


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I have been nominated by Hi Magazine for Hardy’s Wedding Awards 2014 which will take place on Sunday April 6th at The Hardy’s Pavillion in Silver Springs Convention Centre Cork .

1511189_719798754706729_488780739_nTo give me your vote please text: ‘WEDDING 646’ to 57003 and you can vote as often as you like. Voting closes 04/04/14

Oireachtas Charity Fashion Show 2013


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An amazing night in aid of Motor Nuerone Research was held on 12th November 2013 at The Shelbourne Hotel hosted by the amazing Marietta Doran. Minister’s, T.D.’s & Senator’s joined Ireland’s top models on the catwalk modelling collections from Ireland’s most dynamic designers.

It was a great showcase of Irish design talent with pieces on show from Designers including Heidi Higgins, Niamh O’Neill, Helen Cody, Helen Steele, Jen Kelly Couturier, Sean Byrne and Claire Garvie. Patrick Casey’s exquisite collection for Myrtle Ivory Bridal Couture was also on display, as well as Master Tailor Louis Copeland’s sharp suiting and a selection of spectacular millinery from award winning Irish Milliners: Aoife Hannon, Aoife Kirwan, Jennifer Wrynne, Sophie Hunter, Michael Leong & Mark T Burke.

Top models involved included, Former Miss World, Rosanna Davison, Roz Purcell, Holly Carpenter, Cristíona Aston (Andrea Roche Modelling Agency), Sarah Morrissey, Karen Fitzpatrick, Yomiko Chen, Aoife Cogan &Matthew John (Assets)

Here are a selection of images from the night with hats by Aoife Kirwan Millinery and fabulous clothes by Heidi Higgins.


Council of Irish Fashion Designers


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I am honoured to have been introduced as a new member of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers at their press event at the Peter Mark Style Club on the 8th November.


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Here are the links to the coverage of the event from The Irish Times and The Irish Independent.

‘Putting on The Style’


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A great night was had at the “Putting on The Style” event hosted by Marietta Doran at the Heath Golf Club Portlaoise featuring work by fashion designer Heidi Higgins, goldsmith Helena Malone and millinery by Aoife Kirwan.