Tuesday 30 September 2014

Goddesses descend from heaven but girl-next-door Amy steals the show

Givin' it socks with the frocks – Niamh Horan takes notes as Brendan Courtney and Courtney Smith pass comment on the IFTA style stakes

Madeline Mulqueen and Jack Reynor arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Madeline Mulqueen and Jack Reynor arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Jack Reynor and Madeleine Mulqueen
Keelin Shanly. Picture Tony Gavin
Keelin Shanly. Picture Tony Gavin

Karen Koster

BC: Karen always does sexy girl-next-door flawlessly. This Coast dress, combined with new bangs is a grown-up departure for her. The dress is perfect on her. Low key and sexy. A total winner.

CS: I love how daring she was to wear that colour, which most blondes avoid. Really suits her and the column skirt is refreshingly modern. Reminds me of Reese Witherspoon.

Madeline Mulqueen

BC: Stunning, Hollywood glamour. Not too much, and super flattering to wear. She looks like a goddess.

CS: Very old Hollywood . . . Love the lace accents and the nude tones. She looks soft and demure – she's really changed her style over the last couple of years.

Colette Fitzpatrick

BC: Another 10/10. Amazing shape. Brilliant colour. A worry to wear red on a red carpet, but rules are for school. This is elegance personified

CS: Colette is pretty. Red is obviously a fab colour on her, but I feel like I've seen it a million times before.

Caoilfhionn Dunne

BC: This outfit is literally a case of love/hate. Channelling her inner Tilda Swinton, Caoilfhionn looks fabulous. I'm partial to a bit of androgyny, me!

CS: I love that she went different and androgynous. A huge nod to Marlene Dietrich.

Anglea Scanlon

BC: Angela is wearing one of my favourite looks. Fun and light yet at the same time, there's a dark sophistication – much like her lovely self.

CS: Angela Scanlon doing what she does best . . . quirky, cool and original. Nobody else could pull this off like she can. Love it.

Darren Kennedy

BC: Darren (currently title holder of Ireland's most stylish man) never disappoints.

CS: Darren Kennedy wearing his own design from Louis Copeland. Dapper as always. Ireland's most stylish dude, for sure.

Eimear Quinn

BC: Does this woman have a secret potion? She hasn't aged a day. Maybe a little too much cleavage even for me.

CS: I think the black is a bit boring, but the style is gorgeous – very Studio 54 Seventies feel.

Miriam O'Callaghan

BC: Miriam is an Irish icon. And the red carpet is her natural home. She always looks killer.

CS: I'm a bit bored of that style Miriam is wearing. She looks great and the colour is lovely, but the style is very safe.

Laura Whitmore

BC: This is a great fun dress. Not for anyone with lumps and bumps, but look at the body on this babe.

CS: Whitmore looks fab . . . Fresh and cool but still red carpet appropriate. The white is such a big catwalk trend and would be very demure, but the pink appliques give it a funky edge.

Yvonne Keating

BC: Red was the colour of the night and nobody wore it better than Yvonne, the epitome of elegance and dignity.

CS: Yvonne Keating looks insanely good. That hair . . . Like Karen K, the new bangs must be a trend and give their looks a more modern feel.

Lisa Cannon

BC: Love it. Lisa Cannon looks epic. Her entire outfit hangs off those cheekbones.

CS: Lisa Cannon always does voluptuous va-va-voom factor so well. The cut-out detail is different and the pop of pink is new for her. Jessica Rabbit eat your heart out.

The Seoige Sisters

BC: The Seoige sisters always look like 1940s goddesses.

CS: Both Seoiges doing the baroque trend. Love the monochrome contrast on Grainne; the neckline embellishment is the best part of it. The Seoiges are both wearing Irish designer, Don O'Neill too. Supporting the Irish.

Amy Huberman

BC: Best dressed of the night. And summing up her sweet low-key, fun personality. Amy – hands down for me.

CS: Pretty sure this is a bespoke Helen Cody number. Amy always champions Irish designers. This is cute and girly and perfect for her personal style. I love when she goes uber feminine.

Nadia Forde

BC: Nadia's dress looks like an accident waiting to happen. #afterpartyeyefull.

CS: Nadia is actually wearing a student design. My old assistant Eamonn McGill designed and made it for her. Fantastic that she is supporting young Irish talent. Red is one of Nadia's signature colours. The plunging neckline is also a signature style she loves.

Brendan Courtney is a broadcaster and co-designer of Lennon Courtney Label.

Courtney Smith is an international TV fashion stylist and columnist

Sunday Independent

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