Tuesday 2 June 2015

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

Published 06/04/2014 | 02:30

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
Missy and Yvonne Keating
Charlie Murphy at this year's IFTAs
Caoilfhionn Dunne
Grainne and Sile Seoige pictured at the IFTAs. They are both wearing a designs from Kerryman Don O'Neill . Picture: Gerry Mooney
Amy Huberman picture Tony Gavin
Laura Whitmore pictured at the IFTA. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Killian Scott, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Laurence Kinlan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Colin Farrell. Picture Tony Gavin
Aoibhinn McGinnity and Lynn Rafferty
Kelly Thornton arriving on the red carpet. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Peter Coonan and Kim O'Driscoll arriving on the red carpet
Caoilfhionn Dunne arriving on the red carpet
Charlie Murphy
Amy Hubermann. Picture Tony Gavin
Lorraine Keane. Picture Tony Gavin
Miriam O'Callaghan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTAs. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Jennifer Maguire arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Collette Fitzpatrick. Picture Tony Gavin
Colm Meaney Picture Tony Gavin
Angela Scanlon. Picture Tony Gavin
Antonia Campbell Hughes. Picture Tony Gavin
Ciara O'Callaghan. Picture Tony Gavin
Nadia Forde. 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

Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods
Michael Fassbender & Amy Huberman pictured at the Moët & Chandon VIP drinks reception at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, which took place in the Double Tree by Hilton on Saturday, 5th April. Guests were treated to Moët & Chandon on arrival and at their table to toast the nominees and winners. Photo: Anthony Woods
Independent.ie's Laura Butler and Kirsty Blake Knox kissing Colin Farrell
Grainne and Sile Seoige pictured at the IFTAs. They are both wearing a designs from Kerryman Don O'Neill . Picture: Gerry Mooney
Laura Whitmore pictured at the IFTA. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Madeline Mulqueen and Jack Reynor arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Colm Meaney. Picture Tony Gavin
Collette Fitzpatrick. Picture Tony Gavin
Colin Farrell. Picture Tony Gavin
Lorraine Keane. Picture Tony Gavin
Steve Coogan picture Tony Gavin
Miriam O'Callaghan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Killian Scott, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Laurence Kinlan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014
Jennifer Maguire arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Nadia Forde Picture Tony Gavin
Amy Hubermann Picture Tony Gavin
Jamie Dornan Picture Tony Gavin
Kathryn Thomas Picture Tony Gavin
Antonia Campbell Hughes Picture Tony Gavin
Angela Scanlon Picture Tony Gavin
Darren Kennedy arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Ciara O'Callaghan Picture Tony Gavin
Keelin Shanly Picture Tony Gavin
Colette Fitzpatrick arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Karen Koster arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Colm Meaney arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Peter Coonan and Kim O'Driscoll arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Caoilfhionn Dunne arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Kelly Thornton arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Photo by KOBPIX
Aoibhinn McGinnity and Lynn Rafferty
Charlie Murphy

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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