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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Daffodil Day Fashion Fair was a resounding success

Cllr Richie Culhane and Mayor Kevin Callan buying a pin from Maureen Kelly on Daffodil Day.

Dear Sir,

There was a great buzz in the Westcourt Hotel for the annual Daffodil Day Fashion Fair.

Local shops and businesses and all the models gave of their free time for this very popular event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

The style on the catwalk was very colourful with something to suit everyone, young and old from formal to casual wear, bridal to evening wear and mother of the bride to wedding guests.

Positivity vibes emanated from every corner of the room as we were treated to a feast of local fashion from wonderful new boutiques live Private Kollection Boutique, Fran and Jane, Crafty Fox (who made their own dresses) and Frilly Frocks showing bridal wear for the first time.

There were also our regular fashion houses, Pamela Scott, Bella, Rouge, Olives, Mckenna Man, Shaws - Warehouse and United Colours of Benetton, Shanique and The White Door.

The style amongst the audience was equal to what we were treated to on the ramp.

The 'Sponsor a Model' section by Marks and Spencer has always proved very popular with lots of money raised for cancer. This year, the Bridal Suite took part for the first time as 'Sponsor a Model' showing evening wear accompanied by male models dressed by Mckenna Man.

There were lots of surprises on the night and the committee were lucky to have Sharon Gaynor from The Voice, at the event. She sang beautifully and the audience were treated to a spectacular hair show by The Orange Room and later in the evening hair pieces from Escape.

People browsed around the fabulous stands, among them the beautiful and unusual jewellery by the Design Gallery. Also at the event were Bodyright Physiotherapy, Katie from La Spa providing free manicures and a five minute makeover by Jenny Sheard.

The flash dancers 'Fit Kids' from Laytown trained by Jacinta Cassidy provided fantastic entertainment during the show.

Local businesses have been very generous this year so there were many fantastic prizes in the raffle, including a pampering day courtesy of La Spa, The Orange Room and The Eastern Seaboard, a gourmet tour of Drogheda including vouchers from The Salthouse, Bru, The Kitchen and West 29 so there was something for everyone.

A big thank you to Coca Cola International Services and KMK metals recycling for their continued support and sponsorship and to Karen Healy for acting as compere on the night.

Yours, Daffodil Day Fashion Show Committee, Lizanne, Colette, Stephanie, Mary and Edel.

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