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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Designer Dairine Kennedy and Leo Cullen 'very excited' about first child

Laura Butler and Bairbre Power

Published 27/08/2014 | 07:59

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She will welcome her first child in October and rugby WAG Dairine Kennedy is feeling on top of the world.

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The wife of 36-year-old retired rugby player Leo Cullen is seven months' pregnant and told the Herald her pregnancy couldn't be going better.

Sisters Dairine and Keira Kennedy in Brown Thomas Dublin as the store unveiled  the 4th annual Irish Designers CREATE.
Sisters Dairine and Keira Kennedy in Brown Thomas Dublin as the store unveiled the 4th annual Irish Designers CREATE.
Guests arrive at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball 2014 at The Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland - 03.05.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Leo Cullen, Dairine Kennedy
Leo Cullen and wife Dairine Kennedy
Expecting: Leo Cullen and wife Dairine Kennedy
Expecting: Leo Cullen and wife Dairine Kennedy

"I'm flying along, I feel great at this point," she said.

Dairine, who hails from Cork, last night stepped out at the CREATE launch in Brown Thomas Dublin, where she and her sister Keira unveiled their new clothing collection.

Expecting: Leo Cullen and wife Dairine Kennedy
Expecting: Leo Cullen and wife Dairine Kennedy

This is the fourth year of Irish Designers CREATE, which has been spearheaded by Shelly Corkery, fashion director of Brown Thomas, to help indigenous designers to sit along some of the world's leading luxury brands.

The showcase will run at Brown Thomas, Grafton Street for the next month

Baby joy for rugby legend Leo Cullen and designer wife Dairine  

Keira Kennedy, Amy Huberman, Dairine Kennedy
Keira Kennedy, Amy Huberman, Dairine Kennedy

Dairine, who is married to ex-Leinster captain Leo Cullen and is expecting their first child in two months, looked elegant in one of her KDK smocks.

The soon-to-be mum and her sibling established their KDK brand of digitally printed, cashmere scarves early last year and now have moved into women's dresses.

I’m looking forward to Leo not having any bruises 

Wearing one of her own black numbers, Dairine said it's a huge boost for their firm. "It's very exciting for us."

Even though she'll soon be hearing the patter of tiny feet, Dairine said she'll be "playing it by ear" when it comes to taking a step back from the business.

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