The 15 most important women in Irish fashion to follow on Twitter
Published 29/05/2015 | 17:39
While it is miniscule in comparison to the likes of London, New York, Paris and Milan - the Irish fashion industry is the beast that continues to grow. Here are some of the most influential female figures on Twitter than avid fans of style, beauty and trends would do well to follow.
1. Bairbre Power
The long serving fashion editor of the Irish Independent and Saturday's Weekend magazine supplement. Regular contributor on TV3 and RTE.
2. Deirdre McQuillan
The renowned fashion editor of the Irish Times, as well as published author.
3. Celia Holman Lee
You name it, and Celia has it listed in her bio. Model boss, tv presenter, former model and not to mention, the first ever winner of a VIP Style Award.
4. Laura Bermingham
Recognisable beauty columnist with The Irish Mail on Sunday and Evoke.ie. Often seen on TV3's Ireland AM discussing beauty trends, tips and tricks.
5. Shelly Corkery
As fashion director of Brown Thomas, Shelly has more influence over both your wardrobe and Irish fashion than you would be aware of.
6. Jess O'Sullivan
As the deputy editor of the country's most established fashion magazine, Irish Tatler - which just celebrated its 125th anniversary, Jess is a regular fixture everywhere from Cannes to New York Fashion Week to make sure the pages of the magazine remain as informative and engaging as ever.
7. Gemma A Williams
Author and curator, Gemma is a highly influential figure working behind the scenes of Irish fashion. Her recent showcase at London Fashion Week 'In The Fold' showed just how much she champions emerging home grown designers.
8. Debbie O'Donnell
TV3's Xpose producer Debbie is the innovative ideas woman whose job requires her to have her finger on the pulse of Irish fashion, beauty and showbiz.
9. Rosaleen McMeel
Editor of IMAGE Magazine and formerly the dep-ed of Stellar Magazine, follow Rosaleen for a glimpse behind the scenes of one of Ireland's most popular publications.
10. Cathy O'Connor
Cathy is one of the industry's most well known stylists, working across print, television and fashion shows. As with any stylist, no two days are the same - follow Cathy to stay informed about emerging Irish brands and labels as well as new trends.
11. Andrea Roche
Former Miss Ireland turned model boss, Andrea is the force behind some of the country's most well known faces including Roz Purcell, Georgia Salpa and Holly Carpenter.
12. Holly Shortall
Fashion illustrator Holly's work has been given the nod by numerous celebrities and she has been commissioned for major magazines including Cosmopolitan. When she's not putting pen to paper, Holly is busy sending some of the wittiest Tweets we've seen and also contributes articles on pop culture to Independent Style.
13. Caroline Kennedy
PR maven Caroline built her firm from scratch to become one of Ireland's leading publicists, representing major clients including Brown Thomas, Swarovski, Nespresso and Dylan Bradshaw. (Her sister is also the celebrated designer Louise.)
14. Sinead Burke
Blogger, PhD candidate, alternative Miss Ireland and no stranger to speaking her mind on a myriad of issues - Sinead is one of the most engaging and interesting voices in Irish fashion right now.
15. Sonya Lennon
Most well known for her stint as a presenter on RTE's Off The Rails, Sonya has since forayed into both design and the tech world, both alongside her former co-presenter and partner in crime, Brendan Courtney.