Battle of the WAGs as Amy Huberman and pals vie for Style Awards
Published 11/03/2016 | 07:29
It will be a case of "handbags at dawn" when some of our favourite WAGs and newlyweds battle it out for a coveted fashion gong at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards.
Model mum Aoife Cogan, Conor Murray's love interest Shauna Lindsey and Conor McGregor's other half Dee Devlin have all been nominated for fashion awards.
Actress Amy Huberman is also in the running for Most Stylish Woman.
There may be some tension on the red carpet as Breakfast Republic's Jennifer Zamparelli and Storm Keating have both made the shortlist for the gong.
The pair had an interesting Twitter exchange earlier this week after 2fm star Jennifer revealed on-air that Storm's real name is actually Sharyn.
Organiser Michael O'Doherty has described it as "the battle of the newlyweds".
"Storm is one of our newcomers this year, and she deserves the nomination - as her fun, flirty way with fashion has really caught the eye in the past 12 months," he told the Herald.
"She also has a huge social media following, which gets more important with every new Style Awards, so that will definitely help her when it comes to the voting.
"Jen isn't just a new bride, she's a new mum - and has regained her figure with a speed that even Pippa O'Connor would be proud of.
"It's a tough call to make," he added.
Also hoping to make the style headlines on the night will be Prime Time host Miriam O'Callaghan, who's in the same category as fellow host Claire Byrne.
Described as Ireland's answer to the style Oscars, this year's event will take place at the Marker Hotel on May 6.
In a nod to the power of social media, this year sees the addition of a new category - Most Stylish Online Influencer.
Andrea Roche model Rosie Connolly has been nominated alongside Suzanne Jackson, Louise O'Reilly and Instagram star Leanne Woodfull.
RTE's Louise McSharry has been included in the Most Stylish Newcomer list, alongside Xpose stylist Courtney Smith, Red Rock's Jane McGrath and actor Stuart Townsend's designer sister Chloe.
In the category of Look of the Year, Jack Reynor's fiancee, Madeline Mulqueen, has been given the nod - as has RTE's Blathnaid Treacy and model Jo Archbold.
Her other half, Eoghan McDermott, has been nominated as Most Stylish Man in a double coup for the celebrity couple.
Now in its 15th year - and often described as the only Recession-proof event in Ireland - the overall award was won last year by social media queen Pippa O'Connor.