Tuesday 27 September 2016

Handbags at dawn for Ireland's most stylish as they prepare to battle it out at VIP Style Awards

Published 14/03/2016 | 15:04

Host Darren Kennedy with nominees (l to r) Laura Woods, Roz Purcell, Rosie Connolly, Louise McSharry and Shauna Lindsay at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Host Darren Kennedy with nominees (l to r) Laura Woods, Roz Purcell, Rosie Connolly, Louise McSharry and Shauna Lindsay at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Roz Purcell at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Rob Kenny and blogger Rosie Connolly at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Laura Woods at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Roz Purcell at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoibhin Garrihy at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Laura Woods at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Model Shauna Lindsay at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

It's that time of year again.

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Ireland's glitterati are preparing for another fashionable face-off ahead of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards. The annual red carpet event, now in its 15th year, will see some of our most famous faces battling it out for the top gongs at the exclusive ceremony at Dublin's Marker Hotel on Friday, May 6th.

Stylish nominees including models Roz Purcell and Shauna Lindsay, who are both nominated, stepped out for today's launch, which also saw fellow nominees RTE DJ Louise McSharry and presenter Laura Woods join the competition this year.

Among the familiar faces for Most Stylish Woman are Louise Duffy, Amy Huberman, Celia Holman Lee, Kathryn Thomas and Vogue Williams. The men battling it out this year, following in the footsteps of Daithi O Se and Nicky Byrne, include Matt Cooper, Leo Varadkar and Brian McFadden; while newcomers Dee Devlin and Babette Ryan are among those vying for an award.

Roz Purcell at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Roz Purcell at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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This year also sees the introduction of a new category - Most Stylish Online Influencer - where digital stars including Suzanne Jackson, Rosie Connolly, Chloe Boucher and Louise O'Reilly will be battling it.

The annual awards, which is always one of the most anticipated events of the year, will finish up festivities at Harcourt Street nightclub Copper Face Jack's for the third year running.

Lancôme will be treating nominees to makeup application and title sponsor Peter Mark will be offering their hair styling services before the ceremony.

Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Model Shauna Lindsay at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Model Shauna Lindsay at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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