Friday 22 September 2017

Hairspray and handbags at the ready for style awards

Brian Dowling and Pippa O Connor on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel in Dublin last night. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Brian Dowling and Pippa O Connor on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel in Dublin last night. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

IT WAS handbags and hairspray at the ready as Ireland's self-proclaimed fashion elite gathered in Dublin's Marker Hotel for the annual Peter Mark VIP Style Awards.

Ireland's ultimate on again/off again couple Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy arrived holding hands, confirming they are indeed back on again to wed.

"The sixth time is the charm," the celebrity solicitor quipped.

Weather presenter Jean Byrne was eye-catching in a white and silver gown by Irish designer David O'Malley. "It's an avant-garde look," she said. New mum Jennifer Maguire was enjoying a night away from baby Florence. "I'm loving my first night out," she said.

Model Pippa O'Connor, who wore a floaty Alice + Olivia lace dress, took home the Most Stylish Woman award. "I know it's a bit of fun but it means so much to me. Fashion is what I do," she said. Host Darren Kennedy was beaming as he arrived with teacup Yorkshire Terrier, Harry, in matching Louis Copeland waistcoats.

Irish Independent

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