Tuesday 27 September 2016

VIP Style Awards: Pippa O'Connor wins 'Most Stylish Woman'

* Pippa O'Connor wins 'Most Stylish Woman'
* Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh wins 'Most Stylish Newcomer'
* Actor Rory Cowan wins 'Most Stylish Male'

Published 24/04/2015 | 19:26

Pippa O'Connor walked away with the top gong at the VIP Style Awards.

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The blonde beauty's win completed her transition from a photocall model turned a lifestyle guru, and a fashion force to be reckoned with.

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

RTE presenter Marty Morrissey stole the Most Stylish Man award, while reigning Rose of Tralee flew over to Ireland from Philadelphia especially to collect her 'Most Stylish Newcomer' plaque.

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh walks home with the 'Most Stylish Newcomer' award from tonight's awards.

Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon and Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon and Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Duffy and Keith Duffy tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Duffy tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Irish Independent showbiz reporters pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Adele King aka Twink and daughter Chloe pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Adele King aka Twink pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Lisa Murphy pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Lisa Murphy and Gerald Keane pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Danielle Moyles pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Brian Dowling and Pippa O'Connor pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Daithi O Se pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Virginia Macari pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Pippa O'Connor pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Roz Purcell pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Virginia Macari pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Daithi O Se pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Lisa Fitzpatrick pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Lorraine Keane pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Susan Loughnane pictured at the VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Adele King aka Twink tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jennifer Maguire tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Amanda Brunker tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Model Jo Archibold tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Colette Fitzpatrick tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Louise O Reilly tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Murphy tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Sinead Noonan, Kerri Nicole Blanc and Gail Kaneswaren on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Sinead Noonan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
gail Kaneswaren on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Kerri Nicole Blanc on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Aisling Quinn on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Anne Doyle on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Dan McGrattan and Anne Doyle on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Maria Walsh on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Brian McEvoy
Virigina Macari and Gary Kavanagh on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Virigina Macari on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Brian McEvoy
Brian Dowling and Pippa O Connor on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Pippa O Connor on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Pippa O Connor on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Fitzpatrick on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Daithi O Se on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
LIsa and Paul Fitzpatrick on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jenny Buckley on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Brian McEvoy
Roz Purcell and Daniella Moyles on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jenny Buckley on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Roz Purcell on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Daniella Moyles on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Sinead and Connor Desmond on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Dave Murphy and Laura Scanlon on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Laura Scanlon on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Elaine Crowley on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Aoife Walsh on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Susan Loughnane on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Baz Ashmawy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Caroline Grace Cassidy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Sinead Desmond on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Noel Cunningham on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Chris Doyle and Sean Munsaje on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Theodora Sutra on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lucy Kennedy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel. Pic: Brian McEvoy
Maia Dunphy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jean Byrne on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Sinead Kennedy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Anna Daly on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Laura Woods on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Anna Daly on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lorraine Keane on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Karen and Emma McEvoy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Cathy O Donoghue and Lorraine Keane on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Peter and Stephanie O Riordan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Paul and Dominique Byram on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jenny McCarthy and Martin King on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Fiona Ni Fhlaithearta on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa McLoughlin and Gary Kavanagh on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards Pictures Brian McEvoy
Gary Kavanagh on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Fiona Ni Fhlaithearta on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Wes Quirke and Rosanna Davison on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Blaithnaid Treacy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lotti Ryan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Rosanna Davison on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Aoibheann McGinnity on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Luca Hickey on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lotti, Morah and Bonnie Ryan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Bonnie Ryan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Morah Ryan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Holly Carpenter on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Darren Kennedy with his mum Val on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Celia Holman Lee on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Siobhan O Connor on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Norman Pratt and Roisin Tierney-Crowe on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Caroline Morahan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Darren Kennedy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Caroline Morahan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Darren Kennedy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Brent Pope on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Michelle McGrath on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Rory Cowan and Carmel Carroll on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Rory Cowan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Alison Canavan on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa McLoughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Miriam Ahern on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Terry McCoy and Miriam Ahern on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Debbie O Donnell on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Aisling O Loughlin on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Karen Koster on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Lisa Cannon on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

The Boston-born winner successfully styled monochrome for the night of high glam.

Jennifer Maguire, who won 'Look of the Night, championed homegrown talent wearing a Marion Murphy Cooney combination in her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her daughter Florence last month.

Blaithnaid Treacy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Blaithnaid Treacy on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

Non-nominees also turned heads at the show with RTE star Jean Byrne turning heads in a full length white leather gown, describing it as 'avant garde'. "I wanted to do something different and eye-catching," she said.

Panto star Twink brought her daughters Naomi and Chloe Agnew as her equally stylish dates.

Aoibheann McGinnity on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy
Aoibheann McGinnity on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin Pictures Brian McEvoy

Xpose presenter Lisa Cannon's tulle Vera Wang dress similarly made a splash as she worked her second home - the red carpet.

Anne Doyle stunned in a blush pink skirt she's 'had for ages' and a top from 'Dunnes finest' in her typically self-deprecating style. Her other half Dan McGrattan insisted they come, saying: "I don't usually come to these things, but Dan insisted. His jaw hits the floor."

Rosanna Davison on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Rosanna Davison on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

It's not just a night for high heels and hairspray as the Most Stylish Man nominees lined up to compete withl last year's winner Conor McGregor's shoes.

And it was Mrs Brown's Boy's Rory Cowan who won the gong.

Broadcaster Lottie Ryan opted for a gothic Umit Kutluk feathered design, while her sister Bonnie opted for a dramatic number from H&M's new Conscious Collection.

Also sporting high street numbers were Caroline Morahan in a coral Littlewoods Ireland dress, (she proudly boasted about its €100 price tag), while Lucy Kennedy also wore a navy gown from the online retailer.

Last year's big winner Rosanna Davison was the literal lady in red, wearing a red lace Jovani dress from Cari's Closet and accessorising with her husband Wesley Quirke in a rare red carpet appearance.

Most Stylish Woman nominee Pippa O'Connor wore a pink lace alice + olivia dress with a plunging neckline, bringing her best friend Brian Dowling as her date.

The former Big Brother star proudly boasted of his incredible 30 pound weight loss.

Fair City actress Aoibhin Garrihy went for a slicked back hairstyle and dating Sean Byrne gown. Love/Hate actress Aoibhinn McGinnity wore a jumpsuit by Marion Murphy Cooney.

Models Roz Purcell and Daniella Moyles oozed sex appeal in Scribe by Roz suit jackets and little else. Both opted for sleek straight hair.

Ireland's glitterati begun descending on the five star Marker Hotel for the most glamorous evening on the Dublin social calendar shortlay after 6pm.

And not only is it a night for fashion face-offs, but a chance for Irish designers to showcase some of their best looks on the red carpet, including Umit Kutluk, Lennon Courtney and Sean Byrne.

New mum Karen Koster even returned to her Xpose presenting duties for one night only.

Her TV3 co-host Aisling O'Loughlin stunned in fuschia.

Battling it out for the Most Stylish Newcomer gong is former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh, model Jo Archbold and up and coming designer Emma Manley, who stunned in one of her own designs.

One of the newer categories, Look of the Year will see fashionistas Lisa Fitzpatrick, Lorraine Keane and model Sarah Morrissey, among others, vying for a coveted gong.

The night only begins when the ceremony wraps however as the after party celebrations will take place at Harcourt Street venue Copper Face Jack's for the second year in a row.

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