Quinn wife becomes internet sensation as design fans chart her bag from court to jail
Karen Woods's love of her Prada handbag has now earned her international fame from designer fiends on the internet.
Her outfits may change but Karen Woods is rarely seen without her 'Saffiano' black calf leather Prada handbag as she goes in and out of jail to visit her husband Sean Quinn Jr and to attend his legal battle in the Four Courts.
However, her trials and tribulations are now logged on a Prada tribute site, which tells the history of the luxury Italian brand, and chronicles mentions about the designer label on the internet.
The 33-year-old blonde wife with the €1,450 handbag is up there with coverage of the Prada A/W '12 collection.
Under the headline "Defiance, tears ... BMWs and Prada handbags of the beleaguered border clan", the website Pradabrand.org has posted an Irish Independent article by Kim Bielenberg. It had top billing when it was first put up in August, but the piece about the car dealership receptionist has now moved to second billing.
"She arrived in a black BMW SUV carrying a Prada handbag, making her stand out from the crowd of normal prison wives," the website says.
The Castleknock woman's dress style has become increasingly more formal from those early shots of her arriving at Mountjoy in jeans and a T-shirt.
Last week, she arrived for the second day of her husband's appeal against the contempt of court finding and imprisonment by Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne wearing a fitted, but sedate pale grey suit.