Bairbre Power... Out and about
Our resident diarist calls into the best parties and events around the country
Natasha knows how to throw a party! There was a full house at the 9 Below bar on Stephen's Green when Natasha Rocca Devine launched her launched her interiors themed website, TheInteriorsNRD.com.
Natasha has a lot of experience in that field and worked as a real estate agent and interior designer in Los Angeles after getting her Masters in interior design from London's KLC School of Design. On the night, her Rocca relatives were out in force to cheer on the venture, and Natasha (right), who is daughter of model Michelle Rocca and footballer John Devine, wore a silver Hervé Leger dress for the night. Guests enjoyed sushi and Champagne and among those cheering alongside her were (left to right) fellow entrepreneur, Danielle Ryan, whose Roads company specialises in fragrance, publishing, entertainment and property, and Danielle's sister-in-law, Rebecca Bourke, who won an IFTA last week with Wave, her production company Assembly's short live action movie.
Danielle and Natasha share a half-sister, Claudia Rocca Ryan, whose mum is Michelle Rocca and her late dad was Captain Cathal Ryan, son of Ryanair founder, the late Tony Ryan.
Sean Rainbird, director of the National Gallery of Ireland was photographed with Suzanne Macdougald at the opening of Emil Nolde: Colour is Life in the National Gallery. Dr Astrid Becker, Deputy Director of the Nolde Foundation Seebüll, officially opened the exhibition of work by pioneering German Expressionist painter Emil Nolde, which runs until June 10. Sean said Emil Nolde was "one of the pre-eminent German expressionist painters of the first half of the 20th century."
Thrilled to see our INM colleagues do so well in the Press Photographer of the Year Awards 2018. From left, (above) Robbie Reynolds, President of the PPAI presented Gerry Mooney with his trophies for first place in the Portrait and the Politics categories. Jane Last, Head of News at INM, was pictured with them and Steve Humphreys, who won first in Daily Life and People.
Martina Chiella and Vanessa Ziletti attended the launch of the Primark PS… Nudes Collection at Dublin's RHA Gallery. Guest of honour was Mylah Morales, who worked as Rihanna's makeup artist and (below) Marissa Carter looked very Gallic in white, red and navy.
Psst! April 20 is a red-ringed date in the diary for JW Anderson fans. His second collection for Uniqlo goes on sale and Brighton was his inspiration.