Thursday 22 August 2019

Bairbre Power... Out and about

Keira Kennedy of KDK scarves, Lucy Nagle, the cashmere queen and Chanelle, Lady McCoy. Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography
Keira Kennedy of KDK scarves, Lucy Nagle, the cashmere queen and Chanelle, Lady McCoy. Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography
Penelope Austin
Shelly Corkery with Katie Farrell and Angela O'Kelly
Helen and Halle Steele. Photo: Conor Healy
Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

Serious glamour descended on Leopardstown for an evening of inspiration in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.

Now in its third year, the Ladies' Evening is organised by Tamso Doyle and has grown into a splendid event with 440 guests attending this year. Tamso told me she only takes on a couple of major events a year now as she is so busy on the farm, Baroda Stud, and with her two young daughters.

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I chatted with lifestyle designers (left to right) (1) Keira Kennedy of KDK scarves, Lucy Nagle, the cashmere queen and Chanelle, Lady McCoy. The former Dragons' Den investor wore a striking Roksanda dress and jacket and spoke to guests about resilience and determination. Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador, Georgie Crawford, shared her moving story of breast cancer survival and further inspiration came from Cathriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland.

Shelly Corkery, Fashion Director of the Brown Thomas Group, was at the Westbury Hotel to announce the winner of BT's annual bursary to an NCAD graduating student.

The valuable prize went to Heather Gilroy from Balbriggan.

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Shelly Corkery with Katie Farrell and Angela O'Kelly

Shelly was pictured (left to right) with Katie Farrell from The Doyle Collection hotels who sponsored a fashion film of work by the graduating class of 2019, and Angela O'Kelly, Head of Design for Body and Environment at NCAD.

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Helen and Halle Steele. Photo: Conor Healy

Artist and designer Helen Steele is pictured with her teenage daughter Halle, who models part-time while studying. She walked the runway show for Helen's new season collaboration with Dunnes Stores.

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Penelope Austin

Singer/songwriter, Penelope Austin, who was a big deal in Australia before moving to Ireland with her husband, Leinster player Scott Fardy, performed at the Leopardstown evening fundraiser.

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The Marker Hotel's rooftop bar has introduced floral cocktails including a 'Daisy Chain' which is made with lavender-infused Absolut vodka, lemon, passion fruit and Prosecco.

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