Tuesday 12 December 2017

The loves of my life... Aideen Bodkin, fashion designer

Aideen Bodkin, fashion designer. Photo: Mark Condren
Aideen Bodkin, fashion designer. Photo: Mark Condren

The fashion designer's parents come top of the list in the loves of her life.

The person

My mum, Maureen, and my late dad, Eamon

The memory

Sunday afternoons watching black-and-white movies with my grandmother

The moment of the day

Walking my puppy, Bear, first thing in the morning in the Phoenix Park

The song

(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

The movie


The hero

My nephew, Leo

The book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The gadget

My car

The outfit

A statement coat with jeans

The accessory

A bracelet I bought in Florence . . . and fabulous shoes

The pet hate

Junk emails blocking my inbox!

The friend

My best friend for 14 years, Otto the miniature schnauzer

The beauty product

Eve Lom Cleanser

The holiday


The piece of advice

Never give up until you get it done

The hotel

The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi

The drink

A home-made Mojito

The bar

The cocktail bar in the Waldorf Hilton, London

The hobby


The part of my body

My eyes

The celebrity

Paul Newman

The virtue


The vice

Dark Swiss chocolate with cherries and almonds

The smell

Fresh vanilla coffee

The taste

Lemon drizzle cake

Aideen Bodkin's new label, Dress by AideenBodkin, is now exclusively available at selected branches of the Kilkenny Shop, see kilkennyshop.com

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