'Style Warriors' strut their stuff on catwalk for cancer research
The Style Warrior Fashion and Entertainment Show took place recently in Wrights Venue Swords in aid of NECRET Cancer Research.
Organiser of the mammoth fundraising event, Carina Cunningham said: 'After a year of promoting and producing it I can sit back and say: 'Done that, seen that, wore the t-shirt, until I get the need to do it all over again'.'
She said: 'I'm so thankful to everybody who helped it was a huge success.'
Apart from the models and the clothes, there was the entertaining presence of one 'Mattress Mick' and according to Carina: 'Mattress Mick almost took flight like Mary Poppins with his umbrella the crowd loved him.
'The entertainment was amazing and we had such a colorful collection from our shops and designers.
'We opened with Project Fashion Kids and they were truly amazing. Then B-Fly Dance Crew blew us away with their super cool moves. We had Emily Nayhree with her Dirty Dublin Collection Just after Professor Bryan Hennessy gave a few minutes talk about his work and NECRET his charity.
The shops on board were Change Lingerie Galway, Vila Pavilions, AB Formal Wear for Men Swords, CoCo Belle Boutique Donabate, Sensation Clothing Swords and Louis Copeland Capel St.
Other super designers included Ksenina Design and style, Golden Stitch, Summer Mist, One Off by Tatianna , Lady Grace , Jynx Knight and Carina Cunningham herself.
Entertainment continued with Aeriana Grinder with her twisted Sisters Drag Queen act, Kristin Kapelli singing Welcome to Burlesque, Kitty la Rough and her Snake dance, Ives Williams and Steph Butler singing Phantom of the Opera , The Hit Machine Drummers , The Fire Angels and last but not leaset, Zali, an amazing singer songwriter you will hear a lot about in the future.
Carina said: 'We were very lucky to see a preview clip from a film that will be launched shortly from Luka Keating on Transgenderism. He is a born leader and loved by us all. The finale was my collection led by Madonna Vogue Cream ladies with fluttering fans, Followed by Phantom of the opera Vintage Collection, My Burlesque theme with bright orange and hot pink feathers and finally, Bram Stokers Dracula. Drama right to the end.'
Carina said: 'Huge thank you to all the make-up artists including, The Make Up Crew, FX Make up Academy, Gillian Stapleton, Mua, Daria Janiwska, The Lovely Bianca and staff, and the hair crew, Veronika Byrne, Caroline Quigley-Ward, Virginia Vitkauskiene and Joanne Phelan. I would have been lost with out their help.'
Thanks was also due to the production team, Anna Waters, Gordon Flynn and Noel Cunningham. Big thank you to Ray Quinn Bathstore and More who donated €1,000to stage the production and to SK Biotek from Swords who gave a large donation to the charity and provided models from its staff.
It was a fun night for a worthy cause.