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Pippa cleans up at Irish Beauty Blogger Awards


Pippa O'Connor

Pippa O'Connor

Pippa O'Connor

Pippa O'Connor cleaned up at the recent Irish Beauty Blogger Awards, picking up three gongs for her successful site, pippa.ie.

The former model beat some of Ireland's top online writers to win Best Beauty Blog, Best Fashion Blog and Best Overall Blog at the awards which were held at Lillie's Bordello.

Judging the awards was PR maven Valerie Roe, Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador Emma Hannigan, Lesley Cosgrave, Katie Jane Goldin of Gold Fever Hair Extensions and TanOrganic founder Noelle O'Connor.

Other winners on the night included Joanne Larby of The Make Up Fairy for Best Social Media and SoSueMe's Suzanne Jackson won the award for Best Content.

Tempted top model

Emily Wicks (23) from Waterford has won a national competition to find a new curvy fashion model to be the 'Face of Tempted 2015', the leading plus-sized fashion chain.

Emily, who is a Visual Art Student at Waterford IT, was among 15 model hopefuls from across Ireland who qualified for the final.

The competition took place at the Crowne Plaza in Santry and was presented by make-up guru Triona McCarthy and the judges were stylist Cathy O'Connor, model and blogger Louise O'Reilly, photographer Maria McGrail, and Rosemary Kearns, owner of the Tempted fashion chain.

Emily won prizes worth more than €3,000 and will also have the amazing opportunity of modelling on Ireland AM and taking part in a fashion shoots.

Keane On Style event

Lorraine Keane is one of the latest style-savvy celebs to launch her own fashion night out called Keane On Style.

The event will take place at Cafe du Journal in Monkstown on May 28 from 7.30pm, where guests will enjoy a night of fashion, beauty, tapas and wine.

There will be fashion shows, hair and beauty demonstrations as well as chats with some of Lorraine's favourite designers.

Those expected to attend include TV3's Aisling O'Loughlin, Karen Koster, Laura woods and designers Deborah Veale and Marion Murphy Cooney.

Tickets are €40 and are available from the venue on the night.

Guests will go away with goodie bags filled with beauty and fashion treats.