Bairbre Power... out and about
Our resident diarist calls into the best parties and events around the country
Paul Costelloe's AW19 London Fashion Week show was so over subscribed he had to have two back-to-back at Simpson's in the Strand, a lovely historic venue beside the Savoy.
I met Vogue Williams and her husband, Spencer Matthews, who dashed to the frow from the set of the Good Morning Britain TV show, where he did a special stint as a showbiz reporter, filling in for entertainment editor Richard Arnold. Paul, of course, made Vogue's wedding dress, and she arrived at the show wearing a lemon tuxedo dress from his current SS19 collection.
Among the guests were former Made in Chelsea star Tiffany Watson, a regular at Costelloe's LFW catwalk shows, pictured with Tessa Kelly in dramatic polka dots.
Paul's wife, Anne, and their six sons cheered him on. Working flat-out on the day was his Titian-haired opera singer daughter, Jessica, who works doing marketing for her dad when she is not hitting the high notes.
Back home, I chilled out nicely at the opening of the Indie Spice Grill at New Row in Naas. Visiting Coronation Street stars such as Ryan and Adam Thomas are fans of the eaterie.
Spicing up their lives were Niall and Gillian Quinn, with daughter Ash Quinn and boyfriend Jamie Murphy, as well as stars of The Apprentice Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin, model Teodora Sutra and boyfriend James Norton, golfer Conor O'Rourke with girlfriend Amanda Davitt. Also in attendance were ace PR Tara Reynolds (above) and Ingrid Mansfield.
Herb Ritts' iconic 1989 image of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and Stephanie Seymour is part of a new exhibition Supermodels and Playboy, The Evolution of Sex Symbols at Newbridge Silverware's Museum of Style Icons. Entry is free.
Warren Scott, founding partner and CEO of the Quintessential Brands Group, and Shane Santry of SSA Architects, attended the opening of the Dublin Liberties Distillery, where Darryl McNally is the Master Distiller. There are tours available seven days a week.