Wednesday 23 October 2019

Bairbre Power... Out and about

 

Frances Deasy, M&S's head of marketing and sales pictured with Stephanie Whisker wearing M&S stripes. Photo: Kieran Harnett
Frances Deasy, M&S's head of marketing and sales pictured with Stephanie Whisker wearing M&S stripes. Photo: Kieran Harnett
Karen Hennessy and Breege O'Donoghue
Rita and Pace Macari
Ashling Kilduff with Anne Marie McManus and Caroline Harrington. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Bairbre power

I finally made it to The Grayson on St Stephen's Green and I was well impressed. The sunshine-filled restaurant - formerly Residence - was the pretty venue for the Marks & Spencer SS19 fashion showcase.

Frances Deasy, M&S's head of marketing and sales, hosted the breakfast and was pictured with Stephanie Whisker wearing M&S stripes.  CRY's 10th annual Pure Style Fashion Lunch in association with the Design Centre took place at the InterContinental Dublin and all money raised goes towards  a €880,000 state-of-the-art centre in Tallaght University Hospital.

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Ashling Kilduff with Anne Marie McManus and Caroline Harrington. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Ashling Kilduff from the Design Centre was photographed wearing a cream top and black skirt by Synan O'Mahony (whom she stocks)  and was  flanked by two elegant glamazons - Anne Marie McManus,  wearing a red Roland Mouret gown, and the always chic Caroline Harrington wearing Roland Mouret in black (pictured above).

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Rita and Pace Macari

The Club Italiano Irlanda Annual Gala Ball took place in Dublin's Clontarf Castle, with H.E. Mr Paolo Serpi, the Italian Ambassador to Ireland, and his wife, María Gabriela Echeverría Serpi, in attendance. Kai and Giulia from RTÉ's Dancing With the Stars made an appearance and among the guests I met were Rita and Pace Macari from Rathfarnham.

Many members of the oldest Italian community in Ireland enjoyed the night with the surprise appearance of Kai and Giulia from RTE Dancing with the Stars.

They collect and repatriate non euro and damaged or out of date coins thus raising the much needed funds. In attendance at this Gala Event was H.E. Mr. Paolo Serpi the Italian Ambassador to Ireland and Signora Serpi.

Many members of the oldest Italian community in Ireland enjoyed the night with the surprise appearance of Kai and Giulia from RTE Dancing with the Stars.

The guests were entertained by Selene Cloe a recently established jazz singer with Italian origins, The RunAways an Irish vocal harmony group and Jaker and Co. Band to dance the night away.

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Karen Hennessy and Breege O'Donoghue

Karen Hennessy, CEO of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, and DCCoI chair Breege O’Donoghue were at the opening of Surface Matters, an exhibition of new work by 24 of Ireland’s top craftspeople at the OPW’s Coach House Gallery in Dublin Castle. It runs until May 19.

Grapevine

Congratulations to Carla Johnson of Mona Swims, who is just back from New York Fashion Week where she showed her resort wear collection. Carla will also be showing at the ARC Fashion Show at the RDS on March 28. Tickets from arccancersupport.ie and 01 830 7333.

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