Monday 23 September 2019

Bairbre Power... Out and about

Our resident diarist calls into the best parties and events around the country

Anna Yang with Isabella Lanzini
Anna Yang with Isabella Lanzini
Anna Dello Ruso with Simone Marchetti
Valentina Ferragni and Luca Vezil
Aoife Clarke and Saoirse O Kane. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Bairbre power

Milan is such a wonderful capital of fashion and party city too, and it certainly didn't leave us wanting when we attended the 'Fashion Flair' launch of the Annakiki for Huawei collaboration.

The Chinese designer Anna Yang is the creative director behind the Annakiki label which regularly shows at Milan Fashion Week. This time she was back to unveil the world's first fashion capsule collection which she co-created with the assistance of artificial intelligence on a P30 Pro phone. (

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Anna was pictured with Isabella Lazzini, marketing director of Huawei Italia before the catwalk show in the Superstudio venue. The party was wrapped around the catwalk show featuring Anna's collection of 22 pieces. It's always fascinating to watch red carpets abroad. You don't always recognise the local celebs but I had no difficulty spotting the legendary Anna Dello Russo who is creative consultant and editor-at-large for Vogue Japan. I really like her style. She has two houses in Milan; she lives in one and uses the other solely to store her clothes and shoes.

Anna Dello Ruso with Simone Marchetti

Anna was snapped on the frow with Simone Marchetti, Vanity Fair Italia's editor-in-chief.

Valentina Ferragni and Luca Vezil

I also spotted Valentina Ferragni, the social media star with hubbie, Luca Vezil. You might recognise Valentina, she is sister of style blogger Chiara Ferragni, aka The Blonde Salad.




Aoife Clarke and Saoirse O Kane. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Aoife Clarke and Saoirse O’Kane at the launch of Lidl Ireland’s ‘We Love Summer’ range. It took place at the Magical Embassy Villa, a fab house on Dublin’s Burlington Road. What a great place for a party!



Congratulations to Debbie O'Donnell, former executive editor of Xposé and now founder and MD of her own company, Seahorse Media, a multi-platform content creative business, managing projects for commercial and private clients.

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