Saturday 20 October 2018

Ireland's glitterati out in force for 17th annual Peter Mark VIP Style Awards

Lottie, Morah, Bonnie and Babette Ryan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lottie, Morah, Bonnie and Babette Ryan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Herald columnist Holly Carpenter Photo: Brian McEvoy
Celia Holman Lee Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV3's Elaine Crowley Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV3 presenter Lisa Cannon
Lorraine Keane Photo: Brian McEvoy
Yvonne Connolly Photo: Brian McEvoy
Nicky and Georgina Byrne
Dancing with the Stars judge Julian Benson
Dancing With the Stars contestant Erin McGregor
RTE presenter Blathnaid Treacy
Xpose presenter Cassie Stokes Photo: Brian McEvoy
Six O'Clock Show presenter Martin King and wife photographer Jenny McCarthy Photo: Brian McEvoy
Blathnaid Treacy with 2FM presenter Stephen Byrne
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh
Solicitor Gerald Kean Photo: Brian McEvoy
Dancing with the Stars finalist and fitness coach, Anna Geary
Claudine Keane and her mother, Joan Palmer Photo: Brian McEvoy
Model and former Miss World, Rosanna Davison Photo: Brian McEvoy
Radio presenter Doireann Garrihy Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV presenter Lucy Kennedy Photo: Brian McEvoy
Operation Transformation star James Patrice Photo: Brian McEvoy
Comedian and radio presenter Jennifer Zamparelli Photo: Brian McEvoy
Actress Aoibhinn Garrihy Photo: Brian McEvoy
L-R Sisters Doireann Garrihy, Aoibhinn Garrihy and Ailbhe Garrihy Photo: Brian McEvoy
Dancing with the Stars winners Karen Byrne and Jake Carter Photo: Brian McEvoy
RTE presenter Caitriona Perry Photo: Brian McEvoy
Today FM presenter Muireann O'Connell

Caitlin McBride, Sorcha O'Connor and Kirsty Blake Knox

Political statements, see through gowns, snipes of champagne, and Coachella comedowns.

The 17th annual Peter Mark VIP Style Awards kicked off tonight at the Marker Hotel.

Erin McGregor was one of the first to arrive in Synan O'Mahony ballerina dress.

“I’m trying to go for Black Swan but with a bit of an edge,” Erin said.

Dancing With the Stars contestant Erin McGregor
Dancing With the Stars contestant Erin McGregor

Dancing with the Stars contestant Alannah Beirne wore a sequinned Caitriona Hanley floor length dress.

"I'm just back from hanging out with Jamie Foxx and Amber Rose in Coahcella - so I'm getting backed into the swing of things," she said.

Xpose presenter Cassie Stokes Photo: Brian McEvoy
Xpose presenter Cassie Stokes Photo: Brian McEvoy

The foyer of the hotel was filled with sheer and see through ensembles as guests arrived at the champagne reception.

Model Aoife Walsh arrived in a completely transparent Don O’Neill dress.

Lottie, Morah, Bonnie and Babette Ryan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lottie, Morah, Bonnie and Babette Ryan. Photo: Brian McEvoy

“It is a bit daunting wearing something so risqué,” she said.

Dancing with the Star choreographer Karen Byrne also opted for a see through guna and arrived in a mesh CP London LBD.

Blathnaid Treacy with 2FM presenter Stephen Byrne
Blathnaid Treacy with 2FM presenter Stephen Byrne

Lottie, Morah, Babette, and Bonnie Ryan all arrived in matching white ensembles.

“We come for the people watching and the champagne,” Lottie said.

Lorraine Keane Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lorraine Keane Photo: Brian McEvoy

It wasn’t all froth and glasses of fizz, there were some political charged moments on the red carpet.

Designer Helen Steele arrived in one of her own custom made creations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Fashion Is Repealing’.

“I will be voting Yes because I have two daughters,” she said proudly.

The dress will be up for auction on May 10th and all proceeds from the sales will go towards the Together For Yes Campaign. 

Radio presenter Doireann Garrihy Photo: Brian McEvoy
Radio presenter Doireann Garrihy Photo: Brian McEvoy

Former host Darren Kennedy was enjoying his first night off in three years.

“I’m out of office for the night,” he said. “I’ve already had a cheeky G&T.”

News anchor Caitriona Perry wore a Don O’Neill dress that the designer lent her when she was in Washington for Patrick’s Day. “I am really excited to be nominated,” she said. “It’s been an amazing six months being back in the newsroom.”

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV presenter Lucy Kennedy Photo: Brian McEvoy

Dancing with the Stars Julien Benson had taken his style inspiration from a peacock.

“That’s why there are all the feathers on the shoulder,” he said. “It’s a couture piece by Irish designer Claire Garvey.”

Pregnant Aoibhin Garrihy arrived with her sisters Doireann and Ailbhe in a dress made by Beauty and the Bump. All were keen to take a whirl on the 360 degree selfie stage.

Ireland’s Got Talent presenter Lucy Kennedy rocked a red number with a Bucks Fizz twist as the skirt was detachable. She was accompanied by semifinalist Evelyn who was blown away by the 16million hits she received online after her show stopping performances.

Other guests included Herald columnist Holly Carpenter, TV star Franc, Georgina Ahern and Nicky Byrne, Rosanna Davison, Jake Carter, and Claudine Keane.

Designers Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, Aisling O’Loughlin, Yvonne Connelly, and former Ms Brown’s Boys star Rory Cowan also walked up the red carpet.

After all the awards are handed out, guests will make a bee line for the official after party in Copper Face Jacks.

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