Friday 24 May 2019

'Representing Irish': Fulvio swaps chef whites for glamorous look for awards in LA

Final fitting: Catherine Fulvio tries on her outfit for the Daytime Emmys with designers Ale Walsh, Bláithín Ennis and Aideen Bodkin
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A Hollywood red carpet calls for a wow dress and tomorrow night, that's exactly what's on the menu for Irish chef Catherine Fulvio.

Owner of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School in Co Wicklow, Fulvio has been nominated for 'Outstanding Culinary Host' in the Daytime Emmy Awards for her six-part TV series 'A Taste of Ireland', which was filmed in the garden county.

Every chef knows that prep is key to success, so Fulvio started early.

Three female fashion designers collaborated to dress her, and tomorrow she will step out in an Aideen Bodkin cherry red full-length gown in double-sided crepe with satin finish.

Her jewellery on the night will be statement earrings and a cuff by award-winning Wexford jeweller Bláithín Ennis.

To complete her look, Fulvio will carry an Ale Walsh hand-crafted 'buntal' bag in red and orange tie dye with mother of pearl closure.

Final fitting: Catherine Fulvio tries on her outfit for the Daytime Emmys with designers Ale Walsh, Bláithín Ennis and Aideen Bodkin
Final fitting: Catherine Fulvio tries on her outfit for the Daytime Emmys with designers Ale Walsh, Bláithín Ennis and Aideen Bodkin

The three designers had a final fitting and tried on everything together at Bodkin's Dublin studio in Bolton Street before the chef and mother of two flew out to LA.

"It is an honour to be representing Ireland, Irish food and drink and Irish fashion at this prestigious event", said Fulvio, whose RTÉ series 'Lords & Ladles' now airs on Netflix, while another of her shows, 'Tastes Like Home', is currently in production for a fourth series.

Irish Independent

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