Thursday 12 December 2019

Girls night out: Ireland's glitterati leave the boys at home for VIP Style Awards

TV3's Anna Daly
TV3's Anna Daly
Lisa Cannon pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Lisa Cannon with her new flaming red hair.
Vogue Williams
Bonnie and Lottie Ryan on the red carpet outside the Marker Hotel in Dublin.
RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas tweeted a big "thank you" to her hair stylist Michael Leong, left, and make-up artist Paula Callan this evening. Photo: Twitter/ @gokathrynthomas
RTE's Mary Kennedy is a picture of elegance ahead of tonight's VIP Style Awards. Photo: Twitter/@KennedyMary
Brian McFadden, who will walk the red carpet with his wife Vogue Williams. Photo: Twitter/ @VIPmagaz
TV3's Michelle Doherty looking radiant before the awards ceremony. Photo: Twitter/ @Benefit_IRE
Lottie Ryan is brimming with excitement for the VIP Style Awards. Photo: Twitter/@LottieRyan1
Holly Carpenter provided a sneak preview of her look for the evening, saying 'thank you' to Hession Hairdressing. Photo: Twitter/ hessionhair
The stage for the VIP Style Awards earlier today. Photo: Twitter/@VIPmagaz
Guests at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. Photo:G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Virginai Macari
Michelle Heaton
Jennifer Maguire
Stylish man nominee Conor McGregor chatting to Lisa Cannon
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The competition is on as Ireland's most stylish are clamouring to nab an award at the 13th annual VIP Style Awards.

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has won the title of Most Stylish Man at the VIP Style Awards.

While Lucy Kennedy has been crowned as having the look of the year.

It's a girls night out as models, presenters and actresses leave the boys at home to don their gladrags.

Models Aoife Cogan, Karen Fitzpatrick and Kristi Kuudiism attended together as did Roz Purcell and Holly Carpenter.

The beauty queen duo both opted for cleavage baring jumpsuits, along with Roz's little sister Rachel.

Roz Purcell. Picture:Arthur Carron
Roz Purcell. Picture:Arthur Carron
Emma Waldron resplendent in beautiful. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Emma Waldron. Photo: Arthur Carron
Sarah McGovern Vaughan and Ruth Griffin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Thalia Heffernan. Photo: Arthur Carron
Norah Casey and Lorraine Keane. Photo: Arthur Carron
Rosanna Davison. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor. Photo: Arthur Carron
Anna Nolan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Hannah Devane. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes. Photo: Arthur Carron
Leanne Moore and Michelle McGrath. Photo: Arthur Carron
Hannah Devane. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Alan Hughes, Debbie O'Donnell & Karl Broderick. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lucy Kennedy. Photo: Arthur Carron
Theodora Sutra. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lorraine Keane. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Jenny McCarthy and Martin King. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Today fm's Mairead Farrell. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Jennifer Maguire. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Vogue and Brian McFadden. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lisa Cannon. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lisa Cannon with her new flaming red hair.
Karen Koster pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV3s Karen Koster in Bastyan for tonight's VIP Style Awards.
Laura Woods. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Louise Johnston. Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV personality Virginia Macari. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Virginia Macari and leading hairdresser Gary Kavanagh. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Sean Munsaje. Photo:Brian McEvoy
Stylist Courtney Smith. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Anna Daly. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Model agency boss Celia Holman-Lee. Photo:Brian McEvoy
Aisling O'Loughlin. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Mary Kennedy in a beautiful Marion Murphy-Cooney dress. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Sybil Mulcahy. Photo: Brian McEvoy
TV3's Elaine Crowley. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Nick Munier. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Sybil Mulcahy in sequins.
Darren Kennedy and PR manager Roisin Tierney-Crowe. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Keeping it in the family: Bonnie, Morah and Lottie Ryan at The Marker Hotel Dublin. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Businesswoman and Dragon's Den star Ramona Nicholas. Photo:Brian McEvoy
TV3 Xposé presenterMichelle Doherty. Photo: Brian McEvoy
RTE news anchor Aengus MacGrianna and Terry Gill. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Reality TV star and model Layla Flaherty:Brian McEvoy
RTE weather presenter Jean Byrne. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Joe Duffy and radio producer Siobhan Hough. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Madeline Mulqueen left her actor fiancé Jack Reynor at home and Michelle Heaton left husband Hugh Hanley at home with their two babies Faith and AJ.

Heaton said this was her first night out in a year and loved how her white structured dress sucked in her 'leftover baby weight'.

Aisling O'Loughlin stunned in teal Caoimhe Keane with Melissa Curry accessories and spoke of her pride at showing off her post baby figure four months after giving birth.

Irish fashionistas brought their A-game proudly championing homegrown design on the red carpet at the Marker Hotel.

Last year's big winner Kathryn Thomas brought boyfriend Padraig McLoughlin, opting for her favourite designer Umit Kutluk.

This year's ceremony, hosted by Ireland's fashion king Brendan Courtney, will see some of our most famous faces battling it out for a coveted style award.

RTE's Mary Kennedy walked the red carpet in a beautiful Marion Murphy-Cooney dress tonight.

The Style Awards is one of the key opportunities for Irish designers to showcase their pieces with Sean Byrne dressing actress Aoibhin Garrihy and Helen Cody also featuring on a number of guests.

The 300-strong guest list is personally selected by VIP magazine publisher Michael O'Doherty and editor Martha Connolly. And anticipation surrounds Michael's now famous no holds barred speech.

Tonight's goodie bags are filled to the brim with beauty gifts, including vouchers from title sponsor Peter Mark, hair product brand Kerastase and make-up brand Lancôme.

Earlier in the evening, the beauty gurus at Lancôme held a VIP beauty suite for nominees and select guests to get pampered before walking the red carpet - an offering Vogue Williams took advantage of after flying in from her London base this morning.

Broadcaster Kathryn Thomas and her boyfriend Padraig McLoughlin will walk the red carpet together.

While Maia Dunphy will be attending the fashion-forward event at the Marker Hotel with her good pal Lucy Kennedy as they mix with all the country's best-dressed.

Tonight will be another chance for Ireland’s top models and TV personalities to shine – but it’ll also be a showcase for home designers.

Irish designer Sean Byrne has designed several gowns for the glitterati attending.

And Ireland’s expert on fashion himself, Brendan Courtney, has promised three costume changes while he hosts the awards.

Tonight's after party will take place in Copper Face Jack's nightclub on Harcourt Street for the first time.

All VIP guests are being treated to the coveted Coppers Face Jacks all-access Gold Card.

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