Apr 9, 2011

Faye Dinsmore's Irish Fashion Awards

Last week , the Mansion House was transformed into a glittering fashion arena . Faye Dinsmore hosted the first Irish Fashion Awards . A first of its kind in Ireland , long overdue ! The event was attended by many of the industry's insiders and I applaud Faye for setting up these awards to celebrate the incredible amount of Irish talent that too often goes over-looked .
The Fusco Sisters .

The fabulous Albert @ Lillies at some stage of the night !

Love this photo ... Grazie Paolo ! X

Gary Connolly et moi by the talented Una Williams .
Paolo Borza + Mina Fusco
Chris Owen- Premier Model Management
 Yours truly was voted  Ireland's Top Stylist . Hence , the eternal fashion question remained .... What do I wear ?
I had recently met  Edel Macbride ... my ultimate crotchet goddess ! She measured me up and soon I was trying on my golden couture ! Edel , I 'm loving your work and look forward to some crochet chats very soon .
Crotchet Queen Edel MacBride ❤ Rebecca De Haveland -KTV

My hair was sprayed red and transformed into a Shakespearean garden full of red roses by gorgeous hair stylist Maurice Flynn .
I popped into my favorite spectacle store in Dublin Optilase to discuss my glasses strategy with the lovely Rachel . She immediately suggested the famous gold  Sex In The City Mikita frame as my piece de resistance ! And true to Rachel's sharp eye for creative detail , she proposed the coolest red frame to co-ordinate perfectly with my red rose garden .
Gorgeous blogger Angela Scanlon +Fab photogragher German Collins
I was on my way to rockstar status ... I had to collect my vintage red fox jacket from Barnados . I get slated quite a bit for wearing fur .... Live and let live I say ! I won't enter the whole fur debate etc however I tire from people constantly telling me of cruelty to animals . A cow being slaughtered is not a nice sight however it does'nt stop the nation from eating steak ! The squeal of a live lobster plunged into boiling water is not so cute ! I adore fur and I make no apologies .

Most Stylish Deirdre Morrissey + Top Stylist Maria Fusco

Dee and I with fabulous make-up artist Annie Gribbon - Makeup Forever
 Annie Gribbon and her fab team looked after our make-up . Forever fabulous ! A massive merci to Annie Lauren and Alanna . Bisous xxxxxxxxxxx
And the winners are ....... Daily Mail
We celebrated the awards till  early in the morning . Irish Italian film director Paolo Borza flew in from Rome for the fashion party . ....... Grazie caro xxxx

Gary Connolly , my good friend ,  bravely escorted me to the Mansion house where we had a style date with Rory Moran and the most stylish Dee Morissey .

Fashion Stars Rock ..... Love this photo !

 A huge thank you to Faye and all her team for bringing the fashionistas of Ireland together and celebrating glamour and style ! And an enormous merci to all who voted for me . Love you ! X

Faye Dinsmore and Ireland's Top Stylist .

" Lots of air kisses darlings  " said Sinead Desmond , our lovely MC @ Ireland's Fashion Awards .


The Irish Photographer said...

great piece... wonderful. you are amazing, loved our night... love you loads.

Vince Tully said...

Well done Maria ;-)

Rory Mo-ran said...

well done baby - You the top Stylist!

Keep going, you're fab!


emb said...

Thanks for being so trusting Maria and such a star in the gold xxxx edel macbride

pauljeremiah said...

Congrats Maria, so well deserved.

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kora said...

Fantastica!!!! brava .....Maria well deserve, xoxoxoxxo