Fashion in a Glass House

Fashion in a Glass House

29 September 2008

Over 300 Kerry ladies, with a keen interest in fashion attended the fashion event of the year - "Fashion in a Glass House" on Friday 26th September.  Hosted by Sinead Desmond, well known and popular Ireland am Presenter, together with Lee Bradshaw, from RTE's The Restaurant and Chef/Proprietor of the Station House Bar & Grill in Tralee, it truly was a night to remember for many reasons.

Girls were greeted with gorgeous canapés compliments of Just  a Kerry based Cookery School and Hospitality Consultancy Service.  There was also a Drinks Reception on arrival, which was most welcomed by everyone.  

The show commenced with guests given an exclusive look at some of Kerry's leading designers and boutiques - all in a very unique setting the Dutch built Highlight Glass House of the new look Ballyseedy Home & Outdoor Living. 

Media Sponsor, RSVP Magazine were represented on the night by Editor Paula Lenihan who judged Best Dressed Competition.  Linda O'Callaghan from Tralee was the ultimate winner who received a fabulous bouquet of flowers compliments of florist Annemarie O'Leary from "A New Leaf", a bottle of Champagne and Dinner for two at the Station House Bar & Grill.  Claire Murphy from Banna Beach Resort was chosen as a very close runner-up and received a shopping voucher compliments of Ballyseedy Home and Outdoor Living.

The event was organised to raise vital funds for Build4Life, a charity set up to to develop Ireland's first dedicated CF treatment unit within Cork University Hospital and to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.  

Some of Kerry's leading fashion names showcased their new collections including Hannons of Castleisland, Macbees and Envy of Killarney, Ryle Menswear and Whispers of Tralee, La Boheme - Dingle, and Taelane Boutique from Listowel.  Designer Bridal and Evening Wear by Caroline Atelier and Footwear was by Wild Pair, Tralee.

At the intermission of the fashion show, world renowned musician Liam O'Connor entertained the guests with his unique style of traditional Irish music with a contemporary twist.

Siobhan O'Mahony, leading Clarins Make Up Artist, in association with Debenhams provided Make Up for the Models who were from leading Dublin Agency B Scene, who recently produced the Miss Universe Ireland competition.  Hair Styling was provided by Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty, from Killarney who was recently announced as a finalist for Salon of the Year for Schwarzkopf Ireland.   Throughout the fashion show there were choreographed dance sequences, with four award winning dancers from B Scene providing a unique dimension to the fashion show and to the night's entertainment.

Girls carried on the fun afterwards by attending the After Party which was hosted by Lee Bradshaw at the Station House, where guests were greeted with more delicious canapés and drinks.

Further information on the event and on Build4Life can be found on