FREEDOM OF DUBLIN CHARITY FASHION SHOW

Freedom of Dublin

Eclectic Charity Fashion Show

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Team Ondine had the privilege of attending what is perhaps this year’s biggest fashion show organized for a great cause. Coordinated by none other than supermodel Emma English & FAI Chief John Delaney, the event was in association with the John Giles Foundation and the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless hosted in the CityWest Hotel, Dublin with over 400 guests. For those who may not be familiar, the John Giles Foundation was recently set up by former Irish footballer John Giles to promote positive social change, learning and building strong interpersonal relationships within the Irish community through football while the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless provides much needed care & support to the homeless in the Dublin area by providing hot meals, medical facilities, showers and clothing to those in need of help; Brother Kevin Crowley, a great man, is responsible for coordinating these services in the community.  Both organizations play a vital role in driving & sustaining social change through their support of their respective communities. Funds raised at the fashion show help ensure they can continue to bring positive change.

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Brian Kennedy
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Glenda Gilson

MC for the night was former Westlife member Nicky Byrne who introduced the various guests & acts throughout the night while music for the night was DJ Steve Cooper. Irish singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy gave a phenomenal performance on stage which was followed by a spectacular show of elegance and daring strength in an aerial acrobatics performance by Tina Machina of Tumble Circus. An exciting fire show with intense drumbeat amazed the audience which was followed by 4 beautiful dancers performing the Can-Can.

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Sarah Morrissey
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Mr Ireland – Karl Bowe

The first half of the fashion show was opened with four bespoke dresses by Maria Lola Roche, Dublin . Here at Ondine, we particularly liked the designer’s red, side-split dress adorned with poppy flowers. EJ Menswear  showed their stylish collection of men’s apparel from suits to smart casual which Eamon Dunphy, surprisingly, modeled very well wearing a striped blazer with grey jeans and a pair of dark brown brogues. Personal trainer and sex bomb Darragh Hayes  also modeled a few suits and managed to show off his rock solid abs which women in the audience shouted out like school girls. The handsome Mr. Ireland himself, Karl Bowe, also donned some suits and graced the scene. Smock Boutique  from Co. Wicklow showcased some designs as well as Buy Design with some stunning models from Assets Model Agency  . Frock & Fabulous highlighted exquisite eveningwear gowns & dresses.

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The opening act for the second half of the show was Taken, an Irish boy-band pop/rock trio consisting of members Stephen Barron, Eoghan Mac Mahon and Richard Power while Allanna Hennessy and Peter O’Reilly followed performing an emotionally charged duo of songs from the film The Moulin Rouge. Each artist performed a solo also. Dublin based Que-Va boutique  was next in the series with some elegant eveningwear for ladies. Some other boutiques in the second half were men’s & women’s boutique Alias Tom  ; Signet Boutique ; Coco Boutique ; Louis Copeland  ;Umbro .

 

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Allanna Hennessy

Overall it was a spectacular night full of energy, laughter and goodwill and it’ll be one of those events that’ll be well remembered.

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Umbro

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by Alexandr Mendez

 

Ioan Hiliuta

As Ondine Magazine Editor-in-Chief, it’s my responsibility to coordinate team Ondine’s creative efforts. Final say in the publication of any article, both in print and web, falls with me. It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it! I take great pride in working with such a talented team; a lot of work goes into finding content which is not only interesting and engaging, but also beautiful. During my spare time I like to work on various other photographic projects which I take great pride in. I’ve been shooting for more than 10 years now. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our contacts department and we’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible.

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