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Diary of a dress-hunt for the VIP Style Awards – Gail Kaneswaran

Gail VIP
The cream of Irelands most fashionable stars came out in style to The Marker Hotel on Friday to the Peter Marks VIP Style Awards on Friday Night AND I was lucky enough to get an invite. Normally when I get invited to these things I dread the dress search , but with spending my days meeting hundreds of frockadvisor boutiques, I was spoiled for choice. When it came to picking my outfit for the red carpet one of the coolest things I have found is the unique labels and hidden gems I discover. It makes the task much more exciting and stress free. My journey started in Frock n Fabulous where I tried on some amazing full length gowns. They were stunning but every year I go for a long gown so this year I wanted something different. I went to Fran & Jane next in Blackrock where I found the perfect dress. I wanted to accessorize with something bold. I was in a gorgeous boutique in Monkstown called The Banyan Tree on Fashion Independents’ Day who had stunning hand made statement necklaces to die for so I returned and picked up a gem. Finally, my outfit was complete.
Dress from Fran and Jane

Dress from Fran and Jane

On Friday morning I had my lashes done by the amazing Harriet from The Blink Bar on Fitzwilliam Sq, and nails and toes were dressed by The Glamour Pitt. In the afternoon while relaxing with some bubbly I had my make up and hair done in Brown Sugar by the amazing Dearbhla to complete my Red Carpet look. Then it was on to pick up my date, frockadvisor’s favorite model Miss Britanny Mason. The big winners on the night were:

Best Overall and always on point Vogue Wilson


Best Newcomer wearing a stunning red Roberto Cavalli dress Dee Devlin.
Super fun night last night at the #vipstyleawards 🏆 A photo posted by Dee Devlin (@deedevlin1) on

Most Stylish Man was the gorgeous Nicky Byrne which was presented by last years winner Conor McGregor.
Nicky Byrne VIP Style Awards

Most Stylish at The Marker was Celia Holman Lee looking stunning in Irish Designer Marian Murphy gown.
Here are a collection of my favorite looks (many from our boutiques) and my favorite overall.

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