Fashion For Finn Thank Yous!! & Fashion Factory update!
Last Sunday we had Fashion for Finn in Powerscourt Hotel.
With nearly 400 women attending it was our busiest and biggest event to date!
Ladies arrived from 9am and enjoyed some tea&coffee while availing of our very own Nail Bar by Michelle Burke Nails and her team.
Michelle has being doing my nails for 2 years now, apart from being very talented she’s an extremely kind person. She and her team kindly donated all of the takings from the day to Finn’s charity.
At 11am I took to the stage to welcome everybody. I was definitely a little more nervous this time, it wasn’t my regular Fashion Factory – we had a lot more people in the room and I had friends and family there too. Plus I knew I’d be speaking about Finn and explaining his condition a little bit so that made me nervous and emotional.
The ice was definitely broken after a few minutes though with the audience being so welcoming and smiley. That’s what I love most about doing my events. The women who come are all so happy to be there, they’re looking forward to a great day and I can feel that energy the moment I walk out which instantly reassures me.
Our friend Keith Duffy kindly took to the stage shortly afterwards to say hello and to explain his involvement in the charity. Much to lots of ladies’ delight!!
As I said on the day, we’re in a very fortunate position that we can fundraise and call on friends to help. I know how difficult and relentless it can be to raise money. We really appreciate all the support and help. I fully intend on helping families in similar situations in the future too.
We had a lot going on throughout the day and a lot of people gave up their Sunday to support us so I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU!
Special thanks to Keywest who kept everyone entertained throughout the break. We really loved having you.
Thanks to my pal Derek O’Connor who blew the sax throughout the fashion show, what a talent!
Thank you to Tara O’ Farrell and Sue Brophy for their amazing make up and hair tutorials. The girls regularly contribute to my Fashion Factory and it’s an absolute pleasure having you as part of my team.
Thank you to Bulmers Light for providing everyone with a little tipple 😉
To Haagen Dazs for giving everyone the perfect sugar fix with their seriously delicious mini ice cream tubs! I may have brought some home 😉
To Michelle Burke Nails, to Peter Mark, to Benefit and their gorgeous ‘Benebabes’ and to Cloud 10 Beauty for all being there on the day.
Suzanne Keegan, thank you for your incredible Ferrero Rocher display. It’s lethal mind you, just another one!!!
To our goodie bag sponsors:
Blank Canvas Cosmetics
Tekno Surgical Dermaceutic advance cleanser
Michelle Burke Nails
Thank you so much also, it was a lot of product we needed and you all couldn’t have been more obliging.
To others that provided us with very generous prizes:
Kim O’Sullivan (the brow queen!!)
The Fashion Show was made up of 7 stunning winter themed scenes with looks from …
The Ivory Closet
And of course thank you to Powerscourt Hotel for their always amazing hospitality and delicious afternoon tea.
I’m sure I’m probably forgetting lots of people, as you can tell from reading this post there was a lot of people to be thanked. I’m sure I’ve done it personally anyhow 😉 and they know who they are and how much they are appreciated!
So my last Fashion Factory for the year is taking place on Nov 15th in Powerscourt.
Then I’m back in the New Year – with a brand new show as they say!! 😉
The dates and venues are:
Jan 16th & 17th Hodson Bay, Athlone
Feb 6th & 7th Seafield Hotel, Wexford
Feb 20th & 21st Lough Eske, Donegal
Feb 27th & 28th The Marker, Dublin
Tickets will be €100 with a goodie bag worth €50, afternoon tea and plenty of treats will be served also.
Tickets will go on sale through pippa.ie only the week commencing Nov 16th.
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