Popular RTÉ star Bláthnaid Ni Chofaigh has been announced as the host of the third annual Love Fashion Love Wexford (LFLW) charity event in aid of local counselling charity, It’s Good 2 Talk. For the first time, this fabulous event will take place in the iconic County Hall building and, with just one show, at 7pm on Saturday September 20th, tickets are expected to fly out the door.
Bláthnaid is thrilled to be coming back to the southeast: “I was here earlier in the summer sampling the most sensational strawberries ever for Mooney on RTÉ Radio One. And to be back celebrating more local business in the form of the country’s flair for fashion is brilliant.
“I love that the Irish fashion industry is not all about who’s being dressed to impress at social settings in the capital. Instead the industry is about the passion of real people who aren’t afraid to make a sartorial statement about their style. And Wexford’s booming boutiques are testament to that fact.
“And as if the lure of showcasing the style from southeast wasn’t enough, I am really looking forward to the Wexford GAA lads ditching their sports kit to get suited and booted on the night as well. And after my stint on the sidelines for Celebrity Bainisteoir, I have every intention of making sure they strut their stuff in style at the show. And who knows maybe there’s a Wexford lad who can bend it like Beckham on the catwalk!”
Last year, Lee Chin, Garrett Sinnott and Brian Malone were the brave (some would say lucky!) souls who accompanied Ireland’s top models down the catwalk, and an announcement on those participating this year is imminent. Stay tuned to the LFLW Facebook page and Twitter for more.
The event will showcase fashions from 22 top Wexford boutiques including Ruby Rouge, Westgate Design, Tempted, Vintage Belle and many more, as well as the sumptuous designs of coutrier Umit Kutluk, headpieces from Alice J Millinery and sensational jewellery from Bláithín Ennis. Hair is sponsored by Keville Hairdressing & make-up is sponsored by Gainfort Academy.
As always, guests will be spoiled and treated to bubbly and strawberries sponsored by Keelings on arrival, as well as great discounts from shops and exhibitors. The best-dressed lady or gent on the night will walk away with a wonderful 2 night break for 2 people in any Talbot Hotel of their choice, kindly sponsored by Talbot Hotel Wexford.
On the unique venue, county manager Tom Enright said: “Wexford County Council is delighted to make County Hall available for this event as this aligns with the council’s objective to open up this important public building to the people of Wexford outside normal business hours.
“This is one of a number of initiatives that the Council and Wexford Chamber are working closely on together to promote business in Wexford.”