Love Castleisland Christmas Collections Show A Runway Success

The #LoveCastleisland Christmas Collections Fashion Show held in the magnificent setting of the historic Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland on Thursday night was a huge success.

It was a big day and occasion for the clothing business in Castleisland. That day Carmel Prendiville celebrated the 35th anniversary of the opening of her Fashion World shop which was situated at Lower Main Street back then.

Ivy Leaf Extravaganza

Carmel and family members were out in force to see her Fashion World and Joi Fashion and Shoe Boutique collection at the show that night.

The Ivy Leaf extravaganza was presented by blogger and fashionista, Orlagh Winters. The event was completely sold out as style lovers gathered to exclusively preview what was on trend for all ages and sizes for the season from the town’s top boutiques.

The night was also attended by many of Munster’s top fashion bloggers including: Laura MacSweeny, Shin Hayes, Laura Holly, Zoe O’Connor and Anne McSweeney.

Trending on Social Media

Together, with the audience, they got #lovecastleisland trending on social media and spread the message – that Castleisland is indeed the Fashion Capital of Kerry.

Boutiques showing on the evening were: Ivy Lane at Hannons; Crag Cave; Divas and Dudes; Fashion World and Joi Fashion and Shoe Boutique; East; La Femme; Jackie

Reidy Menswear; David Costello Footwear; Galvin’s Optometrists; Diamonds are Forever and Milliner, Cathy Troth.

Amazing Prizes

There were some amazing prizes on the night including, for the best social media post, a stay in the Dublin Airport Hotel with five days free parking; a door prize to the value of €200 kindly sponsored by Castleisland Credit Union and other prizes sponsored by Castleisland Chamber Alliance; Browne’s Bar and the businesses of Castleisland town.

Hair for the fashion show was created by Norma Reidy and her stellar team at Shine Hair Salon and the make up looks were created by Jessica O’Sullivan, JOS Skin and Beauty.

Flowers and decoration by Sheila Costello from Flowers by Sheila. The Marquee was sponsored by Sinead Browne-Murphy.

Professional Models

The night was produced by fashion PR and model agent and stylist with the RTE Today Show, Orla Diffily and featured professional models: Aisling O’Sullivan, Dawn O’Sullivan,

Aoife Healy, Danny Xu, Kristin McKenzie Vass and Liz Galwey.

They were joined on the runway by mini-super models: Zoe, Hazel, Emily, Lauren, Sean, Ciara and Niamh. The male models were Emmet and Neil. Staging, production and sound was by Ray Stack and Arron Williams.

Above and Beyond

The organising committee want to especially thank Jerome Stack – for going above and far beyond to make sure that everything in the Ivy Leaf was perfect.

All the looks from the evening are available now to purchase from the boutiques in Castleisland.

So support local and #lovecastleisland

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