GALWAY FASHION REVOLUTIONAugust 18, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Posted in FASHION EVENTS | 1 Comment
FASHION FOR FREEDOM, A LIFE DOESNT HAVE A PRICE TAG!On July 22nd in the Radisson Hotel world renowned Fashion Designers, along with Discovery Church and Galway Fashion Revolution to bring you Fashion For Freedom: A Life Doesn’t Have a Price Tag, a benefit show to raise money for Free For Life, an organisation fighting human trafficking. I was delighted to show at this event and help raise money for such a great cause, and it all happened by chance when the organiser of the event found me on Facebook. I was priveleged to share the stage with some of Irelands greatest designers, Jennifer Rothwell, Claire Garvey, Rachel Mackay, and Eileen Sheilds to name but a few. As well as this I got to meet ( well so much as I made sure I introduced myself to) Criscilla Crossland-Anderson and her husband Coffey Anderson, as well as Tara Perez. Crisilla was selected by none other then Britney Spears for several of her music videos and her last tour as well as other stars like Kelly Clarkson, Katie Perry, Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls, Romeo, Baby Bash, Sean Kingston, Akon, Cassidy, P. Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Rooney, Nelly Fertado, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, Natasha Bedingfield, Blink 182, Left Eye, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, Wango Tango, Ne-Yo, Chingy, Tatu, Kanye West, Ludacris and more!! She has made appearances in Hanna Montana The Movie, Bedtime Stories, Fired Up, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Accepted, Fat Albert, Celebrity Rap Superstar, Las Vegas, Bones, Drake & Josh, and That’s So Raven.
Now im a huge fan of anything dance as my friends know (Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, so to me this was a huge deal, Criscilla also had recently walked the catwalks in the Christian Audigier Ed Hardy show in Los Angeles, I love Ed Hardy (if I could afford it) so meeting Crisilla was amazing and she and her husband are the nicest people you could ever meet.
As well as song and dance there was some amazing fashion on show too. Avant Garde designer Claire Garvey really stood out to me, a strong mix of textures,fabrics, and mediums made for a really eye catching show. Let your dreams come true, according to Claire’s website, imagine yourself a princess and Claire will make it happen(check out www.clairegarvey.com for more information)
As well as myself and Claire in the show, there was Rachel Mackay who set the catwalk alight with bright pinks and beautiful knits, and Zoe Boomer who I also met at the event. Zoe is from Northern Ireland and is based in London, she sells in Ireland, England, and Scotland, as well as having agents in Vancouver and LA. Zoe , only uses the best silks and silk-chiffons, and creates pieces that are simple,stylish and luxurious while still being sassy, and are great pieces to take you from day to night. (check out www.zoeboomer.com for more)
You like what you see?? contact me, check out www.fionnualabourke.com for more I would like to say a big thanks to everyone at Discovery Church for getting me involved, especially Jimmy Earle!!! a big thanks to Mandy Maher at Catwalk models and the Galway Radisson hotel!! and a huge thank you to Niamh Deering, my trusty assistant ,without your help I wouldnt have made it through the very long day!! thanks!!