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Our special evening being honoured at City Hall

2016 has gotten off to the BEST start that Vivienne & I could ever have imagined. We were honoured at City Hall last night for our contribution and work growing and promoting the local fashion industry for the last decade and through establishing MSL Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cork.  Our closest family and friends in business came along to the Lord Mayor's Chambers and we were genuinely blown away by the love and support we received at the reception. It was by far our proudest day since Lockdown began ten years ago. 

Cork Fashion Week is the brainchild of Vivienne & I, who have grown the week of events into a spectacular showcase of local talent and business that is viewed online by millions across the World each year as well as on national television and attracts some of the most well known faces in fashion and media to Cork. MSL Mercedes-Benz came on board three years ago and since partnering with the high end brand synonymous with style and quality, the week has become the most successful and talked about fashion week in the country, with visitors flocking to Cork from all over Ireland each Autumn for it.

Speaking at the reception last night that was attended by over forty people, Pat Walker, our model and assistant event producer for Cork Fashion Week remarked from City Hall ''these two girls have changed the face of fashion in Cork for the better providing opportunities for everyone from makeup artists to hairstylists and designers to name but a few. They have linked businesses throughout the city and county and put Cork on the map nationally and internationally as a now highly regarded fashion city to rival any of the other fashion weeks in Milan, London, Paris or NY.''

Deputy Lord Mayor Mick Nugent gave us a lovely tribute for our dedication and professionalism and said Cork city was very fortunate to have such hard working young entrepreneurs working to grow the fashion industry in Cork and put it on the map. We announced our new Lockdown Fashion PR division at the City Hall event. To evolve with the times, we have opened a wing at the business to run online digital media for any brands, businesses or people working in fashion. Social Media has become a part of our everyday lives, regardless of age or background, so using our decade of fashion experience coupled with our strong fashion contacts in Ireland, we are now offering services to completely run your social media - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat - to ensure your brand looks current, attracts the right market and contributes to your business growth.

Thanks to local media for all of their coverage today. I am on the radio tonight to talk about last night so tune into Dave Mac on RedFM if you are near a radio. Thanks to Pat Walker for nominating us and supporting us, her encouragement and the City Hall reception has boosted our spirits so much for the year ahead. And to all our family, friends, models and amazing clients without whom we would be unable to live out our dreams for Lockdown and Fashion Week xo

Lots more pics to come this week from the night but here are a small few for now:


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