The Platinum VIP Style Awards took place this weekend at The Dublin Royal Convention Centre with the biggest names in Irish showbiz stepping out.
The awards, now in their 20th year, saw Ireland’s most fashionable celebrities pull out all the stops with many of our nominees checking into the beauty suite earlier in the day.
Stylists from our fabulous title sponsor, Platinum Hair Extensions (the luxury Italian hair extension company launched in 2011, by Onagh O’Driscoll) were on hand for hair. Celebrity hair stylist, Sian Sharkey lead Platinum’s glam team, using Dyson’s amazing range of hot hair tools to achieve all the stunning looks.
Antonia Basile, the MUA who headed up Lancôme’s BAFTA Film Awards Beauty Suite will also be flying in especially for the occasion. Antonia will be supported by a team of skin and make-up experts, including Irish MUA Amy McKnight. And, for those in need of a radiant glow, Dripping Gold will also be on hand with tan toppers.
The iconic champagne house Moët & Chandon ensured our VIP guests have plenty to toast to. For those who prefered a tipple of gin, Malfy were on site to mix a variety of cocktails and mocktails.
Here’s who went home with each award on the night:
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Suzanne Jackson has picked up the gong. She was up against Erica Cody, Aoibhín Garrihy, Maura Derrane, Una Healy, Celia Holman Lee, Sinead Kennedy Mary Kennedy, Muireann O’Connell, Kathryn Thomas, Bláthnaid Treacy and Jennifer Zamparelli.
“I can’t believe I won. I really didn’t think I would have won. I have done so many things with VIP over the years, but to win on such an iconic night means so much to me. Thank you to all my followers who got behind me,” Suzanne tells us.
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Arthur Gourounlian walked away with the gong. He was up against Brian Dowling, Dami Hope, Alan Hughes, James Kavanagh, Dáithí Ó Sé, Greg O’Shea and James Patrice.
“I can’t believe this. I am getting so emotional. Just to get nominated was amazing but to win…I can’t believe it,” Arthur tells us.
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Emma Power picked up the gong. She was up against Irena Drezi, Laura Fox, Ellen Keane, Rosalind Lipsett, Tolü Makay, Laura Nolan and Brooke Scullion.
“To be nominated was such a huge thing for me. I didn’t expect to win at all when I came here tonight. My heart feels like it’s going to jump out of my chest,” she enthuses.
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Terrie McEvoy went home with the gong. She was up against Lauren Arthurs, Rosie Connolly, Aideen Kate, Lisa Jordan, Triona McCarthy, Bonnie Ryan and Pamela Uba.
“I can’t believe this. Are you sure it was me? Tonight I took a risk with a blonde wig as my dress was so simple. Thank you to everyone who voted,” Terrie tells us.
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Helen Steele went home with the gong. They were up against Lyndsey Cavanagh, Lia Cowan, Fiona Heaney, Colin Horgan, Joanne Hynes, Aoife McNamara and Paula Rowan.
“I never expected to win. When you tell people you are going to start a design business during a recession they think you’re mad. Especially in Monaghan. I can’t believe this,” Helen says.
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Roz Purcell went home with the gong. She was up against Lorraine Keane, Verona Farrell, Fionnuala Jones, Fionnuala Moran, Louise McSharry, Irene O’Brien and Thalia Heffernan.
“This is such a surprise. I was up against such incredible people like Fionnuala Moran and Louise McSharry, who I was telling people to vote for. So I can’t believe I won. I definitely need to higher my standards to meet theirs,” Roz explains.
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Georgie Crawford went home with the gong. She was up against Louise Cooney, Amy Huberman, Lyra, Imelda May, Katja Mia, Gráinne Seoige and Angela Scanlon.
“I can’t believe this. My hands are shaking. Thank you so much,” Georgie tells us.
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Carol Byrne went home with the gong, after impressing the crowd!
“Oh my goodness. I was so embarrassed getting up on stage. I can’t even remember what I said. This is incredible.”