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THIS CHARMING MAN: THE DAILY UPDATE MEETS 80s TV ICON MICHAEL PRAED

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I have interviewed many celebrities over the years and while all (OK most) of them have been lovely there is always a sense that this is a job to them and that they are bored witless answering the same question for the umpteenth time. However, when it came to interviewing 80s TV icon Michael Praed it quickly became obvious that this interview wasn’t going to be like that. Despite the fact … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH DESIGN: SEAN BYRNE COUTURE

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For many creative types, there is a natural fear that comes with your craft; the fear of running out of inspiration. But not for Sean Byrne. For the Irish designer, this is not an issue. “I could never run out of creativity. I have six ideas for collections bouncing around in my head at the moment” he reveals. Instead, the aspect of designing that Byrne finds more difficult “is not being … [Read more...]

CELEBRITY INTERVIEW: DECLAN LEAVY MEETS THE VOICE OF IRELAND JUDGE NIALL ‘BRESSIE’ BRESLIN

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Niall Breslin, or Bressie to this friends, fans and basically everyone else, shot to fame as the lead singer of Irish band, The Blizzards. Since leaving to pursue a solo career, the 31-year-old former Westmeath footballer and Leinster rugby player has carved out a successful solo career and is now one of Ireland’s most popular musicians and TV personalities. Following his stint as a coach on … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE MEETS FASHION DESIGNER HENRY HOLLAND

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We’ve all had that awkward moment when we hear ourselves on tape for the first time and thought, “that’s not what I sound like”! Not so for celebs though, who are usually clearly bursting with confidence and completely happy with how they look and sound – or are they? It may give you comfort to know that they are just like us mere mortals – well if designer Henry Holland is anything … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE MEETS BEN DE LISI

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Our Frances caught up with the acclaimed designer to discuss life, Ladies Day styling and the tough fashion industry You’d think that the way to a top designer’s heart would be to wear his clothing from head to toe. Not so with Ben De Lisi – at least not if you’re a contestant at the inaugural Debenhams Ultimate Ladies Day competition on July 1st, which is taking place in The Curragh. … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE MEETS FASHION DESIGNER MARCO DE VINCENZO

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It's an uncomfortably hot and humid day when I go to meet Marco De Vincenzo. One of those days that come around so rarely in Ireland, that you feel guilty for complaining about the heat. But when one imagines going to meet an Italian designer who previously headed the accessories area of Fendi, one does not imagine being in need of a cold shower. One is dressed to perfection in this scenario; … [Read more...]