Snapshots of the beautiful stairs, Louise Duffy the host and the final model walk

Welcome to Floralesque! This is the first post on my new blog about the Glamour at the G’ Fashion Show and I am hoping that it will be my little corner of the web to showcase Irish Talent, beauty finds and general ramblings. If you ever want to get on touch you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and also on email by emailing

I thought that for my first post I would cover a  Fashion Show that I attended last year – the ‘The Glamour at the G’ Fashion show that was held in aid of 3 amazing charities – Console, Irish Autism Action & COPE Galway. It was hosted by Todays FM’s Louise Duffy and it showcased the cream of Irish Fashion Designers and also the amazing talents of some West of Ireland Milliners.

Glamour at the G’ Fashion Show

One of the most exciting parts was the first view of Galway designer Joanne Hynes’ A/W 2014 Collection. I loved the embellishment and the floatiness of some of the dresses. It was a wearable collection that uniquely included perspex pieces on some of the designs.

Joanne Hynes A/W 2014 First View
Joanne Hynes A/W 2014 First View

What I find so appealing about this fashion show in particular is that it showcases Irish designers and there are some exciting designers emerging and some are already getting recognition on an international scale.

The Irish designers that were showcased were:

Emma Manley Collection for A/W 2014
Emma Manley Collection for A/W 2014, the inspiration for which is the Autumn season and leaves falling from the trees.
Lennon Courtney Collection
Lennon Courtney Collection – I could see myself wearing most of this collection – the fuisha pink colour was beautiful
Laura Jayne Halton Collection
Laura Jayne Halton Collection
Niamh O'Neill Collection
Niamh O’Neill Collection. That pink jacket… Love <3

My favourite collection of the evening was by Helen Steele. The patterns were just beautiful and very eye catching. The floating dresses and stunning colours just made me smile and I certainly would wear every piece from this collection!

Irish designer Helen Steele
The breath taking collection by Irish designer Helen Steele

The G hotel, Galway

The G hotel is a 5 Star Philip Tracey designed hotel situated in Galway, Ireland and was a wonderful venue to host what is becoming a fashion highlight of the year. We were treated to a Prosecco drinks reception with some delightful canopies (yum!), and then we were brought into the fashion show area where the lighting, seating and general ambiance led to a most relaxed and excited atmosphere. After the show itself, we then went through to the G Suite in the hotel and I attended the after-party with some wonderful live music by Keith McDonald & Band and we danced the night away. Certainly an event that I will attend again.

There was a press presence at the event and Glenda Gilson was interviewing people for Xpose, and I also spotted the beautiful Erika Fox from Retroflame, she was wearing a Natalie B. Coleman creation.

The Natalie B Coleman A/W 2014 Collection
The Natalie B Coleman A/W 2014 Collection – the best description for a dress.. ‘Petrol in a Puddle Rainbow dress’ – Stunning!

A glimpse of some of my additional touches…

Rimmel Rita Ora 60 Seconds in White Hot Love, YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick, YSL Arty Ring
Rimmel Rita Ora 60 Seconds in White Hot Love, YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick, YSL Arty Ring

I intend to start a series show casing the best of Irish designers in the coming months and I will be certainly featuring some of the designers from this show in the series.

What are your thoughts? Did you love the Helen Steele collection as much as I did?


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