The hits and misses as top celebs try to marry different styles
IT'S the biggest red-carpet event in Ireland this year, and that can only mean one thing - lots of fashion hits and misses.
While some of Ireland's stars earned their style credentials, others were a little off-piste with their sartorial choices.
One star out to make a splash was Xpose's Lisa Cannon, who seemed to forget that her wedding isn't until September and wore a wedding dress by Vera Wang.
"I bought it when I was in London recently. We cut it up and added a few more elements, so it's a deconstructed, personalised Vera dress," she explained.
"It's daring, but I love it and when saw it I really liked that it was tea stained.
"Last year I wore black and it was quite demure, so this time I wanted to be a bit more fun.
"It's big and bold and different to what I've always gone for. I don't think I can wear Vera Wang again if I've worn it to the awards, so this is my Vera moment," she added.
Meanwhile, one would have thought her co-presenters Aisling O'Loughlin and Karen Koster might have swapped notes beforehand as they both showed up in the same shade of pink.
Also dressed in a similar style were Daniella Moyles and model Roz Purcell, both sporting metallic suits with very, very short skirts.
Celia Homan Lee earned her style-icon status with her dramatic white dress with gold thread from Escada, which she bought from Ella Maria in Limerick.
"This dress is very unusual for me - I usually wear tight body-contouring dresses and I feel so comfortable in this," she told the Herald.
"I love the fullness of the skirt, it looks heavy because of all the gold threading but it's light as a feather and I love the pockets."
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison was the literal lady in red, solidifying her Most Stylish Woman status from last year.
Her dress was by Jovani from Cari's Closet and she spent the night partying with hubby Wes and their pals.
Laura Woods was the talk of the reception in her black, white and mint dress from Coast. Weather woman Jean Byrne, who is known for her eclectic style, stood out in a full-length white leather gown with silver leaves by recent NCAD graduate David O'Malley.
While she described it as "avant garde", her silver head piece looked more like she was trying to detect when the rain was going to hit.