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Celebs party late into the night after glitzy awards

HARCOURT Street haunt Krystle was the place to be last night following the exclusive Peter Marks VIP Style Awards.

Revellers spotted by the Herald included winner of the Most Stylish Female Award Claudine Palmer and her mother Joan, presenter Sile Seoige, Vogue Williams, who won the Newcomer Award, and Virginia Macari, who was voted Best Dressed on the night in a fitted tuxedo suit.

Also celebrating was model boss Cecelia Holman Lee, who was celebrating her 39th wedding anniversary with hubby Ger, and her Style Icon on the night award.

Georgina Ahern also had plenty to toast after she and hubby Westlife's Nicky Byrne were crowned Most Stylish Couple.



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Claudine Keane, meanwhile, told the Herald she was overjoyed when she was announced as the public's choice for Most Stylish Woman -- having beaten off stiff competition from fellow nominees such as Mairead Farrell, Victoria Smurfit and Jennifer Maguire.

"I'm so shocked, I really am," Claudine said. "This means a lot to me because I do enjoy fashion. It's very individual. I never judge people and I'd like to think I'm not judged."

Another glamorous lady out last night was former Rose of Tralee Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain (left), who remained tight-lipped on whether she and former beau Ryan Tubridy have reunited.

The high-profile pair set tongues wagging last weekend when they were spotted cheering on the Irish rugby team to victory at the Aviva Stadium.

Meanwhile, actress Amy Huberman missed out on the glitzy ceremony for the second year running as she instead joined Tubridy on The Late Late Show last night.

VIP magazine publishing boss Michael O'Doherty didn't disappoint during the glitzy ceremony with his by now infamous annual speech, poking fun at some of the biggest names in the showbiz industry.

Well-known names to feel Michael's wrath included Sile Seoige, Simon and Christian Stokes, Sean Fitzpatrick, Denis O'Brien and Michael Lowry.

The VIP boss even took a pop at Katie Price's new beau, Argentinian socialite Leandro Penna (inset).

"I'd like to thank Katie for being here," he said. "She turned up with her gorgeous model boyfriend Leandro, I understand his English is not great, in fact it could be described as broken to the point of unpronounceable but, hey, that never stopped Daithi O Se enjoying the night."

Katie also partied into the early hours at Krystle nightclub with hunky Leandro following the awards.

The Herald caught up with the girl-about-town as she downed glasses of vodka and red bull in the VIP suite area at the popular venue. Dressed in an ultra-revealing white crocheted outfit, slit to the navel, the outspoken celebrity stuck close by her new man throughout the evening.

However, it wasn't all romance for the new couple, with an interpreter by their side to ensure the couple could converse.

Earlier in the night, however, Katie caused pandemonium when she arrived over an hour late to the invite-only bash at the Shelbourne Hotel.

Furious Katie was in the middle of a huge row with her ex Alex Reid and held up the entire show.

The mum of three was heard roaring down the phone at lawyers handling her divorce from the cagefighter.

Katie was eventually told that if she didn't make the dinner she would not be allowed to attend the ceremony.

Outspoken Katie later gave photographers a piece of her mind when she found herself accosted by members of the press.

Meanwhile Michael also made reference in his speech to the night's big winner Claudine Palmer and joked that it's time former Miss World Rosanna Davison bagged herself a sportsman.

Rosie, who missed out on the title of Best Dressed Female, explained how she was nursing a sore ankle after a fall on the slopes while skiing in Val D'Isere last week.

She and Xpose presenter Glenda Gilson, meanwhile, stayed well out of each other's way following their much publicised falling out over Rosanna's last-minute getaway to Marrakech with Johnny Ronan last year.

lnolan@herald.ie