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Sarah Morrissey will be donning a dramatic hat

- Model Sarah Morrissey will be donning a dramatic hat by Irish designer Michael Leon to mark the Ultimate Girls Day Out extravaganza taking place this weekend at the RDS in Ballsbridge.

The Assets beauty will be among the models taking part in the Irish Tatler Designer Showcase at the event's launch party tomorrow evening, which will feature major stars from the fashion world, including John Rocha, Paul Costelloe, Joanne Hynes, Deborah Veale and Tim Ryan.

Harvey Nichols will also host a VIP champagne reception. The Ultimate Girls Day Out is taking place tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.

- THE Irish version of Take Me Out is coming to our screens this October, and due to an unprecedented amount of applications there will be open auditions for the guys and girls who are looking for love.

Auditions will be held in Liberty Hall, Dublin, this weekend -- Saturday for boys and Sunday for girls. Applicants are advised to arrive with a completed application form.

The producers, Sideline Productions, have confirmed that Simon Staffurth -- who directed the ITV version of Take Me Out -- is to direct the live shows at The Helix.

- FASHION insiders will be out in force tonight for the launch of the Dublin Festival of Fashion at the Westin Hotel.

Hosted by Dublin City Business Improvement District, the eagerly awaited event will take over the city's leading shopping districts from Friday, October 1, to Saturday, October 3.

It is expected to attract more than 200,000 people to the capital and will begin with extended late Friday night shopping on October 1.

And Saturday and Sunday are definitely two fun-filled days not to be missed, with a series of fashion and beauty master classes hosted by top industry professionals in leading salons, shopping centres, department stores and boutiques. You can also take advantage of a jam-packed schedule of quirky events and special discounts.

- FESTIVAL models Lynn Kelly and Georgie Tracey stepped out to remind Electric Picnic fans about this year's Happy Camper competition in aid of War Child Ireland.

Music lovers won't want to miss out on this year's money-can't-buy prize, which will see one lucky winner and a friend win a fabulous all-inclusive VIP weekend at Electric Picnic 2010 (September 3 to 5), including the last sold-out camper van slot, with a Bunk Campers Roadie Festival van, for the weekend.

Visit www.warchild.ie for full details on how to enter.