The seaside town of Howth provided a warm welcome as 120 guests gathered in Aqua restaurant for a special fashion show hosted by Lois Bridges, Ireland’s only dedicated treatment centre for people with eating disorders. The show, featuring designs from Fran & Jane and Avoca, was suitably held during Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Guests Jacinta Hastings, Ruth Brennan (designer for Fran & Jane), Dr Marie McLoughlin, clinical director of Lois Bridges, Bernice Moran of Be Sweet Occasions and Angie Drumgoole of Zeba Hairdressing sipped champagne while enjoying the stunning sea views before sitting down to a delicious three-course lunch of chicken liver pâté, pan-fried fillet of salmon, and chocolate tart. A raffle raised just over €2,500 for Bodywhys, the national charity for eating disorders, with hampers from Zeba and Avoca along with a grand prize of a party in a VIP room at The Wright Venue.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY KIERAN HARNETT