Students and stars model in Tipperary

The organising committee: Marie Walsh, Sinead Phillips, Joanne Donnelly, Helen Ryan, Rose O'Conner Ryan, Margaret Cuss and Principal Colette Treacy
St Anne’s Secondary School held its first ever fashion show in aid of the school development fund, at Aherlow House Hotel recently.

St Anne’s Secondary School held its first ever fashion show in aid of the school development fund, at Aherlow House Hotel recently.

This sold-out event did not disappoint the many visitors who were greeted to a cheese and wine reception and the opportunity to view an array of style and beauty exhibits.

The catwalk show presented by Primadonna Model Agency, showcased a fantastic range of autumn/winter collections from a variety of shops and boutiques in Tipperary Town and the surrounding areas.

These included clothes by Julie’s Children’s Wear, En Paris, McMahons Shoes, Golden Threads Boutique, Cashel, Anne O’Donoghue Milliner, Daverns of Cashel, Koko Ladies Boutique Shoes & Accessories, Cashel, Tod O’Raheilly Sportswear, Kilkenny Shop, Kingstons Shoes, Carrig Donn, Laura Anne Milliner, Fran & Jane, Virginias and The Ivory Closet.

A fusion of past and present students took to the catwalk to strut their stuff including former Miss Sunday World and past student of St Anne’s, Esme Mansergh Wallace, who modelled the exquisite work of another former student, Laura Kilcoyne of Laura Anne Millinery and also Ann O Donoghue Millinery.

“The show was a fantastic night and most enjoyable,” said Principal of St. Anne’s Colette Treacy.

“Thanks to the amazing support of local businesses, student participation and staff commitment, the night was a resounding success.”

Sports stars who took to the catwalk included Munster rugby player Tommy O’Donnell, Paddy Dalton and Brian Jones from Arravale Rovers FC and Alan Maloney, Tipperary football.

As well as the fashion show parade the audience were also treated to a contemporary dance routine by, ‘On Your Toes’ dance academy during the interval.

“Due to the exceptionally generous response from local businesses and retailers, many guests were fortunate enough to win wonderful raffle prizes and Ms Helen Ryan, a member of the teaching staff at St Anne’s, beat some stiff competition to claim the prestigious title of ‘Best Dressed Lady’ on the night,” added Principal Treacy.

Make-over candidate, Ms Siobhan Ryan of St Anne’s was in the capable hands of local hair stylists from E Salon and make-up artist, Fionnuala Gallagher.

Colette Treacy, Principal of St. Anne’s, extended a sincere thank you to everyone involved who helped to make the night a great success. Especially to the audience and to the exhibiting stalls- Fab Fillies Accessories, Gallaghers On the Green Organic Cosmetic Products, Anne O’Donoghue Milliner,

The Gift Corner – locally produced craft items, Michelle Tobin Hand-made mementos and Aoife O’Dwyer home-made cupcakes.