Our eighth annual Pure Style Fashion Luncheon in association with Arnotts, took place on Friday 18th March 2016 at the Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2.
The annual event, which has become a staple of the Irish fashion calendar was hosted by Brendan Courtney and brought together a sea of famous faces including, CRY Ambassador Jacqui Hurley, stylists Ingrid Hoey and Cathy O’Connor and Irish designers Caroline Kilkenny and Caroline Matthews.
Arnotts once again sponsored the SOLD OUT fashion extravaganza and they showcased their spring/summer collections. Arnotts Fashion brands showcased included Emma Manley, Caroline Matthews, Orla Kiely, Tara Jarmon and many more.
More guests on the day included Charity Founders Michael and Marie Greene of CRY, Arnotts Head of Personal Shopping Clara Halpin, Arnotts Ladieswear Buyer Rachael Armstrong, stylist Ingrid Hoey, stylist Cathy O Connor, author and Fashion Editor AnnMarie O Connor and Irish Designers Caroline Matthews and Caroline Kilkenny and over 300 ladies (and some gents!) including several of our #FantasticFamilies surrounded by friends and family who have joined us year-on-year for the past eight years helping us make #PureStyle the hottest ticket in town and the best Ladies Lunch!
The amazing prizes donated so generously through our fab Ladies Committee really added greatly to the enjoyment and the success of the day - huge thanks go to our Committee - Kate Farrell, Aveen Harkin, Jan Dowling, Michelle Roche, Geraldine Carter, Rosalyn O'Mahony - we couldn't do it without you!
This is one of our favourite events of the year. Every year the CRY Pure Style Fashion Luncheon is such a huge success and seems to get bigger and better year on year. The money raised from this event ear year is vitally important to CRY to help us to continue to support the work carried out in the CRYP Centre (The Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons) at Tallaght Hospital.The CRYP centre offers a free screening and support service to those affected by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and therefore depend heavily on donations from events like this to operate this service. This is our 8th annual Pure Style luncheon and is one of the main fundraising events in the CRY calendar each year. This year like every year the support has been fantastic.
- Lucia Ebbs,