Gillian & Brian Launch the Marketing Ball

The annual Marketing Institute of Ireland Cork, Mad Men Marketing Ball 2016 sponsored by Cork’s 96fm & C103 and in aid of Enable Ireland Cork Branch, is set to be a glamorously themed 1950s/1960s evening for the marketing and business community of Cork and its environs.  

 The event, hosted at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island on Saturday April 9th will be layered with top class entertainment, fabulous food, networking and most of all, marvelous Mad Men style.  There will also be ample opportunity to win sensational prizes in aid of the Enable Ireland Cork, the charity that has been providing services for over 50 years in Cork to children and adults with physical disabilities.


Tickets are selling fast for the Mad Men Marketing Ball 2016 and are currently available on at 125per person or 1,000 for a table of 10. Don’t forget to follow the conversation on social media #MIICorkBall16

‘Don’ your Glad Rags for the Mii Ball 2016: Pictured at the launch of the Mad Med Marketing Ball 2016, sponsored by Cork's 96FM and C103FM were, (l to r), Brian O'Donovan and Gillian Forde. The annual sell out ball, takes place this year at The Radisson Blu Hotel Little Island on Saturday April 9th and all funds raised on the night will be in aid of Enable Ireland. Book on or see #MiiCorkBall16 for more. Picture: Miki Barlok


Dressed Boutique Spring Event

How gorgeous are these Spring outfits modelled by Mairead & Jen at the Dressed Boutique Bandon instore event!

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Wear We Wander Kinsale

Pop over to Emer’s blog…/style-on-our-doorstep.… to see gorgeous photos of yesterday’s show in Kinsale with Sonya Lennon, organised by Wear We Wander with links to all participating designer’s websites on the post to browse their gorgeous ethically produced collections. Emer did lots of Irish designer interviews on the couch at the event so we will have these soon too. Well done to all involved on a lovely event supporting Irish Craft & Design!

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Lockdown Honoured for Promoting Cork Fashion

2016 got off to a great start!

We were delighted to be recognised at a reception at the City Hall in January for promoting the fashion industry locally through establishing Cork Fashion Week.


Pat Walker, Vivienne McCarthy, Maura Derane & Emer O’Mahony

Now in its eighth year, Cork Fashion Week celebrates the design talent that comes out of Cork fashion college courses and provides career and business mentoring opportunities for them as well as promoting local independent boutiques and creative artists in the industry.
Pat Walker, model and assistant event producer for Cork Fashion Week said: “These two girls have changed the face of fashion in Cork for the better providing opportunities for everyone from makeup artists to hairstylists and designers to boutiques to name but a few. They have linked businesses throughout the city and county and put Cork on the map nationally and internationally as a now highly regarded fashion city.”
Deputy Lord Mayor Mick Nugent  said Cork was fortunate to have such hard working young entrepreneurs working to grow the fashion industry in Cork and put it on the map.
It was such a beautiful evening surrounded by family & all our fashion friends. We continued the celebrations at Club Brasserie. Not bad for a Tuesday in January.
Viv & Emer xo
Lockdown Models Directors - Cork City Hall Reception - 05/01/16

Dee Kelly Morgan, Deirdre Corcoran & Pamela Morrissey

Lockdown Models Directors - Cork City Hall Reception - 05/01/16

Stylist Natasha Crowley, Kate & Joy from Vanilla Boutique

Lockdown Models Directors - Cork City Hall Reception - 05/01/16

Models Clair, Etaoin, Mairead, Liz & Hope