Friday, 21 July 2017

Galway Races Launch 2017

Galway Races Launch 2017

This year the launch of The Galway Races was held on the rooftop of the Marker Hotel Dublin.  

Check out this lovely Galway Races Video 'The Week' which was first shown at the launch. 

I am delighted to be part of the sponsorship team for the Friday Fair Lady this year.  With all the team wearing beautiful dresses from Athlone Town Centre I had great fun styling the looks with hats and jewellery to create a great mix of colour and style.

Setting the scene in the style stakes with Katie Geoghegan from Catwalk Modelling Agency wearing Suzie Mahony Designs new design Wave Hat and Neckpiece, dress from Athlone Town Centre.

Ladies Day Judges interviewed by Marietta Doran giving us the top tips!! Bairbre Power Fashion Editor Irish Independent, Celebrity Judges Aoibhín Garrihy and Baz Ashmawy, Triona Barrett The g Hotel & Spa.  

There is an envy-inducing €10,000 prize for the winner of the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed Lady competition and €2,000 prize for the Best Hat competition.

Athlone Town Centre Friday Fair Lady Judges Doireann Garrihy Snapchat Queen, Jane Swarbrigg Inglot, Shirley Delahunt Athlone Town Centre and Marietta Doran TV Stylist.

The winner of this ‘Friday Fair Lady Best Dressed’ competition will receive the unique prize of a €1000 shopping spree in Athlone Towncentre,  2 night hotel & spa break at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, €500 to spend in INGLOT Athlone and a Bespoke headpiece crafted by award winning milliner Suzie Mahony. 

The full Friday Fair Lady Team Judges and Sponsors with Michael Maloney Galway Racecourse Manager and Katie from Catwalk Modelling Agency.

Shirley and Katie enjoying the rooftop setting for the launch both wearing Suzie Mahony Designs Hats and Jewellery.  
Love the block colours! very striking. 

The MC for the Launch Marietta Doran TV Stylist wearing Suzie Mahony Designs Hat with dress from Athlone Town Centre.

No event is complete without a selfie!! and who better to join me than Doireann Garrihy.

Thank you for reading my blog and I look forward to seeing you at the Galway Races.  

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Wedding Showcase at The Meadow Court Hotel

Wedding Showcase at the Meadow Court Hotel

It really didn't take much convincing to give up my Sunday afternoon for this Wedding Showcase in our local hotel The Meadow Court where we got married over 20 yrs ago!!

The newly refurbished function room is very warm and inviting to all.  A very comfortable homely feeling you get from this beautiful family run hotel.

Our showcase was modelled by Catwalk Modelling Agency.  In my interview with Mandy Maher Catwalk Modelling Agency I shared lots of my tips and advice for Mother of the Bride.

Suzie Mahony Designs hats and jewellery with fashion from Guna Deas Loughrea.  Perfect wedding guest looks for this season.

I could have chosen any colour hat here from the stripes in the skirt but red is on trend this season and makes the look a little stronger.

For my own Show I styled the models with hats, bags and jewellery to show a variety of what may work for your special day.  By using plain cream and black jumpsuits this look set off the accessories perfectly.

Nude Pink has to be one of the top tones this season for mother of the bride.  Here I designed a nude pink silk percher hat for which I designed the block myself to maintain a unique finish.  I have trimmed it with ivory veiling and silk swirls.  I added a pale pink pearl bag which brightens the black jumpsuit and also ties the look together.

Melania Blue:  

Another good tone for Mother of the Bride this year.  This piece is an elegant button shape where I have trimmed with beautifully cut feathers and a little bling!!

My 'Wave' Design hats are causing a stir this season as ladies take on the idea of wearing something very strong in shape and when created in block colours like this royal blue, can be very striking.

The Backstage Selfie!!  

Here I styled Katie with this bespoke black silk handmade hat trimmed with ivory pearls, feathers and silk swirls.  A real showstopper and looks amazing.  I simply teamed it with ivory pearls and a black patent clutch to bring the look together with her jumpsuit.  

Thank you for reading my blog.

Suzie x

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Irish Designers at Cloughan Castle

Irish Designers Racing Shoot at Cloughan Castle!!

I was delighted to be part of this unique photoshoot on my own doorstep!!

Cloughan Castle was the perfect setting on a beautiful sunny day for our Race Style Shoot featuring Suzie Mahony Designs designer millinery with fashion from the spring summer 17 collection at Aideen Bodkin Fashion.

Cloughan Castle is the venue you need to create an event that will be long remembered whether you're celebrating a private party, a romantic wedding or a business gathering.  

Photographer: Joe Crean Photography  Styled by Suzie Mahony and Deirdre Kelly.

I used this opportunity to highlight the varying designs I create through my Millinery and showing some of the shapes and looks that can be achieved for your racing looks.  Especially if you are supporting Irish Designers.

Statement Black Hat trimmed with nude pink loops on both sides.  
Lace detail dress from Aideen Bodkin teamed with pearls to finish the look.

We couldn't resist this beautiful shot, the main entrance to the Castle, surrounded by woodland with panoramic views of the Slieve Aughty Mountains.

I used this very large extra wide brimmed hat in cerise with silk trim to highlight the detail in this lovely dress and the overall profile is very striking.

Orange and Cerise.  Striking two tone hat with floral and quill trim.  This hat can be worn a few different ways.  This is how I added more height to the look by having the hat to the side.

Classic bespoke black hat teamed with one of my favourite Aideen Bodkin Dresses, Black background with floral detail in blues and pinks.  This dress would also work great with a block colour pink hat in the perfect tone of the flower.

Perfect racing attire. 

Yellow is huge this season and here we mixed it with soft greys and blue tones.

Vintage Styling with this beautiful leopard print bicycle.  Perfect for the sunshine with just the right twist of colour in her hat and not forgetting the daffodils!!.

Its official big hats are back for the Racing Season this year.  I have used the hats here to bring out the colour and the detail of the dresses from the collection.  We kept jewellery simple and elegant with neutral tones for shoes also so the full emphasis was on the outfits and hats.  

No day out is complete without the Suzie Selfie!! 

Thank you for checking out my blog.  Looking forward to future shoots at this beautiful venue.

Suzie x