Ms Helen Lambert, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary
Ms Helen Lambert, Chief Executive of Lambert + Associates, latter company a luxury retail consultancy based in Paris, has been awarded the coveted “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit,) by the French government at a reception in the Irish Embassy situated in Paris, France.
The presentation to the Co Tipperary woman, who hails from a farming family here in Nenagh, Tipperary, was hosted by Dublin born former Ambassador to the United Nations and now presently Ambassador to France and Monaco, His Excellency, Mr Paul Kavanagh.
The award was presented by Mr Yves Carcelle, former president of Louis Vuitton, latter a French fashion house founded in 1854. Some 200 assembled guests attended the event.
Ms Lambert’s company, now employs 200 people and boasts a client list of more than 500 fashion buyers, who currently visit Paris twice a year travelling from all over the world and who generate more than €118 million worth of export business for France, while increasing her company’s market share by 16% based on it’s 2011 turnover.
Ms Lambert previously worked in communications, as Director of advertising for Elle magazine international editions in Paris for 7 years. In 2004 she was appointed head of the AGA Group, arriving on site with a thorough skilled knowledge of the world of luxury. Having re-branded and upgraded the company as Lambert + Associates, she became it’s owner a year later.
Since that date, the company has continued to conquer new clients, offer new services and establish relationships with fashion houses and designers, establishing strong contacts with both suppliers and distributors world wide.
For what more could one really ask – Lovely Ladies, a Wine & Canapé reception, Jewellery displays, Ireland’s latest fashion trends and all presented by the best in the business, namely Celia Holman Lee and her models from the Holman Lee Agency.
Clothing outlets represented included Le Chateau, Footsteps (Thurles), Stakelums Fashions (Thurles), Fran & Jane (Clonmel), Mr Mister (Mitchelstown), Kilkenny Shop, Golden Threads (Cashel) and Pageant Boutique (Tipperary Town).
Amongst those presenting their wares also at this event were Debbie Hainbach (Handbags + Things) Boytownrath, New Inn, Cashel, Margaret O’Dwyer dealing in Antiques & Vintage Apparel, Violet Thompson, (Sierra) Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, Susan Quigley (The Beauty Suite) Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, Anita Szabo, (Beauty Therapist) at Dundrum House Hotel, Esme Mansergh Wallace (Time For Beauty), Geraldine Ryan fashion consultant with “GR” and Miglio Consultant Caroline Gras, Designer Jewellery sales, Carron, Cashel.
Also in attendance was Kathleen Harding of “KathsKards,” providing Personalised Handmade Cards & Invitations and Noelle from “Piece A Cake,” catering for Birthdays, Weddings & Christenings.
The event was organised by Dundrum Tidy Towns Committee in association with Dundrum House Hotel.
One of the largest Fashion and Beauty evenings ever undertaken in Co Tipperary to date, will take place in Dundrum House Hotel on March 2nd next organised by Dundrum Tidy Towns Committee.
The show, aptly entitled “Divas & Diamonds,” will feature Celia Holman Lee and models from the Holman Lee Agency. Her professional models will be showing clothing, jewellery, shoes and other fashion accessories by leading retailers, e.g. Le Chateau, Footsteps & Stakelums Fashions (Thurles), Fran & Jane (Clonmel), Mr Mister (Mitchelstown), Kilkenny Shop & Golden Threads (Cashel) and Pageant Boutique (Tipperary Town).
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The evening will also include a Wine & Canapé reception on arrival at 6.30pm, a Fashion & Beauty exhibition, a style talk by Fashion TV Presenter Celia Holman Lee, the Fashion Show itself, beginning at 8.00pm sharp, followed by music in “The Venue,” provided by top entertainer Willie Bun. Note the event will also feature “Best Dressed Awards,” with lovely prizes to be won, so “don your best frock,” ladies.
The event promises to be a fabulous evening of fashion entertainment and your chance to view Tipperary’s full range of retail fashion stock all under one roof. Tickets costing just €20 are available by telephoning Cait on 087 244 1265, Michelle on 062 – 71116, Collette on 087 852 0248, Claire’s Hair Studio & The Beauty Suite (Dundrum) or from the Fashion Houses participating.
Dundrum Tidy Towns Committee was formally established in February 2010 and is constituted as an “open,” committee with three elected officers, namely a Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.
Since it’s formation the Committee has been ably chaired by D.J. Butler, with the support of Vera O’Dwyer as Treasurer and Kyran Colgan as Secretary. Active membership consists of approximately 10 people, with supplemental support from a further 10 associated members, from time to time as work and planning demands.
The committee has now participated in two National Tidy Towns competitions and have made considerable progress since their inception. They scored a very creditable 269 points in the 2010 competition which placed them joint third with Newcastle in their county category, and with only Emly and Kilsheelin (Both National winners) ahead of them. With an increased effort from everyone last year, and with the benefit of a full year of planning, they managed to improve their score in the competition by a further 9 points up to 278.
The activities of the Committee have given a fantastic boost to local community spirit and village awareness. The Committee’s activities to date have been funded by modest grants, donations, and fund raising activities. However, they now need to undertake more ambitious projects, which will require a greater level of funding and support.
The village is fortunate to be home to a fine array of historic buildings and features, as well as a fantastic natural environment and high quality outdoor amenities. The Committee’s long term aim is to maintain, improve and integrate all these assets in a way which will enhance the village experience for both residents and visitors alike. They hope that this in turn will help the village develop an even stronger sense of identity and continue it’s evolution, to being both a vibrant business centre and a gateway for leisure and environmental tourism.
They hope that this forthcoming Fashion Show, to be held in Dundrum House Hotel on the 2nd. March 2012 will give them the financial foundation to embark on a number of projects already identified in the village this year.
Note your calender: Venue: Dundrum House Hotel; Date: 2nd. March 2012; Ticket Cost: €20; Time: 6.30pm till Late.
To mark their 10th birthday, “Le Chateau,” the ladies top fashion boutique here in Thurles, have just showcased their latest Autumn-Winter Collection of ladies fashion.
This breathtaking and dazzling fashion event was presented, to a packed audience, at Ireland’s most modern and trendy HQ Nightclub, situated at Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
For all of you ladies who were unable to attend this recent fashion show extravaganza, Thurles.Info is happy to bring you just some of the highlights of this truly glamorous event, which featured exclusive labels from the top Fashion Houses of:- Luisa Cerano, Amati Chic, Airfield, Bleu Blanc Rouge, Beate Heymann, Annas Dress Affair, A-Z, Isabel de Pedro, Ischiko, Creenstone, Jota+Ge, Leo Guy, Nougat, Gustav, M.C. Planet, Legatte, Brax, and Fred Sabatier.
All matching accessories, e.g. Bags, Jewellery, Gloves, Wraps, Scarves and Hats, again feature the exclusive names Otazu, Maria Calderara, Totoborello, Ganteb’s, Amati Chic, Airfield, Lanzetti, Luisa Cerano and Ganteb.
The “Le Chateau,” boutique here in Thurles, carries a wide range of designs to suit both casual and formal occasions and so for further information why not contact Marion O’Shea directly at this boutique -Tel: 0504-26535.
Fashion House 'Le Chateau,' Owner Marion O’Shea
So you adore your current girlfriend or you want to score kudos with the Missus, or you want to show your appreciation to a very good friend? Then Read on.
As you are aware the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is currently the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of 9,500 volunteers throughout the country are supported by professional staff, working for social justice against poverty and providing for the creation of a more just and caring nation.
It is no surprise then that the high-end and popular ladies Fashion House Le Chateau, situated beside the Bridge Castle, at Liberty Square, Thurles, will celebrate their 10th birthday by hosting a Fashion Show, proceeds of which will go to this aforenamed worthy charity.
To mark their 10th birthday, Le Chateau’s owner, Marion O’Shea will showcase her latest Autumn-Winter Collection of ladies fashion at Ireland’s most modern and trendy HQ Nightclub, situated at Slievenamon Road, Thurles, here in Co. Tipperary.
This event, hosted by Aidan Mac and Aaron Burchael from TIPP FM’s Breakfast Bowl, will take place in just one weeks time, on Saturday 17th September next, at 4.30 pm.
Expect to see the latest ‘must-have’ clothing from Europe’s leading and exclusive Fashion Houses, e.g. Luisa Cerano, Amati Chic, Airfield, Bleu Blanc Rouge, Beate Heymann, Annas Dress Affair, A-Z, Isabel de Pedro, Ischiko, Creenstone, Jota+Ge, Leo Guy, Nougat, Gustav, M.C. Planet, Legatte, Brax, and Fred Sabatier.
Then of course no outfit is complete without those very necessary matching accessories, Bags, Jewellery, Gloves, Wraps, Scarves and Hats, which will also be part of this very professional fashion show extravaganza. Here also check out the exclusive names on show e.g. Otazu, Maria Calderara, Totoborello, Ganteb’s, Amati Chic, Airfield, Lanzetti, Luisa Cerano and Ganteb.
A €500 voucher and one only session with a personal stylist for the Le Chateauboutique, must be won by some lucky person at this afternoon fashion extravaganza.
Tickets for this charity event cost €25 each and are now on sale in Le Chateau, Liberty Square, Thurles, Tel 0504-26535.
So girls if you want to be present at this event, here is the trick, but for God’s sake do not say I told you.Casually hint to ‘himself,’ like, that you would love to be present or click ‘Like‘ or ‘Comment‘ on his Facebook. If he really cares, the “The Pin Will Quickly Drop.” Sure bring him along with you and carefully let it be known what you really like, what with Christmas coming, in the not to distant future, if you know what I mean.
The Le Chateau boutique carries a wide range of designs to suit both casual and formal occasions and so for further information why not contact Marion O’Shea at Tel: 0504-26535.
Stick a note in your diary or on the fridge door:-
Event: Le Chateau Fashion Show.
Date: Saturday 17th September next.
Venue: HQ Nightclub, Thurles, Co Tipperary, at 4.30pm.