Yesterday was a very stylish Sunday in the An Grianan Hotel as over 160 ladies turned out for Newtowncunningham makeup artist Aoife Dowds’ event.

It was an afternoon full of fun, fashion and fabulous demonstrations.

Guests enjoyed a prosecco and Tequila Rose reception before sitting down to a makeup demonstration from Aoife. As the Store Manager of MAC in Derry, Aoife had plenty of expert advice to share.

Following afternoon tea, a full fashion show got underway featuring new collections from, McElhinneys, Tokyo Boutique and Sequin Cinderella Boutique & Blog.

Myself, Aoife, Rhianna and Kirsty (models wearing Get That Trend)

Simone Ferguson, the owner of Filtered Aesthetics and Medispa, gave an in-depth talk on the latest treatments, before an exciting raffle in which some incredible prizes were snapped up!

Aoife earned a standing ovation from all as the event came to a close. The 24-year-old is blazing a trail in the makeup and fashion world, and now she can add event organising to her impressive portfolio.

Well done Aoife and thanks for inviting me to be part of the styling segment.

Check out photos from the day here:

Aoife and her beautiful mum and granny