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Also enjoying the frocks and fun were Sharon Corr, Saoirse Ronan and Louis Walsh.And the week starts on an uplifting note tomorrow when Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, who has brains as well as beauty in abundance, visits the Science Gallery in Trinity College as ambassador for the P&G Effect campaign. The Heff for Enda’s cabinet, say I Where would we be if it wasn’t for the fashionistas?“I am a huge admirer of Dunnes Stores because of their courage in creating change during one of the worst recessions in history,” fashion editor Constance Harris told me. “This is a really bold move.” There will be a bold movement of the fashion tribes to Arnotts this Tuesday for designer Peter O’Brien’s Autumn Winter Preview.“Tonight’s show, which was a first in years, was a treat in terms of fabulous style. Those expected in all their finery at Peter’s fifth Arnotts collection, include Claudia Carroll, Sharon Smurfit, Deirdre Kelly, Lorraine Keane and Sharon Bacon among many others.And the culmination of Margaret Heffernan’s business acumen — and passion for retail.” On Thursday, Connie opened Irish Designer Jen Rothwell’s first ever stand-alone store in the Powerscourt Town House. My Deep Throat in retail tells me that Deirdre Devaney, the Arnotts Fashion Director is “unveiling the 38 piece capsule collection which includes lots of orange (more Enda’s colour, don’t you think?) for the first time.” On Thursday Amy Huberman launches TK Maxx store in Dundrum Town Centre at 10am.
Enda, who doesn’t have that many women in his cabinet right now, could have done worse than pop along to the Dunnes fashion show on Tuesday night at its Georges Street flagship — its first show in six years, no less — and what a show, courtesy of the Heff.
So well, in fact, that the big rumour du jour is that the scion of Musgrave's Cash & Carry clan and the guard's daughter from Tipperary got engaged recently in London.
The star's agent Niall Lennon, however, was singing a different song.
"Gemma's away on a writers' retreat 'til the end of the week, but I can confirm that while Gemma and Stuart are a couple they are not engaged," he told me.
"Perhaps it will be a different story in a few months' time." Gemma, whose 2011 album, Let It Break, is one of the best records by an Irish artist in some time, once told me that she loved to read Jane Austen to "escape back in time".
Gemma, who is hugely talented, was nominated for Best Irish Female at the 2009 Meteor Ireland Music Awards.