Warm greetings from Abu Dhabi!

Celia Holman Lee: Wa

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Celia Holman Lee: Wa

The Abu Dhabi Rose finalists were a beautiful looking bunch - stay tuned next week for all the details on the final!
I’m here in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to help produce an amazing fashion show and to attend the Abu Dhabi Rose final.

I’m here in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to help produce an amazing fashion show and to attend the Abu Dhabi Rose final.

I was delighted to help produce Saturday night’s fashion show at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa to an audience of 300 guests which included the Irish ambassador and his wife, Patrick and Pauline Hennessy, as well as the beautiful contestants for the Abu Dhabi Rose title.

Most of the fashion boutiques were from Abu Dhabi and also the fabulous House of Fraser which recently opened at the World Trade Centre Mall. We were delighted to be joined by numerous expats who modelled male clothing offered to us by the House of 
Fraser.

One of the evening’s highlights was our own Marion Murphy Cooney who showcased her spring/summer collection 2014. Marion was also a guest of the Ireland Society and will be dressing the Abu Dhabi Rose for the final in August 2014.

I was honored to give a style talk during the evening which was something I would have never seen myself doing in Abu Dhabi! Our own Jean Maguire, who herself is an expat in the UAE, did a tremendous job in the organisation of the event and we were all extremely proud of being part of this splendid evening. Next week I will update you on the winner of the Abu Dhabi Rose title. I am heading to Dubai for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship and I will bring you all the gossip from there next week.

This Saturday, March 1, I will be hosting style workshops in Max Mara department in Brown Thomas Limerick from 12pm to 4pm; why don’t you join me and the models for some great style tips and the latest looks from this timeless label!