last Saturday I attended the Butterfly Ball a ball which raises money for the Irish Cancer society’s night nurse programme. The night nurses provide an invaluable service to the families and patients at their end of life, allowing them the choice to die at home. The ball was started by the Cotter family who had originally intended that their family member would attend, unfortunately this couldn’t happen. 2015 is the ninth year and the ball has raised in excess of €50,000 all from a kitchen table and a small but effective committee. It got me thinking about how small starts create great things.
Getting down to the girly side of the ball the location at Fota Island is magical with the room adorned beautifully and magically
The MC was none other than the fab Sandra Murphy who is my lovely friend and great fun as an MC. She even did a dress change for fun.
Judging the best dressed man was Daniel Mahon a dapper gent himself and I had the pleasure of judging best dressed lady. Check out these two gorgeous folks crowned on the night. His suit was Zara ( borrowed from his friend also attending ) and the dress was a Virgos lounge one from two seasons ago from the Dress bar. Proof that a good investment will serve several occasions.
Sandra Wore two dresses from the dress bar, Daniel had a bespoke suit from a Suit that fits and I wore Devilish designs by Gina, my usual 50’s style favourite. Ellen from Fab Fillies accessoried me with gloves and a wrap.
I’ve already spoken on my Facebook about the make up look I created for myself which was a nod to Marilyn ❤️.
The food was exquisite and the band great. I’ve attended this ball before and the glamour is always second to none. The date has been set for next year and I’m booking my place for sure.