You may or or may not know that I’ve been working away on ‘Absolut Style at Set,’ a vintage fashion and furniture fair, which takes place in the VERY prettiful and opulent SET theatre in Kilkenny on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. 

If you’ve nothing to be doing, why not come down! (L) will be giving her highly successful roadshow talk on ‘How To Dress For Your Shape’, The Stylebitches shall be DJing on the Saturday night, and we’ll both be there all weekend possibly getting a little tipsy on alcoholic cupcakes. Come on down and say howdy!

Here’s a brief look at the weekend :

Film Friday - it’s Good Friday,  no drink to be bought, so why not come down and watch five fashion inspired films in a row while stuffing your face!

Style Saturday - Vintage stands/Food Fair. Hair, Beauty and fashion shoot areas open, Style Masterclasses with Laura Cunnigham (L L Cool Beans) and Annmarie O’Connor, and a demented night out with ‘The Mad Hatters Tea Party’ and ‘The Stylebitches Night Out’ plus much more.

Soul Sunday - Vintage stands/Food Fair. Hair, Beauty and fashion shoot areas open, Live Music, chilled out vibe, Casino night and the ‘Soul Kitchen’ nightclub.  

Not enough info…eh…just click the read more button for THE longest post in the wordild. (Back off Kanye, it is, right?!) So come play with The Stylebitches at the ‘Absolut Style at Set‘ Weekend!







Tickets are 8 euro for the entire day, and you can pop in and out as you please!

Friday is a chilled out blissed out day, no stands, just cinema – with five fashion inspired films running throughout the day. There’ll be popcorn and sweets goody bags, food available to buy and soft drinks. It is Good Friday after all! The pubs are closed, so why not round up a few of  your friends and come in, chill out, watch the movies, eat something… Here’s the lineup:

2pm – ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ 


4pm – ‘Valentino - The Last Emperor’

6pm – ‘The September Issue’ 

8pm – HBO’s ‘Grey Gardens’

10 pm- ‘Sex and the City : The Movie’







****DAY TIME 10am - 6pm****

Entrance €8.00 with Luxury goody bags for the first 200 people! (Don’t worry, we have other goody bags for everyone else!)


Dirty Fabulous Vintage :Dirty Fabulous have a beautiful collection of over 200 high end vintage occasion dresses - perfect for weddings, bridal wear, balls, work functions, even afternoon tea in the garden! You can be confident in the knowledge that when dressed by Dirty Fabulous no one will turn up wearing the same outfit as you.

Vertigo Vintage : Owned by Maeve Brady Vertigo Vintage have an eclectic collection of vintage and retro clothes and accessories, and show at the Howth Sunday Market in Dublin. They also have stock in Rebekah Patterson’s store in Kilkenny.


Perk Up! Vintage : Perk Up! is a vintage store which supplies vintage and revamped clothing in Dublin, owned by sisters Sharon and Lisa Perkins. The inspiration behind their store comes from a desire to provide unique vintage garments and make them accessible, affordable and wearable for modern women.


Rebekah Patterson Milliner: Rebekah makes unique, comfortable, striking hats and headpieces. Each piece is tailored to suit the personality and can be dyed to ensure a perfect match for your special day or event. At the Absolut Style at Set event, Rebekah will be showing the new Petal range specifically dedicated to this season’s brides.Also on display will be two pieces which were specifically designed for recent awards ceremonies, the ‘IFTA’S’ and the ‘Oscars


K. Kajoux handmade jewellery : K Kajoux creates hand- crafted original designs, each piece of pretty is made using semi precious indigenous stones and Swarovski crystals. K Kajoux creates affordable and individual pieces and also offers a bespoke service for something special. 


… more TBA!

Fashion Films playing in the background while you shop!


Original Compulsive Design : Here you will find vintage design items from mid century and 20th Century designers. The store specialises in accessible and affordable original vintage 20th century design, furniture, ceramics, art and glass.

Eclectic Interiors : Eclectic Interiors is run by Selina Gittins, who restores, paints and renovates  antique country furniture. Along with finished pieces, she stocks smaller vintage curios and contemporary pendant lightshades, in an eclectic mix of contemporary country style.

Kilkenny Architectural Salvage Yard Kilkenny Architectural Salvage and Antiques which is run by Robin Maharaj. Whether you’re looking for a unique piece of garden furniture, an iron fireplace, patio slabs or chimney pots, they have a huge array of antique and salvaged materials available on site.

HAIR AND BEAUTY STANDS (upstairs in Bridies)

Kieran O’Gorman :  Kieran is  one of the foremost innovators in his industry, an award winning stylist and owner of the Kieran O’Gorman Hair and Day Spa  five-star salon located on Kilkenny’s historic Butterslip. Kieran and his team will be doing up-styles using Kerastase products for the night ahead!

Gosh Makeovers : Get your face done for the night ahead for just €10.00 using Gosh’s vibrant and fashion forward makeup range!

Mint Health & Beauty : This new salon will be offering fake tan sprays, eyebrow threading, Dermalogica mini-facials and manicures on the day, so get beautified!

FASHION SHOOTS (upstairs in Bridies)

Shutterbug (the new studio I’m opening with my brother Eoin) will be on site, with full studio lighting and backdrop to photograph you and your friends after your mini makeovers! Shots will be digitally enhanced to produce a more vintage colour tone. Prints are available to buy instantly, or online!

FOOD FAIR (in the Courtyard)

Candy Floss, Cupcakes, Cookies, Hot Dogs, Crepes, Popcorn, Sweets and a FULL menu from Langton’s means you shall not go hungry! : )

THE MEN’S DEN (Harry’s Bar)

Is he wrecking your happy shoppy vibe? Dump him in the Men’s Den in Harry’s Bar, where we’ll have sport on the telly, whiskey to taste, finger food to eat and magazines to read. Happy days. 

WINE TASTING (The Tea Rooms)

Don’t know enough about vino? Head to one of our many wine tasting sessions in the Tea Rooms! Try not to drink too much.Emphasis on ‘try.’ 


2pm - Style Master Class :’Your Capsule Wardrobe’ with Annmarie O’Connor (Irish Examiner, I Blog Fashion) Never be frustrated with your ’so many clothes and nothing to wear’ dilemma! Annmarie will show you how to create the perfect capsule wardrobe.

3pm - Hair Master Class with Kieran O’Gorman Kieran brings his incredible seminar to SET, showing us what works best with our tresses, and how to achieve fabulous results!

3.30pm - Interiors Master Class ‘Your Tailor Made Home’ with Simon Rawlings (from international design house ‘David Collins Studio’Simon shows us how to inject glamour into our homes through simple little decorative changes to everyday items!

4.30pm - 6.30pm Style Master Class : ‘Dress For Your Shape’ with Laura Cunningham (TV3, Laura Cunningham StyleLaura brings her highly successful roadshow talk to SET! Find out which body shape you are, and how to flatter that fabulous figure perfectly! 


*****NIGHT TIME IN SET THEATRE 8pm - 2am ******

Entrance €5.00 with FREE West Coast Cooler on arrival. Over 20’s Nightclub, I.D required. 

8pm - The Mad Hatters Tea Party 

Get here early because places are limited! SET will be bedecked with tables of alcoholic cupcakes and petite sandwiches to soak up the special offer jugs of cocktails! Do wear a fancy hat, or just be a bit mad. Either or…

9.30pm  - The Stylebitches Night Out :

9.30pm - The Stylebitches take to the decks  blasting out the classics such as ‘Baby Got Back’ and ‘Rhythm is  a Dancer’..come on, you LOVE it!

11.30pm - DJ Conor Behan brings the Dolly Parton mixed with Passion Pit madness, he’s rustling up his outfit as we speak. 

DEMENTED dress code - go a little mad, as mad as you want to be. Sure why not!  Spot prizes on the night for best dressed! Along with PLENTY of other surprises! 

And that, my dears, is Saturday - full on. So, for Sunday - it all calms down a little.




Entrance €8.00 with luxury goody bags for the first 200 people! (Don’t worry, we have other goody bags for everyone else!)

****DAY TIME 11am - 6pm ******

The Fashion, Furniture, Hair, Beauty and Photoshoots will trade from 11am-6pm in SET and Bridies. 

The Food Fair will also run from 11am - 6pm with Live jazz Music for you to unwind to…nothing too loud. We promise. : )

Films will be shown in SET all day instead of talks, so relaaax and watch classics such as ‘Gone With The Wind’ and ‘The Way We Were’

The Men’s Den moves to upstairs in the Smoking Area of 69 John St.

Wine Tasting Classes will take place in the Tea Rooms. 

All in all, it’s the perfect day to recover form the perfect night before…

…and then you’re refreshed for the night again! Hurrah!


*****NIGHT TIME IN SET THEATRE 8pm - 2am ******

Entrance €5.00 with FREE West Coast Cooler on arrival. Over 20’s Nightclub, I.D required. 

8pm - Casino Night - Don your glad rags, it’s time to spin the roulette wheel! Alcoholic cupcakes and special cocktails abound!

9.30pm - Soul Kitchen. One of THE best nights in Kilkenny, with soulful, indie, urban and retro sounds from DJ Davy Holland. 

VINTAGE dress code - get prettified! Wear something you bought at the weekend! : ) 

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…and that concludes the longest blog post in the world.

To pre-book tickets, call Langtons on o56 7765133

To reserve a room, visit Langtons website >here<

To read more about the lovely SET theatre, visit the site >here<

To book a stand at the event (incredibly limited space left, so hurry!) email me at blanaidhennessy (at)

ALSO! A HUGE thank you to everyone who blogged/wrote/talked about this event, I seriously appreciate it. Thank you!

I hope to see you there! 

x B

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23 comments so far

1.  louise
March 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

oh my god sounds amazing would love to come but due any day now

2.  Stylebitch (L)
March 19th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Can’t wait!!!

3.  Emma
March 19th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Oh looks fab, wish i could go x

4.  melon
March 19th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

nooooooo! over 20’s?! :(

5.  Stylebitch (B)
March 19th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

What age are you Melon?

6.  Ciara
March 19th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

so so excited girls! what exactly is a demented dress? could you post some examples? (i want a prize)

7.  Emma
March 19th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

This sounds about eleventy different types of awesome!

8.  becky
March 19th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

over 20’s:(:(:(:(

9.  Stylebitch (B)
March 19th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Only the nightclub part is over 20s! Sorry I don’t think they’ll change that, maybe over 19s…maybe… eek!

Yay Ciara! Think trashy, totally vintage princess, super retro, uber-glam or neon or whatever you’d love to wear on a mad night out, but would only have the courage to wear at 2am when you’ve had a few ;) A lot will be down to mad hair and makeup, which you can get done at the event…maybe like this>

Her hair bow >
Her hair and makeup >

More in a minute… x

10.  Stylebitch (B)
March 19th, 2010 at 10:05 pm


Via Conor behan from Popculture Platinum

11.  Ciara
March 20th, 2010 at 12:08 am

Think I’ll go for vintage princess/uber-glam! Are ye doing a weekend ticket? Because i live in kk and plan on going to everything! When I told my boyf he was like guess i wont be spending easter with you then lol

12.  migilito
March 20th, 2010 at 12:30 am

i’m jealous over this.

13.  Stylebitch (B)
March 20th, 2010 at 1:11 am

Mig - get down to it. Do it. Come on!

Ciara - we really wanted to, but because the club is over 20’s it was going to be a bit of a logistical nightmare, so this year it’s individual ticketing! But to make up for it, I am going to hide one of the luxury goody bags for you (if you’re not one of the first 200 people in) just find me on the day and it’s yours!

14.  melon
March 20th, 2010 at 11:32 am

I’m 19 (B), so close but yet so far! Wow seriously it looks amaaaazing, well done! *clap clap clap* :D

15.  Rhona Nolan
March 20th, 2010 at 11:55 am

Thank god I’m 20! Thanks for the post on what to wear for the demented party. I hadn’t a clue!

16.  Ciara
March 20th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I’ll hold you to that (B)!

17.  SequinsandBangles
March 20th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Whoop whoop, sounds fun! I think a girly road trip might be in order for this! (”,)_SequinsandBangles_xx

p.s.-seriously the films on Friday are like the best hangover/I’m sick/just fancy a day in bed films! Great choice!

March 21st, 2010 at 3:41 am



19.  Stylebitch (B)
March 22nd, 2010 at 12:43 am

Thanks a million Melon!

Rhona, thank Jebus! Ah you don’t have to dress mad, it’s just if you want to, you can!

Ciara - it’s a deal.// :)

Sequins - oh that would be great! Let me know if you’re heading down!

Thanks a million Janice! Pity you won’t be around - next year though!

20.  vanessa
April 2nd, 2010 at 11:58 am

good luck today (B) wish i could be there i’m off to london today but i’m putting it in the calender for next year xxx

21.  CatsPJs
April 2nd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Can poor 15 year old me and my equally poor 15 year friend get into Saturday for free? Please? We’d just love to go? Please?

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