VIP Style Awards: here’s what it takes to get prepped

The prestigious Peter Mark VIP Style Awards take place tonight at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. Voting in all four categories closed two days ago, with the winners announced at the invite-only ceremony this evening, presented by Darren Kennedy.

It's going to be a tight competition this year with Miriam O’Callaghan, Claire Byrne, Sinead Desmond, Aoibhín Garrihy, Vogue McFadden, Sonya Lennon, Louise Duffy and Nadia Forde all vying for the title of Most Stylish Woman.

As for Most Stylish Man, Baz Ashmawy, Nicky Byrne, Xpose’s Peter O’Riordan, Marty Whelan and Marty Morrissey are all up for the nod.

So what does it take to get red carpet ready for Ireland's most glamourous style event? Luckily some of the nominees and attendees have been giving us a behind the scenes look at their pre-ceremony routine.

The Fall's Aoibhín Garrihy is rocking a seriously dramtic red pout – and some leftover hair accessories too!

For her fellow nominee Louise Duffy, it's all about the brows, but not everyone understands…

One of Ireland's favourite style icons, Pippa O'Connor, is modelling a fab updo:


Getting our glam on @michaeldoylestyle #vipstyleawards

A photo posted by Pippa O'Connor Ormond (@pipsy_pie) on

Rosanna Davison is celebrating the launch of her new nutrition website by going all out for the evening. That's a LOT of make-up right there, we're guessing she doesn't need it all:


#VIPStyleAwards prep with @mrsmakeup_ie #MRSMakeup #RosannaDavisonNutrition

A photo posted by ✨ Rosanna Davison (@rosanna_davison) on

And stylist Courtney Smith just gave us SERIOUS outfit envy with her flawless DVF dress. Swoon. 


Star spangled happening tonight!!! Thanks @pamela_laird for my Chanel blue nails!! #vipstyleawards

A photo posted by courtney smith (@cocosmithstyle) on

No doubt all the ladies will look absolutely stunning tonight. We can't wait to see their finished looks!