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From designer clobber to bargain high-steet steals, Amy Huberman's Instagram account is a well-known treasure trove of fashion goodies. 

And today seemingly is no different: the actress and writer has posted a snap of her October-appropriate footwear… and suffice to say we're in LOVE!

 

Oooooh! New pair of beauts!

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Taken from her own collection with Bourbon (natch), the black ankle boots sport gold-zip detail on the inside, as well as contrasting textured suede. 

The 8cm block heel (hello, comfort) make them especially suitable for the a/w season, keeping your stylish footsies snug and dry.

The boots are priced at €130 and are available from 80 Bourbon stockists nationwide or from bourbonfootwear.com.

Amy, 36, who is currently finishing off a movie script and is also shooting a new feature-length film, has two young children with her former rugby-player husband, Brian O'Driscoll.

She furthermore has a total of FIVE shoe collections to her name, the first of which was unveiled back in 2012. 

Fans include the likes of Pippa O'Connor and Ms Huberman launched the most recent range just last week.

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Here at SHEmazing! we're big sports fans. And while right now the Rugby World Cup is definitely giving us a sufficient dose of athletic action, it's nice to stumble upon unexpected extras every so often.

Case in point: the recent Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the famed St Andrews course in Fife, which took place on Wednesday. 

In attendance were the likes of Ronan Keating and Brian O'Driscoll, but the man who really caught our eye was the very lovely Jamie Dornan (whose beard also looked to be in perfect shape).

The 33-year-old actor hails from the same Down town as Rory McIlroy – Holywood – and clearly there's something in the water: the Fifty Shades star is a dab-hand with a golf club.

In fact, the highlight of the day was undoubtedly his eagle on hole 18. "It's a shame Rory wasn't here to see that," Dornan said afterwards about the putt.

"But I'll be texting him to let him know."

Away from the course, Jamie has now wrapped up war drama, Jadotville.

In it he plays Kerry commandant Pat Quinlan – who led a group of lightly-armed Irish UN troops against rebels in the African Congo during the 1960s.

Netflix has already bought the rights to the film in preparation for a release next spring. 

And, of course, Fifty Shades Darker – the second instalment in the trilogy – will hit cinemas in February 2017.

It is rumoured that Mr Dornan is currently negotiating a seven-figure sum for the gig. 

 

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We always suspected that despite her petite-frame, Amy Huberman is one seriously tough-cookie. 

And she'll be putting that to the test tomorrow: the 35-year-old actress is filming her brand-new action flick in the capital… and things are about to get seriously feisty. 

Lining up alongside an all-star Irish cast – although the gorgeous male lead is an Englishman – Amy confirmed in conversation with SHEmazing! that she will play a 'goodie' in the forthcoming feature-length film.

With a working title of The Fixer, the Dubliner added that her former rugby player husband didn't try and offer up any combat tips.

"He finds the whole thing quite funny I think," she laughed.

"I've never done an action film before," she also admitted. "It's an Irish production, though initially I didn't know I'd actually be filming here.

"I only have one fight scene – it's tomorrow – so thankfully I'm not bruised today. 

"We choreographed the whole thing the other day… and I'll be fighting a fella too!"

However, Ms Huberman added with a sigh of relief: "My stunt double will take any of the major hits, which is fine by me."

The mum-of-two – who has also penned several successful novels – was on hand this afternoon to launch the third annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards.

She will be on the judging panel for 2016, and the accolades aim to recognise drama in primary (3rd to 6th classes) and secondary schools.

With a total of 12 categories ranging from best overall school musical to best set design, the deadline for this year’s competition is Friday January 29.

"This is a fantastic competition which recognises all the hard work and effort that students, teachers and parents are putting into schools drama around Ireland," Amy explained. 

"It’s a great platform for anyone wanting to participate in the arts and I would have absolutely loved to have taken part in something like this when I was a student."

And in the meantime, Ms Huberman furthermore told SHEmazing! that Bolt, the screenplay she is penning based on her second novel I Wished For You, is very nearly finished. 

"We don't have a cast just yet," she admitted, "but it will be an Irish cast and yes, I do have my dream line-up in mind!"

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He’s been retired from the game for more than a year, but Brian O’Driscoll continues to rake in the cash.

In fact, accumulated profits at his main firm soared by €100,000 to more than €3.6m last year – the same year he was saying goodbye to Leinster and Ireland fans.

In 2013, profits at ODM & Promotions had increased by €340,000.

Brian’s second autobiography, The Test, was released last November just in time for the Christmas rush.

The 36-year-old rugby legend also works as a presenter and pundit for Newstalk and BT Sport, and has lucrative deals with HSBC and Lexus, although much of his mega-earnings come from savvy investments.

Through a government-incentive for retired athletes, the Dubliner can also claim back 40 percent tax on his gross earnings from sports activity for the next ten years.

He set up his firm back in 2001 when he was still just 22. At the time, Brian had just months previously scored an incredible hat-trick of tries in Paris – a performance which understandably catapulted him into the public consciousness.

In the same year, he also joined the Lions squad for the first time for the team’s tour of Australia.

Mr O’Driscoll has been married to actress and author Amy Huberman for five years and they have two children: two-and-a-half year old Sadie, and Billy, who was born in November. They live in a €1m home in Goatstown in south Dublin, a property they bought back in 2005.

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton, 30, is doing well too: new accounts show a record year for JAS Management and Promotions Ltd, with accumulated profits soaring by €385,000 to €861,250.

He is married to his childhood sweetheart, teacher Laura Priestley, and they have one son, Luca, who celebrated his first birthday last month.

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Staying at the swish Kensington Hotel, where rooms start at €400 a night and go up to €3,150 for a suite, Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll are certainly making the most of their mini-break in London.

They got to see all the court-side action at Wimbledon yesterday – and today they're back for more.

Amy is wearing a Saxony dress from Zoe Jordan's current collection; the number sports a striking asymmetrical hem and a glacial-print pattern. It's currently priced at €1,450, having been reduced from €2,080.

Yesterday, she was also in Joe Jordan, this time in Bruges shorts, €240, and a matching Eine top, €225 – both in tonic-print. She teamed her outfit with Bourbon shoes, a label with which she has several successful design collaborations. 

The first Saturday of Wimbledon – dubbed 'middle Saturday' – has traditionally been the day when stars from the world of sport attend matches on Centre Court; hence Brian's invite to the famed Royal Box.

Today they will watch games from Roger Federer, Petra Kvitova, and Andy Murray.

Fellow rugby legends in attendance include Matt Dawson and Stuart Lanchester, as well as soccer's Gary Linekar.

Unsurprisingly for an athlete who remains so enduringly popular more than a year after his retirement, Brian received a warm round of applause when he was introduced to the crowd this afternoon.

Yesterday, Bod wore a grey suit from Tommy Hilfiger, which he teamed with a blue-striped suit and blue tie. 

He and his wife, who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Thursday, have long been tennis fans, and have over the years frequented the Grand Slam competition whenever their schedules allow. 

And this year, Amy can even indulge in a glass of champagne or cool Pimm's; when the duo attended the 2014 tournament she was four months pregnant with their second child, a son Billy, who was born in November. They also have a two-and-a-half year old daughter, Sadie.

Earlier today, the author and actress shared a stunning shot of their hotel's staircase, joking that she was tempted to slide down the bannister. 

 

Want to slide down this so bad @hotelkensington it's so pretty!

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Actress and mum Amy Huberman is known by now for her downright hilarious posts on social media, and we are loving her latest offering.

The star enjoyed a rare night out with her husband Brian O'Driscoll over the weekend, and it seems the two were in the mood for a bit of a moan. She might have started by poking some fun at Brian for his lack of "muscle form" since quitting rugby, but Amy wasn't going to let herself off the hook when it came to the self-depricating comments.

 

Still holding on to his muscle form in his hands post rugby but the rest of him is fading away

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Posting a (gorgeous, BTW) picture of herself gulping down a glass of wine while rocking a black and gold beaded jacket, the Newbridge Silverware model wrote, "When you realise you're more vintage than your vintage jacket. And you're being photo-bombed by a better bust."

 

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Ouch!

Fans were quick to reassure poor Amy that she had nothing to worry about, with one saying, "You look gorgeous and that eye make-up is wonderful" and another adding, "Nice to see you don't take yourself too seriously, thanks for the giggle."

Us girls, we stick together.

Not all of Amy's attempts at social media humour have gone down so well though. Back in April the actress deleted a jokey "mirror selfie" from Instagram after users began commenting about her weight.

"I'm a bit of a newbie to Insta but I deleted a pic because it was all getting a bit 'post baby body' commenty. Which is a bit boring and silly really isn't it?" she wrote at the time.

We're glad to see her most recent post got a more positive reaction! 

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The votes have been cast and counted, and the country has spoken: today was a historic day for Ireland, which became the very first nation to legalise marriage for all by public decree.

And interspersed among the hundreds of thousands of loud and proud "Yes!" voices (1.2m to be exact) were some very famous faces – and they were clearly overjoyed at the outcome. 

Here, we round-up the best Tweets made around the world by 21 of our favourite celebrities.

 

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Oh, Amy – you are our new spirit animal. That's right Taylor Swift, it's over. 

The actress is no stranger to epic tweets about her husband and children, and now she has done it again! Tweeting a photo of Brian O’Driscoll receiving an honorary degree from Queen’s University in Belfast, his cheeky wife posted a photo and wrote: “@BrianODriscoll Hi BOD, big fan. Come here WHERE did you get this amazing cape? They are so in for AW2014 #ontrend.”

We're sure BOD will appreciate his wife's love for his look of the day!

Amy later tweeted a further dig at her husband’s fab uni wear (it's a thing…), writing: “It’s so incredibly chic for the party season. He ALWAYS gets it right. #stylecrush.”

Oh, you two! 

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Little Adam is a generous guy, and there’s a picture to prove it.

Brian O’Driscoll and his wife Amy welcomed their second child, Billy, last month and have been no doubt inundated with hundreds of gifts for the new arrival – but this one seems to be their favourite.

Brian tweeted a photo of a card they received, with 2 euro sellotaped to the inside, that reads: “To Brian, Amy and Sadie congratulation [sic] on your new baby boy Billy. Hope he is not too noisy. PS. Please stop having babys [sic] you will have my bank account cleared out. Love Adam.”

Brian captioned the funny photo: “Firstly there was a couple of bob for our little one & now the wee man getting few quid #generousAdam.”

Needless to say, #generousAdam is now trending around Ireland and little Adam is officially a hero.

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Uh oh, it looks like Amy Huberman better watch her husband!

Amy once again showed off her hilarious sense of humour with a recent photo of Bradley Cooper sitting near her and Brian O’Driscoll at Wimbeldon.

The actress captioned the photo: “@BrianODrsicoll “Oh Bradley you’re so dreamy. If only we could ditch these two a run away together.””

Amy is pictured in the snap sitting behind Bradley and his current girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse.

Oh, Amy. Never change!

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It doesn’t look like Brian O’Driscoll is one to sit back on his laurels!

Just two days after his final appearance on the rugby field last Saturday, it has been revealed that he will join the radio station, Newstalk.

The station posted the surprising news to their Twitter account, writing: “We’re delighted to announce that @BrianODriscoll has joined the @offtheball team.”

The rugby star is seemingly delighted with his new post, saying: “Making the decision to join the Off the Ball team was an easy one for me – it’s the nation’s leading sports show and following a break this summer I’ll be more than ready for it come September.”

Ger Gilroy, sports editor over at Newstalk, expressed their delight at having the rugby veteran on their team: “We are thrilled that Brian has decided to join the Off the Ball team, we had a gap for a world class centre! Seriously though, his giant sports brain will be picked on a regular basis, we can’t wait.”

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So, yesterday was Irish rubgy legend Brian O’Driscoll’s last rugby match ever (many tears were certainly shed!) and today his wife, Amy Huberman, tweeted the sweetest tribute to her husband ever!

The Moone Boy star, took to Twitter this morning to say: “A huge congrats to my other half on a wonderful career. Incredibly proud xx”

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Ever the messer, the Irish stunner had dared BOD to do a version of Dirty Dancing’s Time of My Life around the pitch after the game.

While his knee injury might have gotten in the way of him doing the dare, Amy did hint that some form of dancing went on, even if Brian didn’t quite manage the lift.

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Seriously, these guys are just too cute!

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