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We’re not sure about you, but the weather has never exactly been ‘must watch’ television in our houses.


In Mexico however, things have changed. Yanet Garcia has caused a stir online in recent times after she’s taken to delivering the weather forecast in an array of skin tight dresses.

Not content with providing the ‘hot’ weather on the Televisa Monterry newscasts, she also has her own YouTube page.

The Mexican beauty has gathered nearly 200,000 Instagram follwers and her Twitter account has also seen a spike in activity in recent times. She’s very good at her job.


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So good in fact, that there are rumours the star may be making a huge international move with networks vying for her attention.

We do wonder if this might have been adding fuel to the fire for the recent unrest between our own dear Evelyn and Jean? Could RTÉ be one of the major international networks just dying to add Yanet to their team? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, the internet is content with watching, and re-watching, Yanet’s helpful YouTube videos. One which has gathered over 1 million views in just 6 days.

Fans from all over the world are taking to Twitter to tell Yanet just how much they enjoy her forcasts. Some have even compared her to Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian.



Met Eireann's Evelyn Cusack has seemingly taken a pop at her colleague Jean Byrne's distinct dress choices.

Jean, who has been both celebrated and ridiculed for her fearless approach to onscreen fashion, likes to wear leather, lace, bright colours, unusual necklines and quirky accessories while presenting the weather forecast to the nation.

Evelyn on the other hand prefers a more conservative approach, usually donning smart skirts and jackets, or blouses with tailored trousers. 

And it seems the latter takes a dim view of more 'out there' attire.

"It's hard to take a woman seriously when you're hearing her leather skirt squeaking and her earrings dangling," she said in an interview with Woman's Way.

She continued: "I'm a bit like Angela Merkel, nobody comments on her clothes, she just has 40 different jackets in different colours.

Evelyn then added: "I don't think women should be sexy at work, that's my opinion."

But while Ms Cusack, 50, may look to German politicians when it comes to choosing her workplace wardrobe, Ms Byrne favours Irish designers such as Joanne Hynes and Claire O'Connor.

She told Irish Country magazine earlier this year: "The camera makes you look bigger anyway, it puts on at least 10lbs and jackets make you look even bigger."

Jean explained that she therefore decided to experiment more with her onscreen style, saying: "It became a little bit more relaxed at one point and then I just decided, 'Okay, I'm a bit tired of the old jackets, I'll wear one or two of my own things'." 

She added: "I don't go out of my way to find new designers but I do go out of my way in my spare time to source things and put them together."



Irish designer, David O’Malley, has already made an impact here in Ireland thanks to his new stylish collection, but he is also known for promoting young Irish designers, both here and abroad.

David’s interest in fashion began at an early age but he really only began to develop his famous textile skills when he started studying at NCAD (National College of Art and Design).jeanbyrne

David’s stylish textile collection has become popular with big names, including RTE weather reporter, Jean Byrne. Jean wore one of his designs at the VIP style awards and has been a great supporter of his designs since the beginning.

“My pieces are now stocked in Design Centre and when she saw the collection we were both happy for me to make a one off piece for the VIP Style Awards consisting of leathers and metallic lime green. I was very happy to see the piece on her and I have gotten a huge response and extremely good feedback,” said David.

He will be spending his summer in Milan and Berlin to promote Irish design, saying: “it’s early days,” but is very excited about what impact these events will have on young Irish design.

O’Malley says the recent economy has it made more difficult for young designers to enter the industry but believes that Irish designers are starting to make a bigger impact.

“I have a feeling that Ireland will still take the world by storm – with the strength of Design Centre and fellow young designers working on design for Game of Thrones and Irish design waving a flag for international events I think Ireland is just about to make waves.”

Design Centre Powerscourt is currently holding an event to promote young Irish designers. Tickets are still on sale and if you would like to get involved you can get in contact with the Design Centre number: 01 – 6795863