On Sunday November 10th, twelve-year-old Molly Parmeter launched her first book Molly’s Style Icons, in the Geourge Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow. Molly is both a talented artist and performer, whose passion for style lead her to work on this project as a way of contributing to Chic and Cheerful, a charity boutique in Carlow that supports children in VLM’s partner projects in Ethiopia as well as the work of Love Shack Kenya, a children’s charity. Molly’s mother volunteers in Chic and Cheerful and Molly and her brother also help out when they can.
For this publication, Molly wrote to Irish celebrities (only those she considered fashion icons): ‘I would be so grateful if you could take the time to drop me a quick line to tell me what you
think is the most stylish item you have in your wardrobe. I will attempt to illustrate it
Among the many who obliged were Irish Times fashion editor Deirdre McQuillan (cashmere coat by Lainey Keogh); broadcaster Brendan Courtney (vintage tweed suit); Shelly Corkery, Fashion Director, Brown Thomas, Dublin (gold Louboutains); boxer Kenny Egan, (denim jacket); meteorologist Jean Byrne (little black dress); cookery writer Rachel Allen
(fitted black jacket); and restaurateur Dylan McGrath (silver suit).
Molly was so delighted by the people who took time to respond to her invitation and
what their favourite clothes revealed about them that she determined that Molly’s Style Icons should be published in book form. Molly’s Style Icons includes the letters from the style icons and Molly’s lovely illustrations of their favourite item of clothing or footwear. It is the work of a gifted and innovative young person.
Molly’s Style Icons is available at all main book retailers and royalties from the sale of will go to Chic and Cheerful Charity Boutique, Carlow.