RSVP Magazine

Women in Business: Marissa Carter of Carter Beauty

She was only 21 when she started her successful beauty salon and combines running her business with being mum to new baby Charlie. RSVP’s Woman in Business this week is Marissa Carter. Marissa Carter is the owner and creator of Carter Beauty Blackrock and Carter Beauty Products. She is a regular media contributor as a beauty […]

RIP Rodney

Rodney King, a key figure in the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has been found dead in his swimming pool in Rialto, Los Angeles, aged 47. His fiancée Cynthia Kelley called 911 when she saw him at the bottom of the pool in the deep end, but was unable to help as she “is not a great swimmer.” Police […]

Celebs Strut Their Stuff For Charity

Fancy seeing RTÉ’s rugby legend Brent Pope becoming a catwalk model? Or TV3’s Martin King, Tallafornia’s Kelly Donegan, singer Brian Kennedy, celeb solictitor Gerald Kean, Fair City’s Decco, Zumo, Tracey, Orla and Caoimhe, RTÉ Weather’s Audrey McGrath, FM104’s Sean Munsanje, Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire, Dublin Housewives’ Virginia Macari, and models Sarah McGovern and Roz Purcell? […]

Lohan Behold….

Lindsay as Elizabeth Taylor She may be only 25, but Lindsay Lohan’s life has been something of a car crash, literally, in recent years, which is why certain conclusions were drawn when the actress who has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction was found to be “unresponsive” in her hotel room this week. Paramedics were called […]

Shane in Strife….

Westlife star Shane Filan was declared bankrupt this week in London (he now lives with his family in Surrey) with debts of €23 million euro after some property development disasters. “I have worked long and hard to try to reduce my debts, and I am devastated that it came to this conclusion,” he said in […]

Louis Walsh: Friends In High Places

Well for a young man from Kiltimagh in County Mayo, Louis Walsh has come a long way! This week he made not one but two superstar VBFs, in the shape of Britney Spears and Anastacia. Anastacia was the guest judge at The X Factor auditions in Glasgow, and while delicious Gary Barlow made an impression on her, judging by the Tweet […]

Jedward: Hair We Go!

When we at RSVP clapped eyes on this brand-new pic of the irrepressible Grimes twins, (in truth we wrestled it out of their promoter Brian Hand’s clutches), we had to do a double-take! Their trademark quiff was gone and John and Edward’s new flat look was. dare we say it, extremely cute. Now we know that we’re straying […]

Style Icon: Jackie O

A woman of many names: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, Jackie Kennedy, Jacqueline Onassis, Jackie O. She was known to the world as first lady to the president of the US, a mother to Caroline and John, patron of the arts, a book editor and a timeless style icon. But there was no doubt where her heart […]

Limerick Lady: Celia Holman Lee

The renowned style queen on remaining effortlessly glamorous and classy, being at the helm of her successful model agency business, and the joys of being a grandmother.   To look at Celia Holman Lee as she steps in front of the camera, it is easy to see that this woman knows her stuff when it […]

Hollywood Icon: Rita Hayworth

The Life of A Love Goddess Born as Margarita Carmen Cansino, Rita Hayworth began her career as her father’s dance partner and later went onto grace the silver screen in many popular productions. The Brooklyn native found success upon moving to Hollywood; she appeared in 61 films over 37 years and was one of the […]

Hollywood Icon: Greta Garbo

Alone and Independent – The First Modern Woman Many would argue that Greta Garbo was the ultimate Hollywood starlet. She was even placed fifth in the American Film Institute’s list of greatest female stars of all time. The star would have celebrated her 106th birthday this September. Greta is often associated with the Hollywood of […]

Music Icon: John Lennon

The Life of Lennon This year on the 9th October 1940 John Lennon would have turned 71. It is hard to believe that the man who has been known as so many things; a song writing legend, the original Beatle, a peacemaker, a campaigner and an artist had achieved so much despite the fact that […]

Model Queen: Andrea Roche

Celebrating 35 Years of Warehouse, Ian Galvin meets Andrea Roche To celebrate 35 years of Warehouse, I knew immediately who I wanted to shoot in the key looks for autumn/winter 2011 – Andrea Roche. Warehouse has stood for many trends, styles and occasions over the years, and has been a dominant fixture in many women’s […]

Kiwi Boy: Brent Pope

Brent modelling at the Kare4Kasey celebrity fundraiser It’s been twenty years since New Zealand rugby star Brent Pope left his homeland to settle in Ireland, and fifteen years since he first graced our screens on RTÉ as a rugby pundit. RSVP discovered that there is so much more to this witty, genial, gentle giant than meets […]

Best Friends: Ian Galvin and Karen Millen

Designer Ian Galvin talks to best friend Karen Millen about life as she turns 50, and how their friendship has sustained them through the challenges they have overcome in their lives. Karen Millen is one of the most synonymous names when anyone thinks of the fashion industry, or in more recent years – of interior […]

Finely Tuned at 50: Ian Dempsey

Today FM DJ Ian Dempsey on turning 50, outgrowing  his shyness, dealing with the recession and still being in love with his wife Ger after 31 years. From his days dealing with the zaniness of Zig and Zag on Dempsey’s Den, to being one of the most popular DJs on breakfast radio, the soothing voice of […]

More Than A Woman: Mary Byrne

Singing sensation Mary Byrne on love, being a mother and battling with her weight. From sitting at a till in Tesco to singing for the Queen, it is safe to say that Mary Byrne’s life has been transformed in the past year. The woman from Ballyfermot with the amazing voice, who came fifth in The X […]

The Contender: Tommy Fleming

The singer and Celebrity Bainisteoir on his love for his craft, his rocky beginnings in the music industry and how he has learned to mix business with pleasure! As the youngest of six children, Tommy Fleming was accustomed to a life of sharing the spotlight. However all of that was set to change in his […]

Flying Without Wings: Georgina Ahern Byrne

Georgina Ahern Byrne on being a mother, having a famous family, life with Nicky and the boys and the end of Westlife.  When Georgina Ahern Byrne walks into the RSVP photoshoot at ClontarfCastle, she radiates happiness and contentment. Life is great for the Malahide mother-of-two, who is ultra-polite and gentle and the easiest person to […]

An Audience With His Grace

Funnyman Brendan Grace on hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr, staying at the top of his game on the comedy circuit, and bouncing back from his recent health scare. In over 40 years of top-class comedy, Brendan Grace has always been true to his craft, never wavering or following the latest fads […]