Kate O'Dowd

After an MA in Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion, Kate joined the team at IMAGE Magazine in 2007, progressing from the position of Editorial Assistant to Assistant Editor, before moving on to helm the launch of our newest title BASH, in 2013. In its 18 months, Kate took brand BASH from strength to strength, gathering a dedicated following, nabbing a Magazine of the Year gong at the Irish Magazine Awards, and growing its successful BASHprep wedding workshop series. Now, BASH has morphed into IMAGE Bride, celebrating the bond with its sister titles and Kate is busy, as ever, dreaming up wonderful ways to do weddings.
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This Farmhouse Retreat Is The Ultimate Honeymoon Getaway

Soho Farmhouse, the latest UK launch from Soho House & Co, is what you might call agri-luxe: light…

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Sometimes Hate Your Kids? Relax, You’re Not Alone

Mothers; we're streaked with self-manufactured guilt as often as we're streaked with the bodily fluids of our kids.…

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10 Spring Wedding Bouquets

Many florists will cite Spring flowers as their favourites; perhaps because of how they sit, the subtlety of…

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5 Pre-Schooler Party Hacks

Unless you've been extravagant in the entertainment of your children, you should find that those under five, at…

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5 Easy Updates For Your Little Man’s Bedroom Walls

We've recently given the upper floor of our house a bit of spruce-up. Nothing designy; just a repaint,…

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Five Gorgeous Bridal Brands To Shop Online

Depending on your bridal personality, the thought of spending an afternoon at a private appointment in a bridal…

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Wedding Paper Trend: Graphic botanic

Floral motifs and wedding invites are not exactly strangers to one another. But lately, zeitgeisty couples have been…

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Everyone’s Baby Wakes At Night

You may have read a piece I wrote for IMAGE Magazine, about this time last year, in which…

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Flowers For A Valentine’s Day Wedding

Ah, don't tell us you didn't wake up to a thousand roses on your doorstop? No embarrassingly large…

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A Real Enchanted Garden Party Wedding

Until recently, Irish people didn't really have weddings in their own gardens; that was only for Americans...…

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Child’s Play: Taking Control Of The Telly

My child watches television. There was a time when I couldn't have said that out loud; not because…

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10 Couture Dresses To Inspire Your Bridal Look

With the Spring 2017 Couture shows just wrapped up, it's time to play our favourite game; minted wedding…

By Kate O'Dowd