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Darren Kennedy

TV Presenter & Fashion Journalist

Darren Kennedy is a television presenter, style journalist and founder of the hugely popular website helpmystyle.ie. Having lived in Toronto, Paris, Dublin, Bordeaux and London, Darren is an avid trend spotter of all things style, fashion & entertainment.

Widely regarded as one of the country’s top style influencers, Darren has graced the covers of Sunday Times Magazine and Irish Independent Weekend magazine while the Evening Standard singled him out as one of UK’s most stylish men during London’s first ever Men’s Fashion week. They’re not alone, he was also nominated “Ireland’s Most Stylish Man” by Ireland’s answer to OK!, VIP magazine and named as ‘one to watch’ by U Magazine.

As a presenter, he appears on ITV’s This Morning and has presented shows on BBC1, RTE and Channel 5. In September 2012, the documentary ‘Gay Daddy’ which he devised and presented, received critical acclaim and trended No. 1 on twitter for two days.

A columnist with the Irish Independent magazine, his weekly ‘Style Dilemma’ page became an instant hit with readers for his straight talking, no-fuss approach to fashion. He regularly contributes to National publications including The Sunday Times, Tatler, The Daily Mail, Closer Magazine and The Examiner.

Darren presented eBay’s Online Fashion Week and hosted the online fashion giants first ever Irish fashion show which was streamed live online.

For his website www.helpmystyle.ie, Darren has interviewed some of the world’s most influential fashion icons and designers including Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, Tommy Hilfiger, Ronaldo, JLS, Jeremy Hackett, Henry Holland and ex French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld.

My Threads: A Christmas Party Outfit For Him

The festive seasons presents many an awkward sartorial scenario, no more so than when it comes to dressing for <em>the</em> much-hyped (READ: dreaded) Christmas party.
29/11/2012 15:57 GMT

Making Sense of Scent: Male Fragrances and What They Say About Your Style

When it comes to tasting food, it's widely accepted that our sense of smell is as much a part of the process as our taste buds. In fact research has shown that 70 - 75% of what we perceive as taste actually comes from our sense of smell. Apply the same theory to what aftershave you wear and you begin to understand why scent is so essential to style.
17/08/2012 16:02 BST

The Long and Short of Summer Shorts

Last week the world got its first glimpse of toddler Harper Seven up on her feet as she accompanied her mother, the style powerhouse that is Victoria Beckham, on a visit to luxury department store Brown Thomas in Dublin. It was my first time to meet Victoria and I must admit I was impressed. I particularly enjoyed hearing her personal anecdotes about her family and their influence on her designs. For instance, did you know the caps in her latest collections are inspired from David's love of beanie hats?
30/07/2012 18:32 BST

No Ordinary Hat Trick

My barber tells me I'm a lucky man. I've been blessed with more than my fair share of hair. Recently though, a somewhat awkward encounter with an old school friend, who's now bald as a coot, reminded me that not everyone is in the same boat.
28/06/2012 15:29 BST

Hiding in Plain Sight: Stand Out in Camouflage

I've got a brand-new suede obsession. The creative lovechild of Italian born, Miami-based shoemaker Matthew Chevallard of the Del Toro label and Grungy Gentleman blogger Jace Lipstein, this collaboration combines the classic shape of a brogue with the mojo of a vintage camouflage.
18/05/2012 17:18 BST