Hello 80%-er!

My guest this week is artist and fashion designer Helen Cody. There is little Helen has not done is her extraordinary life. From landing at Vogue, Paris straight out of NCAD to working for the late fashion legend Azzedine Alaia, her story is dazzling and a lesson in hope and perseverance.

Helen has rubbed sequinned shoulders with all the supermodels including Naomi and Helena, set up shop in New York, been spotted by Sarah Jessica Parker, dressed Saoirse Ronan and Amy Huberman and at 14 was Ireland’s roller disco skating champion. I failed to confirm this fact but it would be nice to imagine it’s true!

Helen finished her final chemo for breast cancer last month and she spoke about her experience on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy recently.There’s no place to go but up from the Late Late which is why Helen chose to chat to me next (I kid, I kid). October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so go and watch Helen talk to Ryan here about her story www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-…e-show-68/10948801/ and go and check your boobs if you have them! www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testi…ypes/self_exam

Helen makes the most beautiful pieces of wearable art and if you want to get your hands on a piece of magic, she is holding an archive sale in her Harold’s Cross studio on Saturday (13th October) between 10am and 5pm. Her dresses are ideal for popping into Centra for some milk and a chicken fillet roll. See www.helencody.com for some glorious inspiration.

It was a joy to spend time with Helen who was open, warm and very kind to take time out of her preparations to chat to EO’MD. I hope you like it!


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