Today Show – Breast Cancer Special

I was thrilled to be invited to be part of RTE1’s Today Show Breast Cancer Survivor Special on Tuesday 20th October. I never expected that just in my first week back to live in Ireland that I would be on Irish television twice!!

It was a great show dedicated to Breast Cancer Survivors with informative sections on how to check your breasts and what signs to look out for. Viewers texted in for presenter Dáithí Ó Sé to dye his beard pink with donations going to The Marie Keating Foundation. Ronan Keating spoke about his mother Marie’s breast cancer and the great work carried out by the Foundation that they set up in her memory.

As Today Show is filmed in the RTE studio in Cork, the day before the show I popped into Coast on St. Patrick’s Street to be styled for my appearance. I already knew what neck-piece I would be wearing and it blinged up the outfit we chose perfectly. I brought only one pair of boots up to Cork with me to wear so thankfully they rocked up the feminine outfit and gave the pretty skirt an edge. I would never have been able to rock this look if it weren’t for my bald head!

Eimear Coghlan A Head with Style Today Show Coast
Top, skirt and bag from Coast, neck-piece & boots are mine. 
EIMEAR COGHLAN A HEAD WITH STYLE TODAY SHOW
Waiting patiently in the green room. Thankfully tea and biscuits and friendly banter with fellow guests keeps us entertained.
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I was the last guest on. Here on the couch with Oncologist Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony from CUH.

EIMEAR COGHLAN A HEAD WITH STYLE TODAY SHOW

EIMEAR COGHLAN A HEAD WITH STYLE TODAY SHOW
With Dr. Deirdre and the presenter Maura Derrane. Doesn’t Maura look like a 1920’s classic beauty?
EIMEAR COGHLAN A HEAD WITH STYLE TODAY SHOW
A sneak peak into the control room after the program had finished.
EIMEAR COGHLAN A HEAD WITH STYLE TODAY SHOW
Neck-piece from 365 Fashions Ebay & Earrings from Dunnes Stores.

The great thing about having a broken nose is that I have two completely different profiles to play with! The right hand side of my nose appears narrower so I nick-named it my “Paris Hilton” nose, while my left hand side of my nose appears bigger and stronger so I joke that it’s my “High Fashion” nose. I know how to work my angles and play with what I’ve got for photographs. On TV, however, my face looks completely different depending whether I’m sitting on my right or left. Like the Batman character Two Face, my face keeps even me guessing!!

Eimear Coghlan A Head with Style Today Show Coast
A broken nose can be beautiful, giving you two looks to work with. Compare my two different profiles!

RTE studio gave me pink balloons to take away with me after the show, which meant one thing: Photoshoot!

Eimear Coghlan A Head with Style Today Show Coast
I borrowed my sister’s pink jacket for the day, it brought out the subtle hues of metallic pink in the skirt.

Eimear Coghlan A Head with Style Today Show Coast

I then found an even more entertaining use for the balloons…..Helium Time with my nieces!!

To watch my appearance on the Today Show, click the link below. I’m the last guest on, at 56 mins 54 secs.

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/today-30001768/10482106/

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