Biography

Marietta's energetic personality combined with her expertise and innate sense of fashion have led to her carving out a highly successful television career in Ireland and in the UK. She is the foremost commentator on fashion at all the glamorous meetings in the horseracing calendar and is well known to TV viewers as the resident fashion presenter on RTE Racing and Channel 4 Racing. Marietta has emerged as one of Ireland's hottest fashion stylists, but her reputation and her rise in profile didn't happen overnight...

She is the foremost commentator on fashion at all the glamorous meetings in the horseracing calendar and is well known to TV viewers as the resident fashion presenter on RTE Racing and Channel 4 Racing
Marietta Doran

In the late nineties Marietta travelled to New Zealand, having been head-hunted from Dublin's College of Marketing and Design, where her talent there had earned her the rare opportunity of working for fashion designers Denise L'Estrange-Corbet and Francis Hooper of WORLD. WORLD are internationally recognised as conceptual leaders throughout the fashion industry. Their acknowledgement of, and trust in Marietta's artistic vision culminated in their request that she alone style their creations for Sydney Fashion Week 2000. Marietta's avant-garde creativity was so recognised in New Zealand that many visiting international entertainers such as Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly invited her to style them for their shows.

On her return to Ireland in the early Noughties, Marietta became an accredited buyer at International Fashion Week in London, Paris and Milan and has introduced many eclectic labels to Ireland. Over the years she has developed strong contacts and connections with influential people within the fashion industry such as Colin McDowell, fashion historian and Sunday Times Style writer.

In 2002, Marietta responded to a gap in the Irish fashion market by offering a personal shopping service to clients on a one-to-one style consultation basis, she was one of the first people in Ireland to provide this service. She has a great belief that everything is possible and all ‘looks’ are achievable. Above all else she derives huge pleasure from the transformation of clients' image and confidence.

Marietta's fashion nous has also resulted in commissions from the Irish Independent newspaper's Weekender Magazine. She has written many articles, from critiques on leading Irish fashion designers to reviews of national and international fashion events. Her expert opinion is regularly called upon by various other national newspapers and magazines. Her work as a stylist on television and photo shoots is also in demand. For half a decade Marietta was a regular contributor to the RTE primetime fashion programme ‘Off The Rails’ where her style and expertise proved a huge hit with viewers, and gained her a loyal fan base.