Cork native Samantha Barry's newly appointed role as Editor in Chief of Glamour Magazine was celebrated by powerhouses Amal Clooney and Anna Wintour.
There's well connected, and then there's Samantha Barry. With an impressive resume working for major media organizations around the world - it's no surprise that she counts such luminaries among her close friends.
The newly instated Glamour ed was honored by "two of [her] favorite women Amal and Anna" at an exclusive bash in her honor.
Barry, who started her career working overnight shifts on RTE radio, previously told The Late Late Show's Ryan Tubridy that she met human rights lawyer Amal while they both lived and worked in London.
The digital media boss revealed to Tubridy that she was one of the guests at Amal's intimate Venetian wedding to actor George Clooney in 2014.
She shared that she regularly holidays with the A-list couple, laughing that the one-time E.R. star is a prankster full of jokes.
Heart throb Clooney isn't the only one down for some mischief either - Barry also revealed to Tubridy that Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is also "great craic" despite the general public misconception.
It seems that the admiration is mutual too. The Condé Nast empress described Ballincollig native Barry as “fearless like so many leaders of the moment.”
“We recognized at once that Sam would be the perfect editor for a new more ambitious era of Glamour’s future. We cannot wait to see her vision unfold," Wintour said when announcing Barry's appointment.
The first Glamour issue that Barry presides over will be published in May. With a background in breaking news for outlets like CNN and BBC, she has already promised "meaty journalism" tackling pressing issues around the globe,
We - just like Wintour and Clooney - look forward to seeing the new era she ushers in.