Claire Murphy from Kerry named Dundrum Town Centre Best Dressed Lady at Dublin Horse Show 2016
It was the fashion stakes that had heads turning today due to the Ladies involved in the Dundrum Town Centre Ladies' Day. One of the most popular and prestigious Ladies Day outings in the country, this year the Dundrum Town Centre Ladies’ Day proved more popular than ever, with approximately 400 ladies applying to be in with a chance of claiming the top prize.
The overall winner, Claire Murphy from Ardfert, Co. Kerry, was announced in front of a large crowd assembled at the band lawn stage in the RDS and was presented with a shopping voucher worth €10,000 for Dundrum Town Centre, redeemable anywhere in the Centre. Claire Murphy impressed judges even while she stood in the queue to come on stage and talk through her outfit. The balance of composition in her outfit stood out for both judges, top blogger and model Louise O’Reilly and fashion editor Bairbre Power. Her hat was designed by former RDS Ladies Day winner and Kerry milliner Carol Kennelly, which sat perfectly with her Tina Griffin ensemble of whites and light greens.
Winning the ‘Longines Elegance is an Attitude’ prize of a Longines Dolce Vita watch, which is cased in steel and decorated with diamonds, was Rebecca Quigley from Monaghan, who was noted by judges for her effortlessly elegant ensemble, with her shoes and bag adding real attitude. The ‘Great Lengths Most Creative Hat’ was won by UK entrant Brooke Sketchley for her outstanding headpiece that shone from a distance in the sunny afternoon. The sartorially savvy men were not left out and the ‘Louis Copeland Best Dressed prize’ for the men was won by the very smartly attired Raymond Gilbourne from Cork, who will now have a handmade suit made for him from the famous tailors, after impressing judges with his great colour combinations and excellent attention to tailoring.
Speaking of the winner, Louise O’Reilly said, “There was a fantastic atmosphere at this year’s Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day with everyone enjoying the style on the day. The sheer elegance of the crowd blew me away. We had a difficult task to choose just one overall winner.”
Judges Bairbre Power & Louise O'Reilly
Bairbre Power said “The standard this year was incredibly high. All entrants went to unbelievable lengths and queued patiently to share their style stories with us. In the end we found really worthy winners.”
Don Nugent, Dundrum Town Centre Managing Director said today “Delighted to be associated with this iconic day in the Irish summer calendar for the second year and our near neighbours, the RDS. We had some terrific entries this year, with summer styles and great hats at every turn.”
- Dundrum Town Centre Best Dressed Lady – a €10,000 Dundrum Town Centre voucher that can be redeemed anywhere in the centre
- Louis Copeland & Sons Best Dressed Man – A made to measure Louis Copeland & Sons half canvassed suit made from 100% superfine Wool with two button fastenings.
- Longines ‘Elegance is an Attitude’ – A Longines Dolce Vita Watch – Cased in steel and decorated with diamonds, this Longines Dolce Vita 20 (5 x 32 mm) model displays a black lacquered dial adorned with diamonds. Driven by their quartz movement, the rhodium-plated hands point to the passing hours and minutes. This timepiece is mounted on a stainless steel bracelet.
- Great Lengths Most Creative Hat - €1,000 worth of Great Lengths hair extensions and a €1,000 voucher for the 5* Europe Hotel in Kerry