Limerick ladies sparkle at the Curragh

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WHAT a truly incredible day we had at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby in the Curragh on Saturday!

WHAT a truly incredible day we had at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby in the Curragh on Saturday!

We were invited by Colm McLoughlin and his team at Dubai Duty Free to their VIP private pavilion which hosted almost 400 guests.

Famous faces in the pavilion included Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Jim Sheridan, rugby heroes Ian Madigan and Robbie Henshaw, media personalities, Anne Doyle and Mary Kennedy and retired champion jockey, Lester Piggott.

I WAS chuffed for Lorraine McCarthy O’Sullivan who won the title of the Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady. Lorraine, who is from Dooradoyle, was a former model with The Holman-Lee Agency.

She wore a beautiful dress by Philip Armstrong from Limerick boutique The Ivory Closet along with Chanel and Gucci accessories. Her hat was a handmade beauty, making it all the more original and she paired it with a Lulu Guinness clutch. Lorraine was chosen as the overall winner by a judging panel led by Breeda McLoughlin, wife of Colm McLoughlin, television presenter and media personality Amanda Byram, Image Magazine editor in chief Melanie Morris and fashion editor of the Irish Independent, Bairbre Power. A big congratulations to Lorraine from all at the Holman-Lee Agency!

FINALLY, join me out in Croagh this weekend for the Munster Food and Garden Show where I will be doing style workshops with Kay Mulcaire of Isobel Boutique in Adare.

A great show is guaranteed with the chefs Rachel Allen and Brian McDermott on hand to give tips and advice. Book your ticket online at www.munsterfoodandgardenshow.ie

Doors open from 9am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!