Sponsored by Athlone Towncentre, Sarah McDermott from Newbridge, Co Kildare, was crowned winner of ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ at this year’s Galway Race Summer Festival which concluded on Sunday last.
Wearing a patterned playsuit and blazer co-ord by Kevin Jon from Harper Boutique in Galway, Sarah elevated her look with shoes from Carvela and a Prada handbag which she borrowed from a friend. She completed her race going outfit with a navyheadpiece designed and made by Australian Milliner Rebecca Share which she hired from Hats Amore, Newbridge.
The wonderful win topped off a most exciting week for Sarah as she got engaged to her now fiancé Eoin Stakelum on Sunday having just turned 30 a few days previously!
Sarah takes home the biggest prize fund on offer for the competition yet, which is worth in excess of €3500. She has won a €2000 Athlone Towncentre gift card, a luxury two night break in the four star Sheraton Athlone Hotel in a deluxe tower room with dinner and spa treatments and a gift card for a piece of her choice from Fields the Jeweller, who are one of the many retailers located in Athlone Towncentre.
Shirley Delahunt, Manager of Athlone Towncentre, was joined by celebrity judges Bláthnaid Treacy, RTÉ television presenter and Marietta Doran, fashion stylist and racing style presenter and with the competition now in its tenth year, the spotlight was on fashion forward style mirrored by the contemporary retailers resident in Athlone Towncentre.
I’m absolutely thrilled! My friends & I had a wonderful day racing yesterday. While I had today’s outfit ready to go I can’t believe I was considering not coming to the racecourse as I was a little tired following all of yesterday’s fun. I’m now just delighted I made the decision to! This has topped off an incredible week for me personally,”’Friday’s Most Stylish’ winner, Ms McDermott, enthused.
Athlone Towncentre Manager Shirley Delahunt, noted that the ‘FRiday’s Most Stylish’ winner was most deserving of the fashion accolade.
“We are thrilled to see another deserving winner of this year’s ‘Friday’s Most Stylish ’competition. The decision in choosing a winner proved to be highly challenging with so many beautiful looks worn by women enjoying this evening’s Racing in Galway.
“Sarah has demonstrated that racing style is more about reflecting ones ’individual personality and love of style as opposed to spending an exorbitant amount of money on clothing one cannot wear more than a handful of times. Friday evening of race week is a highlight in the calendars of stylish race goers from far and wide. We have seen a real evolution of style at the races over the last number of years which perfectly complements the high street stores and boutiques we house in Athlone Towncentre,” Ms Delahunt asserted.
Social Media fans can check out behind the scenes action on the Athlone Towncentre Facebook and Instagram accounts which have been taken over by Rebecca Rose Quigley, a previous winner of ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ who is now a talented stylist and influencer and forms part of the personal shopping team in Athlone Towncentre. Viewers will gain exclusive access to the style around the racecourse today.
Athlone Towncentre is home to major contemporary fashion brands including Zara, River Island and H&M as well as boutiques. It is an ideal shopping destination with numerous food offerings catering to all tastes.