Athlone Towncentre to scout for best dressed lady at Friday race meeting

€1,000 prize for Friday’s Fair Lady best dressed competition winner

Catwalk models Katie Harris, Marietta Doran who will judge the My Fair lady Competition on the Friday night of Race week, Catwalk model Nuala Gorham, and Shirley Delahunt, Athlone Towncentre, at the launch of the Galway Races Summer Festival at the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway. Photo:Andrew Downes.

Catwalk models Katie Harris, Marietta Doran who will judge the My Fair lady Competition on the Friday night of Race week, Catwalk model Nuala Gorham, and Shirley Delahunt, Athlone Towncentre, at the launch of the Galway Races Summer Festival at the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway. Photo:Andrew Downes.

Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre has announced the return of Friday’s Fair Lady Best Dressed Competition at the Galway Races on Friday August 1.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Athlone Towncentre is once again offering a €1,000 Shop and Stay package to the best dressed lady on the day. The winner will receive a €500 shopping spree in Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre, where she can choose from more than 60 top stores, as well as a luxurious hotel and spa break in the exquisite Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

Renowned racing fashion expert, stylist, and regular contributor on RTE racing, Marietta Doran will lead the judging panel at the event, assisted by Athlone Towncentre’s resident personal shopper and stylist Delilah.

Speaking at the launch of the event, Marietta Doran expressed her excitement at being involved with the Friday’s Fair Lady event at the Galway Races. “The Galway Races summer festival holds a very special place in the hearts of fashionistas the length and breadth of the country, and the Friday’s Fair Lady competition was a fantastic addition to the festival last year,” she said. “In judging the event this year, I’ll be looking for a lady who is comfortable with and confident in her own look. I also love to see pops of colour, fabulous accessories, and ladies who aren’t afraid to introduce the high street into their look.”

Marietta Doran and her team of fashion scouts will be in attendance at the Ballybrit track from 4pm on Friday August 1 to carefully study the style trackside ahead of announcing the winner after the fourth race. The winner will be chosen from five finalists selected by the judges on the day.

 

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