Best Dressed Lady at Leopardstown Races

December 28, 2009

Daily Digest

Best Dressed Lady at Leopardstown Races

There was a predominant red theme amongst the finalists of the best dressed lady competition today at Leopardstown race course (see group photo above), with red and black being an ideal colour combination for around Christmas time.

In fact, it’s very tricky to be a stylish best dressed lady and keep warm at the same time but Martha Lynn from Roscommon (living in Donnybrook) knew how to do just that and won the Irish Tatler and Fran & Jane Most Stylish Lady Competition today at Lexus Chase Day at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival (Bank Holiday Monday 28 December).

What The Best Dressed Lady Wore

The Best Dressed Lady or  Most Stylish Lady as it’s known here, wore a black and red headpiece she made herself, a coat from Penneys that she had dyed red, a H&M dress, Wolford tights and red shoes from Zerep – proof that you can still look stunning on a budget and by reinventing your outerwear!

There was a fabulous turnout of beautiful and stylish women at the races including Lorraine Keane, Faith Amond, and finalists in the competition Jane Mulrooney from Galway and Catherine London from Mullingar. Sir Alex Ferguson was also in the crowd.

The Prize

Irish Tatler gave Martha Lynn the winner of the Most Stylish Lady Competition a 5 page photo shoot to be published in Irish Tatler’s April issue. Martha also bagged a €2,000 voucher to spend in Fran & Jane boutiques. Andrea Roche was joined by fellow judges Jessie Collins, the new editor of Irish Tatler and Laura Nolan from Fran & Jane boutiques.

Andrea Roche, Top Irish Model & Irish Tatler and Fran & Jane Ladies Day Judge said: – “There was an incredible array of gorgeous women at the races today, oodles of style and it was great to see people dressed for the weather and enjoying themselves as, while the sun is shining,  its fairly icy out there!

We had a hard job narrowing it down to 10 finalists as there was so many to choose from. Our delighted winner Martha Lynn went away with a €2,000 voucher for Fran & Jane which is a great way to sort out her New Year wardrobe and we’ll be seeing our winner in Irish Tatler next March which was a fantastic and unique prize.”

Proven track record for style

At, we’ve seen the winner dress in style before back at The Irish Derby in April (when she also looked stunning in red) – see our pictures here.

She also won the G Hotel best hat competition at the Galway Races when she won a bespoke Philip Treacy designed hat, quite like the one SJP wore to the SATC premiere. Catch the picture of her here.

Martha Lynn, Winner of the Best Dressed Lady said: – “I’m so delighted and excited to have won today, it’s pretty amazing as I go racing all around Ireland from Kilbeggan to the Curragh… I can’t wait for the Irish Tatler photo shoot although it’s a little daunting and I’ll have a blast spending the Fran & Jane voucher – something to really look forward to going into 2010.”

Race Day style must run in the family, as her sister, Louise Lynn won best dressed lady at last years Leopardstown Christmas festival.

Photo credit: Shane from Fennell Photography.

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