Sunday 28 December 2014

Judge Rosanna Davison raises the style stakes at Fairyhouse

Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor

Published 21/04/2014 | 17:47

21/04/2014  
Brendan Courtney, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD Rosanna Davison, Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinnes  during the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Co Meath.
Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
TV presenter Brendan Courtney, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Rosanna Davison, and Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinnes during the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Stylish Irish Army Captain Catherine Lundon from Mullingar took home the coveted title of Carton House Most Stylish Lady standing out from the crowd in her metalic gold jacket. Photo: Andres Poveda
Rosanna Davison during the Irish Grand National. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Joan Kealy from Mullingar at Fairyhouse, Co Meath. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Paula Gannon & her son Eli Gannon (3) both from Athlone during the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Co Meath. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Grace and Rachel Kelly both from Wexford. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Catherine Lundon from Mullingar. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is greeted by sisters Rachel Hastings and Miriam Hastings both from Ballina. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Taoiseach Enda Kenny joins in on the excitement. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Left to right: Byron Barker (3) and Pierce Barker (1) both from Dunboyne. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Elizabeth Payne from Galway. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Rachel Groome from Mullingar. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ruth Heeney from Mullingar. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Cathy Dillon, left, and Caithriona King, both from Athenry, Co. Galway, enoying a day at the races. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
Racegoers, from left, Rachel Groome, Joan Heeney, Ruth Heeney and Eileen Clear, all from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE
Former Irish Rugby International Shane Byrne with his children Alex (11), left, and Kerry (11), right, during the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Co Meath. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Amy Kehoe, left, and Niamh Gribben, both from Newry, Co. Down, and Louise Meegan, right, from Silverbridge, Co. Armagh. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Bride-to-be Rosanna Davison looked a picture of elegance at today's Fairyhouse Races.

Chris de Burgh's daughter attended the Irish Grand National to judge the Most Stylish Lady competition.

And the former Miss World was the perfect candidate to handpick the winner of the coveted title.

Army captain Catherine Lundon from Mullingar took the crown.

Ms Lundon wore a disco ball-esque gold disc sequinned 'Virgo's Lounge' peplum top she bought at Nell's Closet in Athlone last summer for a wedding.

The Most Stylish Lady competition sponsored by Carton House was themed 'all that glitters is gold'.

Catherine matched her top with ten year-old black trousers from Vila, shoe-boots from Kurt Geiger, a DKNY clutch bag and a faux fur collar from Ted Baker.

Yesterday she was in full uniform, raising the national colours at Glasnevin cemetery. But today, the transport officer at Cathal Brugha barracks in Dublin's Rathmines went for full-on glamour.

She was a unanimous winner from judges Brendan Courtney, Rosanna Davison and myself (Bairbre).

She won an €8,000 package from Carton House and a bottle of Bollinger champagne.

Catherine came in the first ten in the style stakes at Bellowstown races last year before heading off on peace keeping duties in the western Sahara.

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