Saturday 24 August 2019

Midwife leaves her style rivals green with envy at races

Dressed to impress: Best Dressed Lady competition winner Sarah Cass. Photo: INM
Dressed to impress: Best Dressed Lady competition winner Sarah Cass. Photo: INM
Kathy Langley, Tipperary. Photo: INM
Eimear Cassidy, from Oldtown, Dublin. Photo: INM
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

A midwife in the Rotunda Hospital, Sarah Cass, delivered a winning look at Punchestown yesterday as she walked away with the Best Dressed Lady prize on the third day of the festival.

Originally from Kilkenny, the 32-year-old stole the show in a bottle green dress from Spanish designer Cherubina. She added a pop of red lippy to set off the vibrant green colour.

She wore a custom-made headpiece from Marc Millinery in Cork with a YSL black bag.

It wasn't her first time strutting her stuff on the Bollinger stage in the final five this week, as she made the cut on Tuesday also.

However, her look worked in her favour yesterday as she secured a place in the grand final. She has a chic black and white ensemble ready in the wardrobe for today.

"I had the outfit laid out as I was coming tomorrow anyway," she told the Irish Independent yesterday. "It's a monochrome outfit."

Meanwhile, model Vogue Williams arrived at the race course in a stylish Amanda Wakeley olive green tunic.

The TV star's lips were sealed as to whether she will be stepping onto the 'Strictly Come Dancing' ballroom floor this autumn.

The Howth TV presenter did admit she has a few shows in the pipeline, but nothing she could speak about just yet.

Asked if she was able to address rumours she would be part of the 2019 cast for 'Strictly', she said: "No."

It's not the first time her name has been in the mix for a dance show, as she was a hot favourite to host 'Dancing with the Stars' last year before the role went to Jennifer Zamparelli.

Williams recently enjoyed a spell of winter sun in St Barts with her in-laws, including Kate Middleton's sister Pippa, who is married to her husband Spencer Matthews's brother James.

However, she said she won't be jetting off anywhere else soon as she is too busy with work. As for being a new mum, she said family life was "great".

The 33-year-old was at the festival with Ladbrokes ahead of getting into the saddle for the Goodwood's Magnolia Cup in October to help raise money for the charity Wellbeing of Women.

It wasn't quite as sunny on the track as Wednesday's meet but the rain stayed away as crowds came through the turnstiles. Air hostess Eimear Cassidy (33), from Balgriffin, Dublin, was wearing a cherry blossom-themed outfit.

She showed punters that style doesn't need to be designer as she glowed in a burnt-orange dress from Zara and shoes from TK Maxx. She finished her look with a statement piece from Suzanne Ryan millinery.

"You should never consider the price but more what you feel comfortable in," she said.

Neighbours Triona Doherty, Regina Stapleton, and Aisling O'Rourke, from nearby Straffan, were out for the day with their other halves, an annual tradition for them.

"We all got our hats in Hats Amore in Newbridge," they said.

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