Vintage Style wins at Galway Races !
Vintage Fashion is definitely in this year at Irelands most
stylish gathering of fashionistas – The Galway Races.
While the bookies saw red, the ladies wore every colour imaginable
and the standout winner this year is a stunning 1930’s style ensemble worn by Annmarie O Leary.
She was awarded the most stylish lady – and on her 40th birthday too !
A body hugging silhouette in cool ivory, this dress is the epitome of
elegance and femininity.
It pretty much swept away the tacky bling of the competition.
The dress is designed by Karen Moriarty, and her sequinned hat,
decorated with chrysanthemums was made by local millinery expert Carol Kennelly.
The bow on the shoulder was Annmaries own idea.
” I wanted an elegant, ladylike, comfortable outfit, as I love feminine clothes !” said Annmarie, who runs A New Leaf, an online wedding florist business.
Researched from vintage vogue patterns, the dress was created using carefully placed seams and darts!
Her pal Carol had previously won a best dressed award at the Galway Races .
” It was a hobby until I gave up my job at the Carlton Hotel in Tralee, and went into full time hat making.”
The other standout winner was The Best Hat prize, which went to Galway-born surveyor Aoife Ryan, who wore a spectacular headpiece, an incredible creation in black straw, bought by her sister Ailish in New York.
Hats off to all these stylish women, who are proving by example that vintage glamour is back in and unbeatable.
Original source material- Bairbre Power – Irish Independent.