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I am delighted to be teaming up with children’s brand name it Ireland for BEST DRESSED FAMILY RACE DAY at Leopardstown Race course this Sunday 10th May.

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All children under 16 are free into racing at Leopardstown. Once inside, a host of activities is available to keep all the family entertained.

The Family Fun Marquee features a selection of free activities which include:

  • Toddler soft play area
  • Baby bouncy castles
  • Balloon making
  • Face painting
  • Magic shows and a puppet show
  • Outside the older children can enjoy a selection of large inflatables and the Wooly Ward Pet Farm.

 

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So Giddy Up and Get down early, where I will be on hand to JUDGE the best dressed family who will WIN €1000 Voucher for name it -plus the first 50 entries on the day will get a ‪#‎goodiebag

COMPETITION FOR A FAMILY TICKET LIVE ON MY FACEBOOK NOW www.facebook.com/alisoncanavanofficial

Well what an cracker of a day and the races were packed this evening. We met so many bubbly and fun girls who also looked fantastic which made the decision really hard. I would say its been the toughest week yet. Our top three were Anne White, Cheryl De Guill and Loreen de Faoite.

 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 24/7/2014  The best dressed ladies finalists Anne White, Loreen de Faoite, Cheryl McGuill  ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 24/7/2014
The best dressed ladies finalists Anne White, Loreen de Faoite, Cheryl McGuill
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Our winner was Loreen who was wearing a beautiful dress from River Island that she teamed with a belt from penneys. Her shoes were River Island too and her hat was from Jasper Conran.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 24/7/2014  Loreen de Faoite Winner of the best dressed lady   ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 24/7/2014
Loreen de Faoite Winner of the best dressed lady
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

In second place was Cheryl McGuill from Dundalk who bought both her dress and shoes (Vivenne Westwood) at Neola boutique in Dundalk and they also have a shop in Malahide.

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Finally our third place this evening was Anne White. Her polka dots made me smile and they matched her incredible energy and personality. She also let us in on a little secret about her attic where she stores lots of great fashion treasures and surprises. Her dress was red herring from Debenhams. The shoes and bag are from the attic!!

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I chose white this week from Karen Millen, my shoes were from Menbur and my headpiece was from the very talented Sophie Hunter

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 24/7/2014 The best dressed ladies finalists with the judges Sue Kelly, Anne White, Loreen de Faoite, Cheryl McGuill and Ailson Canavan ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Well if you fancy your chances at winning a €1,000 voucher for Brown Cow then get the girlies together and come and see us at the next meeting on the 7th of August.

Till then from myself and Sue Kelly of Brown Cow,

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Another great week of racing and the sunshine gods were out in force. Fab weather, fab people and fab music. Our entries were at an all time high and we’re delighted with our winners. Each and every week Brown Cow beauty salons give out an amazing prize of a €1000 voucher for 1st prize. This weeks lucky winner was Emilia Sobalak. I loved the orange and black combination. Her dress was from Ted Baker, she bought her hat in Greece. Her neckpiece was from Dunnes Stores, bag Gucci and shoes Penneys which proves that mixing designer and high street really works!

Brown Cows guest judge this evening was Donna Fitzpatrick from Social and Personal magazine. We both agreed that the girls we picked were true winners and encapsulated fun, summer and we even had a mum to be Claire who looked fantastic at 34 weeks pregnant with a toddler at home and any mum knows how difficult that can be so we hope she enjoys some pampering with her €500 voucher. I loved the simplicity of her summer look. Her dress was from Debenhams and her beige wedges are from Penneys.

Our final lady in third place this week winning a €250 voucher was Lisa Watts. Her dress was Miss Selfridge, her bag and shoes New Look and her headpiece was none other than Claires accessories which proves that to be a winner it doesn’t have to cost the earth.

My dress is from Karen Millen and my headpiece is from the amazing Sophie Hunter,

Hope to see you and your girlies next week xxx

 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Elilia Sobalak  ©INPHO/James Crombie


Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Elilia Sobalak
©INPHO/James Crombie

 

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014  Steve and Joe Wall of The Stunning perform at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown ©INPHO/James Crombie

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014
Steve and Joe Wall of The Stunning perform at Bulmers Live at Leopardstown
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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014 Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Elilia Sobalak (centre), 3rd place Lisa Watts and 2nd place Claire Aylward with judges Donna Fitzpatrick and Alison Canavan ©INPHO/James Crombie

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Elilia Sobalak with judges Donna Fitzpatrick and Alison Canavan ©INPHO/James Crombie

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Elilia Sobalak with judges Donna Fitzpatrick and Alison Canavan
©INPHO/James Crombie

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014  2nd Place of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Claire Aylward ©INPHO/James Crombie

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 17/7/2014
2nd Place of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Claire Aylward
©INPHO/James Crombie

Well the rain didn’t stop us this evening although it did make my journey on the M50 slow and tedious. The ladies still came out in style and once again we’re delighted with our winners. The prizes are so incredible I would strongly urge you to get your glad rags on and come down over the next few weeks and enter…

Our winner Pamela Shealy was wearing a beautiful floral print dress from oasis that she bought for a christening a couple of weeks ago and she made the hat herself last night!!

 Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 10/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Pamela Shealy ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan


Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 10/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Pamela Shealy ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Second place went to Vivienne Kenny who wore a green dress with black lace from Warehouse and a black hat from Milliner Martha Lynn. Finally in third place was Siobhan Abrook who was wearing an LK Bennett dress with both shoes and bag from Fabucci boutique in Naas and the hat is from Jingles.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 10/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Pamela Shealy (centre), with 3rd placed Siobhan Abrook (right) and second placed Vivienne Kenny (left) ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 10/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Pamela Shealy (centre), with 3rd placed Siobhan Abrook (right) and second placed Vivienne Kenny (left)
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

My outfit this evening was from Karen Millen and its in stores. My hat was from Sophie Hunter.  https://www.facebook.com/Sophiehuntermillinery My shoes are my favourite pair also from Karen Millen and let me tell you they are incredibly comfortable. So until next week lots of love from myself and Sue Kelly at Brown Cow beauty boutiques,

Ali xxxx

Well last night was our third week at the races and each week the style is getting better and better. We had a great night and myself and Sue were just delighted with our winners.

Bulmers Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 3/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Niamh Carroll ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 3/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Niamh Carroll
©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

 

IN FIRST PLACE  (€1,000) WE HAD NIAMH CARROLL IN A STUNNING YELLOW TED BAKER DRESS

 

IN SECOND (€500) PLACE MELISSA DOOLEY  WAS WEARING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE LABELS COAST

 

AND FINALLY IN THIRD (€250) PLACE KARLA MOODY WAS WEARING A JUMPSUIT FROM BERSHKA AND A HAT FROM THE SAME DESIGNER I WAS WEARING JENNIFER WRYNNE

MY DRESS AND SHOES WERE BOTH FROM KAREN MILLEN

GET THE GIRLS TOGETHER AND JOIN US NEXT WEEK TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN €1,000 VOUCHER FOR BROWN COW.

HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT WEEK,

ALI XXXX

Bulmers Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 3/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Niamh Carroll. with 3rd placed Karla Moody and second placed Melissa Dooley ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 3/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Niamh Carroll. with 3rd placed Karla Moody and second placed Melissa Dooley
©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 3/7/2014  Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Niamh Carroll with myself and Sue Kelly  ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live At Leopardstown, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin 3/7/2014
Winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady, Niamh Carroll with myself and Sue Kelly
©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Well it was another fantastic evening in Leopardstown last Thursday and we were delighted with the style. Every week we’re giving away a €1,000 voucher for brown cow beauty boutiques. 2nd prize is €500 and 3rd prize is €250

Just check out how excited our winner Cathy O’Sullivan was!!

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 19/6/2014 Cathy O'Sullivan wins the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady competition Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 19/6/2014
Cathy O’Sullivan wins the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady competition
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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 19/6/2014 Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady judges Sue Kelly and Alison Canavan with third placed Siobhan Dunne, winner Cathy O'Sullivan and 2nd placed Kate Tierney  Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 19/6/2014
Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady judges Sue Kelly and Alison Canavan with third placed Siobhan Dunne, winner Cathy O’Sullivan and 2nd placed Kate Tierney
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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 19/6/2014 Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady competition, third placed Siobhan Dunne, winner Cathy O'Sullivan and 2nd placed Kate Tierney  Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 19/6/2014
Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady competition, third placed Siobhan Dunne, winner Cathy O’Sullivan and 2nd placed Kate Tierney
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SO LADIES NEXT WEEK IT COULD BE YOU!!!   http://www.leopardstown.com/Leopardstown/Fixtures/Bulmers-Live-at-Leopardstown/

 

 

Alison Canavan 12/6/2014

I absolutely love Coast and when I saw this dress I knew it was perfect. I also wore it for a fashion show so have had my eye on it for a while. Its €120 and in stores now.

I love the little cardigan in navy and they also have it in black. Its great for the summer months and has a beautiful sheer back making it great for dressing up or down.

The headpiece is William Chambers for Coast. Its €55 which I think is very well priced for a designer headpiece. It was incredibly comfortable to wear and for a summers evening I didn’t want to be too OTT so I felt it was nice and delicate.

I wore my new nude suede shoes from Karen Millen and when I was presenting the prizes I sunk into the grass making the heels mucky and did I spray them with protector?? Of course not! Any tips on cleaning suede is much appreciated???

 

Coast - Floret €120

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Coast - WILLIAM CHAMBERS Pink Bow €55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll have more racewear looks every Friday so see you next week,

Ali xxx

 

 

 

It was a glorious evening yesterday and what a way to kick off Bulmers Live at Leopardstown every Thursday evening for the summer. I’m delighted to be judging the best dressed every Thursday with Sue Kelly CEO of Brown Cow beauty boutiques. The prize every week is a staggering €1,000 gift voucher for 1st place, €500 for 2nd and €250 for 3rd place.

Now, what lady doesn’t like to get pampered??? So dress up and come and have fun, win and enjoy some live music.

We met some fab ladies last night so well done to everyone who entered. The winner was Shauna Temple

Lady winner Shauna Temple  ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Lady winner Shauna Temple
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Myself and the winner Shauna Temple ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Myself and the winner Shauna Temple
©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

I also bumped into Kathryn Thomas who was MCing a charity event and she looked absolutely stunning as usual

Myself and Kathryn Thomas  enjoying Bulmers Live at Leopardstown ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Myself and Kathryn Thomas enjoying Bulmers Live at Leopardstown
©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

 

Our three winners Lady winner Shauna Temple with 3rd placed Fiona Grant  and 2nd placed Zoe Synnott,   t ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Our three winners Lady winner Shauna Temple with 3rd placed Fiona Grant and 2nd placed Zoe Synnott,
t ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

 

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 12/6/2014 Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady judges Alison Canavan and Sue Kelly with 2nd placed Zoe Synnott, 3rd placed Fiona Grant and winner Shauna Temple ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy