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As always leopardstown was buzzing on Thursday evening. Johnny Marr from The Smiths didn’t disappoint his fans and to top it off the sun was shining again!

The style didn’t disappoint and if you want to be in with a chance of winning a €1,000 voucher for Brown Cow beauty boutiques, next week is your last chance so make sure you’re there. I’ve already ordered the sun, The Charlatans are playing and the craic will be mighty. Its the last week so we’ll all be in party mode and Sue Kelly the CEO of Brown Cow has even promised to throw some shapes on the dance floor… Cameras ready!!

Our winner louise Allen is a self confessed EBay addict and so her dress from Peter Pilotto and her Christian Louboutin shoes were both from EBay. Her hat was Edel Ramberg and bag was Penneys.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014 Louise Allen winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady  ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014
Louise Allen winner of the Brown Cow Best Dressed Lady
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In second place was Nicoleta Rus who was wearing a beige dress from Zara and hat from House of Fraser.

In 3rd place was Mary Cotter wearing a dress from our very own Peter O’Brien and hat from Aishling Ahearn and last bit not least Jean Browne from Tuam in Galway wore a stunning dress from a boutique called Hidden Closet in Tuam, hat Erin Bijous and Pearls from Newbridge.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014 Judge Alison Canavan, with The Brown Cow Best Dressed Ladies finalists (left/right) Louise Allen, 1st, Jean Browne, 4th, Mary Cotter, 3rd, Nicoleta Rus, 2nd, and judge Sue Kelly, Brown Cow Beauty Salon ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014
Judge Alison Canavan, with The Brown Cow Best Dressed Ladies finalists (left/right) Louise Allen, 1st, Jean Browne, 4th, Mary Cotter, 3rd, Nicoleta Rus, 2nd, and judge Sue Kelly, Brown Cow Beauty Salon
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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014 Brown Cow Best Dressed Ladies, Nicoleta Rus, 2nd ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014
Brown Cow Best Dressed Ladies, Nicoleta Rus, 2nd
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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014 Mary Cotter, 3rd ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014
Mary Cotter, 3rd
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Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014 Brown Cow Best Dressed Ladies, Jean Browne, 4th  ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin 7/8/2014
Brown Cow Best Dressed Ladies, Jean Browne, 4th
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My dress was from Karen Millen and my hat from Jennifer Wrynne. I'd love to meet you next week so hopefully see you then, Ali xxx

My dress was from Karen Millen and my hat from Jennifer Wrynne.

 

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
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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
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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
©INPHO/James Crombie

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

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Thank you so much to everyone who entered the competition. I have lots of exciting competitions coming up so please keep entering. Congrats to Olga Foley’s Mum. Below is the comment Olga left. My thoughts and prayers are with Olga and her family during this difficult time and I really hope this shopping trip puts a smile on her face.

Lots of Love

Ali xxxxx

“I would love to win this for my mother. She very rarely buys new clothes and I would love to treat her. My dad was in a tragic accident and she is finding if hard to come to terms with it. He is in a coma 20 months now. I would love for her to win this as a surprise and to bring her to Dublin for a nice day out. She truly deserves it.”

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
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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
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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

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HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF HAVING A PERSONAL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE? WELL NOW IS YOUR CHANCE….

I have teamed up with new label Wishbone to offer readers the chance to win a summer outfit worth €150.

Wishbone, the new label exclusive to Arnotts, has everything you need to help you pack the perfect holiday wardrobe this summer.

Taking inspiration from the best holiday hotspots around the globe, the Vacation Chic summer collection is all about easy-to-wear and sartorially versatile pieces.

From feminine dresses and bright skirts to louche trousers and pretty camisoles, Wishbone has a wide range of pieces to deck you out to perfection this summer.

You can now shop Wishbone’s Hot Summer Sale exclusively at Arnotts Department Store.

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a €100 giftcard for Wishbone, simply share with friends and leave a comment telling me why you love fashion.

Competition ends wednesday the 9th of July and you can spend your voucher with your stylist the weekend of 11-13th JULY

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If you have a special occasion coming up or are attending the races or indeed the upcoming horse show pop into coast for some stunning dresses that are now 50% off and remember to join me every Thursday in Leopardstown for the Brown Cow best dressed competition.

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