Saturday 29th June 2013, saw Deborah Barrett from Lehenaghmore, Co. Cork, announced as the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady in association with Boodles, at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. This year’s Derby, one of the key social events of the summer, once again welcomed a variety of guests from the world of fashion, sport and music. As always, the fashion stakes were high as hundreds of Ireland’s most fashionable ladies put their best foot forward to impress this year’s judging panel, which was led by award winning actress and Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan. Other notable attendees at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, tennis ace, Ana Ivanovic who is a brand ambassador for Dubai Duty Free, film director, Jim Sheridan, UK talk show host, Jeremy Kyle, Claudine Keane and with her Mother Joan Palmer, Xpose presenter Aisling O’Loughlin, television veteran Gay Byrne along with singer Bryan Kennedy
Michelle was joined by a team of expert judges charged with the enviable task of crowning this year’s winner, which included Breeda McLoughlin, wife of the Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, Melanie Morris, Editor at IMAGE Magazine, James Amos Director of Boodles and Ally Garvey, The Face of the Curragh Racecourse and Miss Kildare 2013. Wearing a stunning vintage dress from Daisy Blue boutique, a hat from Debenhams, shoes from Zara along with striking jewellery that she borrowed from her Mam and a unique pair of vintage gloves, Deborah looked fab. She won the top prize of a luxury holiday to Dubai, courtesy of Dubai Duty Free, for two people with flights, accommodation in the 5 star Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and €1,000 to spend at Dubai Duty Free, together with a stunning Boodles wild rose ring from their new Maymay collection worth over €7,000. Not jealous at all
Speaking of her win, Deborah said, “I can’t believe it, I never expected to win, I just came here to go racing with my sister and I can tell you, I am very happy that I did!”
I bet she is! Well done Deborah.
p.s check out all the finalists and some of our other favourites below.