Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

The Irish Grand National courtesy of Carton House

Today, as you may know if you’re following me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, I’ve been being spoiled rotten courtesy of Carton House, with a hotel stay, racing at Fairyhouse, Champagne through a straw and – yet to come – …

Mon, Apr 9, 2012, 18:55

   

Today, as you may know if you’re following me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, I’ve been being spoiled rotten courtesy of Carton House, with a hotel stay, racing at Fairyhouse, Champagne through a straw and – yet to come – delicious dinner at the hotel and another great night’s sleep!

Here’s what I wore for my day at the races – a wrap-style multicoloured dress by Diane von Furstenberg, with a pink lip courtesy of Nars‘s Funny Face and (unseen!) brown wedges from Office. I had my hair blow-dried on Saturday by the lovely ladies at Steel Magnolias (€20 – bargain!) and it’s lasted until today and, hopefully, through tomorrow!

And here’s my lovely friend Clare, my date for the day, also in DVF – with a red lip from Lancome (more on which later …).

When we got on the bus to Fairyhouse we were greeted with a mini bottle of Piper Brut – and a bottle of water – along with a straw! Then it was a short hop to Fairyhouse and our private suite, from which we had a birds’ eye view of proceedings:

It was a great day, although I’m ashamed to admit I came home with very little in my pockets! Made some seriously wrong decisions, but I blame distraction – too much staring at the style on Pippa O’Connor, Celia Holman-Lee and Rosanna Davison, not to mention Brian Ormonde, who won Brendan Courtney’s tongue-in-cheek most stylish man award earlier on in the day!

And finally, here’s the reason we were there – Michelle O’Connor, from Navan, won the most stylish lady award, sponsored by Carton House and judged by Brendan Courtney and Rosanna Davison. Michelle was wearing a navy jumpsuit, accented with touches of red (the theme was “a touch of red”), and a cream faux fur stole. She looked really cute and quite different on a day that’s usually full of women in mid-length dresses!

Now – for you! As a guest at Carton House I was treated to a gorgeous Lancome goodie bag, which I am passing on to one of you! Inside: Lancome Nutrix Royal nourishing and restoring hand cream; a Lancome Ink Artliner in black carbon ink; a Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick in Violine Lamée; and Lancome Génifique youth activator. In order to win, leave a comment below – and make sure that you like the Fash Mob Facebook page first! (The competition closes on Friday, April 13th) at midnight; one entry per person; no correspondence will be entered into.)

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