Rosemary Mac Cabe

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The Galway Races – a quick preview of Wednesday’s page …

That headline is slightly misleading, because that implies that you are going to be presented with some kind of visual preview of what’s to come in terms of my coverage of the Galway Races when, in fact, what you’re going …

Mon, Jul 30, 2012, 22:06

   

That headline is slightly misleading, because that implies that you are going to be presented with some kind of visual preview of what’s to come in terms of my coverage of the Galway Races when, in fact, what you’re going to get is a slight ramble from me about my day, and a hint of what’s coming up on Wednesday, sans relating visuals. What you will get, however, is one unrelated visual, of this amazing man, getting ready to take unsuspecting tourists on the most expensive ride of their lives, caught in a quiet moment, squinting into the glaring (yes, really) Galway sun …

As I was explaining to the poor taxi driver who had the misfortune of driving a very opinion-laden journalist from the race course back to the train station, I am consistently amazed at the way in which, at the races (any races, it should be said), so many women can turn up in so many wildly varying dresses and manage to come up with the exact same aesthetic. I’m tired of “done” hair and “done” tan and coordinating shoes’n'handbags – today I was looking for something different. For print and for colour and for an insouciance that you just don’t find in women queueing up in the parade ring to be considered for the title of best dressed.

You can see the fruits of my labours (steady on) in Wednesday’s newspaper, and if you’re around Galway and fancy entering Moet & Chandon’s best dressed competition in the Radisson Blu on Wednesday, I’ll be there, hopefully leaning on the side of modernity and individualism and maybe causing a bit of a stir! Exciting times, sartorially speaking.

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