Celebrities And Fashion Gurus To Judge The Bollinger Best Dressed At Punchestown Festival

No stone is being left unturned when it comes to the judges for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Punchestown Festival, with celebrities and fashion gurus engaged. Daily judging panels will consist of a celebrity judge and a fashion and social editor or journalist. This unique combination of celebrity style know-how and race day appropriate fashion expertise is sure to see a most deserved winner deemed best dressed.

The opening day on Tuesday 24th will see Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue and Sunday Independent Life Magazine journalist Sophie White take to the enclosures to seek out the most stylish ladies in attendance. Rosie commented “I am so excited to visit Punchestown and see all the stylish ladies competing for such an enviable title and prize by Bollinger. It’s going to be such a fun day, I can’t wait!”

On Wednesday 25th, day two of the festival, Dancing with the Stars and GAA Sweetheart Anna Geary and TV personality and fashion journalist Triona McCarthy will be judging. Anna said “I’m delighted to be involved with the judging of this year’s Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Punchestown Festival. Fashion at the races is always a focal point, especially at Punchestown, so I know judging is not going to be an easy task but I’m looking forward to the challenge and I can’t wait to see all the fabulous ladies and all the style on the day.”

RTÉ’s Bláthnaid Treacy will judge with Evoke.ie Editor Sybil Mulcahy on Thursday 26th as the competition really heats up. When speaking of the upcoming event, Sybil Mulcahy commented “I will be looking out for a lady who looks elegant and confident and I love a pop of colour. It’s a long day so comfort is key and dress for the weather, if its lashing rain a strappy sundress won’t fit the occasion nor will a full length bridesmaids gown. I am really looking forward to seeing all the beautiful style on the day and for me a statement hat to finish an outfit is always a winner.”

The grand final on Friday 27th will be judged by the gorgeous model Aoife Walsh alongside Social and Personal Editor, PJ Gibbons and Bollinger Champagne’s very own Bastien Mariani. Their chosen winner of the 2018 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at Punchestown will receive a VIP trip for two taking in the Bollinger Estate, Reims and Paris complete with private chauffeur, Michelin-starred dining and luxury accommodation, not to mention a year’s supply of Bollinger to top it all off!

Not to be forgotten the finalists on each day will each receive a luxury goodie bag filled with luxurious treats including Topflight vouchers, race day tickets, Cocoa Brown Tanning gifts and much more! Registration is not required for the competition as fashion scouts and judges search the enclosures to seek out the most stylish ladies each day. It’s important to note that gates open at 12 noon each day and scouting will commence early. Festival organisers are encouraging ladies to be on site from 1pm if they are interested in the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition.

The Punchestown Festival takes place from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of April 2018. The action packed, fun filled, style showcase attracts over 125,000 people to the Kildare venue with packages ranging from high-end hospitality to great value admission only tickets and are available at www.punchestown.com or by calling +353 (0)45 897704. Prices start from as little as €30pp with concessions for groups, seniors and students. The famous Punchestown hospitality package range is available from just €129pp. For all things Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown follow @punchestownraces #BBD18.

About Punchestown
The Punchestown Irish Jump Racing Festival 2018 will take place from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of April.  Punchestown offers a unique blend of fashion, entertainment, shopping, food, music and all the fun of a festival. The famous atmosphere comes alive when racing champions go head to head and Ireland’s most stylish ladies go peep-toe to kitten heel in the fashion stakes. The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady competition will take place over the first four days with the final of the Best Dressed competition on Friday, April 27th. With festival tickets available from €30 and dining and hospitality packages from €129 it’s no wonder why Punchestown is ‘always a winner’ and Ireland’s largest social event. For all your festival information visit www.punchestown.com, call 045 897704 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Bollinger:
BOLLINGER, the iconic Champagne House respected and beloved the world over, is proud to be associated with an event that shares the same values and aspirations as Bollinger: great food, glamorous fashion, good company and thrilling sport. Bollinger Special Cuvée is a joy to be savoured on any special occasion, with the distinctly rich and elegant “Bollinger Style” lauded and admired the world over.

The 2018 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown Prize:
The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady 2018 and her guest, will enjoy return business class flights to France and a private chauffeur directly from the airport to the Champagne region, where they will enjoy two nights in historic Reims and gourmet dinners on each evening.
There the lucky couple will have a Champagne lunch and private tour of the Bollinger estate, a truly special experience as Bollinger is not normally open to the public. As well as the ancient vineyards and historic cellars, the guests will experience a rare glimpse of Bollinger’s stunning new wine libraries – Galerie 1829 and La Réserve – which showcase Champagnes recently rediscovered by Bollinger that go all the way back to 1830.
From there the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady and her guest will be chauffeured to Paris where they will enjoy another night of luxury accommodation, Michelin-starred dining, and Parisian joie de vivre, and to top it all off they will receive a year’s supply of the famous Bollinger Special Cuvée*.
*Please note: “Year’s Supply of Bollinger:
*A Year’s supply is 12 bottles of Bollinger in line with responsible drinking guidelines.

About Cocoa Brown:
Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter is Ireland, the UK and Sweden’s number 1 selling express tan. The Cocoa Brown brand launched five years ago with the world’s first 1 HOUR TAN and has since gained cult-status internationally amongst celebrities and beauty editors, from the pages of Teen Vogue to The Oscars red carpet. Sold in a whopping 15,000 stockists worldwide, an astonishing 3 Cocoa Brown products are bought every minute. This year sees the addition of new products from festival tan through to Ultra Dark.

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