Vogue Williams to Judge Best Dressed Final

Posted: 5th April 2017

Vogue Williams to judge Bollinger Grand Final

Posted: 5th Apr 2017

Vogue Williams to judge the grand final of the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Punchestown Festival

Glenda Gilson – Tuesday 25th of April

Aisling O’Loughlin – Wednesday 26th of April

Bláthnaid Treacy – Thursday 27th of April

Vogue Williams – Friday 28th of April

Vogue Williams has been announced as the celebrity judge for the grand final of the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at this year’s Punchestown Festival which will take place on Ladies Day, Friday 28th of April at the Kildare venue. Vogue will join the line-up of other celebrity judges Glenda Gilson, Aisling O’Loughlin and Bláthnaid Treacy to choose the most stylish lady of the festival 2017.

Vogue said “I'm so excited to be judging Ladies Day at Punchestown. I love the races, there's always a great atmosphere down there, it's a brilliant day out. The fashion is always amazing and women really make a huge effort so I know I'll have a tough time choosing the best dressed.”

The format for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition runs over the first four days of the Punchestown Festival when judges and style scouts find the most stylish ladies in attendance and select a number of finalists each day. The daily winner will then progress to the grand final on Ladies Day, Friday 28th of April. For those planning on dressing up for Punchestown, 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.

Bollinger’s philosophy is that “Life Can Be Perfect”, and the family-owned Champagne House stays true to form with a bespoke prize created especially for the winner of Ireland’s most coveted fashion title. The 2017 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady 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 be forgotten the finalists who will each receive a luxury goodie bag filled with luxury treats including Topflight vouchers, Race Tickets, Bellamianta Tan and much more!

The Punchestown Festival takes place from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April 2017. The action packed, fun filled, style showcase attracts over 120,000 people to the Co. 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 €25pp with concessions for groups, seniors and students. The famous Punchestown hospitality package range is available from just €109pp.

For more information please contact:

Carey-Ann Lordan, Red PR

T: 052 6184343   M: 087 9270730      E: clordan@redpr.ie

Shona Dreaper, Punchestown Racecourse

T: 045 897704    M: 087 9059669   E: sdreaper@punchestown.com

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  • The 2017 Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown Prize:

The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady 2017 plus a 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 Re?serve - 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*.

*A Year’s supply is 12 bottles of Bollinger in line with responsible drinking guidelines.  

  • About Punchestown

The Punchestown Irish Jump Racing Festival 2017 will take place from Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th 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 28th. With festival tickets available from €25 and dining and hospitality packages from €109 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 Cuve?e is a joy to be savoured on any special occasion, with the distinctly rich and elegant “Bollinger Style” lauded and admired the world over.


  • About Montgomery Millinery

Mullingar-based Montgomery Millinery is a small independent Irish firm which specialises in headpieces which are custom made for all occasions.


  • About Bellamianta Tan:

Bellamianta is a new and exciting brand which is based and manufactured in Ireland owned by Linda Stinson and Lisa McDermott. The range provides clean, nutritious, luxury tanning products formulated with the cleanest ingredients without compromising on performance. The formulas have built in nourishment, hydration and are extremely fast drying to produce a streak-free, beautiful, summer ready tan. The ultra-smart hydration system ensures that while the tan dries in in 60 seconds, the light formulas are still working to hydrate the skin ensuring that the tan wears off evenly with none of the dreaded snakeskin effect. Bellamianta’s signature guide colours combined with the 60-second fast dry system mean that all of our tans are ready to wear and will develop over 2-4 hours with no transfer onto clothes. The natural ingredients work with the skins natural melanin to provide a perfectly natural, golden tone every time which becomes water resistant and will last up to 7 days. Bellamianta, through the use of key ingredients, will help to capture, maintain and develop moisture within the skin ensuring silky, smooth, even coverage. We aim to provide the perfect luxury tanning experience every time. Our tans are filled with natural ingredients, intelligently chosen to suit all skin types and ethnicities. Our inspiration comes from consumer demands and this combined with our 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry has enabled us to create a truly unique set of products to tan and pamper the skin.