Catriona Hanley From Limerick Wins Most Stylish Lady at The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby


On Saturday, 28th June 2014 Catriona Hanley from Raheen in Co. Limerick was announced the winner of the Most Stylish Lady at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Catriona who is a nurse working in the Oncology Department in the Mater Hospital in Dublin was wearing a beautiful dress by Bastyan and jacket from Mary Katrantzou and headpiece from Irish Milliner Mark T. Burke, was chosen as the overall winner by a judging panel led by TV personality Millie Mackintosh including IMAGE Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Melanie Morris and Head of Personal Shopping at Brown Thomas Stacey O’Donnell.

 Catriona walked away with the biggest prize the Irish Derby has given to date worth almost €20,000! Catriona will enjoy a holiday of a lifetime to Dubai, courtesy of Dubai Duty Free and spend five glorious nights in Dubai Duty Free’s own, 5 star hotel, The Jumeirah Creekside as well as €1,000 to spend at the multi award-winning Dubai Duty Free and return flights. There will also be no need to fret about what to wear on the holiday as Catriona will be treated to a Personal Shopping Experience at Brown Thomas Dublin to the value of €3,000 plus and a champagne lunch at the luxury department store’s restaurant for her and three friends! Catriona will also receive a spectacular 18 carat gold diamond pendant from Boodles and an overnight stay at the Five Star Marker Hotel in Dublin.

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Speaking about her win Catriona said “I’m completely over the moon to win such an amazing prize. I can’t wait to book my trip to Dubai and to pick up all my holiday goodies at Brown Thomas! My husband Jason is an Engineer in Saudi Arabia so I can’t wait to spend time with him in Dubai.”

Millie Mackintosh looked stunning in a dress and bag by Victoria Beckham, head piece by Irish milliner Mark T. Burke and shoes by Kurt Geiger all from Brown Thomas, the Irish Derby’s official retail partner for 2014. On picking a winner Millie said “The competition was really strong at the Curragh today and the standard was in a league of its own, the judges and I were really looking for something unique and I think we found it in Catriona’s look.”

Four stylish ladies were runners-up on the day and received goodie bags from The Luxury Marker Hotel which included a €100 gift card for the hotel’s Spa & Wellness area and a goodie bag from Brown Thomas which included a gift card worth €100 to spend in-store.

 The Curragh this year which saw a host of high profile names attended the The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby including Rory McIlroy, Ann Doyle, Movie Director Jim Sheridan and his wife Fran, Minister Phil Hogan, Gay Byrne and his wife Kathleen, TV3’s Alan Hughes, Celebrity stylist and TV Presenter Darren Kennedy, legendary UK jockey Lester Piggott, boxer Bernard Dunne, Celia Holman-Lee, Louis Walsh’s new boy band Home Town and Brent Pope.