Each year The Leopardstown Races awards one lady the Best Dressed title at its Christmas Festival, but this year in collaboration with fashion label Lennon Courtney and the CLIFF properties one stylish man will be awarded the Best Dressed title too.
Taking place on Wednesday, December 28th, the CLIFF Style Awards will be judged by fashion designers Sonya Lennon, Brendan Courtney, and fashion editor Bairbre Power.
Dressing to impress is worth your while as the 2017 prize fund this year is worth over €10,000.
For the past few years the top spot for Best Dressed Female has always showcased a variety of bold, beautiful and brilliant looks, and one lucky lady will this year win the grand prize from the CLIFF properties.
Included in the luxurious travel package, that’s worth over €5,000, is a three-night stay with bed and breakfast, as well as a fine dining experience and spa treatments at Cliff at Lyons, within the hotel estate.
Want even more indulgence? Well, the ultimate prize also includes a three night stay at Cliff Townhouse, in Dublin St. Stephen’s Green location, complete with breakfast and dinner too.
The Best Dressed Male will walk away with an amazing platinum experience, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast and fine dining at not only one of, but at each of the CLIFF hotel properties – all of which is worth over €2,000.
At the launch of the CLIFF Style Awards, designer and judge Sonya Lennon commented that she is delighted to be involved in the judging process again this year. “Last year’s CLIFF Style event was great fun.
Winter style is so unique as we are challenged to bring together practical wear with fashion flair. I’m excited to see how both the ladies and gents style their outfits for this very chic Christmas event.”
Her fashion partner in crime, Brendan Courtney, will join Lennon at this year’s event too, where together they will decide which of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival fashionistas will be named the finalists. “I’m looking forward to joining the judges in scouting out the most stylish at what is the most fashionable event of the season.
“I will be particularly interested in how the gents turnout on the day. It’s the first year that there has been a male category in this award, so it will be a benchmarking occasion for male racing fashion,” says Courtney.
Don’t fret however, if your name isn’t called as the best dressed lady and gentleman, as four brilliant runner-up prizes will also be awarded. Second and third place treats include a one night bed and breakfast including dinner at the beautiful Cliff at Lyons, plus a one night bed and breakfast at Cliff House Hotel and a pampering treatment at The Well in the Garden spa.
On top of all of that, the CLIFF Style spotters will be scouting the Leopardstown races on the day and offering trendsetters a voucher to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly!
Register at the CLIFF Style registration desk (located in the Christmas Festival Marquee) on the day, to be in a chance of winning.
Photos: Kieran Hartnett