A big thank you to our wonderful prize sponsors and to all the glamorous and stylish guys and gals who entered the competition at the Vintage Fashion and Decor Fair on 11th September. I would ask you to kindly Like our sponsor Facebook pages or better still, visit the shops, bars and restaurants who provided all these great prizes, in appreciation of their support of vintage style in Ireland. It was just brilliant to be able to reward so very many of those who made the effort and threw themselves wholeheartedly into the spirit of a great vintage day out!
MOST STYLISH LADY: With so many stylish women and fabulous outfits, it was a hard choice, but Maria’s outfit and makeup made her stand out. Thank you to Clontarf Castle Hotel for the prize of luxury stay for two, including dinner in the famous Fahrenheit Grill. Clontarf Castle is one of Irelands premier Castle Hotels and the perfect wedding venue for a one of a kind Castle Wedding experience. Maria will be sure of a fine dining experience in the Fahrenheit Grill at Clontarf Castle Hotel, regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Dublin. Clontarf Castle is also the venue for DUBLIN’S BIGGEST ANTIQUES & MORE FAIR.. check our events page for dates in 2013. Show your appreciation and LIKE Clontarf Castle on Facebook here. Daisy Lane Floral also presented our best dressed lady with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Proprietor Aiste Donohoe is a Professional Floral Designer whose expertise in creating bespoke wedding floral and event designs. Go to the DAISY LANE website for a preview of her creations for all occasions.
MOST STYLISH MAN: Always less competition from the guys, but this year they did us proud, and there were a number of contenders for most stylish vintage man. The rockin style of Dale Leadon-Bolger, winner of a men’s grooming and pampering session with Dublin’s famous Waldorf Barbershop, certainly caught one judge’s eye! A big thank you the the WALDORF BARBERSHOP, who have generously sponsored the Best Dressed Man prize for a number of years. They have a great facebook page, well worth checking out for interesting content including fun videos and hair-raising stories! And they are shortly opening a new salon in Temple Bar, so keep an eye out for that. Click here!
MOST STYLISH COUPLE : for the first time this year, we had a special prize for the most stylish couple at the fair.. and there were a number of contenders for the superb prize of a Champagne Reception for 9 (!) friends courtesy of the newly re-opened ODEON Night-Bar on Harcourt Street. Located in the wonderfully retro Old Harcourt Street Station, south of St Stephen’s Green, it is well worth a visit for the cool retro ambience. Won’t be long before it is once again the haunt of Dublin’s most stylish, and the perfect location for a night off wearing your best vintage style. Check out their launch night pics on the ODEON facebook page Here, and drop in and say Thank You in person for their contribution to his n hers vintage style
A big thank you to the Vintage Cocktail Club for the generous prize of cocktails and taster tray for four. The VCC is the after-show destination of choice for Dublin’s glamourati. Situated in the heart of Dublin city centre on Crown Alley (behind the Central Bank), the stylish new venue inspired by the 1920s “speakeasy” serves up the largest selection of signature cocktails Dublin has ever seen, along with a delicious selection of hot plates. You can follow them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/VCCDublin
Pretty Polly were very generous with a gift of an amazing range of hosiery. From Sheers to Opaques, sleek Naturals to timeless Nylons, Pretty Polly is synonymous with famous, beautiful women, such as Jessie J, Agyness Deyn and Fearne Cotton who’ve been spotted wearing Pretty Polly tights. For everyday through to Ultra-fashionable, Pretty Polly make your legs better-than-bare. If you want that Vintage look for your legs Pretty Polly will have the legwear to suit. You will find all the styles you are looking for on their website here
Angela Caldwell was the winner of €100 voucher for the Unicorn Restaurant. Many thanks for sponsoring a great prize. Situated in the centre of Dublin, just off Merrion Row, The Unicorn’s warm, modern and informal environment have stood the test of time where diners come to soak up the ambience and enjoy the live music and relaxed atmosphere with their meal.You can check out the location and menus on their website. unicornrestaurant.com
Another great sponsor with vintage appeal was Film Fatale cinema club. Ria Czerniak won tickets for the screening of Casablanca in December in the Sugar Club, a night of cinema nostalgia and old–style Hollywood glamour that transported the audience back to the 1940s wartime for a night of film, vintage fashion, music and good old-fashioned fun. To find out more about whats showing and when just click Here
All day our vintage spotters were finding people who wearing their vintage best, it didn’t need to be a full outfit to catch the attention of our vintage stylists and to win a spot prize. McCartans Pharmacy at Sutton Cross provided goody bags of skincare and cosmetics to delight our winners. McCartans have branches all over the Northside of Dublin and qualified Pharmacists on duty to help and advise you. Check out www.mccartans.ie