Events, Fashion

Newport Queen Festival 2014

July 28, 2014

Irish Fashion Newport Queen 13

Happy Monday everyone,

Today’s post is a little different than usual. A few weeks ago I was asked to be the guest judge for selecting the 2014 Newport Queen. Newport is a little town in Co. Mayo and every year their Queen takes centre stage during their summer festival (which takes place next weekend – the first weekend in August!). I was delighted to be asked, so of course I accepted. The event took place last weekend in (the newly re-opened) Hotel Newport. It was a brilliant night and I really am not exaggerating when I say it was so hard to pick between the 11 girls in the running to be the 2014 Queen. They were all amazing and did a really great job even though the MC’s tried their level best to embarrass the hell out of them.

As you will see from the pics below, blue was the unofficial colour of the night. Six of the girls, the 2013 Queen and little old me all wore blue dresses for the event (you may have seen the pic I shared of my dress on Instagram last week?). I got my dress to wear to the races in Australia last Christmas and couldn’t wait to give it it’s debut here in Ireland. It’s such an amazing dress that fits like an absolutely glove! I originally intended to wear it for my graduation but then I found the Ted Baker one I wore and it got pushed down the list. 😉 I’d like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful staff at Hotel Newport for putting us up for the night. The rooms in the hotel are amazing! They are so big and comfy and, if I am being completely honest, I nearly didn’t want to leave. The service is top notch too and the staff couldn’t be anymore helpful. I had such a great time and can’t wait to more events like this in future. 🙂

Irish Fashion Lorna

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I was wearing:
Dress: Isla by Talulah @ David Jones (similar here, herehere, and here)
Shoes: Zara (similar here and here)
Bag: River Island (similar here)
Necklace: Lovisa
Watch: Michael Kors
Rings: Cobwebs Galway, Topshop and Primark

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*Photos both my own and via the Newport Gráinne Uaile Festival Facebook page

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