A Legacy of Style at the Iconic Hardiman Hotel

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The Hardiman Hotel’s ‘Legacy of Style’ Ladies Day Competition takes place this Thursday July 28 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles, great entertainment and be in with a chance to win a fantastic stylish prize. 

Stylish ladies are invited to the Hotel this Thursday evening to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles and be in with a chance to win a fantastic stylish prize – a €1,500 voucher for Les Jumelles Boutique, a €1,000 cash prize, plus a two  night stay for two in a suite at The Hardiman Hotel, a bottle of Champagne on arrival and dinner for 2 in the Gaslight Brasserie. Second prize is a Magnum of Taittinger Champagne and for the social set there are great prizes from some of Galway’s best, including a stunning Kate headband from Emily Jean Atelier and Micil Gin and Micil Connemara Cream Liqueur for ‘Best Instagram Post’ on the night. 

The judges on the evening include two of Galway’s fashion stalwarts, sisters Mary McSweeney and Margaret Gallagher of Les Jumelles Boutique on Chapel Lane, sponsors of the main prize. The twins opened Les Jumelles in 1997 and their exclusive luxury brands include Paskal, Philip Lim, Acne Studios, Rick Owens, and Saloni. The judging line-up also includes fashion editor Bairbre Power who has judged Ladies Day both at Ballybrit and at evening style events in the city. As guest stylist for this unique shoot at The Hardiman, Bairbre took inspiration from vintage looks that Race Week guests might have worn over the decades and chose modern day looks inspired by style icons of the past. 

For further details on the Legacy of Style Ladies Day event, go to www.thehardiman.ie. @thehardimangalway

Pistachio tulle hat, €795, carolkennellymillinery.com 

‘Carmen’ ivory suit, €580, tinagriffindesigns.ie

Clip-on earrings, €25, Rhinestones Jewellery, Dublin

Ivory satin gloves, €17.95, Anthony Ryan, Galway

‘Faligia’ cream leather sling back with diamante detail,  €165, Premoli, Galway, premolishoes.com

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Red floral hat, €425, carolkennellymillinery.com  

Pink leather ‘Montserrat’ gloves, €365, Paula Rowan, Westbury Mall,  Dublin, paularowan.com  

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe  dress, €610, Les Jumelles, Galway, studio.lesjumelles.ie 

Paul Costello

Straw front-facing hat with black bow, €375,carolkennellymillinery.com   

Wolfhound sunglasses in slate, €350, Optica Dublin, opticadublin.com  

Paul Costelloe SS22 runway dress, POA, Curated by Design Centre, Kildare Village

‘Mouchette’ bow black leather gloves, €520, Paula Rowan, Westbury, paularowan.com 

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Leonora Ferguson crochet wire hat, €185, 

Catriona Hanly jacket,€490, trousers, €370, Curated by Design Centre, Kildare Village. 

Silver ‘Montserrat’ leather gloves, €350, Paula Rowan, Westbury Mall, Dublin, paularowan.com 


1940’s satin and feather hat, €140,

Donald Original brown pleated, €220, 1950’s rhinestone earrings, €75,  1960’s art deco style cocktail ring, €110, cream gloves,€50 and 1950’s vanity case, €180, all from Dirty Fabulous, Glaslough Street, Monaghan town, dirtyfabulous.com 

1950’s s green and ivory ruffle rim hat, €110, 1950’s R&K Originals turquoise and gold brocade jacket and dress , €220, cream gloves, €50, green and cream vanity case, €180,  all from Dirty Fabulous, Glaslough Street, Monaghan town, dirtyfabulous.com 

Wolfhound sunglasses in linen,  €350, Optica Dublin, Dawson Street, Dublin, opticadublin.com 


Photography: Kenny Whittle, kennywhittle.com 

Model: Sarah Morrissey, Assets Model Agency, assetsmodels.com

Make-up and hair: Roisin Derrane, @roisinderranemakeup

Styled on location at The Hardiman Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway, thehardiman.ie