Saturday, March 24, 2012

Miss Derry 2012 final

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This week I had the pleasure of attending the final of the "Miss Derry 2012" pageant at The Classic Wine Bar and Restaurant in Limavady. The venue was stunning as were each and every one of the final contestants. The judging panel consisted of Jenny Taggart (Stylist, Make-up Artist and Organiser of the event) Orlaith McAllister (Model), Tracey Hall (Owner of Style Academy), Rosemary Wright (Make-up Artist) and Julian Simmons (UTV Presenter) and they had a very hard job indeed deciding between such beautiful girls to pick the Winner of Miss Derry 2012.
During the contest the girls modelled some amazing dresses and swimwear, my favourite's, surprise surprise, being the sparkling vintage wear from Boudoir Boutique, one of the Sponsors of the event.
Just before the judges announced the winner, Lisa McCabe, fashion designer and Owner at N'or Lisa stood up to announce the winner of The Best Dressed Lady in the audience. I was both shocked and delighted when I heard my outfit being described as the winning ensemble. I had chosen to wear a dress from Una Rodden designs, topped off with a leopard print clutch from "Sushi" and an "Hermes" Collier de Chien bangle. I won the most amazing prize - a gorgeous scarf from N'or Lisa and a voucher from Syenna Hair and Beauty for a pamper session which I cannot wait to take advantage of.
Finally the moment of truth arrived, time to announce the Winner.
In third place was the very pretty Aoibhinn Byrne, Second place was the stunning Kayleigh O'Reilly and the winner of Miss Derry 2012 was...
Katie McAuley.
A truly deserving winner of such a fabulous prize and I am sure that she will make a perfect ambassador for both Derry and Northern Ireland.
Nicola x

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Myself and Tara Henderson from Tara Henderson International who also won a prize for her outfit!

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Myself being presented with Best Dressed Lady Award

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Stunning Vintage from Boudoir Boutique

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3rd Place winner - Aoibhinn Byrne

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Kayleigh wearing Vintage from Boudoir Boutique

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2nd Place Winner - Kayleigh O"Reilly

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Katie wearing vintage from Boudoir Boutique

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Miss Derry 2012 - Katie McAuley

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Myself with Julian Simmons from UTV

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Myself, Miss Derry - Katie McAuley and Jenny Taggart - Organiser

Myself trying on the amazing Swarovski Crystal Crown sponsored by Boudoir Boutique

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★ CORSET AND FAUX FUR DRESS BY UNA RODDEN DESIGNS 
★ LEOPARD PRINT CLUTCH FROM SUSHI 
★ RIVER ISLAND LEOPARD STILLETTOS 
★ HERMES "COLLIER DE CHIEN" BANGLE 
★ GUESS WATCH 

Location - The Classic Wine Bar and Restaurant, Limavady http://www.theclassicrestaurant.com/

Sponsors 
Syenna Hair and Beauty - http://www.syennahairandbeauty.com/

Photography - Alan-Lee Creswell


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