Hats off to champion ladies

    Splendid headwear: Lorna Doogue

    LOCAL boutique owner Lorna Doogue won top prize at the Scottish Grand National in Ayr near Glasgow.

    Lorna beat off stylish competition to take the ultimate accolade at the renowned event.

    Lorna is no stranger to success at Ladies Day and is known for the fabulous fashion she stocks in her boutique on St Kieran’s Street, Kilkenny, including hats by Michelle Treacy Millinery, a key element of the outfit she wore to Scotland.

    Lorna wore a fabulous Floral Saucer Hat from Michelle’s Collection. Michelle’s piece took the eye of the judges from the outset.

    This statement that combined with Lorna’s stylish outfit, all from her own boutique, stood out from the rest.

    Lorna’s jumpsuit, red shoes and Breton Top were the perfect contrast to the bold floral pattern of Michelle’s Saucer Hat.

    Lorna finished the outfit off with her mam’s Vintage handbag which she upstyled with silk flowers the night before.

    Lorna is the exclusive Kilkenny stockist of local Milliner Michelle Treacy.

    Despite only recently launching her Millinery business full time, Michelle is going from strength to strength.

    Michelle handcrafts all pieces by hand using traditional blocking methods to create high quality bespoke pieces, ranging from small button headpieces to dramatic hats such as her recent winning piece.

    Ladies, don’t miss the opportunity to get styled and ‘hatted up’ with Lady Lorna’s Designer Boutique and Michelle Treacy Milinery.

    Hats off to these two entrepreneurial and stylish local ladies.