Friday, January 09, 2009


Winter Racing Challenge comes to glamorous conclusion


Dubai Racing Club, official fashion partner BurJuman and event sponsors Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and Contempo Events, played host to the fabulous Winter BurJuman Fillies & Fashion this evening.

Partygoers dined on gourmet cuisine, supped sparkling beverages and took in the action both on the catwalk and the race track.

Fillies strutted around in stylish and beautiful dresses and eye catching head pieces.


Gorgeous millinery displays from Julie Anne Lucas Millinery, and make-up touch-ups were available from FACE Stockholm, ensured ladies were impeccably groomed from tip to toe.

The Ahlan! Glamour Studio proved a popular attraction, with guests paying a visit to have their very own photo finish by a team of professional photographers.

Kelly Lundberg, the award winning image consultant, and Dubai Racing Club’s official stylist said: “We saw so many striking hats and fascinators tonight.

“The ladies were beautifully turned out, and so were the men! We were thrilled to see so many contenders in the Best Dressed Couple category.

“Tonight was fantastic prelude to the Style Stakes, and we look forward to the Carnival BurJuman Fillies & Fashion on February 26th”.

Fashion designers Meher Mirchandani and Riddhima Whabi added: “We saw lots of bright, beautiful colours, sophisticated accessories and straight silhouettes, which is very much on trend”.

After some deliberation, the judges made their decisions and saw Sarah Feyling win Best Dressed Lady.

Feyling designed her own dress and had it tailor made for the event.

The purple and blue creation, along with her silver sandals and clutch from India, was perfectly accentuated by her Walter Wright hat, which was one of her gifts when she won Best Dressed lady at the BurJuman Ladies Night back in November!

Feyling took home BurJuman and Meher & Riddhima gift vouchers, dinner for two at Angsana Dubai, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, return flights to Bahrain and a 3-night stay at the Banyan Tree Al Areen in Bahrain, Divine Diva styling package and a make-over FACE Stockholm and photo sessions with Cherie of Beverly Hills Studio.

Best Dressed Couple was Stefan and Emmy Walter.

Emmy’s champagne one-shouldered dress and clutch was tailor-made, as well as her fascinator, and was perfectly paired with her champagne Aldo sandals.

Stefan’s suit was from Massimo Dutti, his tie from Armani and shoes from Tod’s.

Mr and Mrs Walter will both enjoy gift vouchers from BurJuman, a make-over FACE Stockholm and photo sessions with Cherie of Beverly Hills Studio; and dinner for two at Angsana Dubai.

Best Hat went to Indah Brown, who’s Oasis hat went perfectly with her purple and black beaded Indonesian-designed dress, Gucci sandals and black Balenciaga clutch.

Brown took home BurJuman and Meher & Riddhima gift vouchers and a spa treatment from Angsana Spa.

FACE of the night went to Bronte Forsyth-Turner, who scooped up Skincare and make-up vouchers from FACE Stockholm and make-over followed by photo session at the Cherie of Beverly Hills Studio.

Tickets to the Carnival BurJuman Fillies & Fashion, taking place on February 26th, are priced at just AED400 per person and include food, beverages and entertainment. Tickets available online at http://www.dubairacingclub.com

For further information on the Carnival BurJuman Fillies & Fashion, and all other Dubai Racing Club events, please contact the Hospitality Department at Dubai Racing Club on +971 4 327 0077 or email


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