Ex Strikers daughter clinches style award
THE daughter of former Liverpool striker David Fairclough scooped the £50k Style 2010 competition.
Journalism student Sophie, 20, from Formby, was dressed in a striking silk emerald green dress which she bought from internet shop Susannah.
She was handed her prize by Coleen Rooney who was wearing a billowing peach vintage dress with Christine Louboutin heels and matching bag.
Coleen, 24, who had brought along five month–old son Kai for his first Grand National trip, said: “This is the fashion event of the year for Liverpool. Everyone makes such an effort.”
Talking about the contestants she added: “To put yourself in front of judges is a scary thing and I congratulate every single on of them.”
Sophie won a new car, worth £12,000, a 10-day holiday to Barbados for two and a photoshoot at a top London studio as well as £200 to spend in Cricket and a goody bag from Benefit
The stunned student said: “I’m so happy. I’m so shocked.
“I put a lot of effort into getting ready for Ladies’ Day and had intended to enter the Style competition but I didn’t think that I would win.
“It was amazing to win the prize and I will be taking by boyfriend David Jones with me on holiday as we weren’t going to go away together this year as we couldn’t afford it.
“I just didn’t expect to win. The competition all looked amazing too and I was certain one of them would have clinched it. I’m looking forward to enjoying my prize.”
The five finalists had been picked out of 1,900 entrants on Ladies’ Day by judges, Sheree Murphy, Emma Johnson, Ricky Whittle, Colin McAllister, Justin Ryan, Justine Mills and Lorraine McCulloch and designer Jeff Banks.
Banks said: “It’s almost got a retro 1950s look. “The emerald green colour is what everyone is predicting for 2011, so Sophie is ahead of the trend.”