Celebrity stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick to celebrate birthday by judging Ladies Day at Galway Races
Jul 30, 2014 : By Siobhan O’Connor
The busy mother, author, TV personality and celebrity stylist, Lisa Fitzpatrick gets racy on her birthday
Celebrity stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick is preparing to celebrate her birthday with a bang.
The stunning mother turns 42 this week and is heading to the Galway Races for the best day in the racing schedule, Ladies Day.
Lisa will judge the popular event, alongside Social and Personal’s PJ Gallagher and journalist Bairbre Power this Thursday and already she’s excited about who will get it right in the style stakes.
©INPHO/Cathal NoonanAndrea Guerrero, Ennis, Co. Clare, and Mary Lee, Gort, Co. Galway
She told the Irish Mirror: “I’m looking for someone who dresses weather appropriate.
“Also it’s important for me to chose a winner who has a passion for what they’re wearing, somebody who’s found a great outfit with an equally great story.
“They could have found something after decluttering their wardrobe perhaps.
“I love to see girls who have gone to the trouble of making their own hat for instance.
“But it’s crucial they have a nice bubbly smile, good posture and they have a fun attitude.”
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If you’re heading to Ladies Day, it’s worth noting that just because you’ve made the effort, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be seen.
Lisa advises that it’s imperative you present yourself to the judges with your story.
She said: “Don’t give up, find us and tell us about your outfit.
“We may have missed you, so I’d advise ladies to come seek out the judges, it’s such a fun day.”
Lisa always gives practical style advise be it on ITV’s This Morning or on Ireland Am and Xpose.
Robert HamiltonLisa presenting on ITV
Lisa also had some top tips for punters on what essentials to bring along to the festival.
She explained: “Don’t forget your pumps, I’ve often seen girls walking around with no shoes on at the end of the event and honestly it’s just so easy to throw a pair of pumps into your handbag.
“Wet wipes are the handiest ever and Boots is a great place to buy all of your mini essentials.
“If it rains you can use them to clean your shoes plus they’re just so handy in your handbag.”
“It may be overcast but always bring your sunblock.
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“Again you can get minis in boots and alot of girls wear fake tan but forget to pop sun cream underneath.”
Glamorous Lisa is on a high as her book, Diet SOS, has been in the top ten for the last ten weeks.
She said: “I can’t believe that my book is now also selling really well in Australia and the UK.”
“When I was a big girl it was totally my fault and you have to take responsibility for it.
Lisa Fitzpatrick’s Diet Sos book launch
“I was 15 stone and size 20 and it took me three years to shift the weight, it takes time.
“I changed my mindset when I lost the weight, it’s all about discipline.
“Now I am really good Monday to Thursday but I eat what I want at the weekends.
Lisa is thrilled that her book is inspiring women to get in shape and become more confident.
She said: “You can have anything you desire or want, but only you can make it happen, only you have the ability to change.
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“Dreams are only dreams until you make them a reality and action your dreams.”
So at 42 does Lisa feel pressure to get a little help when it comes to her looks?
She said: “I’m completely natural, My mom has gorgeous skin and to be honest I look after my skin.
“I never sit in the sun, I cleanse and moisturise every night and I drink loads of water, never say never but I fuel myself with good energy so prefer staying natural.”
FameFlynetMarvin Humes, Rochelle Humes July 21, 2014 Celebrities and guests arrive at the wedding party of Cheryl Cole, nee Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, at the posh private members club, The Library in London, England.
Lisa has just finished up working with Rochelle and Marvin Humes on the summer show for This Morning and her hectic schedule will next see her selling her book, “Diet Sos” on shopping channel QVC.