Posted at 7:21 am , on August 7, 2019
Earlier in the year when I was planning Autumn carnival outfits, I discovered a new found love of shiny patent leather fabric. It seems many other designers have since discovered this love, after seeing many brands release pre Spring Summer styles donning this fabric in the past few weeks. Continue reading
Posted at 1:59 pm , on July 8, 2019
The last few years, I’ve been a big fan of the one shoulder top trend, as it pushes the boundaries a little with Fashions On The Field. I’ve worn this trend in both Spring and Autumn Carnivals with much success, as it is that perfect transeasonal silhouette and can be changed up with different fabrics and textures. The statement sleeve is now also trending, which I think is the perfect partner for the off the shoulder. Continue reading
Posted at 7:30 pm , on November 10, 2017
Yesterday was the big day – The Myer National Fashions On The Field final! I was so lucky to be able to experience this moment for a second time, after coming 2nd Runner Up in the 2014 Myer FOTF National final. I never thought I would get this opportunity again! Continue reading
Posted at 10:30 am , on October 28, 2017
This year the Myer FOTF competition had a change up, the NSW State Final was going to be held off the race course at Coogee Pavilion! There was much conversation amongst the racing community, as The Everest – Sydney’s biggest race day was also on that day and which FOTF event would you pick. Or would would you do both!?
I wasn’t planning on going up to Sydney for any of the events, however my girlfriend Brodie, who won the Myer FOTF competition in 2014 suggested I come up for a fun weekend with her. So on the Tuesday night, I booked last minute flights to Sydney! Continue reading
Posted at 8:03 am , on October 8, 2017
After visiting the Spotlight shoot, my mum and I couldn’t wait to start coming up with new designs and the fun part – shopping for fabric! One of my favourite memories growing up was going on expeditions with my mum to Bayswater Spotlight; draping ourselves in fabric and coming home with new fabrics to play with, so naturally we headed to Bayswater to check out the new range in store.
I found this amazing tropical print fabric that I had my eye on at the shoot and then looked for a bold stripe to pair back with it. Months ago, I had saved an image of a dress by Caroline Constas, which had a similar print clash so I wanted to create my own look with this concept for Sofitel Ladies Day at Flemington.
Posted at 2:11 am , on October 5, 2017
A few weeks ago, my mum and I were lucky enough to go down to the Spotlight Spring Catalogue shoot to preview what fabrics are coming this Spring Carnival. The photo shoot was at the beautiful venue Greenfields Albert Park with stunning views of the lake – the perfect Spring venue for the shoot.
When we arrived, the shoot was in full swing with so many beautiful outfits made from bright botanical and tropical prints, embellished lace, taffeta and much more. Spring was definitely in the air! Continue reading
Posted at 10:31 pm , on June 25, 2017
Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival has always been a favourite carnival of mine and sadly I’ve missed attending the last couple of years. This year, I decided I wasn’t going to miss another Winter carnival and needed to attend at least one race day to satisfy my need for a Fashions On The Field competition. Stradbroke Day fell on a Melbourne long weekend so my mum and I decided it was time for a mini vacation to get away from the very cold Winter down south.
Stradbroke Day has a black and white theme with a touch of red, which makes the fashion really interesting as everyone always has a very different take. Last year, the winners wore very little red so most followed this lead and only went with a red accessory as their touch. I went for the more risky option of a red velvet turban, earrings and embellishment on my dress and some more daring people went for all red with black and white touches,
Posted at 9:11 am , on February 28, 2017
Blue Diamond Stakes Day is a favourite race day amongst my group of friends, as it’s the last big event of Summer racing. It was sadly also a farewell for one of our best friend’s who is moving interstate.
Being a Summer race day, whites and soft florals were definitely a hit around the track with bright pops of colour. I opted for a statement sleeve off the shoulder dress for a bit of fun paired a vintage pearl headband my mum made 30 years ago and gold heels.
Posted at 8:48 am , on February 11, 2017
A long weekend and the chance to go on an adventure with my Mum to another city, was a definite yes from me! The second state final in the Myer Fashions On The Field Competition was to be held at Hobart Cup and it has always been place I have wanted to visit.
As soon as the competition date was announced, my Mum and I started planning an outfit. Yellow has been the colour of the season along with layering and lace detailing trends, so we wanted to create an outfit that could incorporate all these elements. Continue reading
Posted at 7:47 pm , on November 13, 2016
The last day of the carnival is here and my feet are definitely happy to see my sneakers for a while after today! Emirates Stakes Day has always been a favourite of mine, as it’s a little more relaxed and it’s so cute seeing the kids running around dressed up for Junior Fashions On The Field.
After playing around in my wardrobe, I decided to go for an all white off the shoulder look with a fun colour pop of coral. I’ve had this gorgeous Felicity Northeast boater, Ellery statement sleeve top and Sophia Webster heels that I’ve been dying to wear, so today seemed like the perfect occasion.