Posted at 10:50 pm , on October 29, 2014
As the lead up for Flemington draws near, we all start going into overdrive hunting for outfits and headpieces to suit the days. It is always hard finding the right dress, but it’s equally as hard finding the right milliner. I like to shop around when it comes to millinery, as every milliner has their own unique style and specialities.
To make this process easier for you all this carnival, I’d like to cover off some of my favourite milliners in the coming weeks. Although many milliner’s have stopped taking custom orders, they do have many amazing pieces left for purchase – you just have to find the right style.
This week I would like to introduce my local Geelong milliner – Rebecca Share. Rebecca has won the prestigious MYER Fashions on the Field ‘Millinery Award’ back in 2011 and again last year placed ‘2nd Runner Up’. After seeing Rebecca’s amazing aqua collection this Spring, I knew she was the right milliner to create a headpiece to match my Caulfield Carnival outfit.
Bec’s style is very unique; its streamlined, big and a real statement. Here are my picks from her latest collection to suit each race day.
Posted at 8:20 am , on October 26, 2014
It has been a week and I am still finding it hard to put into words the excitement I felt when I was announced as the winner of Chadstone Fashions On The Field at the 2014 Caulfield Cup.
The lead up to the day was quite nerve racking. I’d won my way through to the final via Preview Day a few weeks earlier and I was stressing that my outfit might be trumped by someone on the day of the finals. The good thing about winning through earlier is that you can’t change anything about your outfit so you just have to trust what you have already put together and hope for the best.
Posted at 9:53 am , on October 15, 2014
One of the most asked questions from people heading to the races is “how do you last an entire day at the races in heels?”
Most of the time I regret my choice of shoe but I soldier on through the day before hobbling home, cursing myself for deciding I had to wear those shoes whilst I hobble around for the remainder of the week.
If you aren’t competing in the Fashions on the Field, it’s all about shoes that are comfortable but also allow you to head to dinner or an after party without it looking like you are taking part in some form of a strange fire walking procession.
Here are my best tips to get you through the carnival:
Posted at 8:12 am , on October 9, 2014
We all love a pencil skirt and with the full circle now in fashion, where does it leave last seasons favourite skirt?
The pencil is still very much in this season, so don’t go tossing them out just yet. With new styles to reinvent the shape, it is still my go to skirt this carnival. The key is to invest in a great flattering silhouette and for those curvier ladies, opt for one that finishes just above the knee instead of the midi. I always look for interesting textures, prints and finishes to stand out in the crowd and to avoid the typical ‘office’ look.
Here are my tips and tricks to work the pencil in this season. Continue reading