The Myer NSW Fashions On the Field competition is traditionally held at Royal Randwick on Spring Champion Stakes day, which is always a tough decision for me as it’s also Caulfield Guineas Day in Melbourne. This year, Myer parted ways with the Australian Turf Club and found a new location for the state final – George St Mall with Royal Randwick holding their own digital competition instead. This meant 3 fashions events to choose from!
I chose to attempt the fashions double in Sydney – George St Mall and the digital competition at Randwick. It was going to be an ‘amazing race’ of Fashions on the Field to be able to do both!The day started off early at a Sydney hairdressers, which sadly ended up in a hair disaster! I spent 2 hours at the salon and walked away with a very messy birds nest instead of the sleek do I was hoping for! It just shows, sometimes it doesn’t matter how much research you do, you can end up with a bad hairdresser. I really should have asked my Sydney friends for their recommendations.
For the event, I opted to wear a designer dress, instead of one of my own creations as my Mum had picked up a stunning one off sample from one of my favourite designers in London. The Antonio Berardi dress had been waiting in the wardrobe for the right event and Kim Weibenga had designed a stunning ombre feathered piece to pair back with the dress. I couldn’t wait to play in this dress.
So we rushed back to the hotel, attempted to fix my hair and then got in a taxi out to Royal Randwick. In order to make it to both events, I had to be at Randwick as the gates opened, had my photo taken and then leave straight away for the Myer State Final in the CBD. It seems many girls had the same idea!
After having my photo taken, we rushed to the CBD and made it just in time to the state final. I was thrilled to have made top 10 in the competition! To finish a very busy and fun day, we went back to Randwick to enjoy some of the racing and to celebrate.
Lead image taken by Wendell Teodoro of Seduce Photography