Posted at 12:03 am , on September 28, 2015
This seasons new emerging trend is black on black – I know, as Anna Wintour would say, ‘Flowers for Spring, how revolutionary’. Black on Black really isn’t anything new, especially if you are from Melbourne, however it’s not a look we often see at the races.
Myer were the first to showcase this look back in August at the Spring/Summer Launch and it had my girlfriends and I talking. I don’t often wear black to the races, as it’s my time to shy away from my day to day blacks and go all out in colour but I couldn’t wait to put an outfit together.
Posted at 7:19 pm , on September 22, 2015
On Thursday evening, Caulfield kick started their Spring Carnival with the annual Spotlight Members Millinery Evening. This year, Jill and Jack, Louise McDonald, Kim Wiebenga, Felicity Northeast, Studio Aniss, Philip Rhodes, Peter Jago and the Human Chameleon were showcased in a runway show and pop up market.
When I arrived, the champagne was already flowing and it was great to see people walking around with hat boxes. This event has always been a favourite of mine as it’s fantastic to see all my favourite milliners in one room and to try on all different shapes and sizes. For me, I try to plan my outfits first and then pair back a headpiece, however this night inspires me and I often work back from the headpiece to create the dream look. Continue reading
Posted at 4:30 am , on September 16, 2015
With Spring Carnival fast approaching, it’s time to start planning outfits and most importantly headwear. Milliners are booked out sometimes months in advance for extravagant custom headpieces, I am one of those people but this isn’t for everyone.
When I’m not competing in Fashions on the Field, I like to wear minimalist pieces that are easy to match with last minute dresses and are low maintenance throughout the day at the track. This season, we are seeing crowns and headbands taking on a more refined and delicate form, which are really feminine and perfect to pair back with this seasons 70’s trend.
Here are my picks ranging from $12 to $795. Continue reading
Posted at 8:27 am , on July 1, 2015
Today my Mum and I headed off to Royal Ascot for Day 5 of the event. I honestly don’t know how the Queen does it every day at the age of 89.. It took us 4 days to recover from Day 1!
The Friday and Saturday’s events were completely sold out so we were prepared for a long journey out to the track with our driver George. After 2 hours in the car, we were so excited to walk into the grounds again. Today were we dining in the Sandringham rooms, which faced out onto the track. This was perfect viewing to see our Aussie sprinter Brazen Beau in the Diamond Jubilee that afternoon. Continue reading
Posted at 12:04 pm , on June 30, 2015
Today I experienced something one can only dream of – attending Royal Ascot. Thanks to Melbourne Racing Club, I won a once in a lifetime experience to attend not just one but two days at Royal Ascot as part of an 8 day trip to London. Continue reading
Posted at 11:39 am , on November 7, 2014
Despite the cool weather, celebrities and punters donned their best black and white for AAMI Derby Day on Saturday. To start of the day, I had the pleasure of attending the Cecconi’s Derby Day breakfast with my good friend Charlotte from Winston and Willow. This was a perfect start to the day before heading out to the track.
As a Fashions on the Field spectator this year, I had the fun task of mingling with the Myer Fashions on the Field National finalists whilst watching the first round of the Womenswear Victorian finals and the Menswear competition. Continue reading
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