Posted at 10:58 am , on September 14, 2014
The veil has always been a beautiful classic look for the races and it was bound to be reinvented at some point. Over the past two seasons, we’ve seen celebrities opting for a more subtle look than the traditional headpiece. The veil became the perfect choice.
From simple netting across the face, to bunny ears, bows and floral arrangements, the veil is here to stay this season. Nadia Bartel and Rebeccah Panozza worked the look this week at the Myer Spring Fashion launch and looked absolutely gorgeous. After some success with the look last year at Derby Day, I thought why not give it another go this year at Sofitel Girls Day Out. Continue reading
Posted at 12:27 pm , on August 13, 2014
Not only is it a great TV show but it certainly hits the mark of the ‘in’ colour for the season. Orange was a big favourite of mine last spring and it will continue this coming Spring Carnival. From a pop colour; lip, shoe or trimming to your key statement piece, add a little orange can brighten up any day at the racetrack.
Here are my picks for the season
Posted at 10:25 am , on August 3, 2014
It was this weekend last year that still brings a big smile to my face. It was the day I won the Myer Queensland State Final and won the experience of a life time.
I basically designed the outfit the week of the competition and I really had no expectations as I felt I looked a little more circus freak than chic! I tell you its always the last minute outfits you don’t feel confident in that seem to do well. I’m all for a last minute made rush and even buying accessories at the airport! Continue reading
Posted at 1:18 pm , on July 17, 2014
I have always been a huge fan of the man trend, especially when it comes to the races. Although its not always deemed appropriate at the racecourse, I’m all for a Palazzo pant!
Last year at the Caulfield Guineas, I optioned to rock the pant and its still one of my favourite looks to date. Although they can be tricky to pull off, the key is to balance the pant with a structured top, giving you some shape. You do run the risk of looking like a sack otherwise! Remember to tuck and belt to really complete the look. I went for a gold armour belt, which although wasn’t the most comfortable after a big luncheon, it certainly looked good!
Here are some other ladies rocking the trend
Posted at 3:44 am , on June 25, 2014
I enjoy designing and making many of my own outfits, but I enjoy even more the thrill of finding that bargain dress or skirt that I can enhance with some creative DIY. I never feel bad attacking these pieces as I didn’t pay an arm and a leg for them.
I try to come up with a concept that is a little more unique and will stand out in the crowd. There is nothing worse than rocking up to a racecourse, feeling amazing and finding someone else wearing your exact same outfit. Your heart sinks.
To eliminate this stress, consider adding a detailed collar, attach an embellished necklace or broach, add a cape or even get your needle and thread out and start beading! Even inexperienced sewers can create something unique.
Posted at 11:22 am , on June 19, 2014
Finding a new racing outfit can be hard. We often find ourselves searching boutiques and online stores, but we so often forget whats already at home, hidden in the back of the wardrobe. I’m sure you have some hidden gems if you rummage.. I sure did!
Posted at 11:28 am , on June 11, 2014
Although I live in black, white and grey in my day to day life, my racing alter ego is all about colour.. and the more the better! I’m not talking a Carmen Miranda lookalike wearing a dozen different colours, I try to keep to my 3 colour rule – as seen in my Do’s and Don’ts post.
This season its all about pastels paired back with bold, bright colours. Whether its in a floral print, geometric, stripe or solid two tone look, theres a combination for everyone. What colours will you pick?
Be inspired by these looks
Posted at 7:06 pm , on June 6, 2014
Finding the right racing outfit isn’t easy, let me tell you I’ve had my fair share of fails! From my mums vintage ruffle top (think the Seinfield pirate shirt) to a short dress with cape back.. Its safe to say I learnt the do’s and don’ts pretty quickly after attempting my second racing event. Here are some helpful hints that I learnt along the way.
Posted at 2:20 am , on May 25, 2014
Growing up, The Melbourne Cup carnival was the event on the social calendar. The TV coverage would be on all day and this is when I remember my first experience watching the girls walking the runway in the Fashions on the Field competition. The year I remember most, was when RMIT student, Sarah Schofield took out the prize. She was wearing an amazing unique black and white ‘pick up stick’ fascinator and had this beaming smile… she looked like an ad in Vogue.
A budding fashion student aspiring to study at RMIT, I thought I want to be that girl one day!