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 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 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.
Posted at 8:12 am , on November 11, 2016
There’s only a few times a year one of my best friends, Charlotte comes home from overseas so I couldn’t wait to spend Ladies Day again with her this year! The sun was shining and we were ready for a great day, filled with amazing fashion in the finals of the Fashions On The Field competition and fun in the Mumm marquee.
Being ladies day, we both opted for feminine silhouettes and colour palettes. White and gold has been a favourite of mine this season so my mum and I once again whipped up a very last minute outfit for the day. Accompanied by another amazing hair style from the geniuses at Heading Out Hair and Beauty in Fitzroy and my new favourite Kim Weibenga headpiece – the outfit was complete.
Posted at 12:27 pm , on April 21, 2016
The racing hair do is fast becoming more important and sometimes the difference in a winning look. It is the final element to an outfit, that most people don’t consider until the day of the event, but can stand you ahead of the pack and complete the look you’ve worked so hard to create. Continue reading
Posted at 7:51 am , on August 6, 2014
This week it was Myer’s turn to wow us and they certainly did, with fun cotton candy hair and gorgeous celebrities Jen Hawkins, Kris Smith, Kate Peck and Nicole Trunfio gracing the runway.
Posted at 10:23 pm , on July 31, 2014
The big Australian retailers – Myer and David Jones really set the tone for the Spring Carnival and what to expect for the coming season. Prior to these shows, I spend hours on style sites searching the latest runway trends and picking what I think will transcend into Australian fashion the following season. I hang out for these parades and lookbooks, not only for the excitement that Winter is finally coming to an end, but to see what we can expect from the celebrities at the racecourse this season.
Posted at 10:24 am , on July 10, 2014
Carrie Bradshaw pretty much sums me up ‘I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!’ Its safe to say the shoe shopping for racing is my favourite part – finally an excuse to justify my shoe addiction.
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.