Our next world famous Spring Racing Carnival is off in the distance. Yet that doesn’t mean that there is a lack of fashions on the field. Yesterday at Caulfield racecourse during the Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Day, ladies and a few gents hit the stage to compete in a summer round of Fashion Stakes. After four heats racewear regular Angela Menz came out as much a victor as yearling Star Witness. She will be off for a Port Douglas holiday after the siren red outfit of her own creation topped off with feathers caught the judges eyes. The runner up was Blanche Milford, another familiar race-goer, who also created her own ensemble in navy blue and vibrant orange with gold details.
The day also saw a fashion showcase with headwear by milliner and judge Peter Jago. His tip for summer hats and headpieces for the races; “Spring is all about everything new. Summer should be an evolution of that, more simple and elegant.”
Blue Diamond Fashion Stakes Heats
Blue Diamond Fashion Stakes Finalists
Millinery Showcase by Peter Jago
Pretty prose by Sarah Willcocks
Inventive images by Ben Lamb