Oaks Day fashions on the field national finalists proved that old school glamour and sharp tailoring never go out of style. Picked as the winner by guest judges supermodel mother and daughter duo, Jerry Hall and Georgia Jagger, was Queenslander Jaydee Paino, wearing an original 50s hooped sundress reworked by young designer Nigel Vogler. The baby blue piece featured a cute horsey print and was accessorised with her grandma’s pearls, red Tony Bianco pumps and a beret-style white headpiece with navy feathers by Bernice Patton High Society Millinery. She told the audience the dress couriered from Nashville and she picked it up online for just $18.
The runner up Victorian fashion student Laura Keogh, paid tribute to the tailoring of 60’s designers, such as Pierre Cardin, with her self-made layered grey and black skirt and smart black shirt. Black pearls and pumps completed her look.
The horse print also proved to be a winner for second runner up South Australian Laura Bassett. Her black and white belted A-line dress featured black horse silhouettes and a tailored black jacket completed the look.
Fashions on the Field
Pretty prose by Lisa Tutt
Happy snaps by moi