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Fashions on the Field 2010

The roses are already blooming and the marquees are having their finishing touches applied at Flemington in preparation for the launch of the racetrack’s Spring Carnival tomorrow. Among the famous faces travelling out to enjoy the races are Dame Edna, Jesicas Hart, Georgia Jagger and Jerry Hall. And Mel B

Oaks Day not far away…

Crown Oaks Day, as the traditional “ladies day” at Flemington, is hands down the event on the racing calendar that is the most serious about racewear. One that attracts “as many tips on style as it does on stayers” according to the VRC’s Fleur Salisbury. This year the Fashions on the Field

Cox Plate Fashions on the Field 2010

In what was David Jones first partnership with the Moonee Valley Racing Club they hosted four categories for fashions on the field judging at the Cox Plate; including Head Turning Hats, Mens Signature Style, Ladies Classic Racewear and Young Contemporary. Judges included renowned milliner Peter Jago, Miss Australia for Miss

Made in Melbourne: Spring Racing Edition *updated*

Feel like getting into the spirit of the Spring Racing Carnival but don’t feel like contending with crowds, sunburn/windburn, your heels sinking in the turf or getting grass stains on your sundress? Gather your racing-inclined friends and head to Made in Melbourne: Spring Racing edition instead. MIM: Spring Racing edition

Blossoms, blooms & beauties…

I find yet further Spring Carnival racewear inspiration from this show. Styled by Philip Boon, the runway featured two of my favourite models of the moment Kate Peck and Alice Burdeu. According to this showcase, it seems there is no middle ground trackside when it comes to style this season. Prints

Top 10 Hats for Spring Racing 2010

I recently had the thought that a hat is like the cherry on top on the sundae of an outfit. When I dress for the races I never really feel finished or polished until I have secured my headpiece. Taking note of the lovely ladies and gents at the track

Fashion Stakes at Caulfield Cup Day 2010

And so the winners of the Chadstone Fashion Stakes have been crowned for another year… Second runner up was Natalie Bikicki of local label Natalilouise millinery in her own hat design and as for her dress, “I don’t actually know where it’s from as it was a gift”. Lucky! First

Fashion Stakes at Caulfield Guineas Day 2010

The Chadstone Fashion Stakes on Guineas Day at Caulfield Racecourse always provides plenty of eye candy for fashion fans, and this year was no exception. The ‘Classic Lady’ category was a showcase of classic lines, demure glamour and pops of colour as those who have been fashionable racegoers for years

Spring Racing Dresses A to Z

I adore spying ladies out on the lawns who dress creatively within the traditional rules of race-wear. This means if you have a strapless or spaghetti strapped dress you should remember to throw a great jacket or pretty bolero over your shoulders. If your hemline is creeping above the knee

Styling Suite at Flemington

Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington was spent shading myself from the glorious sunshine in Westfield Doncaster’s Styling Suite marquee. Bumped into the charming Lady Melbourne and her beau, which took the edge off my horse of the day Faint Perfume losing the big race along with all my money. My