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DressCode: Melbourne Cup 2012

Melbourne Cup Day is synonymous with jockeys’ silks and blooming roses and this year more than ever we get have our way with colour. I met the lovely Lisa from Lady of Leisure millinery recently at a lunch and instantly admired her neon orange hat. She kindly sent me this

Fashion Stakes Caulfield Guineas 2012

All Too Hard won the 2012 Caulfield Guineas yesterday. But the colt’s name was certainly not an omen for the event. With the grand final of the Fashion Stakes for dapper gents, a welcome appearance of sunshine and even more welcome flutes of Pommery champagne in the marquee, the day

My Best Ever Hat exhibition

My Best Ever Hat exhibition

Today I find myself among the wonderful company of some be-hatted ladies as part of a new Spring Racing fashion exhibition; My Best Ever Hat! Amelia Coote – buyer at le Louvre, designer Arabella Ramsay, Emma Freedman, Jennifer Hawkins, Lady Melbourne, Harper’s Bazaar editor Kellie Hush, model Samantha Harris, ex-Vogue

50 years of Fashions on the Field

Originally conceived 50 years ago as a honeypot to lure more males trackside; Fashions on the Field has evolved into a highlight of any  decent Spring Racing event. Celebrating this golden jubilee, the VRC and Myer hosted a high tea yesterday at the Mural Hall. It naturally applauded classic styles of the

Fashions on the Field 2011: A Grand Finale

Dunaden wasn’t the only winner this past week at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. NSW Fashions on the Field regular Angela Menz  also left the track with glittering prizes after taking out the coveted crown of Best Dressed at Flemington this year. Queensland’s Louise Struber was runner up in a lemon

The Carnival is almost over

A Caulfield Spring racing style mega-post ahead. I’ve had such a whirlwind few weeks that I thought it might be nice to roll all of my adventures from the Age Caulfield ladies luncheon, Guineas day and Caulfield Cup day into one big highlights reel… Ladies Luncheon I was impressed by

Blue Diamond Fashion Stakes 2011

Finally! The sun poured upon Caulfield racecourse‘s lawns on Saturday for what seemed like (and probably was) the first time this Spring/Summer Racing season.  And in good time too; as though we now have Autumn and Winter racing to look forward to they are marginally less fun to dress up

Werribee Races 2010

The sun shone on Werribee Racecourse this past weekend as Country Racing returned for the first time in several years after a major redevelopment of the track. And so did racing style. Country racing’s version of Fashions on the Field hunts for the best dressed ladies over the racing seasons.

Werribee Christmas Races

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The races are not over yet! Forget Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley; my attention now turns to the country races with its picnic atmosphere and lack of maddening hordes. This Saturday 4th December from 10am the horses return to Werribee Racing Club (Bulban Road, Werribee) for the Christmas Races. Adult

Oaks Day 2010 – The Millinery Award

Australian flowers inspired Millinery Award 2010 winner Liza Stedman on Melbourne Cup Day. The milliner said that the nude and red hat was designed to mirror the beauty of a eucalyptus flower. Runner-up Lynette Lim’s design featured a red heart made of roses with a black patent leather bow which