Purple Pantsuit takes out 2020 Myer National Fashions on the Field Title

For the first time in the history of the Myer National Fashions on the Field competition, a pantsuit has taken out the National Title! And it wasn’t just any pantsuit, but a rich purple linen pant suit, featuring wide legs and orange binding. Magnificently designed and made by one very creative FOTF entrant. Christine Spielmann [...]

2021-01-06T06:53:41+10:00January 6th, 2021|DIY, Interviews|

Creating My 2019 Spring Carnival Outfits: Part 3 of 3 – Oaks Day

Welcome to Part 3 of my 3-part blog series, where I show you how my three 2019 Spring Carnival outfits came to life. In this post I’ll share how I created my Oaks Day outfit. In previous posts I covered how I made my Derby Day and Melbourne Cup Day outfits. My 2019 Spring [...]

2019-12-12T05:09:47+10:00December 12th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

Creating My 2019 Spring Carnival Outfits: Part 2 of 3 – Melbourne Cup

Welcome to Part 2 of a 3-part blog series, where I show you how I made my three 2019 Spring Carnival outfits. In this post I’ll share how I created my Melbourne Cup Day outfit. You can also read about the making of my Derby Day and Oaks Day outfits. My 2019 Spring Carnival [...]

2019-12-12T05:07:31+10:00November 29th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

Creating My 2019 Spring Carnival Outfits: Part 1 of 3 – Derby Day

I know I say this every year… but, seriously, I think this spring season would have to be my favourite compilation of FOTF outfits ever!! My fabulous new dressmaker, Mark Blake, created two gorgeous custom-made dresses for me and my third dress, equally as stunning, came from brand, Solace London. My outfits this year [...]

2019-12-12T05:04:23+10:00November 14th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

Fabric Covered Belts – A Closer Look at this Popular Belt Trend

Belts come and go with the seasons, but when they’re trending, they are a useful little item to add extra detail and feature to your outfit. They can help blend colours, refine a skirt and top combination and even accentuate your waist! Image: Anthony Rice This season, fabric covered belts that match the [...]

2019-11-06T12:12:24+10:00November 6th, 2019|DIY, Trends|

Working with Pleats | Transform Fabric into High Fashion Garments

I’ve become a pleat fanatic! I just love the way a pleated dress or skirt looks as it makes fabric look so tres chic! It was my recent experience with Specialty Pleaters in Melbourne, who hand pleated detail on a dress for me, that inspired this blog. Upon chatting with Simon, the owner of Specialty [...]

2019-11-02T11:01:39+10:00October 31st, 2019|DIY, Fashion Tips|

How to Restyle an Outfit | Six Race Dresses Revamped for a New Look

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll know I am an avid outfit repeater. First of all, why only wear a beautiful dress once? Secondly, I can’t afford to buy something new for every race day. Thirdly, I love the challenge of restyling an outfit to make it appear fresh and new. [...]

2019-07-11T05:56:07+10:00July 11th, 2019|DIY, Fashion Tips|

How I Turned a Coat Hanger into a Hat | A DIY Headpiece for the Races

They say necessity is the mother of invention. It was the day before Kirin Stakes Day, the FOTF competition had an Embellishment theme and I didn’t have a hat. So, I decided to use an old coat hanger! I know what you’re thinking… why can’t you just PLAN EARLY and save yourself the last-minute rush? [...]

2019-06-13T05:10:36+10:00June 13th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

Judging Rocky Amateurs Cup in a Purple Hot Water Bottle

I always feel extremely honoured when asked to judge at a race day. I take my role very seriously and try to make sure I look the part. Of course, this provides me with the opportunity (and excuse) to buy that unjustifiably indulgent dress I’ve been eyeing off for ages…. To me, if you are [...]

2019-05-30T05:39:01+10:00May 30th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|