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|

The Night Before 2019 Weetwood FOTF | No Outfit, No Time, No Problem!

It’s the day before the Weetwood Toowoomba Laser Clinics Fashions on the Field event. I hadn’t planned on attending, in fact, I was meant to be having a quiet weekend and possibly a clothing sale on Saturday afternoon. But I was starting to feel the itch. You know that itch? The one where you are [...]

2019-04-11T05:50:46+10:00April 11th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

The Making of my 2018 Spring Carnival Outfits: Part 3 of 3 – Oaks Day

This is Part 3 of a 3-part blog series where I show you how I made my three 2018 Spring Carnival outfits pictured below. In this post I’ll share how I created my Oaks Day outfit. You can also check out my two previous posts on how I made my Derby Day and Melbourne Cup [...]

2019-01-03T06:46:56+10:00January 3rd, 2019|DIY, Fashion Tips|

The Making of my 2018 Spring Carnival Outfits: Part 2 of 3 – Melbourne Cup

This is Part 2 of a 3-part blog series where I show you how I made my three 2018 Spring Carnival outfits pictured below. In this post I’ll share how I created my Melbourne Cup Day outfit. If you missed the previous post about the making of my Derby Day outfit, you can find that [...]

2018-12-23T10:58:07+10:00December 20th, 2018|DIY, Fashion Tips|

The Making of my 2018 Spring Carnival Outfits: Part 1 of 3 – Derby Day

With each passing year, I learn more and more about racing fashion and feel like I get better at putting my outfits together. This year would have to be my favourite one ever! I actually managed to have three outfits I was super happy with for Derby Day, Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day. There is [...]

2018-12-06T21:18:48+10:00December 6th, 2018|DIY, Fashion Tips|

Pushing Through a Creative Block | Tips for Fashionistas & Designers

We’ve all been there; trying to come up with a new race day outfit... and failing miserably. You rack your brain for that one brilliant idea hoping it comes to you, a miraculous vision. And then the waiting, and waiting… time ticks, the event gets closer. Still nothing. Panic starts to set in. This happens [...]

2018-10-04T06:30:56+10:00October 4th, 2018|DIY, Fashion Tips|

Why you Must Attend a Millinery Workshop!

I have admired the art of millinery for many years and always longed to be able to create beautiful headwear. It has always been a mystery to me…. the way a hat could sit up on a head a particular way, or how trims appeared to be floating. And how did she get that feather [...]

2018-09-20T15:57:30+10:00September 20th, 2018|DIY, Millinery|

The Story Behind my Winning Outfit | Stradbroke Day 2018

Stradbroke Day is my favourite day of the Brisbane Racing Club Winter Carnival. This year was no different, but I was looking forward to it even more than usual because I had missed the other 3 days of Fashions on the Field events in the carnival. I really needed a day of frocking up and [...]

2018-06-21T00:18:10+10:00June 21st, 2018|DIY, Race Day Updates|