Classic vs Contemporary Racewear | Which Category should you Enter?

Race events offer a variety of FOTF categories, Classic and Contemporary Racewear being popular choices. When deciding on which category to enter, how do you determine if what you are wearing is classic or contemporary? What are the judges looking for? Image 1: Janelle Burnside classic winner left, contemporary winner right Taranki Cup Feb [...]

2019-04-22T17:07:39+10:00March 28th, 2019|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

Learn How to Pose for the Myer FOTF State Final Photo Competitions

Times are changing, and so are the traditional Fashions on the Field competitions. For years FOTF was hosted at race tracks around the country with entrants showing off their creations and styling on a catwalk, twirling and smiling trying to catch the judge’s eye. Now with the rise of the photo competition, it’s more important [...]

2018-08-23T07:12:17+10:00August 23rd, 2018|Getting Started, Interviews|

Everything you Need to Know When Planning a Trip to Melbourne Cup Week

Are you thinking of attending Melbourne Cup week but not sure where to start? What days do you go.... where do you stay and what tickets do you need to buy? It can be a bit overwhelming with all the decisions to make so, being a seasoned attendee (my 5th year this year) I have [...]

2019-04-22T20:18:04+10:00July 5th, 2018|Getting Started|

A Guide to Dressing for the Season | Autumn/Winter vs. Spring/Summer

Seasonal changes are fun for the racing fashion enthusiast as they provide us with the opportunity for experimentation and creativity. Unlike our northern hemisphere counterparts, racing fashion in Australia is divided into two seasons, Spring/Summer (S/S) and Autumn/Winter (A/W). It is important to abide by the seasonal changes in fashion as judges of Fashions on [...]

2019-04-26T21:13:10+10:00June 7th, 2018|Getting Started, Millinery|

The Most Popular Racewear Colour Combinations with 71 Photo Examples

Deciding what colours to pair together in your outfit can be tricky. With so many potential colour combinations to choose from, where do you even start? To help make the decision a little less overwhelming, I’ve pulled together an index of popular colour combinations that you can browse for inspiration. These are tried and tested [...]

2019-04-26T21:28:10+10:00May 24th, 2018|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

How to Win a Fashions on the Field Competition | What Judges Look For

Fashions on the Field isn’t just about winning or getting a sash… but we don’t have to pretend we aren’t secretly hoping, somewhere in the backs of our minds, that it is us who will take it home, along with the novelty bottle of Champagne, a bouquet of flowers, a pamper voucher, some sparkly [...]

2018-04-12T10:02:19+10:00April 12th, 2018|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

Fashions on the Field Enthusiasts Robbed of Sashes Across the Country

“Hi Milano, I attended a comp recently and I’m a little upset at the judge’s decision. I had lots of ladies saying to me they thought I should have won…” Since starting this blog over 2 years ago, my reader base has grown steadily and I now receive upwards of 30 messages a week. And [...]

2017-11-30T07:03:20+10:00November 30th, 2017|Getting Started, Opinion|

The Race Day Hack BIBLE | 104 Insider Tips from Racing Fashion Enthusiasts

With spring racing season fast approaching and many race days ahead, I thought it was a good time to put together a list of race day hacks that will make your day run that little bit smoother. Whether you are entering FOTF or prepping for a fun day out at the races, this is definitively [...]

2019-04-26T21:45:46+10:00November 1st, 2017|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

Former Model Kat Shares 8 of her Best Tips for How to Pose on Stage

A few months ago, I put a call out to all the ladies in the Field Fashion Community Facebook Group to see if anyone would be interested in sharing their story, opinion or skill with the racing fashion world. To mix things up, I thought it would be good to incorporate different perspectives on [...]

2017-08-24T06:52:42+10:00August 24th, 2017|Getting Started|

5 Reasons why you Need to Attend a Milliner’s Market (#3 is my Favourite)

The Milliner’s Market is a race wear enthusiast’s dream destination. A headwear shopping mecca, full of inspiration and glamour, complete with champagne bar! I recently attended my first milliner’s market, held at Doomben race course in Brisbane, QLD. The market was a stall set up with 8 milliners, featuring their work. They each displayed [...]

2018-04-17T13:09:47+10:00May 4th, 2017|Getting Started, Millinery|