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|

The Woman Behind the Sash | 2019 National Winner Carena West

It has been a while since an international entrant has taken out the hotly contested Myer National Fashions on the Field title. But if anyone could do it, it was going to be Carena West. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, this striking beauty has impeccable original style and a gift for some seriously quirky accessorizing. [...]

2020-01-16T09:35:32+10:00January 16th, 2020|Interviews|

2019 Myer FOTF State Finalists | The Story Behind Their Winning Outfits

This will be the second year the National Myer Fashions on the Field state competitions have been held via the photo competition format. In previous years, the finals were held throughout the year at various race days with an on-stage competition and winners announced during the event. Now days, the State finals take place in [...]

2019-10-27T08:37:06+10:00October 20th, 2019|Interviews, Race Day Updates|

The Woman Behind the Sash | 2018 National Winner Carle Rutledge

With the Myer National Fashions on the Field competition just around the corner and the excitement with the first of the State Finals taking place, I am so thrilled to be sharing this interview with the lovely Carle Rutledge who was sashed the 2018 winner. I love Carle’s impeccable style and quirky styling. She is [...]

2019-09-19T11:04:33+10:00September 19th, 2019|Interviews|

Talking Trends with Racing Style Guru Turned Milliner Claire Hahn

Claire Hahn is well known in the Fashions on the Field Circuit, and not just for her own sense of swanky style. A self taught milliner, Claire Hahn Millinery can be seen rocking catwalks across New Zealand, Australia and beyond. With many client sashes under her belt, including two out of the last three NZ [...]

2019-08-22T06:40:03+10:00August 22nd, 2019|Interviews, Millinery|

The Shining Star that is Lindsay Ridings | Learn from a Fashion Risk Taker

With legs that never end, a face for cover shoots and an innate sense of style, Lindsay Ridings is a shining star in the Fashions on the Field circuit. One of the (many) things I love about Lindsay is that she always creates something unique. She isn’t afraid to take fashion risks. In fact, sporting [...]

2019-08-08T22:43:58+10:00August 8th, 2019|Interviews|

The Woman Behind the Sash | 2017 National Winner Crystal Kimber

I was very excited for this interview with Crystal Kimber, the 2017 National FOTF Winner, as she is someone whose style and passion for Fashions on the Field I have admired for many years. Crystal and I started entering FOTF around the same time, and we have crossed paths (stages) many times. In fact, I’ve [...]

2019-06-27T05:45:15+10:00June 27th, 2019|Interviews|

Six Milliners Share their Experience using Millinery Market

In June 2017, I created Millinery Market, a marketplace designed to make beautiful, handcrafted millinery accessible to everyday race goers while providing a platform for milliners to showcase their work to a wider audience. Today the site boasts over 1,000 hat listings, and thousands of race goers come to the site every month in search [...]

2019-03-14T14:54:02+10:00March 14th, 2019|Interviews, Millinery|

A Look at Some of the Fantastic Prizes you can Win at the Races

I am completely relaxed right now. I’m sitting in a resort in Vanuatu overlooking crystal blue waters on a warm, sunny day. No wonder I’m suffering writer’s block! It’s no easy feat coming up with a new and interesting blog post on racing fashion every fortnight. But, as I’ve just realised, this holiday I am [...]

2019-01-18T10:16:48+10:00January 17th, 2019|Interviews, Race Day Updates|