The First Virtual National FOTF Competition – COVID Edition

In what has been a very unusual and uncertain year, the racing fashion community was no exception when it came to succumbing to the perils of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Usually by midyear, FOTF lovers are excitedly planning their race day looks for the highlight of the racing calendar; Spring Carnival week at Flemington Racecourse.  But [...]

2020-12-22T06:08:36+10:00December 21st, 2020|Race Day Updates|

The Virtual FOTF | Keeping Fashion Alive During COVID-19

2020. Wow. What a strange one! It will forever be remembered as the year we saw a pandemic sweep through the entire world, shutting down businesses and borders, hibernating humans, creating toilet paper aisle chaos, and cancelling our much-loved and anticipated racing events. One by one came the announcements of canceled race days across the [...]

2020-05-07T07:27:25+10:00May 7th, 2020|Race Day Updates|

Wellington Cup FOTF | My International Judging Experience

Being asked to judge a Fashions on the Field event is such an honor for me. My first international invitation was two years ago, at the Ellerslie Prix De Fashion races in Auckland. This year’s Wellington Cup was my second. The lovely ladies, Bridget, Lucy, Jess and Caitlin from the Wellington Race Club committee invited [...]

2020-02-06T12:20:17+10:00February 6th, 2020|Race Day Updates|

2020 Magic Millions Race Day Update | A Look at the Stunning Outfits

The first major race day of the year is Magic Millions on the sunny Gold Coast. There aren’t many FOTF events there, so the local ladies look forward to this day. Many others fly in from interstate for the event too, adding to the glamour. It’s always expected to be a very hot day, so [...]

2020-02-07T06:30:52+10:00January 31st, 2020|Race Day Updates|

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|

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|

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|