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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 [...]

August 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 [...]

August 8th, 2019|Interviews|

2019 Winter Racewear Trends | 5 Popular Trends to Try this Season

Luxurious wintery fabrics, layered ensembles in jewel tones and rich hues, smoky eyes and crimson lips…. I love the cooler seasons for racing fashion! As we are well into the chilly seasons, I have taken some time to identify five popular trends seen at the track this autumn and winter. Enjoy! 1) The Colour Mustard [...]

July 25th, 2019|Fashion Tips, Trends|

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. [...]

July 11th, 2019|DIY, Fashion Tips|

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 [...]

June 27th, 2019|Interviews|

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? [...]

June 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 [...]

May 30th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

Men’s Race Day Style Guide | Interview with Regular Winner of Men’s FOTF

Do you love to drag your man (willingly or not) along to the races, but don’t know how to dress him up to look as suave as you do? Or are you a man looking to enter Fashions on the Field? Well, I’d like to say you’ve come to the right person, but you haven’t. [...]

May 16th, 2019|Fashion Tips|

Race Day Bag Inspiration | 125 On-Trend Handbag Images to Drool Over

Welcome to the wonderful new world of on-line handbag shopping. Bags are no longer the standard one-colour, hand-held clutch that merely blend into your outfit. Instead, these days, there are literally thousands of options to get excited over. The right bag can give your outfit that extra touch of glam and tick the on-trend box. [...]

May 2nd, 2019|Shopping|

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 [...]

April 11th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|

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 [...]

March 28th, 2019|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

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 [...]

March 14th, 2019|Interviews, Millinery|

A Look at the Stunning Outfits from BRC Girls Day Out Raceday

After three long months without a race day to attend, I was seriously looking forward to letting my hair down (more like styled up) and putting my best fashion foot forward at Girl’s Day Out Race Day. Image: Bob McGahan Photos About my Outfit As a self-proclaimed, serial outfit repeater (budget-woes), I raided [...]

February 28th, 2019|Race Day Updates|

How to Predict the Next Race Day Accessory Trends

The way you accessorize your race day outfit can make or break your whole look. Not only do accessories spice up an outfit, they create that essential ‘on trend’ element. Accessory trends are always changing. Something that was the ‘must have’ item one season could be tossed to the back of the cupboard quicker than [...]

February 14th, 2019|Fashion Tips|

6 Interesting Points from Em’s 2018 Fashions on the Field Survey

Em Scodellaro runs the ‘It’s All About the Sash’ Facebook Group and she recently put together a fantastic 40-question survey in relation to Fashions on the Field. First, Em asked the members of the racing fashion community to voice their opinions and answers to a variety of questions. You can download the full survey results [...]

January 31st, 2019|Opinion|

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 [...]

January 17th, 2019|Interviews, 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 [...]

January 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 [...]

December 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 [...]

December 6th, 2018|DIY, Fashion Tips|