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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 [...]

January 6th, 2021|DIY, Interviews|

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 [...]

December 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 [...]

May 7th, 2020|Race Day Updates|

2020 Bag Inspiration | 87 Trendy, Funky, Cute, Cool and Quirky Bags

I am addicted to funky bags. I can easily waste weekends sifting through them. In fact, that’s quite essentially what I just did, but this time I decided to put my past-time to good use and do some sharing! This blog post showcases a selection of my favourite trendy, funky, cute, cool and quirky bags [...]

March 12th, 2020|Shopping, Trends|

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 [...]

February 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 [...]

January 31st, 2020|Race Day Updates|

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. [...]

January 16th, 2020|Interviews|

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 [...]

December 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 [...]

November 29th, 2019|DIY, Race Day Updates|