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2018 Myer FOTF State Finalists | The Story Behind Their Winning Outfits

October was a jam-packed month for Fashions on the Field, with five of the state finals held around the country. For the first time ever, the state finals introduced an innovative new way to enter; digital format via a photo competition! The 2018 winners have now been announced for New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, [...]

November 1st, 2018|Interviews, Race Day Updates|

Solo Judging and the Emerald 100 Race Day

Growing up, I had a good friend from Emerald and I’d often imagined what the small country town in central Queensland was like. So, when I was asked to judge this year’s Emerald 100 Race Day on October the 13th I jumped at the opportunity. Emerald has a population of 14,000 and is 270 km [...]

October 18th, 2018|Race Day Updates|

Pushing Through a Creative Block | Tips for Fashionistas & Designers

We’ve all been there; trying to come up with a new race day outfit... and failing miserably. You rack your brain for that one brilliant idea hoping it comes to you, a miraculous vision. And then the waiting, and waiting… time ticks, the event gets closer. Still nothing. Panic starts to set in. This happens [...]

October 4th, 2018|DIY, Fashion Tips|

Why you Must Attend a Millinery Workshop!

I have admired the art of millinery for many years and always longed to be able to create beautiful headwear. It has always been a mystery to me…. the way a hat could sit up on a head a particular way, or how trims appeared to be floating. And how did she get that feather [...]

September 20th, 2018|DIY, Millinery|

Copying Racing Fashion Outfits – Flattery or Theft?

So, you spend all year designing and working on an outfit, making the thousands of changes to it until it’s just right. You search high and low for the perfect millinery and, about 100 hours later, you are super proud of your entire outfit. A one of a kind creation! And all yours! You wear [...]

September 6th, 2018|Opinion|

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 [...]

August 23rd, 2018|Getting Started, Interviews|

The Ultimate Millinery Guide | Choose the Right Hat for the Races

Getting dressed up and wearing a hat to the races...how exciting! These days, there aren't many opportunities to wear one, so you should definitely make the most of it when you attend a race day. For most people, wearing a hat may only be a once-a-year occasion and it can be a bit daunting choosing [...]

August 2nd, 2018|Millinery|

5 Ways to Create an Outfit that Brings About a Feeling of Joy

“Joy is an intense momentary experience of positive emotion, one that makes us smile and laugh and feel like we want to jump up and down.” Recently, I listened to a TED talk about the feeling of Joy. The speaker was Ingrid Fetell Lee, who, as a young aspiring industrial designer had brought about feelings [...]

July 19th, 2018|Fashion Tips|

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 [...]

July 5th, 2018|Getting Started|

The Story Behind my Winning Outfit | Stradbroke Day 2018

Stradbroke Day is my favourite day of the Brisbane Racing Club Winter Carnival. This year was no different, but I was looking forward to it even more than usual because I had missed the other 3 days of Fashions on the Field events in the carnival. I really needed a day of frocking up and [...]

June 21st, 2018|DIY, Race Day Updates|

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 [...]

June 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 [...]

May 24th, 2018|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

What it’s Like to Run a Fashion Blog | My 2.5 Year Journey So Far

It’s been two and a half years since I started my fashion blog. Although, I don’t think blog is the right word for it. To me, it’s a whole lot more than just a place I go to write my thoughts on racing fashion. It’s a community, a place to connect with other racing fashion [...]

May 10th, 2018|Opinion|

Beautiful Autumn Outfits at Weetwood Toowoomba Fashions on the Field

Being invited to judge is always an honour. One of my favourite parts about judging is being able to experience a new race track and the atmosphere it encompasses. The Weetwood Toowoomba Laser Clinics Australia FOTF invited me to judge its competition this year. I had never been to Toowoomba before and was excited to [...]

April 26th, 2018|Race Day Updates|

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 [...]

April 12th, 2018|Fashion Tips, Getting Started|

Exciting New Feature Updates for Millinery Market

In July 2017, I created Millinery Market, an online marketplace that connects women who are looking to rent or buy a hat, with talented milliners and race enthusiasts from across Australia and New Zealand. You may remember my previous post where I t