Hayley’s sister makes jewellery and made this epic crystal crown! It was even more spectacular in real life! Oh yeah and see my stacked necklaces above and my drink of choice- Beer with a straw ☺
BIG Hair – My Favourite Accessory
Seeing I didn’t spend much on my outfit, I treated myself to getting my hair done by a hairstylist my friend Tania introduced me to. I refer to her as The Hair Wizard!
She is AMAZING.
Hair stresses me out. Big hats and small hair stresses me out even more.
But I can always count on Kirsten (The Hair Wizard) to create a major voluminous up style, which I think adds ten points to any outfit!
In my post about races hairstyles I share some of my favourite hairstyles for the races.
The Big Day
Brooke and I arrived at 11am and met with Corporatecatwalker and the other lucky winners. It was super fun to hang out with a group of girls I hadn’t met before and chat about fashion.
We even placed some (losing) bets. The day is always a hundred times more fun when you go with a group.
My new friends supported me in FOTF and it was such a nice feeling having them there cheering me on!
There was a well-selected panel of judges at this gig. All of these women have fabulous style and are in the know of Racing Fashion. So Kudos to a great judging panel.
I entered FOTF and came second place! :)
What the Winners Wore
Lindsay Ridings took out first place in an outfit I adored. It was super feminine and classic, with a modern twist.
Her dress: ASOS- Usually Lindsay and her Lifestyle Collab partner Rachel, put together all their outfits, designing and sewing from scratch, but they couldn’t pass up this dress from ASOS with its perfect fit, fabric and theme for the day.
Millinery: Custom made by Marilyn Van Den Berg Millinery (Rachel Cockrell). Lindsay said to Rach, ‘It’s my birthday and I simply MUST have flowers, butterflies and swirly spirally things!’ and five days later I had my beautiful rose gold and floral headpiece, so dreamy and whimsical”. P.S A BIG happy birthday to you Lindsay!
Accessories: Shoes are from ASOS “Spring into it”. Earrings and Clutch from Collette, Seed bracelet and her beautiful amethyst and gold ring was on loan from her mum.
Hair and Makeup: Jo and the team from Twidale Hair and Makeup. The makeup and hair lasted all day and complemented her outfit perfectly.
Kerrie Carucci took second runner up in a perfect Spring Racing dress.
Dress: Milva Carucci Designs Dress which was a collaboration between Kerrie and her mum, Milva.
Kerrie came up with the design and her talented mum worked her magic, creating the gorgeous outfit with 2000kms between them! “The Cherry Blossom print was the focal point of the outfit and I had picked up the gorgeous fabric on my visit to Italy last year which I’ve been dying to have an amazing reason to wear it! The dress was made complete with a contrasting lace which was hand dyed to compliment the print.”
Millinery: A ready to wear Allport Millinery piece which complimented the blossom flower and branch detailing perfectly!
Accessories: Shoes- Target. Clutch- Colette. Necklace, earrings, bracelet- Colette. Watch- The Fifth Label.
It was the first time Kerrie wore this outfit and says she will certainly be reusing the ensemble later in the year! YAY for reusing!
All in all, a fantastic day.
Attending the races with a big group of girls who share my passion for racing fashion really heightened the experience and made me realise how fun it can be to go in a group.
I want to organise more group events in the future and meet new race friends, which is why I’ve started the Field Fashion Community Facebook Group. We’ve already got over 300 members and would love you to come join us :)