Featured in “The Gold Coast Bulletin” Newspaper. 31st of October, 2013.
Fashionable fillies and mares planning on throwing their fascinator in the ring for the Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field competition next week should keep two words in mind- structured and simple.
That’s the advice from fashion blogger Nadia Coppolino of Chronicals of Nadia, who says Gold Coast women should forget about sequins, spaghetti straps of anything too revealing.
“You don’t want anything too sparkly, too short or booby,” she says.
“If you are not covering your shoulders you need to wear a thick strap. You should never have anything like a spaghetti strap.”
Coppolino loves sharp tailoring, block colours and sculpted head pieces.
“Josh Goot has some really amazing, quite tailored pieces in block colours, like white and black, which I think will work really well over the carnival,” she says.
“I love things that are quite simple and tailored and then you get a really amazing headpiece and accessories to make your outfit pop. We don’t get many chances to dress up from head to toe so I think it’s nice the races allow us to do that,” says Coppolino.
Serial Fashions on the Field entrant and 50 Best Dressed 2013 runner-up Milano Imai (pictured) believes putting your own spin on trends keeps an outfit unique.
The Mermaid Waters beauty will follow her passion for fashion when she begins a hat-making course next year.
“I’ve always been really intrigued by fascinators and hats,” she says.
“I love designing outfits and I like detailed accessories.”