Featured in “The Gold Coast Bulletin” Newspaper. 5th of August, 2013.
Elegance on display at the Turf Club
It was as though Spring came early at the Gold Coast Turf Club this weekend when almost 100 fashionistas stepping out in myriad colours, textures and striking pattern to compete in the 2013 Myer Fashions on the Field state finals.
Myer ambassador Lauren Dundovic said the calibre of the entrants was so high the judges couldn’t agree. Mermaid waters fashion student Milano Imai was first runner-up wearing an embellished black and yellow Cue dress while Melbourne comemerce student Crystal Kimber claimed the title in a self-made orange and silver outfit and matching Locopa Designs fascinator.
“Usually there’s one stand out favourite, but this time we just couldn’t agree- it was very tough” Laura Dundovic said.
“We’re seeing Queensland really stepping into its own as more girls find the balance between contemporary trends and traditional racewea, in more appropriate knee-length dresses than in previous years.”
Runner up Milano Imai, who was names Best Dressed Filly at the Prime Minister’s Cup earlier this year, said she felt one step closer to next year’s Myer Fashion title- a nine day trip to the Melbourne Cup carnival worth $12,000.
“The competition is really tough, with girls flying in from all over the country to compete for the title, so I feel honoured to have gone this far” she said.
Turf Club marketing manager Kel Constantine said the mix of entertainment and great weather attracted more than 3600 to the Griffith University Student Guild Race Day.
“That number includes more than 1000 Griffith students, taking the Dome to capacity,” She said.
“We also had a record number of Fashion on the Field entrants- double what we had last time.”