The start of Autumn Winter racing on the Gold Coast kicks off with the Prime Minister’s Cup Race Day.

One of my favourites race events of the year as I can dust off my leather gloves, winter millinery and get creative with ways to look stylish while keeping warm.

I like to try out new colours and styles with each outfit and for this event I wore a metallic sheen, olive green and black midi length dress by designer Andrew Semple. The thicker fabric with shorter sleeves was perfect for the Gold Coast climate.

Being the embellishing addict that I am, I couldn’t help but bead my sleeves and add feathers, quills and spikes to my millinery. I was lucky enough to place second in this ensemble.

Watch the video to see my design process for choosing beads and arranging them on my dress. I also show you how to incorporate an extra colour into your outfit through your accessories and with simple additions you can make to your millinery so it complements your outfit.

In this video I cover:

  • Beading my sleeves (0:28)
  • Embellishing my neckline (2:27)
  • Curling pheasant feathers for my hat (5:32)
  • Tips for getting your hair done (5:50)
  • Video footage from the Prime Minister’s Cup Race Day (6:11)
  • What the judges thought and me on the catwalk (6:47)

If you love the thrill of designing your own race day dress and talking fashion, come join us in the Field Fashion Community Facebook Group!

If you’d like to see how I made some of my other outfits including my white leather lace dress that won the Tattersall’s FOTF competition, just enter your email below and I’ll send you my pdf guide that shows the whole process.

If you liked this video, you may also like to see my Magic Millions outfit video.

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