Monthly archive August, 2013
Chadstone Fashion Stakes. Heat 1 Melbourne Racing Club

Chadstone Fashion Stakes. Heat 1 Melbourne Racing Club

Today was the start of the Fashions on the Field silly season here in Melbourne with the first heats of the Chadstone Fashion stakes taking place at Chadstone shopping centre. There was a great stage set up and plenty of chairs for shoppers and support crew for the contestants to sit down and enjoy the...
Fashion at the Ebor: the dire future of UK's Fashion(s) on the Field

Fashion at the Ebor: the dire future of UK’s Fashion(s) on the Field

It was at York Racecourse’s Ebor Festival last weekend that I realised it shares certain similarities with Flemington Racecourse. Both tracks host major four-day racing carnivals, with York’s Ebor Festival run over consecutive days in August, while Flemington hosts the Melbourne Cup Carnival over eight days in October and November. The courses themselves are similar:...
EVENT: Cairns Amateurs

EVENT: Cairns Amateurs

The Cairns Amateurs Fashions on the Field is on again this year with many categories over two days of the carnival on September 6 and 7. Having attended Amateurs for the past two years I’m very excited to see what everyone is wearing! No one else does colour quite like the ladies and gents of...
How to win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 2)

How to win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 2)

Part two of my How to Win Fashions on the Field series is all about the logistics involved in entering and being involved in Fashions on the Field. Some of the ideas are quite basic, but it’s been the details that have tripped me and others up from time to time in regards to taking...
The Sketch House, Westfield Doncaster

The Sketch House, Westfield Doncaster

Recently I entered a competition run by Westfield Doncaster in conjunction with illustrator Megan Hess. Westfield Doncaster was hosting a book signing and a pop-up sketch house. If you’re not familiar with the name Megan Hess, no doubt you would have seen her work. She is the artist behind the Sex and the City book...
Book- Milan: Discovering Food, Fashion and Family in a Private City by Robyn Lea

Book- Milan: Discovering Food, Fashion and Family in a Private City by Robyn Lea

As a great lover and collector of books I was very grateful to my lovely friend Anthony who gave me a heads up on a book signing at Madam Virtue & Co (5 Crossley St, Melbourne) with New York based author and photographer Robyn Lea. The fabulous hosts for the afternoon JC Lloyd-Southwell d’Anvers, Dean...
EVENT: Fashion at the Ebor, York Racecourse, UK

EVENT: Fashion at the Ebor, York Racecourse, UK

Northern England’s most prestigious racing festival will once again play host to some superb fashion action when Fashion at the Ebor begins next week at York Racecourse. On each day of the Ebor Festival, there will be a competition to find the Best Dressed Lady, Gentleman, Child and Best Hat, with prizes awarded to the...
How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 2)

How to win Fashions on the Field, by Lisa (part 2)

Myth #2: I’ll get noticed if I spend more money on my outfit True and false. True, because if you dress top-to-toe in the outfit from the latest Miu Miu campaign, the judges will be sure to notice and recognise the look. However, it’s also very likely they may not look at your outfit favourably....
EVENT: Melbourne Racing Club, Chadstone Fashion Stakes

EVENT: Melbourne Racing Club, Chadstone Fashion Stakes

The Melbourne Racing Club each year hosts the Chadstone Fashion Stakes and it’s a little over two weeks away before the first heat kicks off. This year an extra round has been added to the competition and as Chadstone shopping centre is the major sponsor it seems fitting that round one will take place at...
How to Win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 1)

How to Win Fashions on the Field, By Angela (Part 1)

For almost 11 years I’ve competed regularly in Fashions on the Field competitions and entered well over 100 competitions. In that time I’ve traveled to various racetracks across Australia and won many competitions, including the Myer National Fashions on the Field at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in 2011. I have also sat on a number...
EVENT: Best Dressed Lady, The Racecourse Newbury. UK

EVENT: Best Dressed Lady, The Racecourse Newbury. UK

Where else could you combine fashion, racing and Meat Loaf (the person, not the food) but at The Racecourse Newbury, where they will be celebrating Ladies’ Day with a “Party in the Paddock” after the last, featuring a performance by the┬áBat Out of Hell singer. If Meat Loaf’s rockin’ tones aren’t exciting enough, there will...
FAINT Magazine, Emerge Exhibition

FAINT Magazine, Emerge Exhibition

FAINT magazine hosted it’s first ever exhibition EMERGE, showcasing the work of designers across various creative fields. It was the perfect way to end the working week and start the weekend with the exhibition being held at Higher Ground an industrial creative space in Collingwood, Melbourne. Works on display included fashion, installation art, photography and...