Monthly archive October, 2013
2013 Myer Fashions on the Field Launch

2013 Myer Fashions on the Field Launch

On a windy, chilly spring morning at Flemington, the 2013 Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure was officially launched, gathering designers, milliners, VIPs and the interstate and People’s Choice Award finalists to celebrate the occasion. This year, the upstairs Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure has been expanded and now includes a two-storey viewing area...
Supermodel Coco Rocha to attend Melbourne Cup Carnival

Supermodel Coco Rocha to attend Melbourne Cup Carnival

Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha has just been announced as the official International Style Guest for the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Scouted at an Irish dancing competition when she was 14, Rocha has modelled for every major designer, has appeared on many covers of the most influential fashion magazines (including several times for Vogue Italia) and boasts...
David's Restaurant, Prahran, VIC

David’s Restaurant, Prahran, VIC

Chapel Street in Prahran isn’t a place I frequent these days – maybe six or seven years ago, when I was drawn to the array of (largely uninspiring and overrated) boutiques contained within the long stretch of road. Angela and I both commented on the way to David’s that neither of us had visited this...
The 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

The 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

Under gloomy skies, the VRC‘s Melbourne Cup Carnival was officially launched at Flemington Racecourse today, heralding the return of the iconic Melbourne Cup trophy to racing’s headquarters after its epic tour around Australia and the world. VIPs and media gathered for the late-morning outdoor event, and collectively hoped the rain would hold off for a...
Catering for the Raceday Crowd

Catering for the Raceday Crowd

One of the most unique ways to experience Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is actually outside of the racecourse in the areas known as the Nursery, the Rails and the Domain. Outside of the Cup Carnival, these areas are just carparks, but during the eight-day event they transform into a giant street party, where the race-acquainted...
WA Myer Fashions on the Field State Final

WA Myer Fashions on the Field State Final

Perth turned on remarkably Melbourne-like weather for the 2013 state final of Myer Fashions on the Field at Ascot Racecourse, where the predicted forecast of showers turned into an incredibly unseasonal all-day uninterrupted downpour. Usually the warmest state final of the bunch (previous years have seen temperatures rise well above 30 degrees), at least this...
Caulfield Cup Fashion Wrap

Caulfield Cup Fashion Wrap

The Chadstone Fashion Stakes held their last qualifying heats and grand final at Saturday’s Caulfield Cup. The biggest day on the racing and fashion calendar at the Melbourne Racing Club was a beautiful sunny spring day. The competition started early with registrations open from 10.30 in the morning and the first heat starting at 11.54....
Caulfield Guineas Wrap

Caulfield Guineas Wrap

The Chadstone Fashion Stakes at Caulfield Guineas got serious on the weekend with two of three categories in the competition holding their finals. The two finals with sashes and prizes awarded held were for the over 40 Stylish Ladies and the Stylish Gentleman categories. Three more finalists were also selected in the under 40 Stylish...
NSW Myer Fashions on the Field Final

NSW Myer Fashions on the Field Final

After a year of uncertainty over the Australian Turf Club’s involvement with Myer and their Fashions on the Field competition, the event finally returned to a Sydney racecourse today, where an actual Sydneysider – rather than an interstate contestant – was crowned the winner. Congratulations to Kelli Odell! You may remember Kelli, who, in my...
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Wrap

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Wrap

Back when I used to live  in Australia, I always wondered what it would be like to attend France’s biggest raceday, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Given how well the French dress in general, surely their raceday fashion would be mind-blowingly chic and their hats an elaborate array of millinery magic? As it turns...
Exhibition- Courses for Horses by Richard Shaw

Exhibition- Courses for Horses by Richard Shaw

Good friend of On Track On Trend, photographer Richard Shaw is currently holding an exhibition ‘Courses for Horses’ at Yering Station Gallery in the Yarra Valley. Richard has spent over 10 years traveling to various racing carnivals across the globe from Mongolia to Royal Ascot and countless others in between. Not far from Melbourne, it’s...
Rosehill Ladies Day Wrap

Rosehill Ladies Day Wrap

Saturday 28th of September saw Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney come to life for Ladies Day and the running of the Stan Fox Stakes. Also on track at Rosehill was the Style Stakes fashion competition presented by Sunday Style. There was something for everyone with the Emeri Pamper lounge providing free bubbles, make-up touch ups and...