Congratulations to Crystal Kimber, who has won the Myer Fashions on the Field state final for Queensland at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Although a Melburnian, Crystal will now represent Queensland in the national Myer Fashions on the Field competition at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

In a very high-class field, Crystal caught the attention of judges including designer Wayne Cooper and Myer ambassador Laura Dundovic in a feminine but modern orange and white ensemble that she made with the help of her mother. Centred around an old orange Zara dress, Crystal made a pencil skirt in geometric print furnishing fabric with a voluminous wired peplum, and added a silver-white textured yoke over her neckline, embellished with a Lovissa mirrored necklace. A looping silk abaca headpiece created by Locopa Designs, matching orange gloves, a clutch purse and court shoes provided the finishing touches to a well-styled outfit.

Winner Crystal Kimber with Myer ambassador Laura Dundovic. Photo from the Victoria Racing Club.

Winner Crystal Kimber with Myer ambassador Laura Dundovic. Photo from the Victoria Racing Club.

The finalists for the 2013 Myer Fashions on the Field Queensland Final. Photo from the Gold Coast Turf Club.

The finalists for the 2013 Myer Fashions on the Field Queensland Final. Photo from the Gold Coast Turf Club.

Crystal now joins Tasmanian representative Alex Hecker (who is also from Victoria) and South Australian winner Jennifer Marsh (who coincidentally relegated Crystal into second place in the SA event) in the Myer Fashions on the Field National Final.

Tasmanian winner Alex Hecker in an Etro dress and a Rebecca Share Millinery headpiece. Photo from VRC.

Tasmanian winner Alex Hecker in an Etro dress and a Rebecca Share Millinery headpiece. Photo from VRC.

SA winner Jennifer Marsh in a dress she bought online and a headpiece she made herself. Photo from VRC.

SA winner Jennifer Marsh in a dress she bought online and a headpiece she made herself. Photo from VRC.

The New South Wales and Western Australian finals have yet to be held, with the WA final set for Ascot Racecourse’s Opening Day on October 19 and the NSW event yet to be confirmed. Victoria will stage three daily finals during the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Derby, Melbourne Cup and Oaks Days, with the winners from each final to face off against each other in the state final on Oaks Day. There will be also be an Online People’s Choice Award category which will be conducted in the coming months.

For further information, visit the VRC Fashion & Style website.

Photo credits: the Victoria Racing Club and the Gold Coast Turf Club.

By Lisa Tan