Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne Cup Fashion on the Field

Melbourne Cup is an Australian tradition - the race that stops the nation - when everyone has a flutter on the horses and even women without the slightest interest in fashion frock up and don a fascinator for the races or a luncheon.
Thought I'd share the winners of the Fashion on the Field competition at the Cup. The gorgeous woman in red was the winner - wearing a self designed dress inspired by a visit to the Valentino Exhibition in Brisbane. Runner up was to woman in grey - a cheat in my mind - spending $5000 on Chanel!
I wore my black and cream dress with a new belt and matching shoes. It was unseasonably cold so I topped it with a black three quarter sleeved bolero jacket and a black fascinator. Didn't take any pictures to share, but several friends (who don't know I sew) complemented my look.
Next year I am being brave and going for drama - Red dress and a hat! The prize for the best outfit and the best hat at my charity do makes it worthwhile.


  1. Oh this sounds like so much fun. I'd love to have an event like this to go to just so I could participate in the fashion contest! Too bad you didn't get a pic of you in your outfit. (hint,hint)