A local win of the Cup was a highlight of the day at Strathalbyn Race Club's annual Cup Day, with Fantastic Magic taking out the main race. Another highlight was the high calibre fashion being sported on the stage, and a summery, colourful display of style.
Fashions on the Field regular Rebecca Butcher took out the title in a beautiful dress designed by Adelaide label, Couture+Love+Madness. Bec is no stranger to Fashions on the Field, having also come runner-up in the National Myer Fashions on the Field SA heat last year. We asked Bec some questions after her sashing and here's what she had to say...
To win Fashion at The Races I wore: A Couture + Love + Madness dress by local designer Cristina Tridente, Louise Macdonald millinery, Wittner shoes, an Olga Berg clutch with vintage brooch bought in New York and Lovisa earrings.
I started coming to the races: As kids we were frequent race-goers. I then went to the Cox Plate with my partner in 2012 & soon realised there was a whole other world that involved dressing up & wearing beautiful millinery! Strathalbyn Cup a few years ago was my first FOTF entry.
I couldn't do a day trackside without: Friends- I have met some wonderful people through the competition!
The last time I entered Fashions on the Field was: Oaks Day at Flemington 2017 - in the same outfit!
My wardrobe is: Full of colour!
The most embarrassing thing I've ever worn is: Skate shoes with flared jeans.
My favourite thing I own is: Celine trio handbag
What people may not know about me: I love to run!
Weekends look like: Every second weekend I work, so I spend the others with friends- eating and drinking our way around the state.
I love to indulge in: Good food and wine. Or a hike!
My kind of day out is: A long lunch with a view.
My bucket list includes: Completing an iconic trek somewhere in the world.
I wish I could have a glass of bubbles with: Roger Federer
This year I am looking forward to: Celebrating special occasions with family and friends.
I love The Races because: It is a great opportunity to get dressed up and show a bit of creativity...and where else can you get away with wearing a headpiece!
Rebecca took home $1,000 cash and has qualified for the State Final for 2017/18.