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  • From Runway to Racetrack: How to translate your favourite trends to racewear

    The racecourses of Australia have seen it all. From taffeta to nineties neons and skimpy satin skirts in the noughties, every catwalk trend has taken its turn at the track. With many cringe-worthy style stigmas and fashion police polls behind us, we can confirm that not all trends make the...

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  • The Evolution of Racing Fashion

    The fearless, the failures and the future with celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson.  “Your child will see this one day!” “OMG put it away.” “Use your brain instead.” “Nice legs ;)” Though these read like comments from the social media launch of Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paper Magazine cover, they could just...

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  • Millinery Moments: The best headpieces of the UBET Festival of Racing

    May at Morphettville saw three Saturdays of Group 1 races, featuring Million Dollar Race Days on Oaks Day and Darley Goodwood Day, with fashion favourite Derby Day in between. Some of the nation’s most stylish women took to the track as all eyes were on Adelaide during the UBET Festival...

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  • How To: Survive a race day like a lady

    Cup carnage. We’ve all seen the footage. 3pm at the races and a crowd of floundering racegoers are on the hunt for carbohydrates, shoes in hand and headpiece in the wind. There are faint cries from the bathroom as girls try to find their friends. But said friends, their clip-ins...

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  • Track Star: Influencing the future of racing fashion

    There is no better era to attend a racing carnival in Australia than now. Our range of on-shore designers is thriving, and the revival of mid-lengths combined with our fresh and unique interpretation of femininity make for bountiful race wear options. As spring approaches, you know you won’t last until...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE MILLICENT CUP

    The annual 3MP Millicent Cup drew a crowd of locals and visitors alike to the Penola Racing Club, a luscious track bordered by ancient gum trees, awash with pristine country air and a thirst for winning. Not just for racing victories however, the Millicent Cup proved authentic track style is...

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  • Street Style looks from Oaks day

    An event informally known as Ladies Day evokes images of a dressing room in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Clouds of cotton candy perfume, pink silk court shoes, ruffles, cinched waists, necks laced with pearls and hair fixed with bows. However, the way we define femininity has evolved rapidly in recent...

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  • STREET SMITH: How to catch Liz Sunshine’s lens on Oaks Day

    From candid to campaign, everything looks better when Liz Sunshine is shooting. Famed for her people project STREET SMITH, Liz has documented style on Australian streets for more than half a decade. On May 5, Liz will shift her scope from curb to field, as she joins us at Morphettville...

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  • Lana Wilkinson’s Style Guide for the first-time racegoer

    Welcome to your very first race day. It’s neither a wine tour nor cocktail party, so how does one dress for such an occasion? Well, the newbies are easy to spot – short hemlines, an afterthought headpiece, obvious fake tan and apparently sore feet. But that won’t be you. You...

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  • Goodwood Girl: Lana Wilkinson and Chris Kontos Style Bel Sloane for Goodwood Day

    It’s the final act in the odyssey of May’s racing carnival. All eyes are on the Group 1 Darley Goodwood, the state’s second Million Dollar Race. Your outfit should capture the atmosphere of a bouquet toss – thrilling, with a little well-placed tension and ready for revelry. Darley Goodwood Day...

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  • From Tradition to Trend: Plan your Derby Day with Jessie Wright

    There is something magical about clarity. Derby Day is divinely definitive; its colour palette as timeless as the black and white movies which our parents once swooned over. Connect with your inner Audrey, Katharine or Grace, but it’s best to leave Mae West at home for this particular carnival. Strictly...

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  • The Penola Cup collation: All the looks we loved

    The Easter bunny delivered far more than mere chocolate as he wove his way through the vines of the Coonawarra. Easter Sunday drew friends and family trackside to indulge in some country hospitality, from an egg hunt to a bouncy castle which seemed quite appealing to the adults toward the...

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  • Street style looks from the Clare Easter Races

    Riesling trails, hidden villages, extraordinary local fare and the distant gallop of horses – getting lost in the Clare Valley is as cathartic as it is thrilling, as you never know what lies behind the next lush row of vines. Poised on a hilltop, gazing over vineyards and pockets of...

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  • Street style looks from Oakbank

    The Oakbank Racing Club has been a family favourite for nearly 150 years, seeing a swarm of about 20,000 racegoers curate experiences as inclusive or exclusive as they desired. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Adelaide Hills, the crowds arrived early to pitch tents, light up barbecues and roll...

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  • Dani Dynamite: Her hot tips for race day fashion

    Never underestimate the power of a platinum blonde with the right shade of red lipstick. The radiant Dani Adey stunned as the Social Media Ambassador for The Starting Gate area, sporting a navy Keepsake The Label jumpsuit with floral detail in the perfect hue to ignite her ferocious lip look...

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  • Track Queen: Getting dressed with Lauren Dilena

    The delightful Lauren Dilena is much-followed on her social media platforms for her immaculate street-style, finance-friendly ensembles and polished hair and makeup looks. The Westfield SA Senior Stylist constantly evolves her fresh and thoughtful aesthetic, forcing us to ask just how she does it. Gracing her C/MEO COLLECTIVE two-piece with...

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  • How a street style maven dresses for the races

    ACLER is the Adelaide-based label making it’s way into the closets of some of the world’s most fashionable women. We could produce a list longer than our race day hemlines, but let’s just leave it at Beyoncé. Because when one of the world’s most influential women and fashion icons chooses...

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  • How to pick the right headpiece according to Viktoria Novak

    If you follow Fashion At The Races, have attended a meet or have owned a Vogue magazine in your time, then the name Viktoria Novak needs no introduction. But just in case you have missed the memo, let us fill you in… because we would hate for you to be...

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  • Street style looks from Adelaide Cup

    ‘Mad March’ didn’t hold back Adelaide’s movers and shakers on the recent long weekend, with a bumper crowd making their way to a pristine Morphettville Racecourse to soak up the 2018 UBET Adelaide Cup. Autumn delivered a splash of sunshine, and with trackside options to suit every taste, punters were...

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  • MILLINERY FROM THE PORT LINCOLN CUP

    The promise of a sunny day spent trackside by the coast again lured punters from across the peninsula to the 2018 MGA Insurance Brokers Port Lincoln Cup. With summer kicking on (and the weekend ahead!), a chilled glass of Pimm’s served as the ideal accompaniment to the line-up of races...

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  • The starter guide to building the perfect suit

    When it comes to Men’s Fashion At The Races, the journey to the podium is not always as smooth as Justin Timberlake’s ‘suit & tie’. Case in point, the double-breasted suit with an 80’s twist, which made its winning mark two seasons ago. Now that was no off-the-rack fluke, oh...

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  • How to make your minimalist wardrobe work at the races

    The races provide the perfect opportunity to play dress ups for the day. That is unless your wardrobe looks like a Jil Sander haven and all the images of floral prints and intricate outfits send your head into a spin. If that sounds like you, then chances are you are...

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  • How to pick your perfect Race Day Bag according to Alyce Tran

    When it comes to perfectly executed Race Day ensembles, your threads are just half the battle with accessories taking centre stage at the trackside. Pick the right bag and it could be the cherry on top of your winning cake. However opt for the bag closest to you on your...

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  • Street style looks from Kangaroo Island Cup

    Boasting one of the largest membership bases of any country club in South Australia, The Kangaroo Island Racing Club is never short on serving up an energetic atmosphere with all the fashion trimmings to match. With the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival inked as a not to be missed event...

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  • Street style looks from Strathalbyn Cup

    As one of South Australia’s most picturesque provincial racing clubs, Strathalbyn Cup provided the perfect backdrop for some of the states most fashionable racegoers to put their best foot forward. Sunny skies and a warm summer’s day delivered an ambience befitting of nothing less than textured lace numbers, intricate embroidery...

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