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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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  • 5 minutes with the winner of the 2018 Millicent Cup

    Kimmi Varcoe took home the Best Dressed Womenswear prize at the 2018 Millicent Cup on Sunday April 29. It was her emerald silk number and turban inspired millinery that caught the judges eye. Growing up around race horses, Kimmi started coming to the races when she was just 5 years...

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  • South Australia’s North – All the ingredients for your next road trip

    Hunt down a vintage belt buckle, polish a pair of RM Williams, and load up the weekender (a la SUV commercial-style) for an adventure deep into the state’s northern regions. It’s time to sing along to your favourite mix-tape (or Spotify playlist), pop open the Fruchocs, and head north, following...

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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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  • THE LIMESTONE COAST - WHY YOU NEED TO PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

    The Races offer the perfect occasion for a get-together with friends and family for a day that ticks everyone’s boxes. Whether you have a love of fashion, enjoy a good drop of wine or a nice champagne, live for live entertainment or simply love the thrill of racing, whatever brings...

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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 Kangaroo Island Survival Guide with Danielle Symes

    If you live in South Australia then chances are you already follow Danielle Symes and her journey of motherhood, photography and all the exciting trimmings in between. A former fashion designer and stylist, nowadays Danielle is more commonly recognised for capturing and bringing to life all those important milestones. From...

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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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  • 5 minutes with the winner - Streaky Bay Cup

    The Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, apart from being one of the state's most treasured coast lines, is dotted with race clubs that host exciting events throughout the year. The 2018 Streaky Bay Cup saw a lively bunch of locals turn out in force for the annual event, celebrating St...

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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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  • 5 minutes with the winner - Port Lincoln Cup

    It's a highlight of the Eyre Peninsula in more ways than one, and the Port Lincoln Cup proved to be a consistent favourite of the South Australian racing calendar.  With a growing fashion community in Port Lincoln - the incredible Coco California in particular - shone in the Fashion at...

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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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  • Why the Eyre Peninsula is the holiday mecca for all tastes

    For most of us, the Eyre Peninsula is synonymous with the thriving city of Port Lincoln, swimming with sharks and slurping down world-renowned oysters. It’s the kind of place you go to when you want to indulge with a friend or partner. But, look beyond the standard tourist attractions and...

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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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