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  • COMPETITION JUDGING CRITERIA - 2019/2020 INSPIRATION

    Race wear is a tradition almost as old as horse racing itself. More than 150 years ago Fashions on the Field took playing dress ups to an entirely new level which changed both women’s and now men’s perspective on a day at the races. The words Fashion and Field were...

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  • LOCAL INFLUENCE: PREPARE FOR FOTF WITH SERIAL RACEWEAR COMPETITIOR MELISSA BARNES

    Melissa Barnes is a prolific sartorialist on South Australia’s racing scene. Both a master milliner and an accessories icon, the founder of Adorn Collection is renowned for her creative racewear looks. Accordingly, the style star has won a variety of competitions nationwide and Melissa most recently took home the title...

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  • The Stylist’s Guide to Spring Carnival: Trends and techniques with tde., BNKR, Evo Hair and Cloud Nine

    Are soft waves basic? Are pearls passé? When it comes to planning your looks for Spring Carnival, balancing the traditions of racewear with current trends can send anyone into a spiral. We reached out to tde., Australian Fashion Labels Head Stylist Jazz Mignone and one of Haircare Australia Brand Managers...

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  • DRESS CODE DEBRIEF: Style your Spring Carnival race days with Lauren Dilena

    Discerning your Derby Day monochrome from your Oaks Day femme is simple enough for most racing style enthusiasts to understand, but when it comes to curating clothes for the Cox Plate or Stakes Day, it’s time to call in the professionals. We sat down with FATR Ambassador and Stylist Lauren...

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  • Tailor talk: find your fit with Button Brothers

    Palmer Mutandwa is a showstopper. One of Melbourne’s best dressed gentleman and perhaps Zimbabwe’s most dapper export, the style star and three-time Fashions on the Field winner has invested his tailoring expertise into co-founding bespoke suiting brand Button Brothers. The visionary can now add womenswear designer to his extensive sartorial...

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  • MURRAY BRIDGE GOLD CUP SET TO HOST THE NATIONAL MYER FASHIONS ON THE FIELDS

    Over the past 56 years Myer Fashions on the Field has established its place as Australia's largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion event, attracting media attention and celebrity judges from around the globe.  Congratulations again to last year's SA heat winner, Kimmi Rose from Millicent. This year, the Myer Fashions...

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  • MEET OUR FASHION AT THE RACES 2018-2019 WINNER ALEX HECKER

    The Fashion At The Races Season Finale event was held last Friday over an intimate luncheon at Stone’s Throw Norwood, where 2018-2019’s top talent was reviewed by an expert judging panel consisting of our Ambassador and Stylist Lauren Dilena, The Advertiser Fashion Editor Anna Vlach, Thoroughbred Racing SA’s Industry Marketing...

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  • Media Release: Trackside’s best dressed crowned at Fashion At The Races final

    As this year’s Fashion At The Races (FATR) season reaches the finish line, South Australia’s most stylish racegoers have been decided at the competition’s highly anticipated State Final event. Taking place on Friday 13 September at Stone’s Throw, the FATR State Final saw the overall competition winners selected from finalists...

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  • FASHION AT THE RACES SEASON FINAL AND 2019-20 LAUNCH

    What a beautiful afternoon it was celebrating our 2018-19 Fashion At The Races season finalists and welcoming the new 2019-20 FATR season. Some of Adelaide’s key media personalities and fashion influencers joined us to celebrate all things fashion and racing over an elegantly set luncheon at Stones Throw. A special...

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  • INTRODUCING OUR 2018-19 SEASON FINALISTS

    We can’t believe another year of searching for the bold and the beautiful looks of this racing season has come to an end!  We kicked off the season with a beautiful breakfast at South Australian’s home of racing, Morphettville Racecourse back in September 2018. We loved having Adelaide's media and...

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  • ROYAL ASCOT: INSIDE THE ROYAL ENCLOSURE WITH PHOEBE PHILLIPS

    Royal Ascot. It takes just two words to send a shiver down the spine of every racing fashionista worldwide. The five-day carnival is held annually in Berkshire and is widely regarded as both the United Kingdom and the globe’s most prestigious event in racing and fashion. With a bevy of...

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  • Find the Magic in Murray Bridge

    There are seldom few scenes as tranquil as waking up on the Murray River. Its sleek latte waters meander around the voluptuous banks adorned with reeds and ancient gums, and as the morning mist clears with the chiming of birds, this special place will have you thinking you are the...

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  • STYLIST SESSIONS: SUIT UP FOR YOUR NEXT RACEDAY WITH DONNY GALELLA

    Celebrity Stylist Donny Galella is one of the nation’s most recognised sartorial talents with a career spanning well into its second decade. The dapper MC and Presenter’s work can be seen regularly at everything from The Emmys to Australia’s major racing carnivals, with a variety of talk show and TV...

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  • FLAWLESS FINISH: GET RACE READY WITH CELEBRITY HAIR AND MAKEUP STYLIST JADE KISNORBO

    When a major event is happening on Australian shores, the red carpet may as well begin at Jade Kisnorbo’s chair. The celebrity hair and makeup stylist’s brushes have graced the faces of Sofia Richie, Kelly Gale and Jessica Kahawaty to name a few, as well as the nation’s A-listers of...

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  • CATWALK TO CARNIVAL: RACEWEAR LOOKS FRESH FROM FASHION WEEK

    Take a cue from the nation’s most elite designers and renew your racewear wardrobe with key themes to take you from winter to spring/summer. This year’s rendition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia projected a symphony of options to take trackside, from power suiting to slip dresses. Fashion At The Races...

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  • INDUSTRY ICON: BRUSH UP ON YOUR BEAUTY SKILLS WITH CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST CHANTELLE BAKER

    A-listers like Elyse Knowles, Kate Waterhouse and Rebecca Judd all have one thing in common on Cup Day, and that’s being glowed up by the best in the beauty business. Makeup Artist Chantelle Baker’s brushes have graced faces from Shanina Shaik to Gigi Hadid, so naturally FATR had to delve...

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  • ROYAL ASCOT: THE HISTORY BEHIND THE WORLD’S MOST FASHIONABLE RACING CARNIVAL

    Royal Ascot is undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious racing carnivals. The five-day event has been running since the early 1700s, after Queen Anne rode on horseback from Windsor Castle and declared the field to be a fine place to hold a race. Steeped in tradition, a British monarch...

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  • THE COLOUR CODE: HOW TO DRESS WITH IMPACT THIS WINTER

    The only thing worse than rain on your wedding day is a downpour on cup day. As the clouds gather in anticipation of their eruption, the weather can all too quickly dampen the mood of even the most enthusiastic racegoer, quickly sending them into a film noir spiral where the...

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  • Take your headpiece to new heights with Clip Joint and Evo Hair

    Choosing a standard hairstyle for an outstanding headpiece is like serving a wagyu steak on a paper plate – you are kind of killing the vibe. Once you have chosen your headwear for your racing ensemble, you must not leave your hair as an afterthought. Choosing the best ‘do for...

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  • MASTERFUL MILLINERY: WINTER’S TOP HEADWEAR TRENDS WITH MIMI-JANE

    Founder of Mimi-Jane Millinery Mimi Taeuber grew up performing in the realm of theatre and opera, forever enchanted by the talents backstage. “It was quite normal to hang out in the costume departments and watch the milliners repair, design and create costumes for the stage,” Mimi said. “It all seemed...

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  • Meet our Mount Gambier Winner - Jasmin Fitzgerald

    Meet, Jasmin Fitzgerald. She won the 2019 Mount Gambier Best Dressed Womenswear sash on Friday May 10. We got Jasmin to answer some questions to understand her racing style further.  Tell us about your winning outfit. What are you wearing today?  This outfit was made by the talented dress maker...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM DERBY DAY AT MORPHETTVILLE

    Morphettville turned monochrome in celebration of Derby Day on May 11, where South Australia’s racing fashionistas executed the event’s traditions in unadulterated animation. The drizzly weather added extra drama to the black and white theme, and our Fashion At The Races Ambassador Lauren Dilena was in the prime position to...

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  • FASHION LOOKS FROM THE MT GAMBIER GOLD CUP

    The Scott’s Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup swept the south-east on May 10, bringing some of the state’s most inspired racewear looks to the field on a very breezy Friday. Locals and Mount Gambier tourists took to the track across the racing club’s array of events surrounding the...

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  • Meet our Penola Cup Winner - Nicole Walter

    Nicole Walter was sashed with the 2019 Penola Cup Best Dresed Womenswear title on Easter Sunday. We spoke with Nicole the week after her win to get to know her and her racing style a little more...  Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing? Dress: Only One...

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  • ALL THE FASHION LOOKS FROM THE PENOLA EASTER CUP

    The Katnook Penola Cup is every limestone coast family’s most anticipated long weekend spectacle. From the parent-popular PIMMS pop-up bar to the bouncing castle and endless games, the carnival is a highlight on the Coonawarra social calendar. However, April 21 brought more than just the Easter bunny to this southeastern...

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