Autumn has arrived and so had the first 'Fashions on the Field' for the season at Rosehill Gardens. Melbourne and Sydney are both very fashionable cities and have their own aesthetic to embellishment and attire. I find that in Melbourne the serial competitors have all the boxes ticked and head wear perfect for their outfit where sometimes in Sydney, the head wear and dress are two separate identities. This does happen sometimes in Melbourne, although the 'Blue Diamond, Fashion on the Field' competitors did make it known that they were there for 'Fashions on the Field Business' and 'GAME ON'. No prisoners were taken and only the most fashionably fabulous made the cut to the final.
I did not attend Rosehill so I don't know the goings on of contestants and mainly the same entrants from NSW and just a few fly in competitors from interstate. This is what keeps the competition so high and so coveted. The need to see what really is the trend for the season to come and who is wearing what, and who is making hats for whom.
This is just the beginning of the season, so the prizes are not as coveted as for the 2 next meetings for 'Fashions'. We are merely at the warm up rounds of 'Fashions on the Field', I love to see the new faces and sometimes they are young ladies with a less expensive hat, but they are there to learn and they will soon see who is final-ling and who win.
This is where the ladies start to look at themselves and the winners and ask the questions why not me? This is where it is important for people to realise 'How they are dressing and how they are being perceived? There is a big difference from what we see in the mirror to what is the outcome to others.
Fashions on the Field is like a game of beautiful lioness' preening and basking in the sun. I love it. The contestants all have their own distinct style and I am going to say, I am so pleased to see Stephanie Martin getting great wear out of a beautiful dress. It is not about showing up in a new outfit every time and who has the $$$$. I think Stephanie is in good company when Coco Rocha wore the dress during Spring Racing Carnival and then the Gorgeous Jo Gear won Flemington/VRC Autumn Instagram Competition in the Blue version of this garment.
Courtney Doyle was the winner on the day and I loved her on Trend dress from Zara. Cortney was beautifully turned out and her grooming was immaculate. Congratulations and to the runner up competitors Stephanie Davies and Christina Tzortzis. I congratulate all competitors and ladies for their zest to enjoy the races in a fashionable manner with beautiful head wear.
The contestants in Australia have the world watching and taking note so you all should be amazingly proud of yourselves. Enjoy and love what you do.
I cannot wait to see the rev up of the weeks to come, and I will keep you all posted.
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