Caulfield Guineas Day featured the Ladies 40+ in Fashions on the Field and on the same day is the NSW Final for Myer Fashions on the Field in Sydney.
As always the Myer Fashions on the Field amplify the heat for the coming Spring Carnival at Flemington. You can see that everyone is bringing out their finest ensemle, yet only 1 is deemed worthy to take the honour as winner to come to Melbourne for a week of excitement and media attention.
I do think the NSW and the Victorian finalist are always in with a good chance and it is a good look at what is going to be sported for the coming season. With VRC/Flemington putting a ban on the Mid Riff and making headlines around the world, never fear for on lookers as you will be able to keep you tummy hovering above the waist line with general admission being able to be belly bare.
Personally I am not fond of the trend as you cannot discriminate as to how big the flesh fest would have to be. If the rule started that you can bare your mid section, where would the Fashion Police be to stop bikini tops, it could get a new proportion of how much is too much?
I think the VRC/Flemington with establishment and Dress Code for so many years has the right to give the members a vote to see if they wanted to enforce the rule or scrap it. The members came back with an overwhelming 70% in favor of scrapping the trend, and indeed that is what it is, a trend. Classic Racing Fashion seems still to be a winning favourite, so ladies make sure that your dresses are stitched together.
This could give great opportunity for those who have already considered their outfit to take the hemline to the longer level and put some fabric around the midsection. If anything it can only make you look more streamline.
Impressed is an understatement of what I give the ladies in Sydney, they are giving the Melbourne ladies a good lot to look at and really set a high bar for what is to come. I hope many of these ladies that we have seen in Sydney that will make the trip to Melbourne as they are always welcomed.
We hear again that it is someone that is from another state winning and people are upset. It is understandable you are upset, but if we keep the competition just for the state competitors we will only be able to have Victorian's enter on Derby, Melbourne Cup and Oaks day.
We want to see the biggest and the best showcase and then even if it was just state by state, there are still going to be individuals who could bend the rules and use addresses from interstate relatives if there was a state by state rule. I think the rules are fine and that amateur and professional designers and Milliners have been segregated in order to give the public a more sporting chance.
What is new? Well for the terms and conditions for those who have read well, those who were in the last year in their heat for the state are ineligible to enter for the following year. This will give allot more contestants a level playing field. It will take some key names away from the competition. It will bring new faces and evolve the competition for the better I believe. I love all of our contestants, but even given a years grace, they will be back for another year more determined and more fashionable than ever, they have been sitting aside for a year and will be chomping at their fashionable bit for a crack at the Australian Title that is the most coveted in the World.