Derby Day is always one of my favourite days yet, I swear it was the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for all Fashions on the Field entrants with shivering cold winds from Antarctica blowing up from the south. Never to fear as we all know we are in November and the weather is about as predictable as which direction my cat wants to sneeze.
I watched all entrants not battle it out for the prize of most fashionable, yet 'Fashion Survivor', I cringed when watching the final 8 parade that I just could not sit through any longer even when wearing 'vintage' fur. If you know me well enough, you will know my hatred for cold weather.
The Birdcage as always was in full celebrity swing, but I really wanted to focus on Fashions on the Field and what we are prepared to see for the coming days.
I am glad that texture has played a big part with Maticevski taking centre front and stage with the most stylish lady being taken out by Em Bodinar and our favourite fashionable 'It Girl' of the moment Brodie Worrell taking out the crown of Derby Days. The dress was a winner on all three participants who sported it today.
You never can expect what is going to make the finals, but I am making it clear that all involved in the Biggest Fashion Game in the World it is lifting the stakes.
You are no longer just fashionable clothes horses, you are not being looked at as 'princess stock', being judged in comparison to Duchess Katherine not to mention a royal behind 'Pippa'.
Remember Kitsch, OTT is now no longer what wants to be sported, yet a more demure lady like, take home to mum, girl next door. The look is clean sleek and remembered.
This was an incredibly tough competition today and you ladies and may I say in 'Gentlemen category' has been stepped up a notch or 5. You are all amazing and inspire me. There is what I call the “New Breed” of Fashions on the Field ladies who have been waiting in the wings to shine and they are. Be beautiful embrace who you are and your individual uniqueness. To stand and be judged by a panel of judges and stand in front of a nation on TV is difficult, you can open yourself to criticism and judgement all just based on a look. You are ALL Winners!
For the seasons top tips, straight from the judges mouth, click here.
On a personal note, I am really happy that the word of Mental Health Awareness, opening dialogue to people and letting people that I am open to discussing the issue where we may have suffered from issues of anxiety and depression has overwhelmed me. I have so many people talk to me openly about how seeking help has changed their lives. We all face challenges everyday and we live in a very fast pace world. I ask you to always be mindful of people around you and you can change your own world. Thank you for everyone who sat or stood and chatted to me about how they have changed their life for the better through seeking help. In my world I accept difference and welcome that we are not all built from the same mould. Being yourself is the only person you will ever have to be. x
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