Magic Millions has come a long way from 'Bikinis and Fur' to 'Couture and Chapeaux'.
We all love the Gold Coast for the delight of Summer up North from days of seldom Winter coming and going in Melbourne and Sydney sometimes sharing our terrible weather. Magic Millions and Gold Coast Turf Club could not have hosted a more fabulous day with a Marquee for the Fashionable public to see if the heat was searing. Luckily we had a magnificent day and the fashion was undeniably as fabulous and fashionable as Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Queensland, Myer Fashions on the Field is one of the most difficult 'Golden Ticket' State Finals to make your mark as you have to look nonchalantly comfortable in over 30o heat and then sport your final look in Melbourne where last year we had winds coming from the Antarctic with under 10o. I must admit there were allot of ladies walking in ready to compete and they all looked magnificent. Lauren Walker was a head turner from the minute she walked in. A fabulous print dress that is right on trend and a bold yet complementary head piece.
There was a feeling of every event at Magic Millions that made it very special, it was friendly, happy and bright. A feeling that I have not felt on the circuit in years. Everyone took down their walls of competition and realised they are competing for the judges eye and not upstaging.
There were so many winners as friends had opened doors to others in different states, new friendships have developed and friendships that had been strained have come together for new beginnings.
This is the total philosophy of 'Racing Fashion', we are all here together under #samesky and we are so blessed to be enjoying time together and sharing what we love. Fashion. This is for all women to share and care about together. I even won a $500 voucher for injectable treatment for my attire. It is exciting to be noted for dressing well, but also I had to come to terms with opening up to allot of people about the serious illness I have. Usually I can hide it and only go about my business with lack of energy. With the strong anti-inflamatory medication I was battered with bruising with a dress I had worn to the 'Palazzo Versace, Ladies Sparkling Luncheon'.
That evening when I arrived home from the luncheon at 3am (Yes I know a tad late) I saw that where my dress had been sitting on my arms I had the most terrible bruising.
I had to let my friends know that they were going to see me with bruising all over my arms, everyone assured me the next morning who I shared this with along with tears gave me strength and friendship. I had to reach out and say, I don't feel OK!
I am lucky when I asked people were there. Where it could have been a negative experience and feeling unsure, 3 ladies came to room and gave me strength. I am blessed. Together we talked and did not stop talking and stood by my side when I was petrified that someone may have thought my husband had hurt me or physically abused me. I am so grateful. For these ladies, they know who they are and #iwillnotstop
Thank you to all competitors who looked amazing and stunning. You all looked amazing and even more special was to see the line up of the final 10 looking so different. Nothing looked similar and people are not looking like clones, they are looking like who they want to be and present how they are feeling. Happy and Proud. There is so much more to come and I am always proud and honoured to have made a site that stands out for different reasons. Although this site has a large volume of hits I will not take it for granted. The more that is open and transparent to all, the more we will communicate in a positive manner.
I have been talking allot of people about the future of 'Racing Fashion', and it is all positive. We are all very strong people, yet we get bogged down in insecurity, gossip and dare I say our egos. Magic Millions 2015 is a positive step forward that we will not go back to years past, that we can hold our heads high and forgive others and ourselves. Our first step forward is to open up and discuss our feelings. I thank everyone who has shared Magic Millions 2015 with me, this competition has come to a new level.