What a wonderful Spring Racing Carnival we have had and what better day to end the carnival but Sandown Guineas renamed from Sandown Classic. Again a lot of ladies looking gorgeous in fabulous colour and gentlemen definitely giving ladies a run for their money! I was really excited to have a lovely relaxing day without the TV cameras and enjoy a day without running around like a headless chook. I am also glad I will not be taking the camera to every meeting as I want things to remain random where no one knows where Racing Fashion TV may show up next! I think a few ladies were counting on the camera and not taking the true competition in mind and decided to dance on stage, or that is what it seemed, I am not sure what it was??? As long as they are enjoying themselves???
Thank you so much for allowing me to judge you ladies and it was difficult taking shots as I am so used to taking a stills photographer with me I am a little out of touch, but will give you a wonderful feel for the day. Judging the children! I love it – NOT! This is so difficult and I admin, anyone of the parents in the children’s division could have thrown stuff at me as I know if my child was not picked, my husband would have abused the judges. I am so sorry not all children won, this is something I think I will talk to the MRC about and see if we can find a better way of prizes and all winners in children’s section!
Ladies and Gentlemen you all looked fabulous and honestly with the winner it was very difficult as we all had a favourite and Lisa Wellings! In the end we compromised as we definitely did not want one of the looks to win over another and we had our own little friendly spat! It was fun and I love having a good debate with Nicole and Judith from Black Rose. It was lovely judging with such lovely people. We had a ball. In the end it came down to an agreement that if we all love Lisa’s outfit, she should be the overall winner and then the beautiful Bianca Barnes Runner Up. A big thank you to everyone for participating and it was difficult to get a great shot of everybody and I am out of practice. Don’t forget, Racing Fashion is not finished, we are off to Magic Millions next for the Summer Carnival as I have already been speaking different media outlets about this bigger than big event.
Enjoy the rest of Spring and see you in Summer.