Currently Amy Robson who is a wonderful competitor of fashions on the field has been targeted as a victim.
Again, Amy's grandmother Sandra Robson makes her outfits but she is not a professional designer. It is like a mum entering her daughters. Sandra does sell hats at 'The Hat Box' in Brisbane, but she is a pensioner and it is more a hobby. As Kim Fletcher in Melbourne says, not many milliners make money from millinery, it is a labor of love and their craft.
Throughout my times judging fashions on the field, I know who has been styled by a third party and when judging I make the club aware that I will be taking points off for the fact they have been styled. I have made designers well aware not to dress girls. I have told competitors to purchase outfits from designers.
Allegations against competitors have to stop. We are not responsible to police this event. The event managers know this matter goes on and they police this, I have seen it done.
To me, this sounds like a storm in a tea cup that someone has told a story to the media with negativity toward a few fashion fabulous girls. I know many are following this story and let us not feed and fuel the fire.
This was a post I decided to post on a the wall, against my better judgement.
A reply from another party
So, Anna, we should just kiss and make up and pretend we all are one big happy family? Let's wait until Robson sisters grow old and [un]gorgeous, and you know, their grandmother is 70. Let's wait. You know what, I have a better suggestion: screw the rules. Get proactive. Contact designers and ask them to lend you a dress for a day in exchange of free exposure. Who knows, they may even custom-make one for you for free - cost them nothing! There are a lot of aspiring designers out there and you can always claim they are a "friend". Contact milliners and get a hat to fit the dress to the "T", same offer - why pay? Amy doesn't. Befriend a local stylist or one from the internet, they hang out at places like 'whatshouldiwear' and will be more than happy to oblige. Have a friend or family member who is pretty and young? Make them your hanger and share the prizes. Let's get this party going. We all are one big happy family after all.... xxx Let's kiss and make up xxx