Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Fashions on the Field, Melbourne Cup Carnival, Philip Treacy. The Time is NOW

Fashions on the Field is off and Racing.
Today at Flemington in the 'Myer, Fashions on the Field' enclosure, we welcomed the interstate guests ready to step next to the Victorian Finalist which will be selected on Thursday on 'Oaks Day'.
To begin, we have to decide who will strut next to the spectacular six with the traditional 'Black and White' of Derby Day, the Extravagance of Cup Day and then the divine Femininity of Oaks day. From all 3 Finalists from Derby Day, Cup Day and Oaks Day then a finalist will be selected to represent Victoria to step next to the Spectacular Six to make the Super Seven.

This is the largest outdoor fashion event in the world and is the 'Superbowl, Grandfinal, Grandslam,Grandprix of Fashion'. With a prize pool of over $400,000, the stakes are high. We are definitely stimulating the economy ladies and gentlemen with 28 million being spent of fashion alone during Spring Racing Carnival last year.
When chatting to ladies backstage, there was no competitive groups or sighs of others. All ladies are embracing the opportunity to be held in such high regard in fashion on the field and their main concern was keeping their headwear on. Fifi Box, cannot cop a break, last year she was frozen with winds coming off Antarctica and her Kim Fletcher Millinery was blown of her locks.
I had the great honour of speaking to Philip Treacy, of which I know how blessed I am to have this opportunity. Philip did say that he does not expect to see a certain sort of fashion during 'Melbourne Cup Carnival' instead he expressed his desire to see all ladies dressing for their own comfort and style.
Philip Treacy does not 'Hate' the word fascinator, although he does associate the word with an earlier Australian Race time with cheaply made bits of bobs glued together with feathers to make up for a hat. What ever you want to call it, Hat, Fascinator, Millinery, one thing is for sure, have the respect of the track to have something in your hair.
Jean Shrimpton came and went in 1965, it was done beautifully and made headlines.
Make headlines for the right reasons,
-Keep on Shoes, (except for fire or flat are ok)
Remember the walk out can be a walk of fame or a walk of Shame, so keep it classy.

Racing Fashion, Anna Mott with Philip Treacy, Interview with Racing Fashion TV season 5

Fifi Box and Jeff Banks being blown away praying for warmer weather.

Racing Fashion loves Fifi Box and Jeff Banks

Despite the chilly winds at Flemington Today, the roses are all in glorious bloom.

Racing Fashion loves Myer Fashions on the Field, 50 years of 'Fashions on the Field'

Myer Fashions on the Field, Racing Fashion loves this floral backdrop.

Who will win the Lexus????

Fifi Box

Racing Fashion favourite, Philip Treacy

Jeff Banks with Signture Jeff Banks Tie

Kim Fletcher one of Myer's Milliners

Leona Edminston braving the chills

Fashions on the Field Ambassadors Kris Smith and Rebecca Judd with Fashions on the Field Sterling Silver Trophy.

Kris Smith

Leona Edminston

Melissa Jackson Milliner

Rebecca Judd wearing Melissa Jackson Millinery,
Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador

One of Philip Treacy's latest creations.

Jane Rocca

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