Earlier this year I visited a small country town called Towong for their local race meet. It was about seven hours drive from where I live but it was definitely one of my favourite race meets this season.
Check out my day at Towong.
I had this brilliant idea during the summer that I would take my little cousins out to one of the race meets so they can experience a different enviroment and see a bit of regional Victoria.
Watch how their day went at Wangaratta.
Now that the days are getting longer and the nights are getting colder, I bet you're all trying to stay indoors and keep warm. So help you sane while you're at home, I thought I'd share my favourite fashion flicks with you just in case you get bored watching The Voice or re-runs of The Big Bang Theory.
A hot Hot HOT! Echuca Cup Carnival weekend.
Ladies, gird your loins! Suck it in, squeeze, hold your breath and zip them up – its time to embrace some good old fashioned cow hide – or more realistically a little faux hide… And it’s FABULOUS
A not so fruitful venture to the Apsley Cup- Find out what resulted here!
Behind the scenes at Pakenham Cup.
With the slightly cooler weather and the brown leaves scattered on the ground, it definitely feels like autumn has kicked in. But this also means winter is coming and a whole new set of season trends for both clothes and accessories!
A comprehensive list of the best makeup and beauty products.
A comprehensive list of the best makeup and beauty products.
Some choose alcohol, some choose cigarettes, and some choose fashion, and it comes at a price. Oh Dear.
Our huge weekend of Fashion, Friendship and Fun.... Don't forget the races!!
A change is as good as a holiday, so lets take a walk down an autumn path and see whats hot for the Autumn Carnival
As fashion month comes to a close this weekend lets take a look at my favourite street style looks from New York all the way to Paris!
Take a look at some of the best make up tutorials on the web.
For the first time in a long time, I don't have to worry about textbooks, pens, paper, 4 hour lectures and finishing assignments. I don't have to worry about WHAT TO WEAR?! Oh sweet relief
When traveling through Asia we always want the cheapest deal we can get. Many like to make their luxury purchases there becuse you save a lot more. But if you're traveling on a budget here are some of the places you can visit that won't put a whole in your wallet.
We've all had that the one toy or item when we were a child that we couldn't leave the house without. But something tells me that this hasn't changed. I know I'm not alone when I say that it's so hard to actually throw away those loved and worn out items!
Fran Fine (or Drescher in real life) is up there (right next to CB Carrie Bradshaw) in my best ever, iconic, amazing, sexy women, who I would be honoured if I could be even a little bit as fabulous as their baby toe! Of course I never tell this to any male species as they just respond ‘HUH!? But, the voice?! The hair!? The Mother?! The GRANDMOTHER!?’
Jess Warr gave her outfit a second chance, and won the fashions at Woodford Cup. Find out what it takes to take out a title as we talk to Jess for tips and tricks!
DIY tutorial time! How to make a flower crown for every occasion...
When I say ‘I have nothing to wear’; the response isn’t ‘Yes you do, you have a whole closet full of clothes!’ it’s more like ‘Well, maybe you shouldn’t have sold everything!’ Ladies, I am an eBay-aholic. Name: Penny, Style: …Disposable
This is the phrase that bargain shoppers love to hear and right now has got to be the perfect time to make that purchase!
2012 I’m sorry, but we’re replacing you. It’s nothing personal, it’s just 2013 has come along and, well, it’s more suited to the job than you. Your last day will be December 31st; find a cardboard box and empty your desk, oh, and while you’re at it can you take all my unworn, unwanted clothes and list them to eBay for me, stat!?
Watch how the race goers heat up, as they kick of the Summer at Wodonga Cup.
If you’ve never delved into the world of online shopping I’m giving you a crash course and head’s up, because not only has it become easier than ever to buy from London, New York and everywhere in between; it’s about to become cheaper… Ladies hold onto your hats
My girlfriends and I are similar on so many levels, we share a love for lolly water sweet wine, Taylor Swift’s bangs and obsess over Victoria’s Secret [i.e. which angel supermodel would you be if one broke its leg and you had to be one]. Yet our career paths went in very different directions with the majority of them becoming nursie girls [...nurses]p>
The Spring Racing season has ended, but that doesn't mean we still can't talk about what was trending in the North East region!
Stuck for Christmas Ideas? Fear not, here is my list of the top 5 equine inspired gifts for him and her, and even better, you can get them all at the touch of a button from your very own home!
Has the fine art of Fashions on the Field etiquette been lost forever?
The Country Racing industry has no shortage of fabulous women. But this one is a standout. I first met Echuca Racing Club’s Melissa Buchanan at the CRV Industry Awards earlier this year, and I can assure you the knockout, modelesque, blonde lit up the room
Ballan Jockey Club's annual Cup Day.
See what the winners wore at the Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day.
Benalla Racing Club hosted the 2012 Euroa Cup. Check out what went down duirng the day and who won the Fashions on the Field.
Read and watch the Fashion on the Field highlights at the Wangaratta Turf Club.
A photo blog full of fashion, fun and creative outfits from the 2012 Ararat Cup.
In the words of George Harrison ‘...sun, sun, sun here it comes’ - The crux of Spring Racing is certainly coming to an end, but never fear; there is still a whole lot-a summer racing goin’ on across Victoria over the coming months!
Whilst the gents tried to impress, it was no 'blokes' day at Warrnambool Oaks Day with the wonderful women of the west excuding class on ladies day.
After an epic road trip and change quicker than superman I arrived at the Mildura racecourse just in time for the fashions on the field competition to start heating up!
The fashion winners at Ladies' Day at Traralgon give their best tips.
Warning. We have just entered the mother of all of race weeks, when Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival shows its face, Country Racing kicks into overdrive, and the two intertwine into a blinding horsey blur
Its not all greyscale at the bright and beautiful Morlake Racing Club for the annual Moyne Shire Derby Day.
There is nothing like good old fashioned hospitality, have a read of what happened at the Hamilton Cup.
The Jayco Bendigo Cup transformed into a sexy James Bond film on Wednesday, with the turf becoming a catwalk for gorgeous European stallions. Armed with a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers, I swear it was as if Kris Smith was just hanging off the side of that helicopter as it landed race track centre, the guy who is just the essence of cool, sent a few thousand hearts into a flurry as the Myer Fashions on the Field main man
A bit of wind couldn’t keep the crowds away from the St. Arnaud racecourse last Saturday the 27th of October for the town’s annual Cup Day.
Whats happening in fashion and racing the North West this November.
A special photo diary of the fashions and fun at the Sale Cup.
Have you ever wondered what a blogger carries inside their clutch during the races? Here's a sneak peak on what I think are essential for a blogger to have in their clutch!
All the fun, flamboyance and fashion at the Centrebet Geelong Cup.
200 Ladies put their best foot forward and headed to the Ballarat Turf Club to enjoy an action packed ladies luncheon and a full program of mares and fillies only racing trackside.
Find out what I got up to during the Team on the Turf Caulfield Cup at Wodonga! Also check out the fashion and what I wore on the race day.
After finding the right dress, hat and matchng shoes the last thing you want is to have a wardrobe/hair malfunction during the races and have nothing on hand to fix it! To give you some peace of mind, I've created a short list items that won't take up too much room in your bag and can potentially save the day!
Mother Nature was in a very happy mood on Saturday the 20th of October in the gorgeous rural town and grape lover’s paradise Avoca. No wonder the Avoca Cup was completely sold out this year!
I'm not usually one to go by the 'hair of the dog' theory; weak would typically be an understatement when Penny and BIG weekends are mentioned in the same sentence. However, I am slowly whipping my wimpy 5ft "something girly frame into gear, and programing my mind to 'Spring Racing Season' longevity mode
So a late night at work, followed by an early start tomorrow, not ideal prep for a so called fashion blogger, so here is what I have planned to wear, and what you can look forward to at the Centrebet Geelong Cup tomorrow!
My preparations for the TAB Sportsbet Cranbourne Cup Day only began a few days prior to the day (I strongly advise against this!). I found this lovely bright teal dress by Fleur Wood and fell in love with its very vintage-y feel and 100% silk fabric.
Although there were no Fashions on the Field at the Evergreen Turf Guineas Day at Pakenham, it did not stop Ambassador and 2011 Country Racing Best Dress Racergoer Alex Hecker and I from attending the day to promote Country Racing’s Best Dressed Racegoer competition.
A sneaky peak into what, when judging fine fillies, I look for in an outfit.
Where does a population explode from 300 to over 3000 for their annual cup day?? Manangatang! Check out the fashion and fun from the Grainassist Manangatang Cup 2012.
I cut my hair a couple of months ago in a bid to rid the 'pageant locks' after a round of the Miss Universe Australia circuit (a whole other story which this blog leaves little to no room for; if you think Fashions on the Field is daunting, try doing it in a bikini and stilettos and THEN we'll talk about nerves!) So. I went the chop, relieved to feel 20kg lighter and no longer scared of being strangled in my sleep by my own mane
East of Melbourne you’ll find plenty of my favourite things: rolling hills, fruit orchards, berry farms, and many antique shops. I ventured out there for this years Patties Foods Bairnsdale Cup.
To help you kick start your race wear preparation, I took you through the Fashion Capital's styling workshop, which touched on the trends for this season. I tried to find ways to save money on your outfit, and gave tips on how you can grab an awesome bargain when visiting recycling stores. If you're still unsure on what to wear, hope this post helps!
Rain couldn't stop Murtoa from shining! See all the fashion winners here!
The calendar event of season, locals unite for what should be a cracker of a day full of food, fashion, frothie’s and festivities... That was until Mother Nature swooped on in and rained all over Gunny's parade!
The cold was no dampener for the 2012 Coleraine Cup. Check out how the event ran wonderfully in its' 154th year.. (Photo with thanks to Racing Victoria)
While international Fashion Week collections often carry hefty price tags and inaccessibly clothing, it can also provide endless encouragement from the comfort of your couch. Have a look for some Spring racing inspiration.
With my Fashion and Racing diary filling up I thought I’d share it with you all so you can start planning what events you want to attend and most importantly what you’re going to wear this spring!
Ladies; It doesn't get more fashion savvy than this, a little D.I.Y. When it comes to getting your race kit just right, a little 'do it yourself' action can go a long, long way. And this scarf has it in the bag.
Strap for cash but still need an outfit for the races? Over the last few days, I've search around to find the best way to save money when buying your outfit. I'll take your through some of my favourite places to shop, and also the little treasures I found along the way.
Whenever you're feeling low, and dragged down by the burden of winter, take comfort in knowing that somewhere in the world, its Spring Fashion Week.
In the middle of a country town suffering the effects of a very dry winter, surrounded by a flat sunburnt landscape blooms the Danica Erard Millinery Spring Collection.
We all know that finding the right outfit for the races is a working progress and can be time consuming. We always want to stand out and put our best dress forward. But where do you start looking for an outfit, and how do you know what you're wearing is 'in', this season?
Clear with a gentle south-westerly wind, 20°C; what you would consider a trifecta in the world of weather. Well, Bendigo was right on the money when kicking off the spring racing season at the Poyser Motors Mercedes-Benz Taste of Spring Raceday, Sunday 9
The Ballarat Turf Club Awards Night. A celebration of local racings highest acheivers.
Not only is Danica Erard a huge lover and supporter of the country races, but ‘Danica Erard’ is also a name that is now being mentioned more and more frequently when talking about the crème del’ a crème of millinery in Australia.
Just when you thought the glitz and glamour of all things racing fashion was in hiatus after the 2011 Spring Carnival in the Country, the gorgeous ladies and gentlemen who have wowed us over these past months came out shining brighter than ever at last Thursday's Country's Best Dressed Racegoer Winner's Announcement, held at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel.
Forty-eight years on and Fashions on the Field at Flemington is not only an undisputed institution of Melbourne Cup week and a pinnacle event of the Spring Racing Carnival, it has established its place as Australia's largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion event.
It was the second time this year I made the journey to the Latrobe Valley Racing Club in Traralgon. This time it was for the Ord Minnett Traralgon Cup Day Races, which is one of the biggest Christmas Party day’s in the valley.