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Snaps from Derby Day

Derby Day – Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

Did you know that the trend of wearing of black and white to Derby Day was started by an alcohol company who ran a competition for the best dressed lady in these monochrome colours? The trend was so popular that it remains with us to this day, long after the sponsorship from the alcohol company has discontinued.

There will always be a few who would rather go in colour, but if you intend to enter the Myer Fashions on the Field competition, it’s best to stick to tradition. The judges have not chosen a colourful outfit as the winner on this day for a very long time, if ever!

Myer Fashions on the Field winner on Derby Day – Ashleigh Albanese

How tough is it to put together an outfit which stands out on the day! For Ashleigh Albanese, keeping it vintage was the key. Ashleigh won best dressed on the day in a vintage, full skirt dress topped off with a mesh boater hat. Her red lipstick gave a splash of colour to the look. Even though she came runner up in the Victorian final of the Fashions on the Field to Chloe Moo (Chloe won the National title), Ashleigh’s look was super classy.

There were a couple of stand-outs in the birdcage, with Jennifer Hawkins taking out the sexiest outfit of the day! She wore a very figure-hugging, leather cut-out Toni Maticevski custom made number. Lindi Klim’s custom made tulle dress, also from Toni Maticevski was also a winner (will post it soon).

Here a a few snaps from Derby Day 2013 for you to enjoy:


music on derby day - flemington

derby day fashion - black and white



best fashion inspiration for derby day in Melbourne - Spring Racing Carnival



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black and white - traditional at derby day

colour at derby day



melbourne racing fashion

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judges for the derby day Myer fashions on the field

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2013 winner Derby Day Myer FTOF - Ashleigh Albanese

melbourne derby day 2013 - myer fashions on the field winner

guys watching the girls at the fashions on the field

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fashions on the field on derby day


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Don’t forget to look in the Myer Marquee – we captured the atmosphere on Derby Day!