Fabulous Femme will be showcasing a series of unique creations to show you how it’s done in the Fashions On The Field Competitions. We also hope to inspire you to get creative for your own outfits – whether it’s for a Fashions On The Field competition, other special occasions or just for the fun of it!
Here’s another gorgeous one-off creation from the last Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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I have been entering FOTF events for the past 4 years or so but shied away over the last couple of years due to being pregnant and then having my daughter. This was my first time entering FOTF at Flemington.
As a qualified milliner, I should have known better but I set myself up for a challenge by starting my outfit with the Sophia Webster heels. The eye shaped clutch was a nod to the pop art trend seen recently on European runways.
I approached Keooula Designs, in August with my inspiration of a Roland Mouret look from Spring 2013 and the design evolved from there. We incorporated angled neopreen panels and a colour palette to suit the clutch and the heels.
I love working with leather in millinery and despite black featuring throughout the look, I wanted to still keep the look clean and suited to spring with white leather, white Starbright braid sewn leaves and blue vintage straw.
Why I enter Fashions On The Field
Attending FOTF events has introduced me to a culture of women who love showcasing their personal style as much as I do. What I love about FOTF is that you don’t have to fit a stereotype to stand out and feel great. It’s just so many ladies with a common interest admiring and inspiring each other in a fun hobby.
It’s a huge bonus to be one of the lucky few at the end of the day of whom the judges find their own taste compatible. I’m still looking forward to that winning sash one day but in the meantime I’m enjoying the culture and making great friends.