Fashionable Fillies Race to Ascot for the 2010 Burswood Oaks Ladies Day

Myer Fashions On The FieldThe Myer Fashions on the Field Autumn Competition comes to Perth Racing’s Burswood Oaks Ladies Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, 17 April where the sort after title of Western Australia’s most stylish Autumn Carnival racegoer will be awarded to one lucky fashionista.

Gorgeous fillies will flock to the racecourse dressed in their finest, to showcase their individual style for the 2010 Myer Fashions on the Field Autumn Competition.

The fashion stakes will be high with a prize pool totalling $15,000 including Myer Gift Cards and more going to the best-dressed competitors in Myer Fashions on the Field Autumn Competition.

A panel of expert fashionistas and personalities will take up the challenge to judge this hotly contended event. Judges include Myer Racing Ambassador – Rebecca Twigley, leading WA designer – Aurelio Costarella, local fashion expert – Aly May, Myer WA Regional Manager – Kerry Davenport, Channel Seven’s glamorous weather presenter – Natalia Cooper and 2009 Myer Fashions on the Field Autumn competition winner – Ngaio Roa.

The judges will base their selections on set key criteria which includes style and originality, appropriateness of the outfit, the individual’s attention to detail with accessories, understanding and interpretation of the current fashion trends, grooming and deportment and suitability of the outfit for the climate.

This season sees a return to the ‘Golden Age of Fashion’ where old-world Hollywood glamour reigns supreme. Lady-like silhouettes, figure hugging pencils skirts, tailored jackets that cinch in at the waist and a rich colour palette of deep purple and berry tones have brought 1940’s fashion back to the forefront.

Another strong influence on autumn racing fashion has been the 1980s. Bold silhouettes, clashing colours and garments embellished with studs and chains have dominated the catwalks both locally and overseas and will be hitting the tracks in time for the Autumn Racing Carnival.

Of course it wouldn’t be racing fashion without the millinery – for women smaller styles are strong in contrasting tones that complement the outfit rather than match from head-to-toe. Fabrics such as felt and leather give millinery a winter feel and for men the trilby is still the hat of choice.

Myer is synonymous with racing fashion across the country through Myer Fashions on the Field where stylish racegoers have the chance to win an impressive prize-pool.
Registration for the Myer Fashions on the Field Autumn Competition will be held at the Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure on the Leger Lawn on race day from 12.00noon until 1.00pm.

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