It wasn’t my original plan. I decided last minute to go down a completely different path. When I saw the dress online I knew I wanted to make a pretty bold statement by going tonal. Putting it all together was so much fun.
Six years now. I remember when my friends dared me to enter on Derby Day one year. I was so unprepared but I was immediately hooked afterwards. My style has evolved quite a bit since then.
It’s a creative outlet for me. I love the process of curating something completely different every time. My husband and kids get involved with helping me too which is super cool.
You also can’t beat the thrill of winning a sash. The whole experience is awesome!
Derby Day. I love the black and white theme with a statement red lip.
Dubai World Cup has recently been added to my list. It was so cool to see fellow Kiwi Deborah Lambie win the Style Stakes at this year’s edition.
Give it a go! I have made some wonderful friends through competing. Everyone’s really inclusive and supportive. You will also find that everyone experiences the same nerves on stage.
It is also a cool way to see New Zealand with all of the various fashion competitions throughout the country. Getting a group together, staying in an Airbnb and getting ready together is all part of the fun!