It was a white embroidered dress from Zimmermann. It was my first Zimmermann purchase, and I made it about three years ago. I have been hooked on that brand ever since. They create so many beautiful items and they always fit me perfectly.
Maria Wright made me a special hat for the dress, a petal hat with waved brim. That hat was big and beautiful, a showstopper in itself!
I wore a white bag with white shoes, so my outfit was mainly white with a touch of lilac which looked very fresh and summery.
Exquisite. I always wanted to do something with “ombré” fabrics as I’ve found this trend always looks effective and fresh. It was inspired by gentle aqua colours of nature… think something like ‘the sea at dawn’ or ‘the sky at sunrise’.
I first entered ten years ago with self-made millinery and I made the semifinals in Riccarton. But it’s only in the last five years that I have been entering quite regularly.
Absolutely! Who doesn’t like to have a sash? There are lots of other reasons too of course; to catch up with my fellow contestants, have photos taken, to make memories of a special day and to support fashions in the field and the racing industry by participating. I also love the preparation process like getting my hair and make-up done.
To wear something that feels like “me”. I won’t wear something that might be fabulous but isn’t my style.
To wear something that feels like “me”. I won’t wear something that might be fabulous but isn’t my style
Something dramatic- like flared out dresses with underskirts, metallic fabrics and 3D floral details like huge flower corsages!
Usually it is Christchurch Cup and Show Week- a line-up of great events almost every day in my hometown.
The Lexus Melbourne Cup
Audrey Hepburn’s elegance is never out of style. If we talk about these days-
Viera Macikova from Australia is very inspiring. I love all her looks, they are so original and chic. Also Kristina Vasko. And I also particularly love Stephanie Spencer’s big hats.
Bring a comfortable spare of shoes!
The Ned Prix de Fashion is New Zealand’s national fashions in the field final. There’s still time to enter the opening round with entries closing on the 23rd of April.