Our Khayaam Ladies Day Luncheon was once again a sell out event and a must have ticket on our Spring Racing Calendar.
This year, guests were greeted with gin cocktails, a string quartet and treated to a colourful display of blossoms and lanterns – the perfect back drop for our oriental themed day.
The international theme was a representation of women around the world being united in their passion for fashion, family and friends. Ladies dined on delicate miso infused salmon with Asian greens, oriental chicken with sesame rainbow slaw and black coconut rice. For dessert, Duart treated us to a divine selection of mini desserts.
It was a sea of spring colour at the Sale Turf Club where the fashion stakes hit an all time high. This year the women went above and beyond with their outfits from soft pastel tones, to monotone head to toe looks. There were plenty of puffy shoulders, embellished fabrics and lace with crowns adorning the hair.
Trends for 2019
On advice from our collaborative Milliner Keegan O’Brien – trends that are emerging this year consist of:
– Padded headbands. The very same ones you wore as a child with a few modifications and upgrades. If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton it’s good enough for me.
– Classic Boaters and soft summer brims will never go out of fashion. This year I predict these shapes will have a face lift with more structured streamline brims. Minimal Trims and oversized taller crowns. These will create a more modern and minimalistic look that we have not seen before.
– The most prominent trend this year is more a case of “whats old is new again” Vintage style pillboxes and bonnet style shapes pushed back on the wearers head. Think Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and the Perfectly styled Leeanne Pearce at our Ladies Day!
– By teaming these new millinery trends with the latest monotone tailored suit, exquisitely pleated midi skirt or balloon sleeved pencil dress – it’s a sure fire way to impress. Be it trackside with friends, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous in the birdcage or entering yourself into a Fashions on the Field competition
Winners of Fashion on the Field
Our Best Dressed category was judged by Sarah O’Connor and sponsored by Khayaam. Our winner on the day was Marney Brayford with stunning 2 piece suit in watermelon pink teamed with a turban scarf in bright tones to make a statement.
Best Diamond category was judged by Jay Renalson and sponsored by Town Square Boutique. Marg McInnes wore a beautiful lace embossed sheers dress with a classic black slip to accentuate the detailing in the dress. Marg teamed her outfit with a white and black trim hat.
Best Millinery category, judged by Keegan O’Brien, sponsored by Keegan Mae Millinery was won by Kylie Campbell. Her stunning fascinator was designed and made by herself. Positioned beautifully to one side with a sheer mesh brim, roses and strong geometric shape.
A new category this Ladies Day- the peoples choice award was sponsored by Khayaam and won by Tania Benson and Pauline Bennett.
Tips for entering Fashions on the Field
– Dress for your shape and size whilst paying respect to the event guidelines. Appropriate hemlines and conservative cuts are highly regarded.
– Add your own personality and style into your outfits with alterations to generic dresses or having fun with your accessories. Remember that Fashion says “me too” while style says “just me”
– Take a less is more approach with your hair and makeup. Fresh flawless face with a pop of spring time lippy and a low sophisticated bun or chignon. These help frame your face and showcase your millinery.
– Respect the judges decision and pay credit to the winning lady. She tried just as hard as you did and the decision does not in anyway reflect on your own credibility or amazing style.
A massive thank you to all those who assisted us in creating a fabulous day!