And She’s A Winner!

Racing season is in full swing! The Melbourne Cup is over, but Super Saturday at Ascot attracted a huge crowd of racegoers. So, it was perfect timing when I received a ‘You’ve Got Mail’ notification from Rachel McCann. Rachel won the Fashions On The Field competition at the Perth Fashion Festival back in September. Her prize consisted of an all expenses paid, 4-day trip to Melbourne, plus an AndAndrea ‘Racing’ Styleover. I was thrilled to receive Rachel’s photo journal of the whole experience and thought you might like to see it too!

Gorgeous Rachel above (L) in her winning TAB outfit. It featured a Sewellery necklet, Costarella blush, bustier and Alannah Hill satin shorts. Cuff by Samantha Wills, Chanel bag and Zu bootees. Fab combo Rach!! Above (R) Rachel is bursting with excitement as she is about to begin her prize winning styling session!! We pulled clothes from all over Myer for her to ‘play’ with!! And yes it WAS every girls’ dream!

Oh…what a dilemma!! Rachel had $2000 dollars to spend on suitable outfits for her stay in Melbourne and in particular The Cup. She wanted to enjoy the moment and try on all her ‘dream’ clothes and then pick the very best, at the end. But what do you choose when you look fabulous in everything?!!! We pulled from Manning Cartell (Top L), sass & bide, & Ellery (Top R), Manning Cartell (Bottom L) and sass & bide (Bottom R). Nice, hot, on trend… but not suitable. Rejected!

More choices…(L) Yeojin Bae, (Middle) sass & bide and (R) Ellery tunic and jacket. Rejected for Cup day, (but the black slip dress in the middle did go into the bag!)

I advised Rachel to choose a ‘classic elegant’ look for Melbourne Racing, rather than a gimmicky trend. I also emphasised the importance of a jacket. Better to be prepared for wet weather… just incase!! Rachel chose wisely and went with a beautiful, mauve silk, Costarella slip dress and an ‘ever-so-chic’ Ellery, long-line jacket. The headpiece needed to be a strong statement. The nude tones above blended well but Rachel wanted to wear her own black shoes. In the end she decided on a stunning black fascinator to work in with her black shoes and her own black clutch.

So happy… Rachel is all set to go to Melbourne with her bags of goodies. Her prize is paid for by the lovely TAB marketing girls (Top R). She chose Ellery, Costarella and sass & bide. Tick, tick, tick.

As the trip was for 2 people, Rach took her boyfriend Scott (looking swish in Politix). Arriving by helicopter at Flemington, was also part of the TAB prize!! Pretty amazing competition!

Here’s Rachel in the TAB marquee, with all her losing tickets!!!

…and finally, the classic outfit that can be worn as separates over and over again! At Myer, Above (L) Costarella dress and Ellery jacket. Above (R) Rachel and Scott at Flemington… the best dressed in the TAB marquee!!

If you’re enjoying this blog please share the love. Ta Ta aa xx

PS My new Instagram project is coming along nicely. Pop over to AndAndreaStyle and choose your fave outfit from 2012!!


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