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  • Iconic race day hair styles: how to make the most of your locks to flatter your millinery

    Social media makeup envy is difficult to endure, but watching track stars work their mane magic on the green carpet really puts your curling iron skills into question. When it comes to a racing event, it’s important to plan your hairstyle early to make the most of your locks and...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE 2018 ROXBY DOWNS CUP

    Australia’s sunburnt outback evokes connotations of great drama. Cinematically, producers both local and international have fallen for the bewitching land, inspiring tales of terror, tragedy and epic love stories. Whether the motion pictures were based on real events or fantasy, the frankness of the parched earth sets a scene for...

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  • From Runway to Racetrack: How to translate your favourite trends to racewear

    The racecourses of Australia have seen it all. From taffeta to nineties neons and skimpy satin skirts in the noughties, every catwalk trend has taken its turn at the track. With many cringe-worthy style stigmas and fashion police polls behind us, we can confirm that not all trends make the...

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  • Bronzed beauty for your next race date

    The only moment bronze trumps gold at the race track is on your eyelids. The universally-flattering shade brings out the best in every iris, where blues look brighter, green tones in hazel eyes are amplified and brown eyes display their complex composition. A complimentary colour to most lip looks, you...

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  • 5 minutes with Mija Reynolds, Port Augusta Cup winner

    Meet, Mija Reynolds. She was sashed with the 2018 Port Augusta Cup Best Dressed Womenswear title in July. Her all black everything outfit was complemented with stand out accessories - she even brought Karl Lagerfield to the country races - in a brooch form. Mija proved to onlookers and the...

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  • From the Adelaide Hills to the Fleurieu - your racing getaways sorted

    As Adelaideans, we have the luxury of so many inviting South Australian destinations close at hand. We’ve all teed up a carload of crew on a Sunday and passed by the concrete pine trees, old Toll Gate, and through the tunnels to hit one of the closest of these, the...

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  • Create plaited perfection with Clip Joint and Evo Hair

    Selecting the appropriate millinery for a race day is a mission wrought with self-doubt. Is it too big, too small, too bold or too plain? The mirror will give you so many different answers, you might just miss your Uber in a state of panic. Rocking a hat requires confidence,...

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  • The Evolution of Racing Fashion

    The fearless, the failures and the future with celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson.  “Your child will see this one day!” “OMG put it away.” “Use your brain instead.” “Nice legs ;)” Though these read like comments from the social media launch of Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paper Magazine cover, they could just...

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  • Millinery Moments: The best headpieces of the UBET Festival of Racing

    May at Morphettville saw three Saturdays of Group 1 races, featuring Million Dollar Race Days on Oaks Day and Darley Goodwood Day, with fashion favourite Derby Day in between. Some of the nation’s most stylish women took to the track as all eyes were on Adelaide during the UBET Festival...

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  • How To: Survive a race day like a lady

    Cup carnage. We’ve all seen the footage. 3pm at the races and a crowd of floundering racegoers are on the hunt for carbohydrates, shoes in hand and headpiece in the wind. There are faint cries from the bathroom as girls try to find their friends. But said friends, their clip-ins...

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  • Track Star: Influencing the future of racing fashion

    There is no better era to attend a racing carnival in Australia than now. Our range of on-shore designers is thriving, and the revival of mid-lengths combined with our fresh and unique interpretation of femininity make for bountiful race wear options. As spring approaches, you know you won’t last until...

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  • STREET STYLE LOOKS FROM THE MILLICENT CUP

    The annual 3MP Millicent Cup drew a crowd of locals and visitors alike to the Penola Racing Club, a luscious track bordered by ancient gum trees, awash with pristine country air and a thirst for winning. Not just for racing victories however, the Millicent Cup proved authentic track style is...

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  • 5 minutes with the winner of the 2018 Millicent Cup

    Kimmi Varcoe took home the Best Dressed Womenswear prize at the 2018 Millicent Cup on Sunday April 29. It was her emerald silk number and turban inspired millinery that caught the judges eye. Growing up around race horses, Kimmi started coming to the races when she was just 5 years...

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  • South Australia’s North – All the ingredients for your next road trip

    Hunt down a vintage belt buckle, polish a pair of RM Williams, and load up the weekender (a la SUV commercial-style) for an adventure deep into the state’s northern regions. It’s time to sing along to your favourite mix-tape (or Spotify playlist), pop open the Fruchocs, and head north, following...

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  • Street Style looks from Oaks day

    An event informally known as Ladies Day evokes images of a dressing room in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Clouds of cotton candy perfume, pink silk court shoes, ruffles, cinched waists, necks laced with pearls and hair fixed with bows. However, the way we define femininity has evolved rapidly in recent...

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  • STREET SMITH: How to catch Liz Sunshine’s lens on Oaks Day

    From candid to campaign, everything looks better when Liz Sunshine is shooting. Famed for her people project STREET SMITH, Liz has documented style on Australian streets for more than half a decade. On May 5, Liz will shift her scope from curb to field, as she joins us at Morphettville...

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  • Lana Wilkinson’s Style Guide for the first-time racegoer

    Welcome to your very first race day. It’s neither a wine tour nor cocktail party, so how does one dress for such an occasion? Well, the newbies are easy to spot – short hemlines, an afterthought headpiece, obvious fake tan and apparently sore feet. But that won’t be you. You...

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  • Goodwood Girl: Lana Wilkinson and Chris Kontos Style Bel Sloane for Goodwood Day

    It’s the final act in the odyssey of May’s racing carnival. All eyes are on the Group 1 Darley Goodwood, the state’s second Million Dollar Race. Your outfit should capture the atmosphere of a bouquet toss – thrilling, with a little well-placed tension and ready for revelry. Darley Goodwood Day...

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  • THE LIMESTONE COAST - WHY YOU NEED TO PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

    The Races offer the perfect occasion for a get-together with friends and family for a day that ticks everyone’s boxes. Whether you have a love of fashion, enjoy a good drop of wine or a nice champagne, live for live entertainment or simply love the thrill of racing, whatever brings...

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  • From Tradition to Trend: Plan your Derby Day with Jessie Wright

    There is something magical about clarity. Derby Day is divinely definitive; its colour palette as timeless as the black and white movies which our parents once swooned over. Connect with your inner Audrey, Katharine or Grace, but it’s best to leave Mae West at home for this particular carnival. Strictly...

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  • The Kangaroo Island Survival Guide with Danielle Symes

    If you live in South Australia then chances are you already follow Danielle Symes and her journey of motherhood, photography and all the exciting trimmings in between. A former fashion designer and stylist, nowadays Danielle is more commonly recognised for capturing and bringing to life all those important milestones. From...

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  • The Penola Cup collation: All the looks we loved

    The Easter bunny delivered far more than mere chocolate as he wove his way through the vines of the Coonawarra. Easter Sunday drew friends and family trackside to indulge in some country hospitality, from an egg hunt to a bouncy castle which seemed quite appealing to the adults toward the...

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  • Street style looks from the Clare Easter Races

    Riesling trails, hidden villages, extraordinary local fare and the distant gallop of horses – getting lost in the Clare Valley is as cathartic as it is thrilling, as you never know what lies behind the next lush row of vines. Poised on a hilltop, gazing over vineyards and pockets of...

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  • Street style looks from Oakbank

    The Oakbank Racing Club has been a family favourite for nearly 150 years, seeing a swarm of about 20,000 racegoers curate experiences as inclusive or exclusive as they desired. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Adelaide Hills, the crowds arrived early to pitch tents, light up barbecues and roll...

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  • Dani Dynamite: Her hot tips for race day fashion

    Never underestimate the power of a platinum blonde with the right shade of red lipstick. The radiant Dani Adey stunned as the Social Media Ambassador for The Starting Gate area, sporting a navy Keepsake The Label jumpsuit with floral detail in the perfect hue to ignite her ferocious lip look...

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