For your chance to share in almost $3000 worth of prizes at this year’s Snake Gully Cup Fashions-on-the-Field Competition, choose your category and make the most of this year’s great Spring Summer racing fashion.

Sponsors

Sponsors of this year’s Fashions-on-the-Field are DOMA Hotels Group and Elders

TO ENTER, simply nominate and register yourself on Cup Day at the Fashions-on-the-Field registration table.

CATEGORIES

This year’s Snake Gully Cup Fashions-on-the-Field event will feature four categories – Most Elegant Lady, Cutting Edge Lady, Best Dressed Couple and the Millinery Award for best headwear.

Most Elegant Lady

In the Most Elegant Lady category judges will be looking for classic tailoring, accessories that complement each other, all with a Spring Summer influence. Headwear is essential.

Cutting Edge Lady

Judges will be looking for fashion with an edge, an outfit that is ‘on-trend’, but again, with a Spring Summer influence. Headwear is essential.

The cutting edge category is very much about being fashion forward and really expressing your individual style.

Best Dressed Couple

Judges will expect complementary styling when it comes to the Best Dressed Couple category.

Millinery Award

Those entering the Millinery Award category need a statement headpiece.

Complimentary styling is what the judges will be looking for, so make sure your headpiece is carefully considered in your overall styling.

How to Enter

Entrants can nominate themselves on the day with an on-course facility set-up specifically for Fashions-on-the-Field entrants.

Media Release Friday 25 October 2019

Fashion takes Centre Stage at Snake Gully Cup

While the racing stakes are set to be high at this year’s Snake Gully Cup on Friday 15 November, so too are the fashion stakes.

There are few events on the social calendar that call for head-to-toe styling, and to truly dress-up, but Snake Gully Cup offers all of that and more.

Competition categories remain unchanged with this year’s Snake Gully Cup Fashions-on-the-Field event featuring Most Elegant Lady, Cutting Edge Lady, Best Dressed Couple and the Millinery Award for best headwear.

One of this year’s judges, Sally Martin, is very well known around the Fashions-on-the-Field circle, having won many events throughout the country. Sally believes that Fashions-on-the-Field enables people to express their creativity and individuality. “Not only has Fashions-on-the-Field given me so many opportunities to dress up and have a fun day out, I’ve also built up a lovely network of Fashion-on-the-Field friends,“ said Sally.

Sally will be joined by Gundagai native Melissa McColl, who has been part of the hair and beauty industry for more than 30 years, working side-by-side with some of the best in the industry. Melissa, who now resides in Wagga after selling her successful salon in Young, says she can’t wait to get back home to Gundagai and be part of the fashions-on-the-field judging team.

“Hairdressing has given me major opportunities working behind the scenes at fashion shows, race days and interacting with some very glamorous people,” said Melissa. “My career has opened my eyes and expanded my vision, encompassing everything fashion has to offer…from the hair, to the makeup, to the clothes.”

In the Most Elegant Lady category Sally and Melissa will be looking for classic tailoring, accessories that complement each other, all with a Spring Summer influence. Headwear is essential.

“This category’s key focus is head-to-toe grooming – the hair, the makeup, the millinery, the accessories must all complement each other and are all just as important as the dress itself,” said Sally. “Think classic tailoring, matching coordinates, bold colour, or feminine florals. Block colour in bold shades of yellows, greens and reds are also big this year.”

In the Cutting Edge category, judges will be looking for fashion with an edge, an outfit that is ‘on-trend’ but again, with a Spring Summer influence. Headwear is essential.

“The cutting edge category is about setting yourself apart from the crowd and making bold fashion statements,” said Melissa. “This is the category where individual style is really encouraged and where the fashion boundaries can be pushed. This year we are seeing the pant suit make a real comeback in bold block colours. Mid length dresses with statements sleeves in soft lightweight fabrics are on trend and also very feminine. Accessories will also be a key here with so many beautiful headpieces to choose from as well as statement jewellery and bags.”

Judges will expect complementary styling when it comes to the Best Dressed Couple category.

“For the men, charcoal and navy remain a style statement in suiting, however, camel is huge this season in cotton and linen suiting,” said Melissa.

Those entering the Millinery Award category need a statement headpiece.

“Complementary styling is what the judges will be looking for, so make sure your headpiece is carefully considered in your overall styling,” said Sally. ‘While the boater hat is still strong, headbands, silk headscarves, clips and bows are making a huge impact in statement headwear.”

Major sponsor of this year’s Fashions-on-the-Field is Elders Gundagai, which is offering cash prizes across the four categories. Prize sponsors include the DOMA Group (accommodation partners), and Carmel Butler Millinery.

Entrants can nominate themselves on the day with an on-course facility set-up specifically for Fashions-on-the-Field entrants.

Contact:
Renee Lindley – Fashions-on-the-Field Snake Gully Cup 0416 285 262