Yesterday drew fashionistas from far and wide for Oaks Day at Morphettville Racecourse, the first day of the Adelaide Racing Carnival. We were there to capture all the fashion action from the marquees to the members area.

Autumn hues were everywhere at Morphettville as beautifully styled outfits filled the stage for the Fashion at the Races heat. Kimmi Varcoe was the winner and deservedly so in her outfit styled but her Mum, who also made her hat. Together they put a beautiful tartan dress with a complementary handmade neckpiece complete with rick rack, tassels and pom poms. Her minimalist navy accessories pulled together the look and sent her through to the Grand Final line up.

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After the ladies did their final touch ups they took to the stage to represent the 15 clubs from around South Australia for the Fashion at the Races Grand Final. Morphettville’s Melbourne Cup heat winner, Justine Lundburg, stole the show with her fringed Carla Zampatti dress and DK Millinery boater. She will now set off on a whirlwind trip to Aisa for 10 days. Runner up Kimmi Varcoe was over the moon to win a $3000 BNKR shopping spree and stylish session.

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Talented SA designer and fashion illustrator Petar Prodanovic spent the day busily doing what he does best, drawing. Ladies were able to take home an illustrated picture of themselves in their fabulous racewear. We sought out Petar’s skills for our logo, we love his work and if you want to know more or request your own illustration contact him via his website.

The Adelaide Set’s marquee and the Festival Garden precinct were the stand out places to be for trackside fashion at Morphettville. A beautifully styled garden atmosphere was a major draw card for the younger crowd and a perfect viewpoint for the action on track. We couldn’t get enough of these lovely ladies and their on trend accessories and headwear.

The boys also gave the girls a run for their money in the styling department with attention their attention to detail. Pocket squares, socks and printed ties were popular choices.

We were so excited to meet Angela Menz for the first time, although it feels like we’ve known her forever. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her and indulge in everything racing fashion. As we expected Angela put together a stellar handcrafted ensemble with a beautiful jewel toned dress that she accessorised with her signature flamboyant style. We love her take on the off the shoulder fashion trend but as always she looked classy and kept within the bounds of classic racewear. Keep up with her on On Track On Trend.

Although much of the fashion was featured in the Moet & Chandon pavillion there were also some stylish members around looking their best. We snapped a few lovely ladies, this little fashionista in the making and a lovely matching couple.

Congratulations to all the heat winners, the judges definitely had their work cut out for them. As always there can only be one winner but you should all walk away feeling beautiful and proud. Putting together an outfit can be a labour of love and each one was a unique reflection of your personality. It was wonderful to meet so many new faces and if we didn’t catch you then we hope to snap you next Saturday 14th at Derby Day. See you there for more trackside fashion and fun!