Nadia Bartel is one of Australia’s most loved fashion bloggers and a style influencer to thousands of social media followers. When it comes to the races she goes all out in the style stakes and makes a statement with her fashion choices. On race days Nadia can be found socialising in one of the exclusive marquees with her famous friends or superstar football playing husband Jimmy Bartel (who, we might add, scrubs up pretty well for the races too).
It’s not very often that you start a fashion trend but that’s exactly what Nadia and innovative milliner Lisa, from Lady of Leisure Millinery, did. It has caused a wave of change and what we know as millinery now expands beyond just hats for the races.
Rewind the clock back a few years to 2013 when Nadia wore those ‘lace ears’ to Oaks Day. From then on lace crowns grew in popularity and this style of millinery became highly sought after, appealing to younger crowd looking for an alternative to a full headpiece. Milliners set out to meet the demand and an endless variety of stiffened lace shapes began to flood the market with milliners putting their own spin on Lisa’s creations.
SOURCE: Chronicles of Nadia (Instagram)
These ears, and similar lace headband designs, are still popular with young racegoers and celebrities alike. Crowns that are classy and elegant are regularly worn by trendy bloggers and those wanting a modern look for the races. They are a versatile option because they come in a single colour and can be worn with a range of outfits. Headbands and crowns are comfortable to wear all day, they look great and they don’t break the bank, which means more money to spend on the rest of your outfit.
The always polished model, stylist and trendsetter chooses sleek and structured fashion forward brands to wear trackside. Nadia experiments with what is deemed as ‘traditional’ racewear and pushes the boundaries by wearing clothing and millinery that are up with the latest trends.
Nadia has confidently attended feature race days in off the shoulder, cut out, figure hugging and strapless silhouettes. She effortlessly makes these contemporary outfits look classy by having the appropriate hem length and matching them with modern millinery to make the stylish look complete. These dress styles also suit her body shape, not everyone can pull off a strapless dress at the best of times, let alone when they are nearly full term. She owns her look every time and stays true to her style.
We’ve enjoyed seeing Nadia’s race day style evolve and we have no doubt she will continue to be the ‘go to’ for ladies looking for inspiration from celebrity racegoers.
SOURCE: Style With Cindy
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