The Flinders Ranges backdrop is usually the eye catcher at the Quorn Racing Club, but for their annual Cup Fashion At The Races event, this took a back seat to the ladies entering to be crowned best dressed.
A regular FATR entrant, Ashleigh Shearer made the trip to Quorn and it paid off with her taking home the winners sash. We spoke with Ashleigh about her outfit on the day and how it all come together.
Tell us about your winning outfit. What were you wearing?
I love wearing the colour red and thought it would complement the location of the Quorn Cup. The top is from ASOS, the skirt from Leo Lin and the fascinator is from Millinery By Mel. Given it is Winter, I wanted to utilise thicker materials and loved the unique sleeves on the top.
What was your first racing event and how has your style evolved since?
I have been attending race days since I was a young child but my first time competing in a Fashions on the Field event was at the Strathalbyn Cup early last year. Since then I have learnt the rules guiding these fashion events and have become braver with my outfit choices.
What are your favourite labels for racewear?
I don’t think I could choose a favourite! ASOS is great for unique yet affordable outfits. I also love Australian brands such as By Johnny, sass & bide and Leo Lin.
Tell us about your makeup. What look did you choose and what key products did you use?
I am not one to do anything too dramatic with my make up. I keep it simple and love my products from Mecca.
How did you choose a hairstyle? What styling process did your locks go through?
I went with my natural curls up in a pony tail as I felt this best complemented my millinery.
How would you describe your personal style?
It is difficult to describe my personal style as it changes and evolves as I get braver and more confident with my fashion choices. However I think ‘classy’ or ‘elegant’ encompasses my race wear style well.
How do you spend your time when you’re not at racing events?
I own and ride show horses so my weekends are spent either at competitions with them or at the races. Either way I enjoy fun weekends with friends and horses which is a nice way to unwind from a rather stressful job during the week.
Why should everyone book in a day at the races this year?
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the races. Whether it be the Fashions on the Field competition or just having a punt on the horses, the races are a great opportunity to dress up, spend a day with friends and meet new people.
Thanks to Karen Cains we have some great shots from the day..