FASHION INSPIRES AT RACES
RACING fashion connoisseur and Ipswich Cup 2015 Fashions on the Field judge David Austin has revealed his top tips for next year's event hopefuls.
The hairdresser and local theatre identity said dressing for the season was key.
"If you're serious about entering, you have to understand winter fashion," he said.
"We're talking outfits below the elbow, below the knee, hats instead of fascinators and stockings are a must.
"That's what this year's winner did well."
Mr Austin said entrants had to do their research if they wanted to come out on top.
"It's also about keeping up with the trends," he said.
"Fashion changes but if people start researching the season before, they should start getting some inspiration.
"A lot of people are creating their own style now. We had some lovely 1920s' inspired outfits.
"I would love to introduce a 'contemporary' section with different criteria where people share their more unique take on winter racing fashion."
Mosman's Lisa Wellings was named the winner at the Riverlink Ipswich Cup Fashions on the Field in the ladies' section on Saturday for the second time in the last three years.
"I love Fashions on the Field and I love coming up to the provincial racecourses," she said.
Second place in the ladies' section went to Coorparoo's Alyse-Grace Jenner, with third going to Rockhampton jockey Tracy O'Hara - who missed the presentation of the finalists as she was on Stop Crying in the Queensland Times Winter Provincial Series, the fifth race on the program.
Matt Jenner won the men's section, followed by Darrin Norwood and Steven Dimech.
Mr Jenner and Alyse-Grace Jenner took out the best couple prize.