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What I Wore: Monochrome Moments

27th April, 2023

What I love about dressing for autumn racing is that everything feels just that little more refined. There’s an opportunity to embrace layering, luxe textures and rich wintery hues. I wore this outfit recently to attend The Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney and went all out with a monochrome colour palette. Everything about this particular outfit centred around this silk mini dress by Gucci, which featured some classic design elements perfect for a race day look. The turtleneck neckline is ideal for this time of year, it’s a very autumn/winter style and keeps the dress looking sleek and polished. I’m also a big fan of the long sleeves. It makes for a great counterpoint to the mini hemline of the dress, plus it creates an elegant silhouette.

I wanted to keep things quite monochromatic with this look so I went for black accessories to complement the dress. The mini Gucci Jackie handbag is a classic style that feels very elevated with the patent leather finish, and the chunky gold strap. I also rate the fact that it’s the ideal size for toting my essentials around without being so ridiculously small that I can’t fit anything in it! I love pairing hosiery with dresses in the cooler months and this sheer Swiss dot pair was the ideal style to add a little playfulness to this outfit. Platform heels were the obvious choice given how big a trend they are this season, plus I’ll never say no to a little extra height—it’s the ideal way to elongate my frame. Headwear is of course a non-negotiable at the races. I adore the drama of the oversized hat. It adds a bit of theatre to this look which is always a nice touch when it comes to racewear.

Credits: Dress, shoes and bag, Gucci; Stockings, Voodoo Hosiery

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


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What I Wore: 2022 Magic Millions

18th January, 2022

I was back on race day reporting duties for Seven Racing and the first event to kick start the year was the Magic Millions on the Gold Coast. I wanted something elegant but with a light and airy vibe, so opted for a muted yellow and white combination, which worked well with the Sunshine State location. This Rachel Gilbert dress, with its high neckline and subtly ruched bodice was just the right level of polish for a day in front of the camera, and I liked how it had a slightly textured effect to add interest. I think the maxi length also worked well for the occasion—this dress would definitely be perfect for an event such as a wedding or a fancy dinner.

I stuck with a white colour palette for my accoutrements, which worked well as a contrast hue against the yellow of my dress. My headpiece is always one of the most important considerations whenever I’m putting together a race day look, and this veiled piece by Ford Millinery definitely fit the brief. The floral embellishment helped elevate it without completely overpowering the look. I then went for a pair of white strappy heels with ring detail by Aje. They were the kind of comfy yet on trend shoe that I could see myself wearing to many an event. While a woven white Olga Berg clutch was the final touch.

Credits: Dress, Rachel Gilbert; Clutch, Olga Berg; Heels, Aje; Headpiece, Ford Millinery


My week on Instagram

22nd September, 2019

I’m well and truly in the midst of spring racing now which means I’ve got a packed calendar of events over the next few weeks. This weekend I attended the Colgate Optic White Stakes Day at Sydney’s Royal Randwick whose ‘splash of red’ dress code allowed me to embrace a classic look with some vibrant touches including a red hat and a bold lip.

It’s also been the week for some fun fashion! I went from a baby blue floral pants and blouse set one minute to earthy tones whilst shooting for Lexus at the dreamy Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley the next.

Looking forward to another style-filled week!
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What I Wore: Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day

16th April, 2019

Having one of my all time favourite designers make me a custom piece to wear to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day was such a privilege. I’m a huge fan of Camilla and Marc and have been for a long time so to get to wear something that was especially made for me was so exciting.

I’ve always loved the look and feel of Camilla and Marc’s blazers so I decided on having a cream tweed suit made. The double breasted jacket and cropped trousers evoked a classic feel, whilst the tweed added a cool weather vibe that was ideal for an autumn racing event. To give the suit some added shape, I decided to belt it with a wide burgundy waist belt to cinch it in and also add a statement piece to my outfit.

As far as my accessories went I decided on burgundy heels to match the colour of the belt and a padded cream headband, which I think worked well with my brand new, shorter hairstyle. 

This suit is without a doubt one of my favourite new additions to my wardrobe. I’m already looking forward to the next time I’m able to give it another outing. I’m sure it won’t be long.

Credits: (custom) Suit, Camilla & Marc; Belt, Camilla & Marc; Shoes, Camilla & Marc; Headband, Nerida Winter


What I Wore: Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour launch

9th June, 2018

Every year since 2003 the Melbourne Cup Tour has visited more than 400 rural, regional and metropolitan areas to give people the chance to see the iconic 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy in the flesh. This year, the Cup will tour 37 countries including New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and for the first time South Korea. As a Lexus ambassador I was thrilled to attend the launch in Melbourne, alongside champion jockey Michelle Payne and Flemington ambassador Georgia Connolly.

For such an important event I wanted to wear something classic but also with some bold touches. I think you can’t go wrong with monochrome so I decided on this DVF midi dress with a honeycomb print. I think it was understated and polished but the pattern helped give the look some depth. To tie the look together I wore simple black heels with a crossover strap and sheer tights (it’s freezing in Melbourne so these also helped keep me warm!).

I think accent pieces in a strong colour work really well against a black and white canvas. I couldn’t have asked for a more fitting piece of headwear than this hot pink felt hat by one of my fave milliners, Nerida Winter. The colour allowed my outfit to pop without being too overwhelming and when we were able to find a matching lipstick shade it was a dream pairing. By adding just the right amount of colour, I think the outfit was really taken up a notch and able to stand out.

Credits: Dress, DVF; Hat, Nerida Winter

Photography: Karon Photography

Handle with care! With the Lexus Melbourne Cup and Flemington ambassador Georgia Connolly

With jockey Michelle Payne

With Lexus Australia CEO, Scott Thompson


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What I Wore: Think Pink

28th April, 2018

Sometimes I just feel like embracing my girly side and this outfit was the perfect opportunity to do it. During a recent reporting gig for 7 Racing on day two of The Championships in Sydney I wanted to wear something striking. What better colour to do that than hot pink? This polka dot Off White dress managed to take such a classic style and steer it in a slighly more playful direction with the asymmetric handkerchief hem and bow tie cuffs. The pin tuck detail also add some depth to the top of the dress.

I wanted to keep the same colour theme going so this Nerida Winter turban seemed the ideal headpiece. I can’t get enough of turbans (I’ve worn variations of them to Melbourne Cup) as headwear for the races. There’s just something quite different about them and is a great alternative to the usual silhouettes you see. Also when the colour matched my dress so perfectly how could I resist?

Pink is one of those colours that can work well with different hues (black and white come to mind) but I can’t resist teaming it with a metallic. My gold Gucci heels helped provide a contrasting colour without it looking overwhelming. Given the strong colour of the dress it was important for me to allow it to be the focal point but still pair it with accessories that could hold their own.

Credits: Dress, Off White; Headpiece, Nerida Winter; Heels, Gucci

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What I Wore: Monochrome

12th April, 2018

I think black and white is always a winning combination so it seemed fitting that I wore monochrome whilst on reporting duties for Seven Racing at The Championships. I also knew that I wanted to wear something clean and simple as I would be on camera and didn’t want anything too fussy. Whilst I gravitate towards wearing white because it’s always guaranteed to look fresh, what I loved most about this top and skirt combination by Stella McCartney were its finishing touches. The split sleeve, the ribbed texture, the ruffled waist trim—all of these elements made the set stand out and gave it a little personality. The combination all worked together to give my ensemble some depth without being too over the top.

In keeping with the monochrome theme I kept the rest of my accessories in the same colour palette. My favourite piece had to be the Nerida Winter headband. The statement bow at the back elevated it and gave it a sweet touch. I think it’s sometimes nice to have a big standout feature on the back for something different. Simple studded Alaïa heels and a chain strap Dior bag finished off the look and gave it a polished touch.

Credits: Top, Stella McCartney (via Harrolds); Skirt, Stella McCartney (via Harrolds); Heels, Alaïa; Bag, Dior; Headwear, Nerida Winter

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What I Wore: Golden Slipper

3rd April, 2018

A recent stint with reporting stint with 7 Racing called for a standout outfit with just the right amount of glamour required for the race. As such I couldn’t go past this Alexander McQueen dress in a vibrant shade of red—it’s a showstopper and a guaranteed way to make an impact. Along with the colour, the finishing accoutrements help take the dress next-level with its frilled trim and zig zag ribbon detail; whilst the jacquard fabric provides an element of texture and adds a luxe touch.

With any racing event a headpiece is a must and this gorgeous Viktoria Novak crown was the ideal complementary piece. The wreath style design with gold leaves and crimson jewelled flowers made for an elegant touch and really popped against the dress. And what better way to finish the look than my gold Gucci heels to carry the colour palette from head to toe.

Credits: Dress (same in black), Alexander McQueen; Headpiece, Viktoria Novak; Heels (similar here), Gucci

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What I Wore: Lexus Melbourne Cup announcement

15th February, 2018

I was thrilled to head down to Melbourne this week to a big event at Flemington Racecourse that saw Lexus announced as the new principal sponsor of the Melbourne Cup. Having been a Lexus ambassador for several years I was excited to be there alongside my parents to hear the announcement.

I kept my look classic and elegant for such an occasion and was immediately drawn to a white Alex Perry dress with a drop waist and full skirt. It was understated and polished and was in keeping with the tone of the day. I always love some statement making accessories so this veil with a gold and black scorpion added a dramatic flair and metallic Giambattista Valli heels, which had adorable little bows as a finishing touch. In keeping with the vibe of my outfit I went for vintage inspired curls as a way to tie the ensemble together. Dressing up for this event has me already excited for other racing events on my calendar this year, especially Melbourne Cup!

Credits: Dress, Alex Perry; Veil, Jill and Jack Millinery; Heels Giambattista Valli,

Photography: Danielle Castano



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Shop the look: Autumn Racing

30th March, 2016


Whilst there’s undoubtedly plenty of glitz and glamour surrounding spring carnival, as a Sydney girl, I have always loved autumn carnival as there are some really great local race events on the calendar. I also enjoy dressing up for autumn carnival events as it involves lots of layering, great textures and rich hues.

When it comes to this particular time in the racing calendar there are some key rules to remember:

  • When it comes to headwear bejewelled headpieces, crowns and headbands are all major trends. A turban and a simple lace veil over the face are also great options if you want something a little different. If however you’re planning to wear a wide brimmed hat opt for one made of felt as opposed to straw as it’s more in keeping with the season.
  • Go for heavier materials when it comes to your accessories so for example if you’re going to wear gloves, wear a leather pair rather than lace.
  • Swap strappy heels for closed toe pumps.
  • Instead of lighter tones go for deeper colours such as plums and navy or alternatively try monochrome. You can still wear florals but make sure to go for richer shades.
  • Given the weather is cooler you’ll want to bring a coat to cover up but if you want something slightly different a cape is a great alternative.



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