News

Gladstone Cup: Fashions on the field

YOU BEAUTY: Fashions on the Field, Ferguson Park, from April, 2015.
YOU BEAUTY: Fashions on the Field, Ferguson Park, from April, 2015. Mike Richards GLA040415FASH

CLASS and elegance will be the key ingredients at today's QantasLink Fashions on the Field event at the Gladstone Cup.

After playing it cool and quiet for the past 18 months, the widely popular event will make its huge comeback today, with the chance to win bigger and better prizes.

The highly anticipated FOTF, run by the Gladstone Turf Club, will take place on the new trackside fashions stage. It is a self nomination-style event.

READ MORE | Gladstone Cup Day

>> Non-expert tips to help you pick a winner

>> Local hopes to watch at the Cup

>> Gladstone police's warning to punters

"We (the Gladstone Turf Club) haven't done it recently, but so many people asked about it so we just decided to bite the bullet in time for Gladstone's biggest race day of the year," coordinator of the event Katie Weinert said.

Mrs Weinert said any ladies interested could enter the judged competition, but had to meet certain criteria.

"There are two ladies' categories: QantasLink Best Dressed Women's Race-wear and Sharon Mylrea Hats Best Millinery.

"Basically what we're looking for with race-wear is class, elegance and style.

Mrs Weinert explained even though the season is technically classed as winter, contestants would need to wear outfits reflecting the 'Gladstone winter'.

"It doesn't mean you should wear coats and gloves ... we're talking more like cap sleeves ... but nothing too extravagant," she said.

Race Day tips

  • Think elegance, class and style.
  • It's the races, not the nightclub.
  • Don't show too much skin.
  • Keep your hem lines just above or below the knee.
  • Make sure your outfit is coordinated.
  • Dress to your body shape, you will feel more comfortable.

Fashions on the Field kicks off with nominations from 2pm.

"Our judges are Brisbane milliner Sharon Mylrea, local personality Carl Carter and Ash Duin from Seven," Mrs Weinert said.

Sponsors are Departure Point, Lily Hair, Saltt Clothing, Hidden Wardrobe, Caltex, Gladstone Cinemas, Painted Creation and QantasLink.

Topics:  ferguson park gladstone cup race day fashion


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Big day in eco classroom

LETTING GO: Another successful turtle release by Jhala Thompson, Georgie Amos, Annabelle Head, Fiona Broadbent, Billie Edge, Libby Edge, Makrika Mackenzie, Charlotte Brown, Teah Goodall of Eco Barge Clean Seas.

SCHOOL CHILDREN took part in an Eco Barge clean-up.

Sailors wrap up race week

Twister crew hard at work skippered by Kevin Fogarty.

Sailors wrap up race week.

Airlie Beach Race Week turns on 'Champagne racing'

Reignition, skippered by Charles Wallis, in action on day four of Airlie Beach Race Week.

Airlie Beach Race Week turns on'Champagne racing'.

Local Partners

Big screen now bigger, better. But you'll have to wait to see it

CYCLONE Debbie has dashed his dreams for an Airlie Beach cinema at Beach Plaza, but Ron Harris's grand plan for a local planetarium and cinema is still in orbit

Tribute to a timeless band on Mackay stage

The Ultimate Eagles Experience tribute show is coming to Mackay.

The ultimate eagles experience

Jemma's bewitching voice

STAGE PRESENCE: Suzie Mathers and Jemma Rix in a scene from Wicked The Musical.

Wicked musical theatre star Jemma Rix has released her debut album.

This laughter yoga video will have you in fits of giggles

BEST MEDICINE: Karen Flannery is spreading happiness through laughter throughout Hervey Bay.

New members needed for a laughing good time

Radio host Matt Okine leaps to small screen

Funnyman talks about the inspiration behind his show, The Other Guy.

Hollywood’s new highest paid actress

Jennifer Lawrence had to settle for third this year behind Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston.

CAN you guess who has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence?

Movie trailer dubbed too racy for TV

Alicia Vikander stars in Tulip Fever.

THE trailer for Tulip Fever is so saucy some networks have banned it

Liz Hurley, 52, has never looked better

She’s definitely not shy to pose in a bikini.

Life in your 50s has never looked as good as it does on Liz Hurley.

Big Bang Theory star spills details about Season 11

Mayim Bialik plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.

MAYIM Bialik has shared some details about what fans can expect.

The Bachelor Australia: Awful joke leaves Matty stunned

Sharlene’s mouth hangs agape after her car crash breakup.

I’m actually one of the bachelorettes — I’m not the external caterer

Samsung set for bigger, beach friendly Note 8

Samsung will be going bigger than ever to launch its Note 8 after this year's launch of the S8.

Water, dust, now sand-resistant?

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

PRICE WARS: A Costco store similar to this one in Canberra, is planned for Ipswich.

Exclusive 'cult' about to change how families do grocery shopping

4800 homes to be built in massive new Coast estate

Masterplanned community full steam ahead - it's not Caloundra South

Open for inspection homes August 17 - 23

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

How we got a rental straight away on the Coast

Rita and David Allara, moved down from Townsville, paid three months up front rent to secure the place at flash new unit block in Kings Beach.

Genius move helps secure rental property

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!