Um­brella and capelet im­presses judges

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SARAH DEAN

Race day cov­er­age

An um­brella in times of un­cer­tain weather is al­ways a good idea and in one woman’s case it made all the dif­fer­ence in the fash­ions on the field at Corowa as she won the judges over with her pol­ished look.

Wear­ing a black dress, white capelet, red gloves and car­ry­ing an um­brella, Amy Wal­lace from Wodonga took out Lady of the Day.

The 29-year-old was awarded a mas­sage voucher and a night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion at Circa 1936, who was the ma­jor spon­sor of the day.

“It’s the first time I have been to the Corowa races be­cause I work in hos­pi­tal­ity and usu­ally work on cup day, but they changed the day and I was ex­cited to come along,” she said.

Amy said she changed her out­fit at the last minute to en­sure she ac­com­mo­dated for the weather.

“Af­ter the rain this morn­ing I changed to a capelet and um­brella,” she said.

“I brought along the um­brella as it pro­tects against the rain and also of­fers shade, so you can’t go wrong be­cause it’s two in one.”

Judges were An­nie Cor­nell from An­nie Eyles De­signs in Corowa and Re­becca Scott from It’s Only Fit­ting Millinery in Corowa.

“There was cer­tainly some strong com­pe­ti­tion,” An­nie said.

“Our Lady of the Day win­ner thought out her out­fit well from head to toe and kept the weather in mind and that’s what made her our top pick.”

As for the best dressed gen­tle­man, James New­ton from Moyhu in Vic­to­ria took out the first prize in his tan pants and light blue dress shirt, while Caleb John­son, 13, from Ruther­glen won the judges over in the 8 to 17 years cat­e­gory with what one of the judges la­belled as “coun­try chic” in his trilby hat and blue and white check shirt.

Wear­ing a cherry red dress with yel­low ac­ces­sories, El­iza Collins, 25, from Al­bury stole the show in the 8 to 17 year cat­e­gory.

Mean­while, the 8 and un­der cat­e­gory also im­pressed with Ed­ward Goodall, 3, from Corowa win­ning the boys cat­e­gory and get­ting lots of ad­mir­ing looks from the crowd in his jeans, red sus­penders and trilby hat, while sport­ing a cheeky grin as he stood on the stage.

Sis­ters Amelia, 4, and Kather­ine Robertson, 6, from Mul­wala were awarded win­ner and run­ner-up re­spec­tively in the 8 and un­der girls cat­e­gory.

Amelia looked gor­geous in a white broderie anglaise dress and daisy head chain, while her sis­ter was sport­ing a red, white and blue stripe dress.

Over to millinery and the win­ner was Phoebe Keir, 22, from Ruther­glen wear­ing a head­band with a gold flo­ral ar­range­ment.

“I had this made for the day be­cause I wanted some­thing dif­fer­ent and to be com­fort­able and that is also why I chose a play­suit over wear­ing a dress,” she said.

Fash­ions on the Field Or­gan­iser Re­becca Duryea was im­pressed with the ef­fort ev­ery­one went to in pre­sent­ing fash­ion­able looks.

“We are see­ing lots of colour, there’s also lots of lace, some black and white looks and ev­ery­one looks great,” she said.

Some of the en­trants in the Lady of the Day fash­ions on the field line up on the stage to be judged. Look­ing at the cam­era is Chelsea Collins, 25, from Al­bury.

Some of the youngest en­trants in the fash­ions on the field won the hearts of the crowd and the judges.

Run­ner-up in the Lady of the Day was Hannah Wile­man, 28, from Corowa who looked stun­ning in her navy and yel­low dress from Moss­man Cloth­ing. Pho­tos by Si­mon Ginns.

Circa 1936 co-owner Ririn Yax­ley with the Lady of the Day win­ner Amy Wal­lace, 29, from Wodonga who looked pol­ished from head to toe.

Ed­ward Goodall, 3, from Corowa won the boys cat­e­gory and got many ad­mir­ing looks from the crowd in his jeans, red sus­penders and trilby hat.

En­trants in the Lady of the Day fash­ions on the field line up on the stage to be judged.

Caleb John­son, 13, from Ruther­glen won the judges over in the 8 to 17 years cat­e­gory with what one of the judges la­belled as “coun­try chic” in his trilby hat and blue and white check shirt.

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