The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - WORDS//

Fash­ion was no ob­ject for the ladies this year in the Oceana Walk Ar­cade Fash­ion­able Fil­lies Lunch.

The real stars of the show, how­ever, were the dap­per gen­tle­men as they showed off just how fash­ion­able they can be at the Oceana Walk Ar­cade Fash­ions on the Field.

As a fel­low fash­ion­ista, I love to see young men get the courage to dress up and set good ex­am­ples of style by them­ing their cuf­flinks and other ac­ces­sories such as but­ton­hole rose pins, belt, pocket square han­ker­chief and, of course, the hat.

Get all your ac­ces­sories on point and it will cre­ate a com­plete stylish and hot look.

The fash­ions be­ing called out on stage con­flict­ing with the sound of hooves and ex­cited cheers from pun­ters track­side, is ev­ery­thing I love about the races.

Nam­ing rights spon­sor of the Fash­ion­able Fil­lies Lunch and Fash­ions on the Field, Oceana Walk Ar­cade, left us feel­ing like VIP stars with a red car­pet en­try.

A high­light was the Cairns Jockey Club photo wall, where race­go­ers flocked to most of the day for those must-have race­day #self­ies.

Alyson Wav­ish of Oceana Walk Ar­cade said it was fan­tas­tic to see the ef­fort race­go­ers went to on the day, which she said showed how dis­cern­ing lo­cals were when it came to their shop­ping choices.

“We have po­si­tioned the ar­cade as the cen­tre for unique, one-off, ar­ti­san fash­ion, gift­ware and as­so­ci­ated food and ser­vices, so this chance to bring our shop lo­cal mes­sage to the Cairns Cup racing car­ni­val at­ten­dees and show­case the very best fash­ion and ac­ces­sories the ar­cade has to of­fer was just sen­sa­tional,” she said.

“I think it was great to see how well Cairns re­ally got be­hind the lo­cal de­sign­ers and bou­tiques this year. Keep it lo­cal and you will be the real win­ner of the day, I say.”

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