Custom design proves a winner
‘‘This was my first race day with my three-month-old daughter. I’m now learning to juggle going to the races and motherhood responsibilities.’’
Green has a keen interest in raceday headwear which kept her up to date with racing fashion trends.
‘‘I follow the Australian racing fashion scene on social media and am inspired by the creativity and bold looks.
‘‘They are not afraid to push the fashion boundaries over there and it gives me the confidence to try something different in New Zealand.’’
She enjoyed headwear.
‘‘One time, I made three different hats for my dress, I really wanted to make sure my outfit was spot on!’’
She has some advice for others looking to impress judges at fashion in the field events.
‘‘When preparing your raceday outfit, pop on the entire ensemble and take a photo of yourself.
‘‘This is really helpful in editing and reviewing your look, adding or subtracting accessories to compliment.’’
She said competing in a fashion in the field event may appear daunting at first but organisers and other contestants customising Jane’s Fashion and Accessories Avant Garde 1st: Belinda Green 2nd: Jane Bennett 3rd: Tammie Stuck Envisage Raceday Elegance 1st: Sheree Sheehan 2nd: Janelle Burnside 3rd: Alisha Burnside Moda Models 1st: Ainhoa Tejades 2nd: Alisha Maxwell 3rd: Jacki Reynolds Tuscany Road SupremeWinner
Belinda Green Junior Fashion in the Field
3-4 yrs: Lily Ferguson; Braxton Popplewell; Lennox Thompson.
5-7 yrs: Sofia Gorham; Ashton Knowlton; Mischa Thomson.
8-10 yrs: Liz Bennet; Delta Ritchie; Victoria Roskem.
11-13 yrs: Sari Gold; Lily Pearl Hunter.
were always helpful and friendly.
‘‘A few minutes on the catwalk gives you such an adrenaline buzz, it’s addictive and I highly recommend it.’’
A new category, called Raceday Model, was introduced by sponsor Moda Model Management NZ. Three models who entered the fashion in the field were selected for automatic entry into the final of three national modelling pageants.
The Supreme Winner of the Tuscany Road Fashion in the Field was Belinda Green, Pokeno. More photos, pages 15 and 24.