Cus­tom de­sign proves a win­ner

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - LAWRENCE GULLERY

‘‘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.

LAWRENCE GULLERY

The Supreme Win­ner of the Tus­cany Road Fash­ion in the Field was Belinda Green, Po­keno. More pho­tos, pages 15 and 24.

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