First off I would just like to welcome you to the first blog post of 'On the Cutting Table'!
Along with Milva, I am excited to keep all Milva Carucci Designs customers up to date with the latest fashion trends, winning styles and upcoming fashion inspo for the future collections!!
Just over a fortnight ago I attended a fantastic and worthy day held by the Brisbane Racing Club - 'Girls' Day Out Raceday supporting the Women's Cancer Foundation'. Not only was this race day for an extremely important cause though it was the perfect excuse for women all around Brisbane to put on a gorgeous frocks and heels, grab their girlfriend's, leave the kid's at home with the husbands and enjoy what Brisbane has to offer at the track!
Being a typical 'girl's day out; with champagne flowing, the theme at the track was pink, white, lace and feminine tones, in amongst the yellow, red and did I mention SHIRTLESS fireman!
It was a typical summer's Brisbane day with an average of around 35 degrees and with over 70 entrants in the fashions on the field competition! I was lucky enough to be picked as 2nd Runner Up in the Style Palace sponsored event!!
Planning of this particular outfit started about a month before the event. We had a few summer race day sketches that we were considering and was trying to find the perfect combination of textures and colours to highlight the race day theme.
Deciding to utilise a gorgeous European Cherry Blossom print cotton that I picked up last year on my trip to Italy as the focal point of the outfit, there was a bit of a search for the perfect complimentary piece.
The search didn't last very long after a gorgeous cotton embossed cream lace was found in the substantial fabric collection at HQ. As the colour wasn't quite right, Milva thought it dying it a soft pastel pink would lift the dress. And well didn't it turn out perfectly!
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
For regular fashions on the field enthusiasts this is the fun yet usually stressful part! My advice to anyone who is wanting to try their hand at the fun filled competition stage, you don't need to spend a fortune on your entire outfit!!
Sitting down and planning what works for you, your budget, your body type and also encapsulating components of what is on trend will really do wonder's for the end result.
I always find investing in my outfit is probably the most important component. Having a tailored, custom, one-off outfit in a design that suits your body type, personal flare and that you are comfortable in all day/all weather will not only have you looking amazing but more importantly FEELING amazing! There is nothing worse then not being able to breathe all day or even worse, turning up to an event to find someone else has the exact same dress on!
Once this basis is built I look to the millinery. Honestly ladies there is some seriously talented people out there! Finding something that ties in your outfit in addition to suiting your face/hair and more importantly the time of year of the race meet.
My piece was by Sophie at Allport Millinery. It was a ready to wear piece that thanks to instagram caught my eye and I immediately new it was the perfect piece for the outfit though also a good investment basis for the on trend rose gold ascents for later in the year (watch this space).
Finishing touches were a pair of gorgeous rose gold Target heels, Colette necklace, bracelet, earrings and clutch and The Fifth The Label watch.