Press Release – Ellerslie Fashion In The Field
26 December 2014
Supreme fashion winner reveals secrets to a winning outfit!
The fashion pedigree at this year’s New Zealand Herald Boxing Day Races at Ellerslie exceeded judges’ expectations with contestants effortlessly combining catwalk fashion with racewear functionality.
The Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Supreme Award went to Charlotte Moor, who received a total prize package worth more than $15,000 including two nights at Queenstown’s luxury Millbrook resort, for her winning ensemble.
Charlotte said her inspiration behind the winning outfit came from her mum who actually made her outfit and hat, and that her top tip for future hopefuls is, ”to keep relaxed and smile!”
The Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Fashion in the Field showcasing the best dressed is as much a part of the Boxing Day Races as the thoroughbred horse racing is, attracting over 100 contestants vying for the top fashion honour. The judges all noted the high calibre of entries with bright colour, design and a nod to high class fashion on display.
Judge and stylist to the stars Lulu Wilcox says, “It was a close run competition with entries looking like they stepped straight off the runway! All of the contestants should be applauded for their artistic interpretation of fashionable racewear but Charlotte edged out the rest with her elegant, stylish ensemble.”
More than 20,000 festive racegoers converged on Ellerslie for a day of fun in the sun and to enjoy the six listed races on the day which had $935,000 in stakes on offer! The Zabeel Classic, a Group One Thoroughbred horse race was won by Soriano.
The in-field was the perfect spot for families and friends to enjoy and make happy summer memories, while the lawn and catering hospitality options catered for those wanting something a big special during the iconic race day.
The Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Fashion in the Field category winners included:
• Ellerslie Under 25: Eleanor Campbell
• Canvas Ladies Racewear: Claire Hahn
• Specsavers Ascot Lady: Collette Gordon
• Natalie Chan Millinery: Charlotte Moor
• Sharp Menswear: Clinton Pinto
The supreme winner will qualify for Prix de Fashion on TV3 Derby Day, 28 February 2015.