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Any point in entering race course fashion comps?

By johnboy - 11 March 2009 37

Not reading the dead-tree CT I’ve missed what is apparently a major scandal amongst the luvvies, uncovered by Geraldine Nordfeldt.

It follows on from November’s business with Elkie Stuart where some might have drawn the conclusion that deep connections to the racing industry could be helpful to win these things.

The winner at the weekend’s Black Opal Stakes fashion comp, collecting $2k in cash and tickets for two to Paris (the one in France), was one Viktoria Novak, a milliner (hat maker).

With one of the judges already wearing one of her hats, another having already gushed about how great she is, and Novak listed in places as a sponsor, apparently it’s the scandal of the town. If one moves in the right circles.

Canberra fashion guru and fashion judge on the day, Ninaribena has felt the need to explain her decision:

    And our winner managed to use colours bang on-trend in an unexpected combination, anyone who can put together 2 shades of purple with silver and champagne – and make it rock – has my admiration! Beyond that, though, Viktoria also obviously went to extreme measures to match all of the elements of her outfit, from the swirl in her shoe, to the pearls in her fascinator… classic, elegant, fashionable and co-ordinated head to toe… bravo. And that’s why she won, so there.

I’d suggest Thoroughbred Park might want to make sure that such perceptions of undue influence don’t arise in future.

What’s Your opinion?


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Any point in entering race course fashion comps?
Granny 5:13 pm 11 Mar 09

Winning entry pictured here.

p1 4:56 pm 11 Mar 09

I was so happy when Dunlop Volleys came back into fashion not that long ago. It meant that I was “hip” and “trendy”. Then the price of Volleys rose buy 30%!

Now I am happy that they appear to be slipping from fashion, as I saw them advertised for $25 the other day.

ant 4:14 pm 11 Mar 09

PBs take on the fashion industry is worth framing. Trouble is, it’s true.

Pommy bastard 4:07 pm 11 Mar 09

Clown Killer said :

Follow some of the links in the article. The bitchy smugness of most of the posts is an absolute cack.

Seriously people this was a fashion show at a horse race … and people care about this?

People who care about fashion bemuse me. Ever read a fashion magazine?

This week red short skirts will be in, here’s one modeled by an 11 kilo 12 year old girl.

Next week, long black skirts will be in, here’ one on someone who may or may not be female.

Here’s a picture of Posh Spice, who is either more, or less, skinny than she was two days ago, wearing what appears to be a sofa cushion on her head. Mind you seeing as it’s a Versache cushion it’s worth $100000.

Next; here’s the new thing in men’s shirts, black canvas with pink and purple stripes.

Get these now, or no one will want to know you.

It’s the end times I tell you!!

Mr Evil 3:56 pm 11 Mar 09

ant said :

Whatsup said :

shanefos said :

I think she sucks for the simple reason that she spells Victoria with a ‘k’!

Isn’t that the bogan way to spell it ?

I think Russians and stuff spell it with the K. Like Viktor.

That’s even worse – it means she’s unAustralian!

ant 3:53 pm 11 Mar 09

Whatsup said :

shanefos said :

I think she sucks for the simple reason that she spells Victoria with a ‘k’!

Isn’t that the bogan way to spell it ?

I think Russians and stuff spell it with the K. Like Viktor.

Jim Jones 2:52 pm 11 Mar 09

I miss Elkie.

We really need an Elkie statue. Maybe if we slap some makeup on the Grassby Statue that would do the trick.

Whatsup 2:19 pm 11 Mar 09

shanefos said :

I think she sucks for the simple reason that she spells Victoria with a ‘k’!

Isn’t that the bogan way to spell it ?

Holden Caulfield 1:49 pm 11 Mar 09

At least the corruption has extended beyond the racecourse. I can’t wait for one of the fashionistas to be substituted by a painted mannequin.

shanefos 1:47 pm 11 Mar 09

I think she sucks for the simple reason that she spells Victoria with a ‘k’!

Doctor Evil 1:45 pm 11 Mar 09

JB – maybe you don’t read the CT, but betcha look at the pictures 😉

Clown Killer 1:39 pm 11 Mar 09

Follow some of the links in the article. The bitchy smugness of most of the posts is an absolute cack.

Seriously people this was a fashion show at a horse race … and people care about this?

p1 1:28 pm 11 Mar 09

Well, at least Elkie didn’t win again.

jakez 1:27 pm 11 Mar 09

I never heard anything of that nature going on when I was in a very good position to hear it.

chewy14 1:15 pm 11 Mar 09

These competitions have always been dodgy,
but because the prizes were also crap as well, noone cared.
Now that the prizes have started to become worth a bit of cash (overseas holidays i think), people have cottoned on to these rorts.

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