Style Diary – Boxing Day Races

Even if you don’t intend to enter the Fashions in the Field competition at Ellerslie on Boxing Day, it’s still a great opportunity to dress up and have a fun day out.

However, you may change your mind when you realise the prize package of this year’s Champagne Nicholas Feuillate Fashions in the Field competition totals more than $30,000.

Patrick Seng (pictured) was winner of last year’s Sharp Menswear category, and Sian Roosenbrand (centre) was the overall winner.

There are five categories up for grabs. Ellerslie Under 25 (open to women aged 18-24); Canvas Ladies Racewear (open to women aged 25-44); Specsavers Ascot Lady (open to women 45 years and over); Natalie Chan Millinery; and Sharp Menswear.

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At the Beach

New Zealand Fashion Museum has put out public call for help for upcoming exhibition At the Beach which will open at the New Zealand Maritime Museum in October 2015.

The exhibition will explore more than 100 years of New Zealand’s beach culture from the early 1900s to 2000.

The Fashion Museum is calling for interesting and fashionable materials from private collections and closets in the hope of discovering a wealth of personal ‘at the beach’ memorabilia and memories that can be narrated into the exhibition and publication.

“As well as swimwear we are also seeking relaxed summer beach fashion – for both men and women,” says exhibition curator Dianne Ludwig.

Think sundresses, lounging suits, coveralls, Hawaiian shirts and board shorts, and beach fashion accessories including jandals, plimsoles, sandals, hats, sunglasses, parasols and bathing caps. Also photos and advertising images.

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Image credit: Photo of Pamela Clark by Ron Clark. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1207-1192