Autumn Racing. Doncaster Day in Nicola Finetti
Tara O’keefe, Director of all things wedding, at De La Mod and wife of Sydney Swan’s Ryan O’keefe, took a punt on me to style her for the BMW Doncaster Day at Sydney’s new Royal Randwick Racecourse this past Saturday. Tara’s style is naturally quite fashion forward and even though the weather forecast for the day wasn’t very inspiring, cold and showers, she was prepared to step it up, all in the name of fashion.
I had fallen in love with this stunning Nicola Finetti dress during the Myer Autumn/Winter Launch a few weeks ago. With a touch of monochrome and the sophistication of a peplum and open back, it was truly perfection for the big race day ahead. The 2013 Autumn/Winter collection from Nicola Finetti is feast for the eyes with masterful clashes of patterns, colours, textures and shapes. As always, the collection celebrates the female form by balancing contrasts like structure that also seem to have elements of grace and softness.
To complement the dress, I opted for these gorgeous and on trend black court booties from Kookai’s current Autumn/Winter collection and a contrasting white clutch from Peeptoe to appeal to Tara’s personal style. No race wear outfit is complete without a fabulous fascinator and Sydney milliner Viktoria Novak’s Gatsby inspired embellished headband gave the outfit a vintage look, with a modern direction.
SHOP Tara’s Look
Nicola Finetti Peplum dress with curved hem at Myer
Viktoria Novak Gatsby Headband
Peeptoe Clutch (similar here)
Kookai Court Boots (available in store in 2 weeks)
Michael Kors watch