“I do not ever look this dressed up [at work]. I grew up in outback Queensland so that is all very flash for me. However I’ve at all times had an curiosity in trend and observe tendencies,” she stated.
Rutledge stated her outfit mixed components of top-level designer with excessive avenue equipment by Mimco and The Iconic.
“I am a discount hunter, that is an costly costume however the different items are extra inexpensive.”
Rutledge received a prize pool that included a brand new Lexus automobile price greater than $50,000, Myer vouchers and different prizes.
“My [current] automotive is dusty and scratched … this one will not be going to go to the development web site,” she stated.
One of many judges on the nationwide closing was Jennifer Hawkins in her final official responsibility because the face of Myer, a place that will likely be “retired” together with her departure from the shop after 12 years.
Carrying a floral, fitted Alex Perry costume, Hawkins stated the races had offered a few of her greatest reminiscences of working with the shop.
“I really feel blissful, I’m in a celebratory form of temper. I really feel actually calm about every thing. I’ve had lots of time to mirror on every thing,” she stated.
“You get to decorate in these outrageous outfits and headgear and hats and also you get to really feel so female and meet wonderful individuals.
“I like the youngsters and the nanas and grandpas – they’re actually into it. They offer me cuddles; it was actually warming. You continue to bear in mind their faces.”
Whereas florals are mocked as being “groundbreaking” for spring, Oaks Day fashions at all times flip the script from daring Cup Day to extra female shades.
Pink was a robust contender for color of the day, with plenty of celebrities together with Olivia Molly Rogers, Kate Waterhouse and Gigi Connolly stepping out in shades of bubblegum, fairy floss, peony and blush. Bucking the script had been Kennedy friends Nadia Fairfax, in a blue White Story jacket costume, and Montana Cox, in a golden Zimmermann minidress.
Melissa Singer is Fairfax Media’s Deputy Life-style Editor, and Trend Editor.