If you think of June’s long weekend at the Parkes, you think of the Coradgery races and Diggers Amateur Picnic.
And if you think of the annual Parkes Picnic Races, you’re probably thinking of beautiful winter fashion.
Apparently every year the race players put an incredible amount of thought and work into their race day outfits – and the race day trends at the picnic of the farm organizers they Ann Olson, Karen O’Neil, Krys Szabo and Christine Somers are looking forward to another nice turn.
“We are very excited this year to welcome people to the races,” Mrs Olsen said.
“In the past we have had tremendous support for Fashions on the Field. People are from all over our region.”
The proud history of Parkes picnic races has built a platform that captures the region’s best designer clothing that focuses on the weight of winter fur to match the typical time of day in Parkes.
- Best couple dress;
- Elegant woman;
- Style man; and
Millinery, the committee advised, is exactly what distinguishes an outfit as a special outfit on race day – as opposed to business, wedding or other occasion wear.
“We’re looking for a suit, winter weight wool fabric, a nice wool hat, fur felt or leather, and of course all the footwear, handbags and accessories that make the style unique,” said Ann Olson.
This year’s Fashions on the Field “spotters” are special guests from out of town, with a fashion background, and they will go out and look for our candidates.
“You can see some of these women working in the sun, wearing a rainbow spotter’s tag,” Mrs Olsen said.
Once again, a number of prizes were on offer for our winners.
This year’s Fashions on the Field awards are sponsored by: Dunford’s Pharmacy; Parkes Pharmacy; Nangar Jewels; Byrnes Men; IGA and Adele’s Hair Salon.