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:: Spotlight :: Classic Caulfield looking good with fabulous fashionable faces

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Classic Caulfield is looking good for another huge spring racing carnival.
There will be:
Fashionably Famous Faces
$180,000 prize pool
Designers on Show
VIP Fashion Judges

With Spring fashion in the air, those that love to frolic will be heading to Classic Caulfield next month as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with the first race day, the Carlton Draught Caulfield Guineas on Saturday, October 8.

At the recent Spring Fashion launch, the Melbourne Racing Club declared that this year’s event was expected to draw record crowds and will include the biggest ever stellar line up of fashion activities.

The Chadstone Fashion Stakes, Classic Caulfield’s Fashions on The Field competition, will be hosted by fashionable favourite Erika Heynatz (pictured) and boasts a prize pool of over $180,000.

The two big weekends are:
Saturday, October 8 - Carlton Draught Caulfield Guineas Day
Chadstone Fashion Stakes - heats & daily final
M2006 Commonwealth Games Celebrity Parade

Saturday, October 15 - Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup Day
Chadstone Fashion Stakes – heats & daily final
Chadstone Fashion Stakes - Grand Finale
Classic Caulfield Spring Designer Award

Fashion highlights include:
1. Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Celebrity Parade - Australia’s M2006 stars strut on the catwalk
2. Classic Caulfield Spring Designer Award - Australian designers including Gwendolynne, Roger Grinstead and Jason Grech compete with their unique Spring creations. The Chadstone Fashion Stakes judges will include special guest Victoria Samba, sassy fashion designer Rebecca Davies, and Antonia Kidman to name a few.

Other exciting, new initiatives include:
1. The Chiva-Som Fashion Luncheon hosted by the glamorous Antonia Kidman on Wednesday, October 5
2. The launch of The Boulevard - located alongside the Fashion Pavilion - this exclusive enclosure is where Melbourne’s stylish set will party to live Cuban Jazz tunes, and DJ Matt Wilko presented by The Saint.

Some of the personalities you will see:
• Victoria Samba – Spring Racing Carnival Ambassador
• Erika Heynatz– Chadstone Fashion Stakes Host
• Frances Murphy – Fashion Pavilion Luncheon Host
• Antonia Kidman – Chiva-Som Fashion Luncheon Host
• Jo Silvagni – Trackside Fashion Luncheon Host

Fashion Stakes Judges including…
• Rebecca Davies Fashion Designer, Bare by Rebecca Davies
• Amber Petty - New Idea columnist
• Lillian Frank - Social Columnist
• Anthea O’Connor - Melbourne Editor, Vogue Australia

Designer Award entrants including…
• Gwendolynne Burkin (new entrant)
• Jason Grech (2004 competition winner)
• Roger Grinstead (new entrant)
• Lisa Barron (2003 Public Choice Award winner)

Others
• Warran Brown – CEO Melbourne Racing Club
• Molly Kasriel – Fiona Powell / Morgan & Taylor milliner
• Georgia Sinclair - 2004 Fashion Stakes Winner
• Dagmar Yeaman – Hosted & managed 2004 Dubai Fashions on The Field
• Sevan Bahar – Anton Jewellery Managing Director & Jewellery Designer

It promises to be a huge two weeks at Classic Caulfield.