This year milliners had to be a jack of all trades and jump through hoops to enter the virtual
2022 Myer Fashions on the Field Lillian Frank AM MBE Millinery Award Competition at Flemington Racecourse & Victoria Racing Club. In order to participate in the competition the milliner had to produce their portfolio, a story on their millinery entry, include photos and also provide a video story and a video diary outlining their creative inspiration, construction techniques and overall design process and to be no longer than 5 minutes. I wonder who read and saw all this information ?????
Geez whiz this was not only a challenge of my time management in my studio, but quite a experience when working and trying to stick to deadlines for client orders plus videoing each step of your design and entering on time. On the 23rd October 2022, I received an email saying my entry has been selected for their shortlist of finalists and required me to be present with my Millinery Design on Tuesday 1 November, 2022, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day.. only 9 days from the Cup. Being interstate, this then required some serious organization including last minute accommodation, airfares, not to mention clothing my model and coordinating hair and make-up for a substantial amount of monies.
I am so happy with my entry called "Astro Girl" and to quote #richshawphoto
Well Richard Shaw Photography !! I know you definitely have a great eye for fashion and style so very well said !!!
Signing off as a Finalist in the Lillian Frank Millinery Awards at Flemington on Cup Day