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Spring is coming! In just a few weeks, Adelaide will be ablaze with colourful blossoms and the smell of good times ahead. Getting dressed up and going to the races with your girlfriends has got good times written all over it. As part of Fashion at The Races this year, you can win the ultimate Asian holiday with 10 days in Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai and you’ll also attend the 2016 Longines Hong Kong International. Second prize is amazing too — $3,000 shopping and private styling session with BNKR. I’m in! The next chance to enter is at Balaklava Cup 2nd Sept. 

Some of us (including me) need a little Spring Racing inspo, so the lovely Melissa Barnes – the owner and creator of Adorn Collection, bespoke millinery creations for racing enthusiasts and lovers of fashion, is going to share with us some great people to follow for Spring Racing inspo.

Hayley xx


By Melissa Barnes

When I put together my own outfits I take bits and pieces from styling I’ve seen or brands I follow online. By combining a range of styles you can add your own personality to the look you want to achieve which ensures you won’t be wearing the same outfit as someone else on the day! These are my top Instagram accounts that I follow for race day fashion inspo.

Melissa x


These accounts have their own flair for informing followers about the latest Fashion on the Field fashion trends, winners and competition dates.



1.Racing Style Nation @racingstylenation

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2. Racing Fashion @racingfashion

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3. On Track On Trend @ontrackontrend

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:: Milliners

I aspire to the creativity and standards of these amazing milliners. Their work is so innovative and beautiful. I love watching their spring creations come to life in the lead up to big race days throughout the year.

1. Rebecca Share @rebeccashare

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2. Serena Lindeman @serenalindeman

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3. Louise MacDonald @louisemacdonaldmilliner

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I love following Australian Fashion designers, especially home grown Adelaide based labels like Australian Fashion Labels and their awesome retail shop, @BNKR.

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See you at the Balaklava Cup September 2. 

Melissa xx

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Melissa Barnes is a mum, school teacher and the owner and creator of Adorn Collection; Bespoke millinery creations for racing enthusiasts and lovers of fashion. Melissa was the Fashion at The Races finalist in 2013-14 and also 2014-15,  Runner Up SA state finalist for Myer Fashions on the Field in 2014 and Darwin Cup Fashions on the Field winner in 2012. Melissa’s millinery creations will be worn by Channel Seven’s Amelia Mulcahy, during her role as fashion ambassador for the 2015-16 season of Fashion at the Races. Her unique pieces have been seen on local SA A-listers during the Adelaide Racing Carnival and are worn by Fashions on the Field enthusiasts Australia wide. She creates a variety of ready to wear milliner pieces which are available from her Facebook or home studio in Glenelg. 

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Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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