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The Canberra Times is reporting today that the Fashions on the Field judges decision was controversial and shrouded by bias toward Viktoria Novak... ooooooh. Beyond the obvious fact that it doesn't even dignify a response... I shall none the less indulge...
Our choice for first, second and third place was a tough one, the level of competition was extremely high. Our third place contestant was chosen for the unusual, but completely righteous use of colour, and an elegant look. I loved the heavy beads on the light fabric, so chic.
Second place wore a one-of-a-kind bird print around the hem of her dress and gorgeous hat, again, elegant, with a classic sihouette.
And our winner managed to use colours bang on-trend in an unexpected combination, anyone who can put together 2 shades of purple with silver and champagne - and make it rock - has my admiration! Beyond that, though, Viktoria also obviously went to extreme measures to match all of the elements of her outfit, from the swirl in her shoe, to the pearls in her fascinator... classic, elegant, fashionable and co-ordinated head to toe... bravo. And that's why she won, so there.
Any contestant not busy choking on their own sour grapes (although I don't blame you - a trip to Paris has me green with envy too!) is completely welcome to ask me about the judges decision regarding their own outfit. Email me, I will be more than happy to offer my feedback.
And a thankyou to Geraldine for referencing Canberra's Got Style, who helpfully points out my "recent" Novak feature... 5 months ago is not so recent for this blog! Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you can stay and check out the rest.
Mwahh, Love Nina x