Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chambord Shine Awards Final

The final of the Chambord Shine Awards was held in Sydney at The Strand Arcade and it was a very glamorous occasion, with celebrities and fashion identities in attendance to see who would win the coveted prize (and to drink the yummy free Chambord cocktails). Each of the 10 finalists had to design a dress for Gracie Otto to wear to the Spring Racing Carnival, keeping in mind the racing theme.

1. Lulu in Chains showed some very extreme shoulders.
2. Luela's creation was structured and elegant.
3. Jacqueline Buck, perfect for Derby Day in black and white.

4. George Wu stepped away from the all black which won him a place in the finals with this pink floral number, very spring.
5. Talulah's dress was a crowd pleaser.
6. Jolet's grey mini dress with peplum was one of my favourites.

7. Anna Campbell's creation included a jacket, perfect for Melbourne's unpredictable spring racing weather.
8. Subfusco was very directional.
9. Danielle van Camp used texture perfectly.

The winners of the night were Limedrop, who used the current trend of digital prints to their advantage, printing an image of a horse, a direct reference to the racing theme, onto their dress. Apparently Gracie Otto was very vocal in wanting this to win because she just really wanted to wear it, and you can see why, she will definitely top the best dressed lists in this outfit.

The winners, Clea and Nathan from Limedrop with their winning design. Congratulations guys you know I love you.


  1. I'm with you on the grey frock

    Sleekit x

  2. I want to wear that to the races! Love to know what you chose to wear to the event!

  3. great post thanks so much for sharing xxx

  4. interesting designs :)

    thanks for sharing!

    kisses from the philippines xxx

  5. ohh i LOVE Limedrop! saw their stall at the Finders Keepers markets here in Sydney and I fell in love! they have such lovely wooden handmade jewellery too! their winning design is genius, i can see why it won!

    im new to your blog! My CRYSTALISED GIVEAWAY is now open, and i think you may just like it indeed! come by and check it out or enter too!

    x Your Only Blackswan

  6. Awesome winning dress, a bold choice!

    Sharon x

  7. I love look number 8, definitely my favourite. Also, DAMN you moved to Sydney?! Melbourne had something going for it for a change siiigh. Haha.

  8. hi hayley

    your blog is like my morning coffee...a great morning start!!
    I bumped into you last night in the city, I hope you found the train station ok.

    Lorena Pasion


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