Frocks and Frills at New Zealand Cup and Show Week

Published: Fri 17 Oct 2008 02:13 PM
Frocks and Frills at New Zealand Cup and Show Week
Fabulous fashions and designer collections will be laced throughout Christchurch this New Zealand Cup and Show Week.
The city will be full to the brim with thousands of spectators lining the tracks in flirtatious heels and fabulous hats.
Top Kiwi designers lead into the week at the glamorous Style Christchurch events and CPIT’s Pitch Emerging Designer Show will showcase some local designer flair.
Central City Chic gives A Taste of Cup and Show Week and a taste of what to wear. The free party in High Street Stewart Plaza on Friday November 7 from midday is an opportunity to show off your new look or be inspired for something special.
Then its the racing events where fashions are really on show with a number of Fashion in the Field events to enter or pick up style tips from.
Mike Godber, CEO Addington Raceway, says he is always delighted to see such a huge response to NZ Cup and Show Week racing.
“Fashion has continued to play a major part in what makes Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup Day such a special occasion. So much so that we have now put together a schedule of lead up events to give entrants every opportunity to look their best on the day.”
Addington Raceway will be buzzing with a calendar of pre-Cup events previewing fashions and styles that will make the racing week so spectacular.
26,000 punters and fashionistas are expected to flood through the gates on New Zealand’s biggest race and fashion day of the year - Cup Day.
Flowers, frocks and fascinators will feature on this day, Tuesday November 11, and ladies from all over New Zealand strut their stuff to the finish line.
Serious fashion contenders steal the racing thunder for some stylin’ raceway action and compete for $25,000 worth of prizes in the Lindauer Best Dressed competition & fashion parade.
There are several fashion competitions happening throughout Cup Day but the overall winner of the Lindauer Best Dressed Lady wins a trip for two to London staying five nights at a Millennium Hotel.
Riccarton Park will bring the week to a close in style as it hosts the biggest and final Fashion in the Field competition.
The lady winner of this high class free to enter competition will win a trip for two to Beijing with the men’s finalist taking him and a friend on a breathtaking seven night cruise.
Fashion events are happening right throughout New Zealand Cup and Show Week in what will be the hottest looking city in New Zealand.
Ladies can enter Cup Day competitions on course on the day at the Lindauer Fashion Marquee at Addington before 12.30pm and from 11am for Riccarton competitions next to the Birdcage Bar.
If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to splurge on that designer dress or wear your hottest set of heels, then miss fashionista, your time has come!
Check out what’s happening over New Zealand Cup and Show Week at
New Zealand Cup and Show Week fashion line-up
Thursday 6 November
Style Christchurch Red Dress Collection –designer fashions in signature Red
Venue: Tamaki Heritage Village
Friday 7 November
A Taste of Cup and Show Week: Central City Chic – free to enter fashion competitions
Venue: High Street Stewart Plaza, Christchurch Central City
Style Christchurch Designer Collections Show – 11 top New Zealand designers showcasing Summer ’08 and Winter ’09 collections
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal
Saturday 8 November
A Taste of Racing Fashion in the Field events
Venue: Riccarton Park
Tuesday 11 November
Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day – Lindauer Best Dressed Competition
Venue: Addington Raceway
Wednesday 12 November
Coupland’s Bakeries Mile Day (Ladies Day) – Dr LeWinn’s pamper marquee
Venue: Riccarton Park
CPIT Pitch Emerging Designer Show
Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre
Thursday 13 – Friday 14 November
A La Naturelle Fashion Show – Royal New Zealand Show
Venue: Canterbury Agricultural Park
Friday 14 November
Lindauer Race Day - family day at the races: Best Dressed competitions
Venue: Addington Raceway
Saturday 15 November
Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup - Fashions in the Field
Venue: Riccarton Park

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