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The Brisbane Racing Club Fashion Committee was established back in 2014 as an initiative to maintain and improve the running of Brisbane Racing Club’s fashion events. Since then, the BRC has continued to evolve its Fashions on the Field and non-racing fashion events to see them become highly anticipated events on Brisbane Fashion-Lovers’ social calendars.
The committee comprises of volunteers identified as being a key influence in fashion and racing in Brisbane who are passionate about fashion, racing, and building relationships with like-minded people around Brisbane.
The BRC Fashion Committee continues to assist the Brisbane Racing Club in raising the fashion profile of the BRC’s Fashions on the Field events.
The Brisbane Racing club is proud to introduce the talented volunteers of the 2017/2018 Fashion Committee.
Owner of Meredith McMaster Millinery
“I began my millinery journey some 15 years ago just as a hobby and completed my Cert 4 through TAFE. Deciding that millinery was more than a hobby I furthered my education by attending forums, workshops and intensive classes with ‘millinery greats’ both from Australia and overseas. I had been working in sales and marketing at Proctor & Gamble for some 20 years when I made the decision to leave that and pursue millinery full-time… that was 9 years ago and I am so glad I made that decision.
I love fashion and really enjoy being part of the BRC Fashion Committee and the Fashions on the Field component of racing.”
Owner of Ascot Hats
Pamela Cameron is a Brisbane milliner known for her bespoke millinery label, Ascot Hats. Her passion is racewear millinery designs that have enjoyed multiple wins at Fashions on the Field events. Her designs have frequently been worn to Buckingham Palace and international racing carnivals. Pamela’s eye for millinery design and racing fashion has continued to develop over a lifelong association with racing. She has many years’ experience as a judge for Fashions on the Field and continues to promote racing fashion though the BRC Fashion Committee. She is a long term member of the Brisbane Racing Club.
Media Relations Volunteer
Freelance Features Writer and Millinery Ambassador
Dale has been an avid racegoer her entire life and is a long term member of the Brisbane Racing Club.
She has been a multiple Fashions on the Field winner throughout Australia and has also many years of experience judging Fashions on the Field competitions for racing clubs throughout Queensland. As former owner of the iconic millinery boutique The Hat Box, she has strong connections with members of the racing and fashion industry, as well as a working relationship with both print and electronic media journalists. She has written articles for both newspapers and magazines.
Fashion and Styling Volunteer
Fashion Stylist, What to Wear When
Gabrielle Kozionas is a Qualified Fashion Stylist based in Brisbane. She works alongside Amini Concepts as a Fashion Visual Merchandiser. Her business ‘What to Wear When’ has a growing following on Instagram (@What.to.wear.when) and offers personal, commercial and editorial styling services.
She is excited to join the BRC Fashion Committee and looks forward to making valuable contributions to the year’s fashion events
FOTF Recruiter Volunteer
Fashion/Millinery teacher at TAFE Queensland
Robyn has worked as a Fashion/Millinery teacher for over 30 years. She is very dedicated and passionate about the industry.
Robyn is also involved in organising events with industry and the community, Young designer Markets, the Milliner Convention and helped Millinery students selling hats at the High Tea function and Brisbane Racing Carnival.
FOTF Recruiter Volunteer
Fashion, Millinery and Accessories teacher at TAFE Queensland and the University of Canberra
Janelle has assisted the BRC Fashion Committee with Fashions on the Field events for many years and has now officially become a part of the committee.
Having over 20years experience working extensively within the Fashion Industry she is currently teaching Fashion, Millinery and Accessories at TAFE Queensland Brisbane and the University of Canberra.
She has a great passion for Fashion, Millinery, and Accessories – constantly updating her skills and currency through workshops and training events, and has been an invited tutor/lecturer at the International Millinery forums. Working on many fashion events and teaching at leading training organisations, Janelle brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills in fashion and millinery to the mix.
Dene Harris Experiences, MC & Fashionista
Influencer Relations Volunteer
Dene Harris is one of the most recognisable faces in South East Queensland with his genuine warmth, sincerity and style. He is a popular choice as Master of Ceremonies and has been highly lauded at events held by Ferrari Brisbane, Katarzyna Group (Cloudland), Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Red Carpet Fashion Shows, Polo Los Loosa and numerous renowned private events, just to name a few.
Voted one of the Courier Mail 2014’s ‘Top 50 Most Stylish in Queensland’, Dene promotes an old world impression of charm and elegance. As a child Dene was highly influenced by his beloved grandfather who was meticulously dressed for every occasion.
There is quite literally, ‘never a dull moment’ when Dene is around!
Millicent van der Velde is a student at the University of Queensland, studying Economics and Commerce, is a Brisbane Racing Club member who has been attending the races since a young age, and has a love of combining fashion with a day out at the track.
Millicent is keen to encourage fashion and racing as being accessible to all, especially young people looking for an enjoyable day out.
Professionall Dancer, BFA Filmmaker & Costume Design (USA), Interntional Model and Race Horse Owner
Phoebe, Brisbane born and raised. Costume Design assistant to Emmy Award Winner, Erin Lareau working across numerous live events with artists including Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Florence and the Machine. She was the lead dancer in live shows and films across the USA, South America, India and South East Asia, whilst also taking on roles as an assistant helping to co-ordinate events including Kris Jenner’s 60th Birthday Party.
She is currently contracted to Warner Bros. on the Gold Coast in the Costume Department for the film production of Aquaman. She is passionate about designing and creating her own wardrobe (especially raceday outfits), modelling, race horse ownership and participating in its glamour and excitement.