Courtney wears 1950s dress from Gorgeous Vintage & Collectables, yellow pillbox hat with bow from Pettitcoat Conspiracy (

1950s dress from Gorgeous Vintage & Collectables, Make Believe ‘Petal To The Metal’ necklace (, Magenta Bow from Pettitcoat Conspiracy (

The highlight of the Perth Racing calendar is just around the corner – Perth Cup on New Year’s Day at Ascot Racecourse. Though I have no intention of going myself, I thought it would be fun to put together a shoot with outfits to wear for the races, which will be published in X-Press Magazine this Thursday, December 17.

I sourced the clothes from a few Perth boutiques and used beautiful hats from Petticoat Conspiracy, a millinery label I discovered while browsing entries into the Melbourne GPO’s racing fashion competition on Facebook a while back.  The designer behind the label (who is a Perth ex-pat now residing in Melbourne) kindly sent over a selection of her stock for me to use in the shoot and I couldn’t be happier with the photos.

Thanks as always to the awesome team I worked with: Photographer – Darren Smith, Model – Courtney at Scene, Make Up Artist – Sam Enticknap and Hair Stylist – Jodi Fiannica. Thanks also to Bohdan Warchomij for allowing us to invade his studio for the day.

Bettie Page dress from Planet, Black Beret with Satin Flower from Petticoat Conspiracy (, 1950s gloves from Gorgeous Vintage & Collectables, Jumbo pearls from Gorgeous Vintage & Collectables

Check out more of Sam’s work at her website here; and more designs by Petticoat Conspiracy here.