Tears and cheers for Cairns ladies on the field
TWO of Cairns's most fashionable ladies have embedded themselves in the best-dressed fraternity after competing in the 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival fashions on the field competition.
Despite going home without the crown, Far Northern milliner Amanda Macor took to the winners' podium as first runner-up in the overall national competition of fashions on the field yesterday.
Ms Macor said she still felt like a "lucky girl" taking home a watch, Myer vouchers and a luggage set.
"I feel like I've won the lottery, it was pretty emotional," she said.
"It's just an incredible ride. We had four Queensland girls representing three states."
Redlynch seamstress Sarah Bremner, 21, in her kaleidoscope-style skirt and white blouse, also made the cut into the top eight of the competition but missed out on a place.
"I didn't place, so that was pretty devastating," Ms Bremner told The Cairns Post.
"It's the first time I've felt like I've chased the dream and it was such a great experience."
While admitting there were tears, Ms Bremner congratulated overall winner 22-year-old Amy Robson, who wore a brown and orange dress featuring a high neckline.
Ms Bremner will arrive back in Cairns on Sunday, not before heading out on a shopping spree at Melbourne's shopping mecca, Chapel Street.
Brisbane's Amy Robson won a Lexus convertible, a Myer shopping spree and a nine carat white gold pin for taking out the prestigious competition.
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Followers of fashion: Amanda Macor, Sarah Bremner, Amy Robson and Tricia Molachino.