Facebook page offers fascinating pieces for race days

Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles.
Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles. Brenda Strong

IT'S almost time for the spring race season, and a Gladstone mum is making the heads, pockets and wallets of her customers look and feel great.

All That Glitters has sold fascinators and bags at affordable prices for the past three months.

Owner Vicki Patterson said she was overwhelmed by the response towards the home business, all generated by a Facebook page.

Not everyone has $100 for a bag or $200 for a custom-made fascinator.

"A lot of ladies buy fascinators online, but this is something where they can bring in their dresses and shoes and match up all the colours ... online just isn't the same," she said.

Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles.
Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles. Brenda Strong

Her best sellers are smaller "feathery" styles, and anything purple.

"All the bright, hot colours have been selling really well. A few months ago it was black, but now it's much more colours."

The fascinators range from $15, to $40 for the larger styles.

"Not everyone has $100 for a bag or $200 for a custom-made fascinator. A lot of ladies buy styles they will wear again," she said.

Vicki stocks her products from a Brisbane supplier.

Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles.
Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles. Brenda Strong

"I try to just get one of each style and colour, so we're not all looking like sheep," she explained.

"I think in a smaller town once one person is impressed by something they'll tell their friends.

"If I did this in the Gold Coast, no one would've known about it."

Like Vicki's Facebook page, All That Glitters, to see her full range of fascinators and bags.

Race days

  • October 19 - Gladstone Caufield Cup ladies and gents day
  • 26 October - Cox Plate Day
  • 5 November - Melbourne Cup Day
  • 30 November - Rosella Park School Charity Day
Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles.
Vicki Patterson from All That Glitters stocks fascinators in a range of colours and styles. Brenda Strong