Gladstone mum has double fashion win with local clothes
DESPITE a hectic schedule with work and running around after three kids, Kelly Beckitt managed to locally source an award-winning outfit that epitomises races fashion this season.
The 38-year-old attended the Gladstone Caufield Cup Ladies and Gents Day last Saturday with her husband Jeffrey, and won the best dressed female and best fascinator awards for fashions in the field.
I wanted a bit of colour for spring.
Being a long-term local, Ms Beckitt has been to plenty of race days and has the advantage of knowing where to look for clothes in the region.
"I grew up in Targinnie on a cattle farm," she said.
Now Ms Beckitt lives in Gladstone, and when she's not looking after her children Cordelia, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Sibona, 3, who are busy with gymnastics, ballet and swimming, she works part-time as a client services officer with the Queensland Police Service.
Her dress on Saturday was a combined effort by local women Sue Christensen and Anita Spearing.
Ms Beckitt's fascinator was from Mr Fine Creations in Calliope and her shoes, bag and earrings were from Kmart.
"I wanted a bit of colour for spring," Ms Beckitt said.
"There was a lot of yellow at the races; that's obviously in at the moment."
Ms Beckitt said she likes flattering outfits rather than following trends.
Pick up a copy of Saturday's paper for a special lift-out celebrating Cox Plate Day at Gladstone Turf Club, which will include tips on how to achieve the perfect races hair and makeup from local professionals. There will also be more fashion photos from the Gladstone Caufield Cup Ladies and Gents Day.