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12 November, 2020

QLD fashion honours for Mareeba local

FORMER Mareeba local turned Brisbane fashion stylist Kerrie Carucci was named the Queensland representative for the Myer Fashions on Your Front Lawn competition held as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

By Rhys Thomas

FASHION: Kerrie Carucci, a Mareeba local now turned Brisbane fashion stylist recently competed in the Myer Fashions on Your Front Lawn competition in Women’s Racewear where she was named the Queensland representative.

FORMER Mareeba local turned Brisbane fashion stylist Kerrie Carucci was named the Queensland representative for the Myer Fashions on Your Front Lawn competition held as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

The Myer Fashions on Your Front Lawn competition was in a new virtual format this year due to COVID but that didn’t stop aspiring designers from entering the competition. 

Ms Carucci entered into the Women’s Racewear category with an outfit self-designed and made by her mother and Mareeba dressmaker/designer, Milva Carucci.  

Due to the 2000km separation between the mother and daughter team many facetime calls, sketches and images all culminated in Ms Carucci being named as the Queensland representative. 

“Each entrant had the opportunity to submit four different outfits to capture spring racing and express your individuality and style,” Ms Carucci said. 

“This competition gave me a chance to put my energy and creativity behind something positive. 

“There is nothing better than creating something really unique and beautiful on that platform.” 

After being named as the Queensland finalist for the Women’s Racewear category, Ms Carucci had to wait with bated breath until the National winners were announced last Thursday on Kennedy Oaks Day. 

Unfortunately she was not crowned as one of the national winners, but to even be selected as a Queensland representative was like a dream come true. 

“There were over 300 entries for Queensland alone and to win and take out that title is incredible,” Ms Carucci said. 

“To be able to represent the whole of Queensland, the state that I have grown up in and reside in is definitely a huge feat for me. 

“To be standing beside the other state finalists, who all had incredible and unique outfits; it was a win in its own right.” 

After becoming a state finalist in this year’s competition, Ms Carucci is unable to enter again in 2021 however she has already set her sights on the 2022 competition.


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