8 November, 2022
Mareeba’s finest fashion stops the nation
LOCAL fashion icon Gracyn Marsterson has made history in Melbourne, becoming the first female to ever place in the finals of the Best Suited Category at this year’s Victoria Racing Clubs Myers Fashions on the Field.
Gracyn travelled to Melbourne for the racing carnival last week alongside local designer Liana Hastie from Sonlia Fashion and stylist Yahni Pole-Rindlisbacher from Hair by Yahni.
Gracyn will now forever look back on her time in Melbourne as one of the most amazing experiences of her life.
“I was so nervous but the whole experience was amazing,” she said.
“I was such a tough competition because when Covid shut down the competition, people had two years to plan out their outfit, so it was interesting to see the trends coming out of it.
“A huge congratulations to the winner. We actually ended up becoming pretty good friends and I loved his style – it was all very friendly competition.”
Liana was with Gracyn every step of the way, documenting their time in Melbourne on Sonlia’s social media pages.
She said she was beyond proud of Gracyn’s efforts during the carnival.
“She went onstage against 12 other online digital winners and came out in second place which was absolutely mind-blowing,” she said.
“She was the first female to place runner-up in the best suited category so it was great to see her out there repping the ladies.
“It was absolutely amazing and I am so very proud of her.”