Inky & Moss owner Chrissy Chandler and husband Angus strut their stuff in the judging of the couples.
Inky & Moss owner Chrissy Chandler and husband Angus strut their stuff in the judging of the couples.

Thousands up for grabs at upcoming Roma Picnic Races

After a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, the Inky & Moss Fashions on the Field looks set to be a huge highlight of the Roma Picnic Races this month.

Thanks to the generous support of their sponsors, the Roma Picnics Committee have supercharged the prize pool with up to $15,000 worth of goodies up for grabs.

“We know most ladies need a little incentive to put themselves out there on the catwalk

so we’ve really worked hard to make sure they are well rewarded,” Fashions on the

Field co-ordinator Sarah Parkinson said.

“We’ve got amazing accommodation packages from Peninsular Resort at Mooloolaba

and The Docks on Goodwin in Brisbane, diamond earrings from Robert White Jewellery

valued at $6000 and very generous vouchers from local Roma businesses like

Coomber Bros Jewellers, Susie’s Gifts Galore and the Bungil Creek Motel.”

The Roma Picnics weekend will kick off with the already sold out Black Toyota Black Tie

Ball on Friday, March 26 and continue with a packed race day on Saturday, March 27.

Gates open at 11am on Saturday with the Club Hotel Calcutta kicking off at 11.30am,

followed by a five race program, the Roma Communications Afternoon Tea and live

music until late with Brisbane band, Groove Elements.

Tickets are to be purchased in advance via romapicnicraces.com.au

This year Roma-based fashion and homewares specialist Inky & Moss has come on

board as the naming sponsor.

Inky & Moss owner Chrissy Chandler is looking forward the colour and fun of the Fashions on the Field.
Inky & Moss owner Chrissy Chandler is looking forward the colour and fun of the Fashions on the Field.

Inky & Moss has a big following throughout regional Queensland and beyond with their

flagship Roma store well supported by a busy online shop and strong social media

presence.

Owner Chrissy Chandler has been a keen supporter of the Roma Picnics over many

years and said the event held special significance for her.

“My husband Gus and I have very fond memories of many Roma Picnics and I’m thrilled

to be sponsoring,” Chrissy said.

“For us, it’s just about supporting a great local event that brings our community together

every year in a very special way.

“There’s no other event that feels quite like the Roma Picnics.”

Chrissy will join James White from Robert White Jewellery and Morgan Choherty from

Frocked Dress Hire on the judging panel while local lady Donaugh Shirley will act as the

Master of Ceremonies.

Chrissy said it was tough to pick a favourite trend for 2021 but noted the Roma Picnics’

catwalk always attracted high level fashion.

“What I really love about fashion is that anything goes and I love that there will be so

many different outfits, colours and patterns. There really are no rules,” she said.

“I can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing and I especially love that this year we’ll be

seeing the most gorgeous dresses and skirts paired with sneakers. This is by far my

favourite fashion trend.”

Four categories will be hotly contested:

  • 1. Alex Taylor Classic Lady
  • 2. Contemporary Lady
  • 3. Best Headwear
  • 4. Best dressed Couple

Prizes are awarded to the winner and runner-up with a gift for all finalists in each

category.

Entries will open from 12pm with judging to take place just after 3pm.

The Roma Picnic Races committee wish to thank the following sponsors for their kind

support: Inky & Moss, Robert Taylor and Family, Robert White Jewellers, McAuley

Contracting, Mitchell Ogilvie, Samantha Ogilvie, Bungil Creek Motel, Coomber Bros

Jewellers, Susie’s Gifts Galore, Roma Home Improvement Centre, Amanda Brooks,

Polly & Peaches Headwear, Limetree Cottage, Gretel Lane, Moorelands Bush Nursery,

Roma Newsagency & Book Shop, Tivoli Rose Skin and Beauty, Peninsular Resort, The

Docks on Goodwin, em&me, Roma Turf Club, Dalby Picnic Races, Afros.


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