Horse racing (known to some as the sport of kings) has long been a realm for socialites and high flyers. With all eyes on those in attendance, it’s no surprise that chic and sharp derby attire has been a cherished tradition for centuries.
Now, the very first Greenwood Stakes social event is taking place at Woodbine Racetrack this coming Saturday, May 26. And it’s going to be one of the most fashionable events of the year in Toronto. (Photo evidence below.)
This is your opportunity to step up your style game for the Style Stakes and push the fashion envelope as you dress to impress celebrity judges. Yep, you heard that right, celeb fashion industry judges will be surveying the crowd and choosing 10 finalists (five women and five men).
Judges include; Elise Purdon (A Piece of Elise), Lowell Hall (Ireland & Hall), Chris Zownir (Cuffwear), Melissa Austria (Gotstyle), Kevin Gardiner (Indochino), and Donna Yasmeen (Style by Donna).
If you’re one of the well-heeled chosen individuals, you’ll be brought before the crowd of 1,500 on the Main Stage to flaunt your look. The most stylish lady and the most dapper gentleman at Greenwood Stakes, as chosen by the judges, will then be awarded the coveted Belle Du Jour and Gallant Sartorialist awards, respectively.
Of course, the Belle Du Jour and The Gallant Sartorialist winners will also receive a $500 cash prize each and become the Greenwood Stakes Style Ambassadors for 2019. Can you picture yourself with that title now?
The style competition will also be put into the hands of the public the following week with The People’s Choice Style Stakes award, a social media competition that will be voted on at the end of the event.
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Leading the Styles Stakes as its Fashion Director is Julio Reyes, founder of FashionNights. With more than 10 years in the fashion industry, his knowledge of key trends and design aesthetic have allowed him to be ahead of the masses and become a key influencer in Canada. Working alongside the retail, design, and corporate realms of fashion, his expertise isn’t limited to any one dimension or outlet.
When: Saturday, May 26
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Woodbine Racetrack – 555 Rexdale Boulevard
Price: Starting at $75 – Tickets available via Greenwood Stakes
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