Pia Miller doesn’t have a lot of free time. When she’s not busy filming for Home and Away, my beautiful friend is spending time with her two lovely sons. We were lucky to catch a rare break and have a chat with her on all things racing!
Here are Pia Miller’s tips for looking effortlessly stylish one race day. Enjoy!
What’s your favourite thing about Spring Carnival?
I enjoy seeing what people put together — it’s an opportunity for expression through fashion and accessories which is always fun.
Which events are your favourite?
I always enjoy the first race of the season. It’s exciting and there is always a buzz.
Who are your racing fashion style icons?
I don’t have a racing style icon but I do love Bianca Jagger — I love how she rocks headwear!
Who are your go-to milliners?
I have always loved Kerri Stanley and Richard Nylon — I’ve always felt that their creations have a narrative behind them — they always tell a magical story.
Who does your hair and makeup?
I love working with my friend Karen Bicharrai.
Describe your style philosophy.
Keep it simple.
You’re known for looking effortlessly sexy. What’s your secret?
Being comfortable and not feeling restricted.
What are your fashion tips for first-time racegoers?
Wear comfy shoes.
Race days are usually busy and filled with a lot of socialising — how do you stay comfortable and keep your energy up?
Drink plenty of water.
What’s a typical race day like for you?
Depends on my commitments for the day. If I’m working, it can be quite busy with hair, makeup, styling, briefing notes and schedules but if I’m a guest, it’s very relaxed.
Would you say you’re a horse racing expert?
Not at all.
You’re used to posing on red carpets. Any tips on posing for pictures?
The more relaxed you are the better.
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