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Bold fashions add the magic

 BRIGHT colours and big, bold hats were out in force at Saturday's Magic Millions Myer Fashions on the Field at the Gold Coast Turf Club.

Georgia Gardiner, 21, took out the best-dressed prize in a neon orange lace Shakuhachi dress and a self-made straw hat. Ms Gardiner, from Elanora, said she was thrilled to take out the prize, which included a trip for two to Paris.

''I'm completely overwhelmed,'' she said.

The Queen's granddaughter and Magic Millions Racing Women ambassador, Zara Phillips, presented the trophy to Ms Gardiner and liked the fashion she saw.

''Everyone looks amazing, just incredible. I thought everyone was very creative,'' she said. Ms Phillips wore a Morrison print silk dress and Melissa Jackson headpiece. The fashions impressed Ms Phillips but the racing side of things was more important to the 31-year-old. ''My role as ambassador is to try to involve more women in racing and not just the fashion'' she said.

While thousands flocked to the track on Saturday, the hot ticket was the Moet & Chandon VIP marquee, which played host to an array of celebrities including surfing world champion Joel Parkinson, model Kris Smith, former Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell, model Samantha Harris and Queensland Reds rugby star Quade Cooper.

Seven hundred bottles of champagne, 7000 prawns and 700 kilograms of wagyu steak were on offer in the marquee designed by David Grant.