Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Fashion, Fillies and Bubbles for All at the BMW NZ Polo Open

Fashion, Fillies and Bubbles for All at the BMW NZ Polo Open



Exclusive designer shows and a fabulous fashion lawn will put the focus on the BMW NZ Polo Open finals as the chic place to be this February.

For the first time in New Zealand polo’s 36 year history, the typically invite-only tournament will have some tickets available to the general public in a bid to increase national awareness of the sport.

Auckland Polo Club event director Amy Calway says February’s polo finals day will be the most glamorous day out this year and the club wants lots of people to get interested in the sport.

“In the past the polo has been ultra exclusive, but we want all New Zealanders to get into the game and to have more people experience the fun, interactive day out,” says Calway.

A spotlight on style during the day will take place in the form of a fashion lawn showcasing designers such as Ted Baker, TK Store, Rodd & Gunn and Adrian Hailwood, and a fashion in the field competition.

Polo fashion director Lulu Wilcox says polo and fashion go hand in hand so it makes sense for style to take centre stage this year to attract more interest to the tournament.

“Style and sophistication, fashion and glamour have always been a part of a day at the polo so these new attractions fit perfectly, with the added bonus of appealing to a wider crowd,” says Wilcox.

The fashion in the field celebrity judges, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Owen Glenn, Aja Rock, Myken Stewart, Sophia Nash and Oliver Driver will be on the lookout for not just those dressed to impress but also for people in polo appropriate attire.

“There will be a prize for the best shoes for stomping the divots, so the judges will be looking for wedges and even glam sandals as opposed to high heels and skinny stilettos,” says Wilcox. “Think Julia Roberts at the polo in Pretty Women.”

Helicopter flights, an afternoon cruising on a super yacht and high value goodie bags are all up for grabs for those who make the right impression on the judges.

Alongside the polo, fashion shows and style-spotting there will be the hugely popular BMW vs polo pony vs jockey race, the opportunity for guests to test drive BMWs and a hair and make-up powder room to keep spectators looking polished all day.

Tickets and Corporate Packages are available to the public now through iTicket.co.nz.
The BMW NZ Polo Open is proudly supported by Veuve Clicquot, Bayleys, Rodd & Gunn, Vodafone, Heineken, Verifone and Mitavite.

(ends)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news