HERE COME THE GLAMOUR GIRLS; Fashion stakes are high at Ladies Day.Byline: VICKI KELLAWAY; LAURA Laura, subject of the love poems of Petrarch. She is thought to be Laura de Noves (1308?–1348), wife of Hugo de Sade, but this has not been proved.
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WANNABE Wags and women covered head to toe in to stand or carry the feet in such a way that the toes of either foot incline toward the other.
See also: Toe orange fake tan.
These are the two big mistakes Aintree's style gurus want women to avoid as Ladies' Day was dawning at the world-famous racecourse.
Style scouts from this year's competition will be scouring the crowds to ensure only the most glamorous race-goers will compete in Style 2009.
Organiser Vicky Collins said: "Jeff Banks Jeff Banks (born March 17, 1943 in Ebbw Vale) is a renowned Welsh designer of both men's and women's clothing, jewellery, and home furnishings. Biography
Born in South Wales, his sheet metal worker father left his mother when Banks was aged eight, and she resultantly has been really impressed by what he saw on the opening day and he's excited about what he's going to see today.
"We love the one-shoulder look and bold colours because they're both very much on trend right now.
"We don't want to see wannabe Wags, lots of fake tan or lots of bare flesh. We want women to dress for the races, not as if they are going out clubbing." The winner of the competition will be handed the keys to a new Citroen car, a holiday and modelling stint with Matalan.
Judges include international fashion designer Banks, style expert Nicky Hambleton-Jones Nicky Hambleton-Jones is a South African television presenter who has hosted 10 Years Younger on Channel 4 in the UK since 2003. Now in her late-30s, Nicky began her career at the age of 11 hosting live shows in her home town of Cape Town. , actress Sheree Murphy Sheree Murphy (born 22 August, 1975, Islington, North London), is an English actress and television presenter. A former student of the prestigious Italia Conti Academy, Murphy is best known for her role as Tricia Dingle in the soap opera Emmerdale. and Justine Mills from Cricket.
Ms Collins said Style 2009 has already started with a bang with the number of pre-entries already breaking the contest's previous record.
She said: "Our style spotters photographed more than 400 women yesterday and we already have 700 pre-entrants who want to take part in our Ladies' Day catwalk show.
"We want to see a comfortable style and don't be afraid to wear a cardigan or jacket.
"Many women will come in dresses and the glorious weather helps but pashminas and cardigans can easily be taken off and won't spoil a look.
"We've seen fewer hats over the years, last year there were more flowers in the hair and fascinators." Coleen Rooney and Sheree Murphy were both expected at Aintree today and the sunshine has already attracted a few famous faces.
The number of people attending yesterday's meeting was 25,218 - slightly fewer than last year.
. We're Merseyside's favourite newspaper and now the ECHO could bring you some luck - if you pick your Grand National horse based on its name.
'Hear the Echo' is among the favourites to win the world famous steeplechase this year with people in Merseyside already queuing up to back him. Bookmakers claim that at 14-1, the horse has been adopted by local punters.
Ladbrokes spokesman David
Williams said: "We've got more than 60 shops across Merseyside and we soon noticed Hear the Echo was a firm favourite with the punters here.
"He was at 25-1 at the start of the week and now he is down to 14-1.
" We'll be cheering the eight- year- old and hoping he follows true ECHO tradition and finishes ahead of rival Fleet Street - currently running at 100- 1." . Voice of the Echo - Page 10
STYLISH: Judges at today's Ladies Day at Aintree are looking for tasteful not tacky Picture: JASON ROBERTS Jason Roberts can refer to the following: