JAYDE Hayes might be scared of racehorses, but she loves designing, creating and wearing racewear.
With a label bearing her own name, the Burnie designer was selected as The Examiner's Face of the Launceston Cup.
The 19-year-old's journey as a fashion student began with her stylish grandmother, who taught her to knit and sew.
``Photos of nan, and her personality continue to inspire me, she's very elegant'' Miss Hayes said.
Her grandmother, vintage-inspired celebrities and forward-thinking fashion designers such as Mark Fast have influenced Miss Hayes' fashion collections.
In her previous collections, styles of the mid-20th century were fused with contemporary design to create clothing that was fashionable and wearable.
Miss Hayes said in the future she planned to specialise in racewear and millinery and said that her next collection would be ``forward and edgy''.
After attending the Devonport and Hobart cups, Miss Hayes knows to look for ``lots of bright colour, peplums and fitted dresses'' - just don't ask her who the winner of the race will be.
Studying a Diploma Of Applied Fashion Design And Technology through the Burnie Polytechnic, Miss Hayes next year hopes to study at RMIT or Whitehouse Institute of Design.
Her designs can be viewed and purchased at facebook.com/Jayde.Hayes.Designs