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Style Spy: Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

It seemed much of Melbourne moved to Portsea this past weekend as the polo stole the limelight from mansion-like holiday homes and the glittering seaside setting. When it came to the main event the Jeep team just managed to steal the game from rival Stella Artois. Fashion-wise it was the year of the maxi dress. Fluorescent prints, metallic bags, felt hats and hipsterific sunglasses were also on high rotation.

Below is my rundown of the best places from which to watch the ponies (and the people). From new star of the show Jeep’s “Grill”, Stella Artois’ garden-like space to the most adorable designer marquee on ground hosted by event maestros Bright Young Things. Just in case you missed it;

Jeep Grill marquee

Spotted: Designer Dhini, DJ and L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival ambassador Andy Murphy, Lindy Klim

Eat: Hayden Quinn’s (Masterchef) pickled watermelon salad served in the shell

Drink: Compass of Kings mocktail (ginger, fresh lime, green apple)

Marquee design: Mini desert gardens compete with succulents

What do you wear in summer?: “Kinki Gerlinki’s all I wear” – Kate Bollard, stylist

Stella Artois marquee

Spotted: Designer Arthur Galan, GQ editor Nick Smith and fashion editor Damien Woolnough

Eat: Peking Duck pancakes

Drink: Stella, what else!

Marquee design: White lattice with red and white blooms

The crowd wore: Sass and Bide, Camilla and Gorman

Bright Young Things Event Makers marquee

Spotted: Jewellery designer Brahman Perera, restaurateur Mr. Jones

Eat: Sticky pork with watermelon and mint

Drink: Little Creatures Bright Ale

Marquee design: ‘Come Fly with Me’ theme in a hot air balloon.

What’s the best thing to eat by the seaside? – “Passionfruit, figs and icecream” – Kate Stewart, Bright Young Things director

 Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Hello fleeting summer

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Why serve champagne any other way?

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

One Thought on “Style Spy: Jeep Portsea Polo 2012

  1. Looks like a beautiful day! We were at the Sorrento hotel today. The waitress told me that many polo guests headed on down there afterwards.
    suzi x

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