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Melbourne Cup Fashion 2013

Could this be the most beautiful Melbourne Cup day crowd ever? With VIP racegoers including voluptuous Vanity Fair cover model Kate Upton, supermodel Coco Rocha and the vintage stylings of burlesque marquess Dita Von Teese I’d wager it’s a good bet. Lindy Klim’s risque (for the racetrack) Dolce & Gabbana

Derby Day 2013

This beautiful Derby Day past, I was thrilled to be invited by Myer to be a judge for the first time at Flemington for their Fashions on the Field competition. Deliberating alongside Fashions on the Field ambassador, model and equestrian Rebecca Bramich and beauty queen Laura Dundovic was quite intense. We

Style Spy | Caulfield Cup Day | 2013

With such glorious Spring weather it’s apt that my Caulfield Cup Day seemed touched by a theme of ‘the birds and the bees’. The birds were on a 50′s-inspired sparrow print dress and the bees make an appearance as I buzzed around (a beeline if you will) the racetrack from

Spring Racing | Turnbull Stakes | Style Spy

Caulfield racecourse has already shown us a glimpse of their upcoming Spring Racing Carnival on Underwood Stakes Day. Now it’s Flemington‘s turn with a preview at the Turnbull Stakes this past weekend. An array of colour, statement jewels, diy and veiled headpieces seem to be the trends du jour for

On track for the Caulfield Cup Carnival

According to The Olsen Hotel the key to a preparative race-day breakfast is French pastries, fruit and sparkling wine. In a penthouse setting. I’m not inclined to disagree (perhaps jockeys should steer clear). This weekend’s Caulfield Cup preview day saw us set out from the boutique hotel to the track

Countdown to the Caulfield Cup Spring Racing Carnival 2013

Roses and equines and hats; oh my! At their gala launch, the Melbourne Racing Club recently announced the talented and down-to-earth (as well as beautiful – darn her) Erika Heynatz as their style ambassador for Caulfield‘s 2013 Spring Racing Carnival. It’s a safe bet that she will wear the role  -

Spring Racing Carnival 2012 Wrap

After six weeks and 14 articles (this one makes 15) the beginning of the end of Spring Racing Carnival for me started on Derby Eve. And like so many good things it started with celebratory champagne. The bubbles at Moet’s annual Derby Eve party we served in golden goblets which

DressCode: Stakes Day 2012

Stakes Day at Flemington’s Spring Racing Carnival is all about winding down. It’s a little more casual than the other three days in tone and fashion. So happy to survive the week relatively unscathed. My Stakes Day in the Birdcage was filled with confetti, beach balls and tropical pineapples so

DressCode: Oaks Day 2012

Thanks to Lana Del Rey I tend to think floral crowns are a bit overexposed at the moment. Yet when I spied Leah from Fashion Journal at a lunch recently wearing a version flipped back it stuck me that the smallest changes can make something fresh again. Such is fashion!

Top Hats

For every Richard Nylon, Paris Kyne, Kerrie Stanley or Peter Jago (or Philip Treacy to state the obvious) there’s a diligent hatmaker who is not yet a household name. I want to shine a light on a few slightly under-the-radar Melbourne milliners in case any of you were in need of some last