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My Best Ever Hat exhibition

My Best Ever Hat exhibition

Today I find myself among the wonderful company of some be-hatted ladies as part of a new Spring Racing fashion exhibition; My Best Ever Hat! Amelia Coote – buyer at le Louvre, designer Arabella Ramsay, Emma Freedman, Jennifer Hawkins, Lady Melbourne, Harper’s Bazaar editor Kellie Hush, model Samantha Harris, ex-Vogue

Flemington Spring Fashion Lunch

The 2012 Spring Racing Carnival officially began last weekend and so now’s the time that I switch StyleMelbourne from a Melbourne Spring Fashion Week focus to “what to wear to the races?” mode. A fusion of both was Flemington’s annual Spring Fashion Lunch during MSFW. Particularly special this season is

50 years of Fashions on the Field

Originally conceived 50 years ago as a honeypot to lure more males trackside; Fashions on the Field has evolved into a highlight of any  decent Spring Racing event. Celebrating this golden jubilee, the VRC and Myer hosted a high tea yesterday at the Mural Hall. It naturally applauded classic styles of the

The Caulfield Cup Carnival is coming

Caulfield Cup Fashion 2012

I’ve got a lucky 13(!) spring racing related events to find hats and trackside-appropriate dresses for so far. So thinking about the carnival already probably isn’t too early. Caulfield Racecourse’s celebrations start next month and their hunt for two fresh faces is underway. Kelly Bannister, Kate Hopkins and Hetty Kate are

Fashion on the Field: Millinery Award 2011

Local milliner Rebecca Share has won the 2011 Millinery Award at Flemington with a curvy navy and red creation; almost a hat within a hat. Second was Mandy Murphy with a classic rose studded piece and thirdly Louise Macdonald’s design also mimicking flora. Both runners-up are also based in Melbourne which is

Fashions on the Field 2011: A Grand Finale

Dunaden wasn’t the only winner this past week at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. NSW Fashions on the Field regular Angela Menz  also left the track with glittering prizes after taking out the coveted crown of Best Dressed at Flemington this year. Queensland’s Louise Struber was runner up in a lemon

Champagne at the Louvre

“You are invited…” To me, those are possibly the three sweetest words in the English language. When what follows involves proper champagne and the name that almost single-handedly gave a certain section of historic Collins Street a nickname of ‘the Paris end’ you tend to R.S.V.P. (a.s.a.p.) Though no longer situated

DressCode: Melbourne Cup day

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The Occasion – The running of the 151st Melbourne Cup The Venue – The Birdcage, Flemington racecourse Dresscode – Racewear Now what on earth to wear to Oaks Day? Hat – Mimco Dress – Yeojin Bae Shoes – Forever New (they’re actually comfortable after standing for 8 hours!) Necklace –

DressCode: Derby Day

Derby day 2011

The Occasion – Derby Day The Venue – The Birdcage, Flemington racecourse The Dresscode – Racewear What a lovely day Melbourne turned on yesterday at the races. Fashion-wise there were people getting it right, people getting it wrong and people getting in right in oh-so-very wrong ways. Essentially the Spring

The Carnival is almost over

A Caulfield Spring racing style mega-post ahead. I’ve had such a whirlwind few weeks that I thought it might be nice to roll all of my adventures from the Age Caulfield ladies luncheon, Guineas day and Caulfield Cup day into one big highlights reel… Ladies Luncheon I was impressed by