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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

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

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

Mina & Katusha at the track

Still on the hunt for that perfect Spring racing outfit?. I know I’m still umm-ing and ahh-ing over my last four outfits for the season. I think I’ve decided upon black lace for Derby. Perhaps something violet and silky for Cup Day…but what about Oaks and Stakes Days? I promise

Champagne, Hats & High Tea

Yes, there was champagne (French, of course), hats (by Zuzana Vranovska, Serena Lindeman, Kerrie Stanley) and high tea at the InterContinental Rialto; and yet so much more. I strolled into the Alluvial last week expecting an intimate soiree – perhaps a glass of bubbles and a few pastries. Instead I

A Flight of Fancy with milliner Paris Kyne

Inspired by the illustrated “The Birds of Paradise” by Clifford B. Frith and Dawn W. Frith and children’s picture book “Feathers for Phoebe” by Rod Clement, Paris Kyne’s latest millinery collection looks towards the wonders of ornithology. On the fancy (and sun-drenched) terrace of Madame Brussels, just-as-fancy ladies transfixed viewers

Flemington’s Spring Fashion Lunch

Does this year seem to be galloping along in an attempt to race by as fast as Black Caviar? It’s only a few weeks until the Spring Racing Carnival hits its manic peak for the Melbourne Cup. For the first time ever I’ll be at Flemington for all four of