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2012 Caulfield Cup Style

There’s not many things we dress up properly for anymore, either due to lack of caring or lack of time, This is especially so in Australia with our (wonderful) egalitarian values. Weddings are perhaps the exception? Even so the ‘formal’ dresscode has been diluted to ‘no jeans please’. That’s why

Oscar & Wild goes to the races

One of my favourite sayings is attributed to fashion boutique Oscar & Wild‘s famous namesake. The oft-quoted novelist Oscar Wilde said “you can never be over-dressed or over-educated”. This is especially true for the Spring Racing Carnival where the best-dressed punters of the day are thoughtfully styled (as for the

Fashion Stakes Caulfield Guineas 2012

All Too Hard won the 2012 Caulfield Guineas yesterday. But the colt’s name was certainly not an omen for the event. With the grand final of the Fashion Stakes for dapper gents, a welcome appearance of sunshine and even more welcome flutes of Pommery champagne in the marquee, the day

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

A prelude to the Melbourne Cup: Styling Suite

From Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October the largest collection of Spring racing fashion will be showcased amid the glossy surrounds of the styling suite at Westfield Doncaster (619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster). Stylists will be on hand to provide free advice on what to wear to the races – from

MSFW: Spring Racewear Preview

Lovely ladies Megan Gale, Samantha Harris and a dashing Heath Townsend presented the trends for the forthcoming Spring Racing season 2011 yesterday for David Jones. Labels on display include Bianca Spender, Camilla & Marc, Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, George Gross & Harry Who, Ginger & Smart, Josh Goot, Lisa Ho,

Made in Melbourne: Spring Carnival Edition

The Trust was transformed last night as roses crept up newly latticed walls, petal-strewn grass sprouted underfoot and twinkling fairy lights and fountains added a magical touch. The Spring Carnival edition of Made in Melbourne was a salon-style showcase with a racewear mindset featuring four burgeoning local labels, each with a distinctive

Top 10 Hats for Spring Racing 2010

I recently had the thought that a hat is like the cherry on top on the sundae of an outfit. When I dress for the races I never really feel finished or polished until I have secured my headpiece. Taking note of the lovely ladies and gents at the track

Fashion Stakes at Caulfield Cup Day 2010

And so the winners of the Chadstone Fashion Stakes have been crowned for another year… Second runner up was Natalie Bikicki of local label Natalilouise millinery in her own hat design and as for her dress, “I don’t actually know where it’s from as it was a gift”. Lucky! First

Fashion Stakes at Caulfield Guineas Day 2010

The Chadstone Fashion Stakes on Guineas Day at Caulfield Racecourse always provides plenty of eye candy for fashion fans, and this year was no exception. The ‘Classic Lady’ category was a showcase of classic lines, demure glamour and pops of colour as those who have been fashionable racegoers for years