Style Melbourne

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 racing carnival is a treasure trove for style spotters.

I had an early start and some assistance getting appropriately attired from the lovely Luna at Miss Fox. As I sipped peppermint tea at the glossy Little Collins street salon, Luna used me as a living canvas; first deciding to try pale skin and vamp-y lips, then settling on a contoured face with a bold red pout. She decided to secure my hair into a sleek, artistic bun to let my headpiece shine.

I floated out of Miss Fox feeling very glamorous – like some kind of gothic avant garde ballerina – and ready to hold my own with the likes of glittering Dita Von Teese and Jay Alexander. Alas, it wasn’t long until I fell foul of a minor style mishap with my lipstick peeling right off. Luckily a cute boy handed me a spring racing Bellabox full of goodies at Flinders Street Station that morning; containing  a life-saving, and delectable, Savoir Faire cinnamon-infused lipgloss (which I have since husband approved).  See, it always pays to take gifts from strangers!

My headpiece was by Melbourne milliner Kerrie Stanley. She always seems to have just the right thing to complete an outfit and an innate sense of styling. I had more than one lady in the marquee stop me to say, “I was just admiring your hat…”

Dress – Sportsgirl

Skirt – Ojay

Hat – Kerrie Stanley (love)

Shoes – Habbot

Face & hair – Miss Fox (thank you!)

5 Thoughts on “DressCode: Derby Day

  1. Great gifts from a stranger! You look so sleek 🙂 I love that painting in the backdrop too

  2. WOW you look absolutely stunning!

  3. Your headpiece is a delightful sculptural piece indeed..

  4. Sarah you were a delight to make up – hope you had a brilliant race day. Currently investigating the great lipstick escape… as Luna would say, “is very dramatical!”

  5. Hehe I overcame the drama quite fast!

    Thanks Victoria – I have a feeling it was my own silly fault. I had a sip of a drink & pursed my lips together! Never worn that kind of stain before so didn’t realise. Felt like it would have lasted ALL day otherwise.

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