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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

Fields of Fashion

While Emma Freeman and Francesca Cumani made glamorous additions to a spring racing soiree at The Olsen hotel on Friday, it was former-Cox Plate champion Fields of Omagh who turned my head. While the horse didn’t quite make it up the elevator for a rooftop fashion show (headed by David Jones)

Caulfield Whitehouse Institute of Design Award 2012

Caulfield’s Design Award is a chance for designers to showcase their ultimate racewear outfit. Whether the looks they produce are a modern interpretation of trackside-appropriate attire or a classic one. Congratulations to Ted Baker who was judged the winner on Thousand Guineas Day and also to Nicholas my personal favourite (it

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