Derby Day, arguably the chicest event of the annual Spring Racing Carnival has just come and gone and by gosh it lived up to its reputation.
‘Hey Lady Melbourne would you like to fly to the Melbourne Cup Carnival?’ Well. Would I?! This was a first for LM, I can’t…
Traditionally, it’s black and white to Derby Day, which is a far cry from the colours of Mumbai where Siyona have their factory and…
Ah the Birdcage at Melbourne’s Flemington racetrack, a hallowed sanctum behind a whopping big fence where strange and fantastical capers run afoot. The Birdcage’s totes ridic marquees…
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) officially launched the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival today at Flemington’s newest fashion and entertainment destination, The Park – and what a destination…
The spring racing carnival is upon us here in Oz, and if you’re looking for inspiration for what to wear I’ve done the research…
What a cracking start to the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival! It was a typical freezing Melbourne day for an outdoor soiree (of course!) but…
Here’s eight dresses(ok technically six with a skirt and top combo) under $200 to get you thinking ahead to the racing, wedding, cocktail and christmas season.
There was only one date in my calendar for the 2015 spring racing carnival – Oaks Day in the Emirates Marquee.
Just a quick update with some fab accessories on my desk today I’ll be wearing to Oaks Day 2015!
Barbara Duggan Heather Murphy Pru Oswin KeXin Cui Spacedangel Congratulations ladies! You’ve all been emailed about your prize so check your inbox asap! Thanks…
Yours truly has been invited to write a column over at www.punters.com.au full of fascinating tidbits on the unfolding drama of this year’s spring racing carnival.
How do you fancy winning a double pass to Crown Oaks Day? Keep reading!
The major race days in Melbourne are upon us, and if you don’t have a frock yet never fear – that’s where I come…
Melbourne Racing Club launched their fashion season last week, with guests invited to the Penthouse at The Olsen Hotel to check out the latest accessories on hand for all your racing needs.
The Eternal Headonist’s 2015 range caters for all your race-day millinery needs. Believe me, I’ve checked them all out!
With the Australian spring racing season upon us and, in a bizarre duality, Halloween approaching too, I thought I’d share a DIY project I completed recently: the Lady Melbourne super-spesh gold flower crown.
When Thurley’s Resort 2015 collection dropped into my in-box, my first thought was: ‘How perfect this would be for the races!’
Saturday saw Sofitel Girl’s Day Out hit Flemington and I found myself in the tranquil surrounds of the Yellowglen Terrace, positioned just past the finishing post with sweeping views of the racecourse.
It’s one of the richest group one races in the world with prize money in the millions, and the fashion is of course another major draw card with international VIP’s flying in from all over the world to attend.
Crown Oaks Day, otherwise known as ‘Ladies Day,’ (or blokes day depending on how you see the world) is traditionally a day for women to enjoy the races. I’ve no idea when or why it came to be, but I do know that you do see groups of women all dressed up out for a day of racing, punting and champagne of course.
Well here we are again for another year and what a smashing start to the main days of racing for the spring carnival here in Melbourne.
While you may be excited by the imminent sound of galloping hooves, (hopefully) winning cash and, lets face it, the sheer glamour of the glitzy parties and events during the upcoming spring racing season, you’ve got to keep things together on social media.
Congratulations to: Mandy DelVecchio Renee Hayley Louise Agnes Villanyi Georgie You have been emailed with the details you need, congratulations and thank you to…
My little secret for spring racing outfits the past couple of years has been Aussie online store Will Hope Love.
How do you fancy a double pass to Emirates Melbourne Cup Day? Keep reading!
What are you wearing to the races? Have you thought about a dress that you can wear beyond your day track side? Feathers invited me in to take a look at their current collection and talk about some of my favourites for the racing season.
Brett Morley is a Melbourne based milliner with exquisite attention to detail.
If you can’t be playful with your outfits during the spring racing carnival, when can you? A couple of weeks back I blogged about a new online store selling Melbourne and Australia’s top milliners- The Eternal Headonist.
Annabel Allen, founder of ‘The Eternal Headonist’ (the a is deliberate, think about it!), has hand-picked milliners whose use of materials and technique are bringing a new perspectives to fashion millinery.
I’m thrilled, thrilled, thrilled to announce that, in conjunction with the VRC, Lady Melbourne is offering one lucky reader and three friends a Members’ dining package at Flemington, worth approximately $600.
Is your personal look or ‘brand’ more important than the occasion I wonder?
Ignoring a dress code, tradition or standard, says, ‘the way I look is more important than the occasion.” And let’s face it, hats are hard to get right and no one wants to end up on the pages of a celebrity mag being lampooned for what you’re wearing.
But if you are being paid to show up, or even if you’re not, the least you can do is look the part.
Would you like a tour through the exclusive Emirates Marquee from Oaks Day this year? Follow me!
My beautiful millinery for cup day was supplied by Oscar & Wilde who are a Melbourne boutique with an in-house milliner. We worked together on this piece, me wanting something in soft blues that channeled something Kate Middleton might wear, only a little more flamboyant. Other than that I left it up to Jennifer
The tradition for Derby Day at the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival is to wear black and white, and for the most part people…
Can you make a (beautiful) fascinator for the races for under $20?
I’m here to tell you that you can, and that there is no sewing, stitching or millinery skills required. Amazing right?!
I’ve been preparing for the spring racing carnival for weeks, and ahead of the race dates approaching I thought I’d share what I’m going…
It’s here: The Spring Racing Carnival 2013!
This Saturday at Turnbull Stakes Day will be my first race meet of the season and I thought I would kick things off with an all white outfit. It’s a huge trend for spring/summer but I thought more over it would be light and fresh.
Nicole Warne aka Gary Pepper Girl has curated an exhibition to celebrate the Spring Racing season exclusively for Westfield Doncaster and I was lucky enough…
On my final day of the spring racing carnival that was Crown Oaks day, Brett Morley who’s done all my millinery for the season entered the millinery award for Myer Fashions On The Field(FOTF)
Saturday saw Emirates Derby Day at Flemington swing into town for the spring racing carnival and for me, it was another opportunity to wear this amazing Brett Morley creation.
I recently did an edit for ASOS of my top 5 picks for the spring racing carnival, here tis!
As it’s racing season I found myself in my natural habitat last weekend: trackside at Caulfield Guineas Day.
So what do you wear to the races when you are expected to look chic, modern and stylish in classic race wear….and its 10 degrees?
I die. I die, I die, I die, I die to tell you that Brett Morley is my official milliner for the 2012 spring racing carnival season.
I attended Crown Oaks Day courtesy of Lavazza a couple of days ago and despite the fact that as I type this I am sick as a dog, I had the most wonderful time.
When I was thinking about writing this post it occurred to me how Melbourne-centric the spring racing carnival is: outside of this city it makes the social pages or celebrities turn up on gofugyourself.com for wearing ugly hats but otherwise it could come off as quite a strange phenomenon.
I do enjoy a day out at the races, I’ve been attending for years now and regular readers will have seen various race wear over the years.
I am quite traditionalist in my racing attire, this is what I normally wear:
Knee length dress
Some sort of jacket that can be easily removed but compliments the outfit if its cold