Now I am sure you would agree that I did a good old job at flooding your Instagram feed with Spring Racing outfits over the last few weeks. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had at the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival and all the other events surrounding my involvement with Melbourne Racing Club.
I felt so honoured to work with a company and promote an event that I feel so passionate about. Everyone involved with the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival loves what they do, and this is evident as soon as you step on track with the feeling that’s in the air. Everyone is relaxed, happy and ready for a good day.
There was such buzz out there on both Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and BMW Caulfield Cup Day.
Ladbrokes Guineas Day was blessed with perfectly sunny weather. Everyone was sprawled out on the grassed area in front of the David Jones Fashion Stable enjoying their picnics and champas. The new Moet and Chandon Lawn was filled with racegoers enjoying their luxurious food and drinks with a perfect view of the track. Everyone also enjoyed an incredible performance by The Temper Trap.
On BMW Caulfield Cup Day the weather was pretty much the opposite (yes, Melbourne and it’s unpredictability). There was wind and rain, but that didn’t stop everyone from getting out there and having a good time.
I spent most of my day in The David Jones Fashion Stable hosting the Westfield Style Stakes competition. We had thousands of entrants. I also judged the event with my good friend and Westfield stylist Renee Enright, Valentina, from The Valentina Group, she was the fabulous event producer of the runway shows and renowned milliner Ana Bella.
I was soo inspired by the fashion worn by the entrants. They went all out with bold colours and clashed prints. We saw lots of red, orange and blue. Big headwear, with oversized crowns and wide-brimmed headwear a popular choice.
I wore a vibrant cobalt blue dress by Dion Lee, this dress was out of my comfort zone as I normally only wear muted tones or on the rare occasion I wear a bright colour, I stick to orange. Even the silhouette was different for me with its ruffle and one shoulder neckline, but I thought the one time I can try something different is at the Caulfield races. I paired it with my favourite headwear style this year, a strong wide-brimmed hat which featured a blue to jade gradient designed by Stephanie Spencer.
I was styled by my incredible friend Lana Wilkinson, she is the one that pushed me to do this look, and I am glad she did as our motto this year is all about pushing the boundaries with your racing looks and wear something out of the box, but still always look polished and stick to those Spring racewear traditions.
Well, until next year Caulfield. You were a blast.
Photography: Karon Photography