Spring Racing Carnival is here, so what are we going to be spotting trackside in 2018? Let’s work from head to toe…
Headwear & Millinery
Bows are big (in both trend and size!) made from veiling, lace, silks, stiffened fabrics, straws or sinamay.
Wide brims are back (ever-immaculate Amal Clooney may have something to do with that). Dramatic brims, to the point of oversized, can mean one thing…only air kisses, darling!
Turbans and Headscarves – they were hot last spring carnival and they will be again!
Visor styles – not for the meek and mild, they will finish an edgier outfit for the confident and they will be made from anything and everything – Perspex, PVC, metals, leathers and more.
DRESSES BY EVENT - Your dress codes sorted:
Derby Day – Black & White
Black and white is not negotiable for Derby Day…so choose one or choose both and make it a head to toe affair. Add interest with patterns and textures and don’t be shy to mix and match these.
Dress: Rebeccca Vallance - HIRE from Glam Corner
Visor: Florencia Tellado, The Eternal Headonist
Clutch: Olga Berg
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Melbourne Cup – Flamboyant Fun
The day to make your flamboyance known! Bold colours, edgy cuts and cutting-edge accessories will turn heads for the right reasons.
Headband: Florence Tellado, Eternal Headonist
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Nail Colour: OPI
Oaks Day – Feminine, Floaty Floral
This is one to celebrate all things feminine – if it’s floaty and it’s floral and as pretty as a frosted cupcake it’s ticking the boxes. Ensure your headpiece works in harmony with the look.
Dress: Review Australia
Headband: Morgan and Taylor – HIRE from Glam Corner
Clutch: Pretty Little Thing
Lip Colour: Nude By Nature, Bare Pink
Stakes Day – Relaxed
After a massive carnival, it’s nice to have a day where things are a little more relaxed on the fashion front. Not about structure and flamboyance but more an understated elegance. You can even call upon your favourite dress pant for this one!
Hat: Sarah J Curtis
Earrings: Amber Sceats
Handbag: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Edward Meller
Shimmering Skin Perfector: Becca, Sephora
Never to be overlooked, your clutch, shoes, jewellery plus your mani-pedi should finish telling your story. Give them as much time and thought as the dress and headpiece to do your outfit justice.
Whatever you do, go for a clutch and leave the handbag behind. Comfortable shoes are a must so if you’re wearing a new pair, wear them in prior to the day and kit yourself out with Scholl Party Feet gel padding. It’s just never classy rounding out the day clutching those heels in hand. Book your partner in for a foot rub at day’s end instead!
One last tip: if you’re short on time or watching your budget, check out the amazing range of dresses, millinery and accessories at Glam Corner. Aside from not breaking the bank to look a million dollars, it’s just so darn easy – choose, pay and await your beautifully boxed delivery. Even better? When the party is over, you just pop it in the prepaid bag supplied and send it back…cleaning it is all part of the service! Love this!
Fashoins on the Field
By the by, have you ever thought about upping the fun factor on race day and entering Fashions on the Field? It's a whole lot of fun, even if you don't win! Enter Gold Coast Turf Club's Fashions on the Field here.
Happy Spring Racing Carnival!
Louise has worked in the business of styling and fashion for over 10 years, styling individual clients, media personalities, fashion events and photographic shoots as well as presenting workshops in the corporate and retail sectors. Her approach is to firstly educate women on dressing for their body shape, to empower them to feel confident when shopping for clothes and navigating new season trends. Louise works to find her clients’ personal style while considering their lifestyle, budget and existing wardrobe. Among her talents is the art of creating unique style and outfit combinations and inspiring clients to think outside the box when it comes to creating their look.
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