While you may be feeling flat or sad from the post Melbourne cup celebrations, (I know I certainly am) I decided to re-live some of the glamour from the event by bringing you a blog post dedicated entirely to the 2015 Melbourne Cup. I have compiled my round-up of details from the event, Suited at Orchard Lane, which I was fortunate enough to attend and of course share with you, the all important details of my outfit.
Suited at Orchard Lane, Perth Cultural Centre
In only its second year, Suited at Melbourne Cup, proved to be the ‘IT’ event in Perth attracting a large crowd of 1400. From Perth fashion bloggers, to leading socialites and top models, the crowd was nothing short of glamorous and fabulous. Guests were entertained with multiple fashion runway shows by Something borrowed, BRUUG, House of Skye and Zed Alliance, all showcasing their latest collections. With stylish pop up bars serving the finest cocktails and delicious gourmet food vans, plus high-profile oyster shucker, Andy Grlijusich serving the freshest and best, guests were more than well looked after.
Initially when I started planning my outfit for Melbourne Cup, I must admit I envisioned myself wearing perhaps a bright coloured dress in the shades of fuchsia pink or berry purple.However after flipping through the pages of the October issue of Vogue Magazine, I decided to wear white and found this incredible dress by Review.
With crowns, jewelled headpieces and fascinators dominating the trends in racing headwear, I was left more than confused about which style to opt for. So when in doubt, buy 3 (yes…I did!).As various styles of headwear differ they will also look different when all head shapes, it can be quite challenging to find the right piece, I eventually ended up opting for this pink flower headband that worked great with my outfit and stayed within my desired colour theme of pinks, creams and blush. (Headpiece from Lovisa)
With both the dress and fascinator decided, I chose to incorporate a range of statement pieces that complimented my dress without overpowering it. On the arms, I wore a metal cuff on the right, by designer Alexis Bittar, a New York designer and on the left chose a diamonte cuff by Michael Kors. The shoes were from Forevernew, and as part of their new range proved to be just the right addition to the outfit as they added the right amount of sparkle and shimmer, ever so subtly. To complete the look I teamed this soft pink, box clutch with the dress, giving the outfit an ultimate chic polished finish, perfect for racewear style.