Day three of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival brings us to Crown Oaks Day (aka Ladies Day). Oaks did not disappoint. The Ladies came in all the feminine glamour that my lens could wish for. Gowns, adoring floral, lace and bright colours, complimented with delicate bows, boaters and head bands, completed impeccable outfits. The seasons finest designer bags paired with killer Valentino rockstuds stole the show, and possibly the flesh of the brave ladies who wore them for hours (the heels that is). And what would ladies day be without the dapper gents who put in as much effort to get that perfect head-to-toe look.
I enjoyed Oaks very much this year. I even took a moment to have a chat to the lovely Bec Hewitt. Bec is a real sweetheart and down-to-earth, which of-course the media doesn’t like to portray. Don’t believe everything you read on the news stand!
Fashion on the fields is quite a step away from my traditional street style photography, but nevertheless I was still in my element, spotting and snapping the most fashionable Race goers having a good time.
Well it’s a wrap from me, that was my final day at the races, and I sincerely want to thank everybody for their support – PR agencies, my photographer buddies for hanging out with me, and all the fantastic people I got to meet and snap along the way. Oh, and thanks for the love regarding my coverage for What Would Karl Do too, I’m glad you are enjoying my take on fashion on the fields.
Lastly but not the least I want to thank the following people:
- Jess Dempsey of What Would Karl Do for selecting me to work with her and for being a pleasure to shoot
- Bared Footwear for saving my feet with stunning and comfy heels
- Ezaraj for my beautiful and sparkly head piece
- Lexus and Lavazza for welcoming me into your marquees with exquisite hospitality.
So here are the shots taken in and out of marquees and my “Birdcage street-style”.
Always Karen xx
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It was my day off today to dress up in heels and hang out with my best friend at the Lexus Marquee. As much as I tried hiding and tried not to “work” I was quite recognisable on the streets. Got to thank my hair by Clarity Beauty for that, and the beautiful crown by Demilinery I was wearing. The truth is, you know me perfectly well – I get itchy fingers and can’t help snapping. I’m kinda regretting right now because I ended up with two painful blisters on each side of my feet. Sigh.
Here are the highlights from Melbourne Cup Day.
Special love and thanks to S. Wallis and Demilinery for dressing me, and the amazing fashion illustration by Megan Hess.
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Can you believe it is the 1st of November today, and I already have a cray cray super organised friend who has already put up her Christmas Tree!? Let’s just park Christmas aside for moment, because the most anticipated Melbourne event of the year has kick started – it’s Derby Day at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Driving into Flemmington Racecourse was quite horrendous with the downpour of rain, but thankfully the weather held up and all the fashionistas turned up in their stylish monochromatic outfits for a fabulous time at the Lexus and Lavazza Marquee.
My favourite outfits of the day (in no particular order) were Jess Dempsey in Dolce & Gabana lace ensemble as dressed by the Outnet.com and headpiece by Danika; Jacqui Felgate in Nicholas the label and Milinery Jill big bow head piece; Helen (Designer for Thurley) in her own custom designed Thurley dress ; Kate Waterhouse in white Stella McCartney top and wide legged pants and Nerida Winter hat; Margaret Zhang in Dion Lee and Sarina Suriano Jewel headpiece; Jessica Gomes in Ellery’s trademark bell sleeved dress; and the beautiful ladies in Louis Vuitton.
Anyway, I’ll let you decide … enjoy the snaps! For more images, please visit What Would Karl Do.
Special love and appreciation to S.Wallis for dressing me this year to keep me comfortable and stylish xxx
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