Fashion, Fascinators & The Melbourne Cup, 2012!

No matter what your age, no matter your interest, the Melbourne Cup is an Australian tradition. It’s an opportunity to get into the festive spirit, dress up and come together with friends or workmates. Let’s all share some bubbles, join in a sweep and watch the race that stops a nation! Here’s some photos and ideas from the last few days to get you into the swing of things… There’s no excuses now as there’s still plenty of time to glam up and have fun!

Above, a much anticipated peek into the 2012 Myer Marquee. It’s a Spring Parisian Florist Shop theme. Pretty pastelles, pots of peonies, over-blown roses, sweetpeas and clever ‘edible garden boxes’. Simply delightful. You could re-create this look in your home or office, right? 


Fashions On The Field turned 50 this year. The first ever winner, Margaret Gaudion (1962) above, returned to centre stage looking splendid in red polka dots and a matching red hat. She posed with her original winning photo. She’s also pictured above, with this years’ stunning FOTF State Finalists (minus Victoria, which is yet to be decided). There’s our WA gal Emma (2nd from left). The girls have a whirlwind week ahead, attending Myer functions, parties and doing media interviews. It all culminates with the final parade, judging and presentation of the sash and Lexus to the 2012 FOTF winner!

To celebrate Myer Fashions On The Field’s 50th Birthday today, MC’s Fifi Box and Jeff Banks (Above R) welcomed the crowd. Even the bleak weather couldn’t dampen their spirits. It was the first time this year’s State Finalists had paraded together. Fashion Designers, Jeff Banks and Dom Bagnato (Bottom L) were on hand to chat to the crowd.

Myer Ambassadors, Rebecca Judd and Chris Smith were also mingling. Leona Edmiston, (Bottom L) whose dresses are stocked at Myer, looked elegant in a red, black and white trio.

It’s time! Spruce up for Spring guys! Racing fashion is all about attention to detail. Impeccable tailoring, plaids, print mixing, pin stripes, florals, polka dots, pocket squares, contrasting socks, tie pins and cuff links, all come together to create classy, racing style.

For the ladies, it’s all about classic elegance, perhaps with a twist! Think structure, chic jackets, peplums, citrus tones, florals, clutches and confident fascinators. Oh, and not too much flesh or chunky, platform wedges. Style from top to toe!

You’re never too old to have Melbourne Cup fascinator or hatinator fun. Karen Mann who works at Myer in the Bridal Registry, also organises activities with the fabulous residents at Shawford Lodge, Innaloo. She purchased tulle, lace, flowers and buds from Spotlight. Then lovingly helped each lady create their own, unique hatinator, especially for the big day. Each hat, has a sprayed, paper plate base.

Darling Violet, (Above L) is turning 100 in January!! She is sight impaired, so the bright colours made it easier for to see. Judith, (Above R) looks fab in her cobalt blue and pink creation. Both hatinators are very on trend!! The ladies cant wait for the big day!

So it’s a wrap. I’m off to create an AndAndrea outfit for my Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday. I’m thinking floral pastelles might be the go!?!

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