Let's start with this coming Saturday, Derby Day. Derby day is all about Black & White; it's young, fun, sassy and fashionable and without a shortage of inspiration even from the recent overseas ready-to-wear runways, black & white is always popular choice.
Centre; Dries Van Noten Pants & Vest, S/S 2013 ; Clockwise from bottom left,
Centre; Anu Zebra Print Drape Tunic; Clockwise from bottom left,
Centre; Giambattista Valli Dress; Clockwise from bottom left, Celine Leather & Silk Platforms;
After that, it's the big one, Melbourne Cup day on next Tuesday. This day heralds colour, champagne, heels, colour, bling, fun, colour and a huge party atmosphere. Did I mention colour? And if you haven't got your outfit sorted, then here are some little suggestions below;
Centre, Marni Dress; Clockwise from bottom left, Alexander McQueen Suede Peeptoes;
Emilio Pucci Embellished Box Clutch; Arturo Rios 'Linda' Hat; Lisa Ho Double Pyramid Crystal Necklace
Centre, Carl Kapp Venezuela Crepe Dress; Clockwise from bottom left,
Following on from a huge Cup Day, and if your feet can stand the heels again, it's Oaks Day; traditionally Ladies day, which was viewed as a day out for the ladies. For me, I think this day is the most stylish; it's chic, elegant, ladylike and feminine with groups of female friends buying tickets for a table in a marquee and making a whole day of it. Horses? what horses? It's more about the food, the bubbles and the clothes!
Are you stuck for something to wear? Here are some chic suggestions below -
Centre, Lisa Ho Tulle Dress; Clockwise from bottom left, Nicholas Kirkwood Embroidered Mesh Sandals,
Ippolita Lollipop 18k gold aquamarine earrings; Morgan & Taylor Woven Twist Fascinator; Shourouk Isia Necklace
Arturo Rios 'Dahlia' Hat; Blue Optix Marni Jackie Sunglasses; Chloe Small Holly enamelled ring; Walter Steiger Floral Court Heel
Centre, Chloe Dress; Clockwise from bottom left, Christian Louboutin Vampanodo 100 Suede sandals;
Christian Louboutin Elisa bow embellished suede clutch; Liza Stedman Hat; Herve van der Straeten 24k gold plated disc necklace;
The combinations are endless... and it's been fun for me. Hope you enjoy the season, because you know what comes after spring carnival- 8 weeks exactly today!