I don't know about you, but personally I think that Melbourne Cup Day should be a public holiday across all states in Australia. I mean, its considered 'the race that stops a nation', so lets all stop work hey?!
Anyhow, I had to work today like every year but that's OK, I don't mind working at the moment (its kind of nice to be back in a work routine rather then having weird class times and free time at uni). We still do an office sweep and wear fascinators in the shop to get in the spirit!
I love the races as you may remember from my posts back here and here. The thing I love the most about race day is the FASHION!!!! This year, Melbourne Cup is celebrating 50 years of fashions of the field so I expected some pretty fancy do's like every year on the field in Melbourne.
Here are my top picks from to days fashions at Melbourne
I think this is the best that Mischa has looked in a long time! Her makeup was simple and very pretty and complimented the light lilac colour in her fascinator. She looked so lady-like! I love the sequin details on her collar and the flowy maroon colour of the garment looks quite pretty against her skin colour. I'm not absolutely IN LOVE with the dress but I do think Mischa looks really pretty.
I think Virginia (on the left) looks so fab right now! She looks like she has slimmed down quite a bit and is looking really pretty in the pink/red combo. They often say pink and red don't go well together but I love this look on her! I also love the little headpiece. It's small and delicate and not too busy. I think the look on the right (Melanie Vallejo) is a little too boring and not risque enough!
I'm usually not one to like a suit on a woman on race day but Ashley Hart is rocking this look! I really like it! I love the gold geometric belt and how the jacket comes in low so you can see a peek of the peachy colour shirt (or bra) underneath. I'm not loving how messy her bun in her hair is but it works with the peacock feathers too.
And when most people think of Melbourne Cup fashion they often think of Jennifer Hawkins (being the face of Myer and all) but this year I feel like Jen didn't really hit it out of the park with her look.
I'm not loving the dangly head piece, when Jen usually has such great hats or fascinators. The dress is all a bit funny, the colour is great however and Jen's makeup is always flawless. Even when I don't think her outfit is great I still think she is undeniably gorgeous. She looked much better at Derby Day this year in my opinion. (Picture below)
So much fashion! So many celebrities! What were your favourite fashion picks of the day?