Friday, November 13, 2015

Round-up of the Races

DERBY DAY: Madness, mayhem and Halloween (Derbyween). The marquees get to strut their stuff for the first time. The highlight: Ashley Hart in Swisse, and the party that happened after 4pm in G.H. Mumm

Ashley Hart, Swisse Ambassador, at Swisse
Blogger Margaret Zhang (who did extraordinary photos for the Swisse marquee) and marquee designer Matt Martino at Swisse

Richard Nylon hamming it up in G.H. Mumm

Designer Toni Maticevski and Heart of Bone's Emma Abrahams in Lexus

Lindy Klim (wearing sneakers!) in G.H. Mumm
CUP DAY: Bright, bold, fun. The highlights: Lady Kitty Spencer at Emirates marquee, and The Bachelorette Sam Frost with new man Sasha at Myer
Sasha and Sam Frost at Myer
 Lady Kitty Spencer at Emirates
 Mimi Elashiry and friend at Myer
Bree Laughlin, wearing millinery by Jill Humphries and dress by Helen Emanuel, winner of the Designer Award

Gina Liano from Real Housewives of Melbourne in Emirates
OAKS DAY: Women in romantic, flowy dresses. The highlights: Kevin Dillon, from Entourage, at the Swisse marquee and really hanging out there - i.e. talking to everyone cheerfully, looking through the tips, generally having a good time. Also: Pop-up Attica restaurant at Lexus, where a four-course meal by Ben Shewry was dished up. And: Lavazza marquee, despite the rain: chatting to Thurley designer Helen O'Connor and face of Lavazza Emma Notarfrancesco. Spotted: Richie Strahan from The Bachelor.

Emma Notarfrancesco in Lavazza

Thurley designer Helen O'Connor and Rachel Hayes in Lavazza
Real Housewives of Melbourne's Chyka Keebaugh, whose The Big Group was part of the Lexus marquee

Jess Dempsey (blogger from What Would Karl Do?) wearing Pucci from The Outnet in Lavazza

Yours truly and Kevin Dillon, guest of Swisse

Stef and Jess Dadon from How Two Live, with milliner Kristine Walker (centre) from The Human Chameleon, en route to Myer

That would be Richie, from The Bachelor outside Lexus