Melbourne is all a flutter with fashionistas flocking to be part of Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival and we were lucky enough to chat to Rebecca Judd, Spring Racing Ambassador for Myer, about why she loves the Spring Racing Carnival and all her tips on how to look as ladylike and stylish as possible, what not to do, key racing dates and how you can participate in Fashions on the Field.
Sassi: What’s your favourite race day and what do you love about the Spring Racing Carnival Season?
Rebecca: My favourite race day is Derby Day, it’s the first day and everyone is excited and ready to have a fun racing season.Â The vibe in Melbourne is a really fun atmosphere, with around 100,000 punters turning up and everyone getting dressed up, it’s just fantastic.
Sassi: There are different dress codes for different days, what are you recommendations for the different days:
Rebecca: For Derby Day it’s all about the tradition of black and white. Melbourne Cup should be really fun, bright and colourful which is a strong seasonal trend.Â Oaks Day is also known as Ladies Day and that means looking feminine with florals, pastels, frills and of course some lace but not too much.Â Finally Stakes Day is a little bit more relaxed so you can pop on a pretty summer frock matched back with a big floppy hat.
Sassi: The Racing Carnival is all about wearing head wear, how can we find something appropriate and stylish?
Rebecca: Head wear is fun, there’s so many options around, make sure what you choose something that flatters your face, is comfortable and practical – there’s nothing worse than it getting in the way or falling off all the time. Quirky pillbox hats are popular right now as well as flower and/or lace fascinators, there’s so much choice around now.
Sassi: What are some of your top tips for looking glamboyant for the races?
Rebecca: Wear comfy shoes and not ones that are brand new; don’t wear revealing outfits, it’s daytime not nighttime so focus on elegance and sophistication; pace yourself and don’t get unladylike, drink water in between your bubbles; Melbourne’s weather can be temperamental so make sure you check the forecast and dress for the weather; and finally your personal presentation is key; make sure you are looking elegant from head to toe, don’t wear too much make up, make sure you protect your skin with sunscreen, your hair is glossy and styled and nails, match them back to your accessories.
The Key Race Days are:
- Derby Day (Saturday October 30th)
- Melbourne Cup (Tuesday November 1st)Â
- Oaks Day (Thursday November 3rd)Â
- Stakes Day (Saturday November 5th)
- Saturday 29 October 2011 – AAMI Victoria Derby Day
- Tuesday 1 November 2011 â€“ Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
- Thursday 3 November 2011 â€“ Crown Oaks Day
Spring Racing Myer Photoshoot with Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith:
If you haven’t got your outfits sorted, visit Myer’s website now to find something stylish and elegant!
Giddy up girls, have a stylish Spring Racing Carnival.
Your Pop Culture Gossip Girl