Saturday, 1 November 2014

DERBY DAY 2014: Black and White, With a Pop of Purple

After what feels like forever, the first thing I have to talk about is Derby Day. Yesterday had strong winds at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, but it wasn't enough to deter the ladies from looking the part in addition the fascinating fascinators. 

One of my fave looks was Rachael Finch's Aurelio Costarello dress that broke the black and white tradition with purple lining. One of the more edgier looks of the day came from Solange with a birdcage inspired look from Australian label Cameo minus hat. 

One of the shocking-not-shocking moments were the Madden brothers. It would be more shocking and amazing if they actually wore a suit. Thanks for the effort guys. Another stunner and almost resembling a Dolce & Gabbana ad is Jennifer Hawkins in a visually stunning dress by Alex Perry.

Chris Hemsworth looked dapper in a suit, but his hair was a little flapper. Blogger and racing royalty, Kate Waterhouse looked divine and effortless in Lanvin and a D&G headpiece. Jesinta Campbell dared pants for the day. 

Edwina Bartholomew got more than she bargained for when she had a 'bitch stole my look' moment in her Toni Maticevski 'Sanctury' gown, while last years Bachelor winner, Anna Heinrich wore the black version of the dress. 

Sunrise host Samantha Armytage hugged her curves in a body-con dress by Escada explaining she just wanted to be 'comfortable' for the day. 

I spotted the lovely ladies and some new additions from 'The Real Housewives of Melbourne' all dressed to the nines. Kerri-Anne Kennerly was also one of my faves. Does that woman ever age?

Montana Cox suited up in a suit by Farage and shirt by Alexander McQueen...... More to come.
Rachael Finch in a Aurelio Costarello dress, Jill & Jack headpiece with Ozao clutch and Stuart Watts strappy sandals

Celebrity Birdcage pics.
Solange in a dress by Cameo

Joel and Benji Madden. Picture: Sarah Matray
Joel and Benji Madden in leather and stuff. 

My-er oh my! Jennifer Hawkins stunned in a figure-hugging black lace Alex Perry dress as she arrived at Derby Day in Melbourne on Saturday
Jen Hawkins in Alex Perry and a Melissa Jackson hat

Kate Waterhouse Kate Waterhouse attends on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 1, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
Kate Waterhouse in Lanvin and Dolce & Gabbana headpiece

Celebrity Birdcage pics. Real Housewives of Melbourne. Picture: Julie Kiriacoudis
The ladies from 'Real Housewives of Melbourne' 

Ashley Hart and Megan Gale covered up in the cold.
Ashley Hart wore Arthur Galan and Megan Gale

Danielle Spencer posed at the Bird Cage. Picture: Bradley Hunter
Danielle Spencer

Kerri-Anne Kennerley is never one to pale into the wallpaper.
Kerri-Anne Kennerly 

Jodi Anasta looked sweetly stylish.
Jodi Anasta in Toni Maticevski

Jesinta Campbell changed it up in a pantsuit combo.
Jesinta Campbell

Laura Dundovic looked pretty in a full, white skirt.
Laura Dundovic

Chris Hemsworth brought some Hollywood charm to the party.
Chris Hemsworth

Classic: The Sunrise Weather presenter teamed her white Toni Maticevski dress with black shoes and headpiece
Edwina Bartholomew in Toni Maticevski

'Must-have gown of the season': The Australian designer knew he had a popular style on his hands, which was also worn on Derby Day by last year's Bachelor winner Anna Heinrich
Toni Maticevski and Anna Heinrich (wearing one of his designs)

Fresh faced! Samantha Armytage remained refreshingly upbeat when she dressed for 'comfort' on Derby Day in a flattering black Escada dress and gold sling back heels
Samantha Armytage in Escada and headpiece by Viktoria Novak

Covered up: Jesinta Campbell ditched the dress for a sleek white jumpsuit while Montana Cox opted for a sleek black pant suit
Montana Cox in a black Farage suit and white Alexander McQueen shirt