Sunday, November 9, 2014

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival - Oaks Day

Oaks Day
Written By Melbourne and Georgette Blogger
Georgia Power 

I was so excited to attend Oaks Day on Thursday last week! Ladies day is full of colour and extravagance, and as always it was all about being fashionable. 

I arrived early to the course and it was still quiet at Flemington. There were no crowds - just the beautiful flowers and the sun shining down!

I wore a Marcs Layered Dress in flame (red) along with a custom hand made head wear, by my gorgeous sister, Rachel. 

I teamed it up with some Jo Mercer shoes (which are to die for) and my horse shoe necklace from Tiffany's. I thought it seemed appropriate for the occasion! My final touch to my outfit was my lipstick by Shanghai Suzy in Miss Tegan.

I also got a chance to spend some time in the fabulous Marquee's in the Birdcage this year. I am so thankful that Melbourne and Georgette has become such a great source of fashion news and inspiration for the readers.

Mumm's, House of Walker and Emirates Marquees were classy and elegant! 

The Birdcage was perfectly laid out and spacious. There were celebrities left right and center and I got a great look at some of the outfits!

Lets take a look at some of my favourites from the day. 

Ashley Hart 
This off the shoulder crisp white dress looked unbelievably chic on Ash. Matching it with a tangerine Hat, shoes and lipstick finishes the outfit and gives it an graceful edge. I take my hat off to you Ashley Hart, you have dressed elegantly all week.

Jennifer Hawkins
 Wow! I adore this Maticevski outfit Jennifer wore! This beautifully structured design is topped of with the appliqué tie on the side. This outfit is simple yet still completely unique and fashionable.

Ann Kathrin Brommel
Ann Kathrin Brommel, girlfriend of German footballer Mario Gotze, was dressed opulently in the Emirates Marquee on Thursday in a Scanlan Theodore dress. Pale pink seemed to be the go to colour at oaks, and it definitely looks great on Ann. Although, I have to say that peplums are very last year.  

Sophie Van Den Akker
Although I love Sophie's outfit for races, I feel as though her make-up is the winner here. With a dewy base and minimal eye make-up, Sophie looks completely natural. Her eyebrows are gorgeous! I believe her hair and headpiece fit in with her look perfectly. The slicked back front and then luscious locks brings your focus entirely to her face, and then the headpiece ties in perfectly. Very Grecian! 

Rachael Finch
Rachel is wearing By Johnny (whom has dressed most celebrities this spring carnival) and also Viktoria Novak. This elegant crisp white number really fits Rachael perfectly and really shows off her post baby figure. It is luxurious without going over the top! 

If you have a favourite outfit from Oaks Day, tag #OaksdayMelbgeorgette! We would love to see what you guys think makes a great Spring Carnival outfit.  


Melbourne and Georgette

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival - Cup Day

Emirates Melbourne Cup
Written By Melbourne and Georgette Blogger
Georgia Power 

It was beautiful weather for Tuesday! Certainly a nice change from the horrible cold on Derby Day. 

People swarmed to Flemington Racecourse to see the race that stops the Nation - The Melbourne Cup.

It was also a great chance for the celebrities to bring out their inner fashion guru.

Here is a look of some of my favourites from the day!

Nikki Phillips
I love the use of spring colours that Nikki has used! Her headpiece could have been consistent all the way around but I love how unique this outfit is, not your typical structured cup day outfit. 

Laura Dundovic
I love this look! Laura Dundovic takes things fashion forward with this By Johnny dress and a headpiece by Natalie Bikicki. This morange colour looks fantastic on Laura - it really suits her skin tone. In my opinion, Laura looks amazing whenever she steps out the door! This gal has style people!

Ashley Hart and husband to be, Buck Palmer
Could these two get any cuter? Not only are they dressed fabulously, but check out the posing - definitely meant to be! I love Ashley's use of calm pastel blue. This custom made dress is by Mathieu Salem - add the pearls and I think I'm in love.

Ronn Moss
Ronn Moss. What a boss. Nothing more needs to be said.

Gigi Hadid
Gigi looks unique in this Alex Perry number. I really like the colour, although I'm not so sure about the headpiece...

Montana Cox
I am absolutely in love with this outfit! Montana Cox looks absolutely banging in this Zimmerman dress and handmade flower headpiece made by her sister Ally Cox. I love how summery this outfit is, so light and yet styled at the same time. Absolutely gorgeous!

Maddy King
Love it, love it, LOVE IT! Maddy King looks classy and chich in Mira Mandic dress and Nerida Winter headpiece. I think is the perfect representation of a beautiful cup day outfit - simple yet elegant. Although you can't see it the embellishment on the dress is amazing!

What is your favourite cup day outfit? Use the tag #melbgeorgettecup on instagram to show us!

Oaks Day post will be up soon!


Melbourne and Georgette

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival - Derby Day

Derby Day 2014 

Writen By Melbourne and Georgette Blogger
Georgia Power

It may have been horrible weather, but that didn't stop the women and men of Melbourne coming to the racecourse fashionable and ready to have a great day.

It may just have been the most chic race day yet - with every guest taking a fashion forward approach to their outfits.

The theme of the day, as always, was black and white. It's all about monochrome monochrome and MONOCHROME. What's not to love? However, I feel as if there is one more theme to the day as well, and that is class. Most of the people who made it to Derby Day - and I use most because there are still the odd attendees that feel the need to flash as much skin as possible - were all about staying classy!

I was so excited to attend the event in my Marcs Layered dress in black and a fun custom made fascinator. 

Gorgeous Bella Ryan and I 

Because of the weather, I teamed up the outfit with a long Zara coat that had a unique collar, just to keep the outfit on edge. 

Lots of celebrities attended the event too. The favorite designer - By Johnny!  

Here is a look at a few of my favorites!

Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich

What's not to love with these two!? Not only are they dressed well, but their bright glow just puts a smile on my face! I wanna use the fake tan they do!

Nikki Phillips and Rebeccah Panozza
Both Nikki and Rebeccah have impeccable head wear on. Nikki had the pleasure of helping host the Fashion on the Fields and this year Rebeccah was the FOTF ambassador. They both look amazing, especially Nikki!  Nikki is wearing my favorite Designer - By Johnny. No wonder I'm in love. Readers, please also note their gorgeous shoes - in love!

Kate Peck
Kate Peck looks absolutely gorgeous in this By Johnny dress. And her $3 million dollar headpiece is fascinating...see what I did there? One thing I'm not quite sure about is the transparent shoes, a bit too weird for me!

Kate Waterhouse

Kate wears a Lanvin gown in a crisp structured white! Absolutely gorgeous! What I want to know is how she got the sunshine in this photo - she makes it look warm and spring!

The Stenmark Brothers - Jordan and Zac
Oh my....OHHHHH MY! Did it just get hot in here? The absolutely handsome and stylish brothers, Jordan and Zac Stenmark, took my breath away on Derby Day wearing Gucci and Farage! The Mumm's white gloves just make them look like Disney prince's who are coming to rescue me out of a tower...Having both isn't greedy, right?

Pia Miller
Pia Miller looked chich and unique at Derby Day. I love the level of detail in the dress and also the headpiece. Very inspirational!

Brodie Worrell
Maticevski. Red Lips. Enough said. 

Jodi Anasta
Maticevski again. Can't even deal. So amazing.

I hope you like the fashion as much as I loved it!

Until next post!

x Melbourne and Georgette

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Spring Racing: Caulfield Guineas Day

Spring Racing: Caulfield Guineas day
Writen By Guest Blogger
Soha Refaat from The Style Kiosk

Packing a clutch for the races is an art of finesse and skill. The clutch should be stylish yet practical, with room for makeup, some money to bet with, room for your winnings (heres to hoping!) and of course two Advil to take on your way home as a last ditch resort to curb that hangover you swore you would avoid this year. 

It's official ladies, spring racing season is well and truly upon us! 

Guineas day kicked off the Caulfield racing series with gorgeous weather, and an even more gorgeous atmosphere to suit. The Melbourne and Georgette team were spoiled in the Heath enclosure, where drinks and nibbles were aplenty. 

Fashions on the fields was stellar as always, as those in the fashion-know showed us all how it's done. 

Giddy up!

Spring Racing: Caulfield Cup

Spring Racing: The Caulfield Cup
Writen By Guest Blogger
Soha Refaat from The Style Kiosk

Spring racing season is officially in full swing, with the Caulfield Cup hallmarking the beginning of the major events.

This year more than ever Caulfield has been less about the horses, and more about the fabulous fillies. The pegasus marquee was a fashionista heaven, with the likes of the lovely Lana Wilkinson, and Scherri Lee Briggs handing out useful lessons in race-wear elegance and style. 

The fashion at Caulfield this season was nothing short of delightful, and no doubt gave us a little taste of what to come, so listen up ladies because racing season is just warming up! 

1. Bend the (dress code) rules
The races are reknown for their strict dress codes, but this year there seems to be some hope of softening them a little. Try a sneaky crop, or perhaps even a pant-suit set - it's all about experimenting!

2. The shoes
The shoes are what get the ladies the most during racing season. Its this constant tension between comfort and style, and no doubt style almost always wins out (I can totally last all day in these!) and come 6pm you're struggling to fight back the hot tears from those horrific blisters. Ladies, I have a solution! The mule. The thick heel, with the support though the arch of the foot means you're guaranteed a comfy and stylish day out. 

3. Millenry 
The wide brim hat will always hold you in good stead, but this year all of my favorite pieces have been much more demure. Think small, geometric shapes with attention to detail. This year bigger doesnt quite seem to be better, so try something a little smaller - I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Getting Race Day Ready at Chadstone, The Fashion Capital

Getting Race Day Ready At Chadstone, The Fashion Capital
Writen By Guest Blogger
Soha Refaat

Spring racing season is for many, the highlight of the fashion calendar. Amidst all the excitement though, generally lies an undertone of what I like to call "fashion anxiety". It starts with the age old, "what do I wear?" which progresses to, "Does this hat look stupid?" and then comes the doubt, "...does anyone even wear hats anymore?". All of this is then coupled with tireless laps of shopping centres in the desperate search of that perfect outfit. 

If all of that got your heart racing, fear not, for Chadstone the fashion capital extends its hand as your friendly fashion shrink.

Last weekend saw preparations for spring racing get well underway at the Fashion Capitals race-day ready styling sessions hosted by the delightful Scherri-Lee Briggs. The session was a comprehensive guide to navigating this seasons race wear trends and included segments from stylist Lana Wilkinson who shed light on how to wear new season’s SS14 trends, millinery advice from Geoff Measley of Morgan & Taylor and make up artistry tips from international cosmetics brand Shu Uemura. 

So lets break it down - What are we looking for this spring racing season? 

1. Colour
We saw it at Spring Fashion week, and We saw it again at the Chadstone styling sessions - Its all about the sorbet pastels, and bright splashes of colour. 

2. Clean Silhouettes
sleek lines are a hit this season - but dont think you're confined to the conventional tailored look. Experiment with A-line skirts, and varying hem lengths to suit your shape and personal style. 

This goes for millinery too - Its all about structure and geometry.

3. Understated Detail
Theres no escaping the minimalist craze thats sweeping the fashion world, but this racing season take it that extra step with finer details that add a whole new dimension to the look. Think texture, and embellishment but on a muted scale. Lace is also seeing a renaissance this season. 

Still unsure? Take a look at the style journey of International style icon and blogger Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl (and the new fabulous Caulfield style ambassador) as she gets race-day ready. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MSFW 2014: Emerging Designer Runway Series

MSFW 2014: Emerging Designer Runway Series
Writen By Guest Blogger
Soha Refaat

When you're learning, your brain is at it's most volatile. In fashion, volatility and spontaneity often create the most wonderful master pieces. Perhaps this is why the graduate showcases were such a delight to watch.

Between the two runways, we saw the best graduate pieces from Melbourne's fashion institutions such as Whitehouse institute of design, Kangan, Melbourne School of Fashion, Holmsglen and RMIT (who had their very own show!)

Queenie Umboh was a standout with her dark yet fantastical designs. I always find it inspiring when graduates - supposedly still learning - produce things worthy of being on established runways. 

Brooke Ross, was also a standout with her androgynous collection. "I played around with putting details where they're not supposed to be" said Brooke when I met with her before the show for a chat, and I must say the looks were simply stunning. Brooke's work was inspired by a play on the modern white shirt, and if this collection is anything to go by, I'm sure we will be seeing more of her in the future. 

 Marc Hatherly also wowed the crowd with his equally simple yet detailed styles. His work with fabric, texture and tailoring ensured his pieces transcended just being final year projects, and took them to another level. 

There must be something in the water at RMIT because their runway was in a league of its own. Pieces were inspired - a little crazy- but most importantly (and pretty difficult to find in Australian fashion these days) they were different. 

  Jessie Kiely's look was what appeared to be a deconstructed sofa.

This red collection by Natalie Kieleithner, inspired by fringes and middle eastern culture was my absolute favourite from the RMIT runway.

Grace Butterworth was also a hit with her on-trend streetwear.