Friday, November 6, 2015

Melbourne Cup Day 2015

Melbourne Cup 2015
By Melbourne and Georgette Editor
Georgia Power

A crowd of 101,015 people attended Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday. I was lucky enough to be one of them. 

I knew it was going to be a marvelous day purely because of the blue skies.  

The Melbourne Cup is renowned across the world and attracts the finest international and national guests and horses. It truly is an honour to every year to be a part of such an amazing day.

The Birdcage was my home once again and was host to celebrities and corporates. One of these special guests was Lady Kitty Spencer, the late Princess Diana's niece. Also in attendance was Leyton and Bec Hewitt, David Guetta, Ricky Ponting and of course our favourites, Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith. 

It was really a day for the Bachie Peeps, with our favourite couples Sam and Snezana and 

After the monochrome at Derby I was excited for all the colour. Although blacks seem to be the only thing on the shelves - everyone took to either having crazy neons or beautiful dark neutrals.

I took to Lavazza again to admire their architecture. Derby day was intense, but Cup Day was a time to relax and enjoy the marquee. The Block Judge and Editor of Vogue Living, Neale Whitaker designed the beautiful space - boy did he do an incredible job. Inspired by the Lavazza brand colour of blue, the marquee represents six masters of Italian mid century design. The highlight of the marquee is definitely the cloudscape roof art, which transcends guests into endless dreams. 

I was lucky enough to be wearing the gorgeous Kookai Venice Dress in Plum and their Aria Comb headpiece.

The day was topped off with the win of Prince of Penzance winning the Melbourne Cup, making Michelle Payne the first female jockey ever to win the 6.2 million dollar race.

Here are a few of my favourite outfits from the day:
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Derby Day 2015

Derby Day 2015
By Melbourne and Georgette Editor
Georgia Power

Wow. What a start to the carnival!

I woke up Saturday to thunderstorms and lightening and I was pretty disappointed. My first thought was "oh crap my dress is white", then came "thank god I'm in the Birdcage this year!".

I arrived to the course very early alongside blogger and model Carly Gordon. Getting there before the crowds is the best way to take in each of the marquees, get some good photos and of course, choosing the perfect spot to people watch!

Derby Day is the start to the carnival, and everyone was looking chic in their monochromatic outfits. I definitely feel that everyone put so much thought and time into their outfits this year. 

The rain continued to pelt down all morning, but it didn't stop the celebrities rocking some amazing outfits or Hilary Swank pulling off a sparkly jumpsuit and looking cool, calm and collected in the awful weather.

Jen Hawkins and Kris Smith shone in the Super Botanica themed Myer Marquee. Hawkins literally glowed during the photo op for press. 

After everyone arrived, the Melbourne and Georgette team settled at the Lavazza Marquee for the day - which still holds is name for the most fun marquee in the birdcage. By 3pm the tent was at capacity, the music was going off and the espresso martini's were flowing.

I was dressed in an amazing White Shieke dress and Morgan and Taylor fascinator. I teamed it up with my favourite Marcs shoes and clutch.

The whole day was an amazing success and to wrap it all up, here are some photos of the best dressed celebrities and public for the day.

Until Tuesday guys!

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Raf Simons Leaves Dior

Raf Simons Leaves Dior
By Melbourne and Georgette Editor
Georgia Power

We were with him through several stressful Paris Fashion Weeks, and witnessed it all first hand in 'Dior and I'. Now world renowned designer, Raf Simons has decided to take his final bow with the couture brand.

Dior was left in pieces after its previous designer, John Galliano, went of on anti-sematic rants and struggled with drug addiction in 2011. After he left the company, the brand was so confused as to where it stood in the industry and the direction it was going to take that it was going to take a miracle to come back to life. 

And thats just what they achieved. Raf Simons stepped in and brought colour, unique designs and a modernist feel back to Dior.

“It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s collection,” Simons, 47, said in a statement.

“It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside my work. Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to write a few pages of this magnificent book."

No word yet as to who will take over the company, but the search is on.

Congratulations to Raf and we wish you all the best in your future!



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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Spring Racing Carnival: Caulfield Cup

Spring Racing Carnival
Caulfield Cup

By Melbourne and Georgette Editor
Georgia Power

What a way to end the week at Caulfield Racecourse! Yesterday, M&G attended the Caulfield Cup and despite weather warnings it was all sunshine. The champagne flowed, the canap├ęs made the rounds and the races were exciting as ever.

The Melbourne and Georgette team was lucky enough to call the Pegasus Marquee home for the day, all thanks to Pommery and Haystac Communications. The main room of the Marquee was filled with lavish couches where we could rest our feet and outside, a gorgeous deck allowed us to enjoy the sun, taking photos in front of the Pommery flower wall.

And what a day it was!

Caulfield Cup is usually the laid back race day – a pre party for the extravagance of Flemington. This year, it was not the case. We saw beautiful outfits, imaginative Millinery and shoes that could kill.

We were lucky enough to be working exclusively with Morgan and Taylor for Millinery on Cup day. I was wearing their Payton piece, and I have to say it is probably my favourite Millinery I have ever worn!

You can purchase the "Peyton" here

I teamed it up with a new Saba top, available in stores now, and a Nicholas skirt. Finally the outfit was finished with my favourite Louis Vuitton clutch.

Enjoying Pegasus with W by White Wolf and Sub-editor Soha

The David Jones Marquee was the place to be seen on Cup with the likes of Jacinta Campbell, Rebecca Judd and Olympia Valance in attendance.

We were really blown away by the effort that everyone went into their outfits and we really can't wait for the next stage of the Spring Racing Carnival. Until then, here is a look and some of our favourites from the cup:

Montana Cox wearing Zimmerman - a gorgeous Spring number 

Bec Judd bringing back the blush

Olympia Valance rocking a detailed Pant Suit with vintage hat

My favourite for the day - Jacinta Campbell in Dion Lee



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MSFW: Opening Gala

MSFW: Opening Gala

By Melbourne and Georgette Editor
Georgia Power

Whoever said couture runways are only for the most special of fashion weeks was completely wrong.

Melbourne is now officially in league with Paris and New York Fashion Week.

I know right. Who would have thought?

Last night, we were blown away by the incredible collections from the Australian designer's Jason Grech, Aurelio Costarella, Carla Zampatti, Gwendolynne, Nevenka, Rachel Gilbert, Akira, Zhivago and Nicolangela.

Wow - thats the perfect word for it.

The mood was set with a live electric cello player, and a beautiful opera solo for the finale. 
Each garment was intricate, oh so delicate and feminine and now I'm just praying I'll be invited to Logies so I can wear one...Yeah, right Georgia. Quit dreaming!

The headpieces and masks from the likes of Richard Nylon, exquisite jewels from Jeanette Maree and perfect hair and makeup by Kevin Murphy and Mecca. 

It's safe to say it was a night to remember. Check out some of the photos from the Runway below.



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