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!