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: