This week I got together with my some of my fav girls, Alex & Jay from Give Me That Thing, to shoot some amazinginly amazing product from Elliott label. Local label, Elliott specialise in uber cool leather pieces that are completely lustworthy. Here’s the first look we put together with the help of super stylist, Anna West. Stay tuned for our other looks over the ocming weeks and check out Elliot here…
The arrival of Spring signals warmer days, daylight savings, blooming flowers, flippy dresses and if you’re in Melbourne especially, the races. So I though it high time to talk about whats what for this season’s races fashion so here’s my personal thoughts on raceday styling.
This time around, on your head, less is more. It’s already been seen at both Caulfield Days, and the tiny, dainty, pretty headpiece phenomenon is set to be the big winner over the next few weeks of Spring Racing. Delicate metal jewelled headbands are where it’s at along with fine lace veils for a more minimalist and subtle look. If you’re keen on this bizzo, then definitely check out Victoria Novak and Nerida Winter for their beautiful pieces.
In terms of outfitting, the entirely matched & heavily printed ensemble is feeling a bit dated, so I’m all about a slight mis-match (which is obviously deliberate) so maybe try and add a coloured headpiece in something that will juxtpose your dress and add a point of difference. There’s no need to match your shoes, bag, headpiece and your lipstick, it just feels too calculated, so loosen up a bit and embrace the clash (carefully though).
In the past, big huge headpieces with feathers sticking out every which way were a sign of greatness, indicating the wearers level of ‘fashion cred’. This year though it’s not about big, bold and bright, it’s about more understated styling. Go with simplistic styles and colours in interesting silhouettes and shapes that challenge the traditional dress and experiment with texture as opposed to print. This more modern take shows restraint and beauty in finer details, so ditch your white silk gloves and patent mary janes, and simply allow your more thought out dress & headpiece to take center stage.
And finally, as always, do not, I repeat do not, try and wear a new pair of shoes or a pair that you know you struggle to wear for more than an hour because it is absolutely unacceptable to take your shoes off at any time. This might sound harsh, and it is, but it’s for your own good. Nobody deserves to be that sad looking girl walking barefoot out of Flemington, so tough it out and save your dignity. Other than that, have fun and try to at least back one winner.
Here’s some of what’s been seen at the races thus far…
Pics from Elle.com.au by Liz McLeish & Daily Mail