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Yes the day is here! If like me, you live in Melbourne, you will be enjoying the long weekend and the following week of fashion, hats, chic, champagne, and not to forget the horses. The Melbourne cup carnival kicks off this Saturday the 2nd of November with day one of the four race days.
Derby Day is classically known as the black and white day, where ladies and gentleman frock up in black and white. I love the fashions at Derby Day, there is a real sense of style, sophistication, chic, lux and you can really tell so many have put a lot of thought into their own outfits. I know I can’t wait to get my outfit together; I am currently creating my hat, which I’ll have to share with you once finished.
The above is just a little bit of inspiration to help you create your own style for the day. The beautiful Preen Flo dress is a stunningly classic, chic design with a sense of timeless elegance. Paired with the Alexander Wang ‘Agnete’ heels for a perfect out doors event. Along with an equally chic handbag, this creates a timeless style. The addition of the structured black and white headpiece creates an overall classic race day style that takes inspiration from the 1950’s.
I hope you have a wonderful Derby Day and enjoy your long weekend.
Now that we are mid way through spring why not take inspiration from the colours in the garden and bring them in side to lighten up your rooms.
Adding colour in the simplest of way can lighten up and room and bring the out side in.
Colours can be added in the use of cushions and simple flower arrangements or like the image on the right be Bold! Lively art works and coloured furnishings such a rugs create a truly bright warm and inviting space.
The events, the style, the champagne… One of my favourite times of year, over the next two moths, as we lead up to Christmas, the social calendar fills up with an array of fun fill, social nights and days. For many weddings are the high light of season but not only are there weddings. There are Christmas parties, dinner parties, cocktail nights and not to forget Melbourne cup week; a week full of days to frock up and creating a glamorous chic style, that will take many from the track side to the after parties that follow.
Tonight is one of the many events I’ll be attending between now and Christmas it’s the Design Institute Australia's end of year dinner party. It will be full of networking and meeting new people all the while sitting down to a three-course meal and maybe a cheeky glass or two.
Just a little bit excited…this summer I’ll be swapping my Zimmerman bikini down at Sorrento, for a pair of Hunter boots, a black trench coat and scarf. Dreaming of a white Christmas is a reality this year as I book my final accommodation to visit family and friends across the cities of Europe.
December – January I’ll be spending 6 weeks exploring the canals and side streets of Amsterdam; the fashion, cafes, heights, and sights of Paris; Oxford street, pubs and bars in London; the markets, architecture and buildings of Barcelona; the rugged coast line of Lisbon; the vintage markets and history of Nice; the lakes, church’s and fashion of Milan; the galleries and cafes of Vienna; and the street art and design of Berlin. All the while I’ll be sharing the fashion, design and people I meet with you along the journey across Europe.
Which space is you… design is to be worn and lived in and the space that you most desire can ultimately reflect your own personal style.
Top left: Modern chic
Minimal, modern, style with bold statement furniture
Top right: Classical Milan
Classical, luxury, with vintage Italian styling and soft undertones
Mid left: Bohemian industrial
A simple, comfortable, relaxed space with industrial highlights
Mid right: Classical meets modern
Classical, elegance, meets modern, chic luxury.
Bottom left: Inner city pad
Compact, unique, functional, warehouse style
Bottom right: Eclectic collector
Eclectic, collection of vintage design combined with the need to learn and research.
Note: images from google image