The David Jones Lounge: Caulfield Cup 2016

Caulfield Cup Day 2016 was full of excitement. The stars were out to play for the big event and included DJ’s ambassadors Jesinta Campbell, Jason Dundas, Adam Goodes and Jessica Gomes along with face of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, Elyse Knowles.

David Jones Ambassador Adam Goodes

David Jones Ambassador Adam Goodes. Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

 

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David Jones Ambassador Jason Dundas

 

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Face of Caulfield Cup, Elyse Knowles. Photo by Katie Fergus, Streetsmith

The hip crowd danced up a storm to DJ Jason Dundas on the decks with bottles of Moët bubbly flowing freely, gin & tonic cocktails tasting like refreshing water and Peroni beer chilled as cold as cold beer should be!

The men’s fashion consisted of a lot of blue’s and greys, with some windowpane suits (yours truly) and a lot of checks, the odd 3 piece and an edgy dark olive worn by no other than Mr Dundas himself.

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Jason Dundas. Photo by Streetsmith

Paul Juchima, No Paparazzi Man

Paul Juchima, No Paparazzi Man

The ladies raised the bar high, with stunning headpieces, lots of lace variations and some off the shoulder dresses on display. The trackside view was hard to beat, almost at eye level right at the start of the big race.

Nadia Bartel. Photo by Katie Fergus, Streetsmith.

Nadia Bartel. Photo by Katie Fergus, Streetsmith.

 

Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

Let’s not forget the food! The meat buffet was one to remember. Ranging from Robin’s Island dried wagyu, to a 22 month aged Spanish Jamon Iberico, paired with a delicious cracker or piece of bread was certainly one I won’t forget! Fresh oysters did the rounds, as well as some braised lamb pots with sweet potato mash and to top all this off was a crunchy, fresh and flavoursome lobster roll….yum!!

Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

Photo by Jess Obialor, Streetsmith

Special thanks for David Jones for inviting me along and the team at AMPR for arranging the invite and putting on a fantastic day. Front page image by Jess Obialor of StreetSmith.

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