Oaks Day is all about the ladies!
Women’s fashion was on show in full with some beautiful silhouettes and stunning headpieces that kept many a fashion designer busy at night in the lead up to the big day. Over 65,000 race goers attending in what was a perfect Melbourne Spring day of 23 degrees with blue skies and a light breeze.
The Myer marquee hosted an all ladies lunch, with 70 of the most influential women in the country sipping on bubbly whilst enjoying the fine dining delights of the VVIP treatment.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Lavazza marquee, which was a Milanese inspired architecture designed by celebrity interior designer and edit of. Vogue Living, Mr Neale Whittaker. I love how Lavazza always stays true to its Italian roots, with its food, drink, staff and of course its coffee retaining its heritage!
Canapés by celebrity chef Adam D’Sylva included herb and panko crumbed lamb cutlets with chimmi churri sauce, mushroom and goats cheese tortellini with black tartufo sauce, quail breast saltimbocca with smoked scarmozza cheese andcrispy sage and John Dory fillets with Acqua Pazza. The drinks served were a tasty Prosecco, red and white wines, aperol spritz’s, a kahlua and coffee cocktail and espresso shots at call.
DJs were on the decks all day with some big name celebrities enjoying the atmosphere including former Neighbors star and The Bold and The Beautiful actress Ashlee Geyer, Bec Hewitt, Megan Gale and Nadia & Jimmy Bartel.
I was dressed exclusively by leading men’s fashion brand Calibre Australia, who never disappoints on the suiting front. I wore the Henry Check single breasted suit in a pale blue, with a pink shirt, some colour-blocking Vivienne Westwood accessories along with a cool pair of woven leather single monk shoes and topped with the pink rose being the flower of Oaks Day.
We had a wonderful day in the Lavazza marquee and a special thanks must go to Lavazza and Kate & Co PR for the invite and putting on another fantastic event.