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Spring Racing Carnival... What to Wear & Last Minute DIY Ideas


Derby Day - Saturday 31st October

Spring Carnival starts off with Derby Day. Traditionally Black & White, derby day is all about classic elegance.  Sleek yet feminine styles are always popular, paired with a statement headpiece. For a last minute DIY think about a simple headband subtally finished with hat veiling across the face. You could always bead the headband for additional sophistication.

Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 3rd November

It's the race that stops the nation and Melbourne Cup Day is all about playful statement making fashion. Think bold colours and prints paired with a statement headpiece. Our lace motifs are perfect to wire and create sculptural materpieces and for a last minute easy alternative you could always just add a few to a headband.

Crown Oaks Day - Thursday 5th November

Oaks Day, traditionally known as ladies day, it is the perfect day to embrace elegance and feminity. Pastels, florals and white are always a classic option with lace seperates also popular this year. Ladies day is the perfect day to wear a classic flower crown. A simple DIY for Oaks Day, attach flowers that compliment your outfit to a headband.

Emirates Stakes Day - Saturday 7th November

The final day on the spring racing callender is the relaxed family day and it's all about having fun with fashion. Relaxed colourful and printed dresses are always popular. Use our motifs and trims to add to an existing hat giving it a fresh and uniue look.



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