Melbourne Cup is an Australian tradition - the race that stops the nation - when everyone has a flutter on the horses and even women without the slightest interest in fashion frock up and don a fascinator for the races or a luncheon.
Thought I'd share the winners of the Fashion on the Field competition at the Cup. The gorgeous woman in red was the winner - wearing a self designed dress inspired by a visit to the Valentino Exhibition in Brisbane. Runner up was to woman in grey - a cheat in my mind - spending $5000 on Chanel!
I wore my black and cream dress with a new belt and matching shoes. It was unseasonably cold so I topped it with a black three quarter sleeved bolero jacket and a black fascinator. Didn't take any pictures to share, but several friends (who don't know I sew) complemented my look.