Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Heavenly Hats and Frocks to Match


Today was Melbourne Cup, the most significant horse race in Australia, a public holiday in Victoria and a day of much merriment and very little work in Sydney. I was actually working today and didn't really get to enjoy any festivities. I actually don't mind that much as I'm not a big fan of the horse races. I am, however, a big fan of hats and Melbourne Cup is definitely the head wear highlight of the year. Fascinators are still all the rage at the moment, but I much, much prefer hats. The best dressed on the field are always those ladies (and dapper gentlemen) who are attentive to the details and pull together a complete ensemble that will be guaranteed to turn heads. Hear are a few of the social snaps that caught my eye.







The last two photos are courtesy of The Age and the rest are from the News website.

5 comments:

Bree said...

pretty!

Greetz from Tiz said...

funny!I adore hats, they are all beautiful...

Miss Erinna said...

Wonderful post, my dear! Such gorgeous pictures - I love the melbourne cup, and the extravagance and fun of it all...you have a wonderful blog, by the way!

Nubiasnonsense said...

Great pics, I love these sort of hats I have one in black that I wear from time to time

HUzzah! Vintage said...

whoa! 'tacky' is the word i've always used to described derby fashion, but these women are super avant!