Lana’s Looks: Spring Racing Carnival 2017

The Spring Racing season is one of the busiest times of year for me as a stylist. Amidst the crazy preparation and styling looks for my gorgeous clients, I was lucky enough to attend each of the days myself. Derby Day this year was all about the statement sleeve thanks to this stunning Ellery dress. Playing with Derby Day’s monochromatic theme, I chose exaggerated silhouettes and textural accessories to add interest to an otherwise traditional colour palette.

Derby Day

Milliner: Studio Aniss
Dress: Ellery
Earrings: Linden Cook
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi
Hair: Uva Salon
Makeup: Eyelash Goddess
Brows: Lux Brows and Lashes

Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day saw bold brights and colour clashing in full force. For the main event, I played with shades of pink and raspberry red with this printed Atoir Dress. A fresh take on millinery, the wide brim hat was back in a big way.

Hat: Stephanie Spencer Millinery
Dress: Atoir
Earrings: Christine Accessories
Bag: Valentino via The Luxe Collection by L
Shoes: YSL
Hair: Uva Salon
Makeup: Eyelash Goddess
Brows: Lux Brows and Lashes

Oaks Day

One of my favourite dates on the Spring Racing calendar each year is Oaks Day. As always, femininity was key with soft pastels, ruffles and embellished detailing. This year I felt incredibly grateful to be able to wear a custom By Johnny dress. Red really was the colour of the season and made for the perfect accompaniment to a bold pop of pink.

Hair: Uva Salon
Makeup: Eyelash Goddess
Brows: Lux Brows and Lashes
Millinery: Melissa Jackson Millinery
Dress: Custom By Johnny
Earrings: Christine Accessories
Bag: Valentino via The Luxe Collection by L
Shoes: YSL

Stakes Day

As Stakes Day is always a little more relaxed, I swapped out traditional millinery for a sleek Zara headscarf. Ready to judge the MYER Fashions on the Field, I wore a beautiful Nicola Finetti dress incorporating two of my favourite Spring Racing trends – ruffles and the statement sleeve.

Hair: Uva Salon
Makeup: Eyelash Goddess
Tan: Spray Aus
Dress: Nicola Finetti
Earrings: Linden Cook via The Con-Nection
Clutch: Jimmy Choo
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

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