melbourne cup 2009

Updated on Nov 09, 2009
melbourne cup 2009
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flairtoremember 's Thoughts:

On Tuesday, I celebrated Melbourne Cup at my local turf club. And I backed Shocking for the winner – yahoo!!

I went for a lilac/purple + tangerine/orange theme with Luella’s Spring 09 collection as my main inspiration. I’m very happy with how it came together + really loved playing with bright colours on the one day in the racing season when you can really go all out with fun/colourful/vibrant outfits.

There were nearly 400 entrants overall for Fashions on the Field with so many gorgeous looks. I was lucky enough to make it through to the final 16!

• I found the lilac Seduce silk beaded dress at Dot Wears a Dress, reduced from $280 to $40, so I knew it was meant to be + it was the building block for the rest of my outfit! It had spaghetti straps, which I didn’t like so using the extra material from the hem, I sewed a halter strap + beaded it to continue on with the lovely beading from the bodice.

• I located a 50s skirt pattern at Spotlight + this gorgeous purple floral fabric from a local craft store and my Nan’s friend Joyce made it + the interfaced bow belt up for me (I wore a petticoat underneath that I had made for my Magic Millions outfit in January).

• I found the Miss Shop suede purple pumps @ Myer for $79 reduced to $56 so I used my Myer gift card I won from Caulfield Guineas finals + they cost me a total of $6!

• For the bag, I hand-sewed extra fabric from the skirt onto this tapestry bag I found at The Village Markets (using my $200 voucher!) + secured it with an orange rose + a couple of vintage brooches.

• I found the orange vintage gloves on Etsy + I made my Flair Vintage headpiece from scratch!

So overall it was not a very costly exercise, more of a creative endeavour – of which I am very stoked with the final ‘product’!!
(To tell you the truth, undertaking this fun project has made me crave that such work in creating/styling was my full time job!)

check out my blog Flair to Remember!

PS: This is the last day to vote for the Gold Coast’s 50 Best Dressed!! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!!! (I’m number 21 on the site!!) Thank you lovely Chictopians!! MUCH LOVE!!!

Comments (52)

gangsterpixie
gangsterpixie on October 31
that head peice is beautiful!
sweet_pea
sweet_pea on July 29
whoa was that heavy?? i love it!!!!
pamfajatin
pamfajatin on June 27
Omg, Katy Perry? haha, This is just amazing.
mizmay
mizmay on June 06
so phenomenal so amazing...
Liefje
Liefje on May 30
purple looks amazing
maliamazing
maliamazing on April 18
this is amazing!
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 30
gorgeous shoes!
pearliegrl82
pearliegrl82 on March 13
You most definitelyy grabbed mi attention withh thisz outfit xD
lovetanicha
lovetanicha on January 17
i love the headband !
fadetoblack
fadetoblack on January 10
wow incredible color!
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on January 02
LOVELY CUTE N COOL
cloudo3
cloudo3 on November 13
i love your dress!
Tashhh
Tashhh on November 12
Wow, I absolutely love the colours of this outfit. You look gorgeous! You such a good job with the DIYing, congrats on your placing. :)
catiebeatty
catiebeatty on November 11
sooooo cool!!
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on November 11
loves it!!
vestedbee
vestedbee on November 11
niiiice!
viffy
viffy on November 11
LOVE IT!!!
BbyFaB
BbyFaB on November 10
thats so nice awesome
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 10
You look amazing!!!!
LeBee
LeBee on November 10
how fun and lovely!
BadTasteToast
BadTasteToast on November 10
wow, you look SO amazing here!!
patriss
patriss on November 10
i love the skirt and shoes and the flowers on your hair look gorgeous
KisU
KisU on November 10
love the skirt!
krazi_azian
krazi_azian on November 10
prettyyy
Me_Shopaholic
Me_Shopaholic on November 10
cool :)
FashionNicotine
FashionNicotine on November 10
Cute!
margiemermaid
margiemermaid on November 10
adorable :)
Dolly_Golightly
Dolly_Golightly on November 09
Great look!
reshooom
reshooom on November 09
you look stunning!!!
CherriBomb
CherriBomb on November 09
this is fabulous!
whydoumockme
whydoumockme on November 09
that is simply gorgeous.....your headpiece is to die for...il ove the orange gloves.....trey chic
theclassicsilhouette
theclassicsilhouette on November 09
wow, lovely!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
beautiful! i love this!!!!
sarah_monet
sarah_monet on November 09
pretty
mypocketsunshine
mypocketsunshine on November 09
Adorable! So Fun!
cam005
cam005 on November 09
Very very fab! I love it! You look adorable and absolutely gorgeous!
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on November 09
love the hairpiece and the shades of purple, which is my favorite color. definitely got my chic vote!
selectivepotential
selectivepotential on November 09
gorgeous!! i also voted for you in the gold coast competition, good luck! :)
Dutchess89
Dutchess89 on November 09
very different I like
jeongie
jeongie on November 09
I LOVE YOUR SKIRT. PRETTY!
JacquelineRose
JacquelineRose on November 09
wow, this outfit is too cool. AWESOME!
LauraGregorio
LauraGregorio on November 09
wow :) love your head piece :) and dress
satinsugar
satinsugar on November 09
wow thats a beautiful outfit! so perfect for a sunny day out!
butternut
butternut on November 09
That is a stunning headpiece!! Ive voted for you in the Gold Coast top 50 thing, good luck!
libys11
libys11 on November 09
wow.. you look so perfect and gorgeous!!!! :D i love the colors you used!!! such a head turner for sure! :D
benzerj
benzerj on November 09
this is pretty amazing!!
daydreamz616
daydreamz616 on November 09
the headpiece is amazinG!
idee_geniale
idee_geniale on November 09
You did such an amazing job at putting this together! Quite the talented lady indeed!
flairtoremember
flairtoremember on November 09
thank you lovelies!! really appreciate the comments + the time to vote!! much much love to you all!! http://www.50bestdressed.com.au
suomenlinnadharling
suomenlinnadharling on November 09
I love your headpeice (and the whole outfits) you get major brownie points for making it from scratch!
fugee
fugee on November 09
beautiful!!! love the head piece!!
weee
weee on November 09
stunning!
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