The Spring Racing Carnival is a three month-long world class celebration which runs each year from September to November. The major highlight of the Spring Carnival is the Melbourne Cup held every year on the first Tuesday in November. The Melbourne Cup Carnival creates a fashionable festive atmosphere unlike any other Australian sporting event. It is known as the ‘race that stops a nation’ and is celebrated with various social events in workplaces and venues in Melbourne and across the country.
Christine Waring, one of Australia’s finest and most talented milliners, will share some of her Spring Carnival fashion tips below as well as some of your hat designs.
A bit about Christine and her collection: A professionally trained model milliner, Christine Waring has been a member of the Australian Millinery Association since 2001. Christine is invited to European hat festivals, teaches when she finds the time and has been creating original designs for over 20 years.
This is the stand-out-from-the-crowd day: bright, bold and show-stopping designs and headwear are a must to make the best impact.
Christine Waring’s Fashion Tips:
1. Dress appropriately for the races. Knee-skimming designs will be very popular this season and are always so chic. If wearing shorter hemlines, the neckline should be higher, perhaps also with a capped sleeve, which is a strong current trend this season
2. Of course, a stunning/statement hat/headpiece is a must!!
3. A large clutch that perhaps helps a colour in your outfit to pop is a good idea! Or maybe those statement shoes with a good heel
Melbourne Cup Delicious Brights Pink Dish Hat by Christine Waring
Lemon Drop Petit Hat by Christine Waring
Grand Beret Mint Delight Hat by Christine Waring