I couple of weeks ago I was invited to a Melbourne Cup Charity Event to celebrate the Spring Racing Carnival. It was a lunch on behalf of one of my favourite local charities, the Breast Cancer Foundation of WA.
I’m here pictured with the founder of BCFWA, Ros Worthington, and the Marketing Manager of BCFWA, Vanessa Bradshaw. I had such a lovely time!
Purple is the signature colour for the BCFWA. It just so happens that I love wearing the colour purple, and in my wardrobe I have 5 purple dresses! I have often been told that purple is the colour people wear when they are feeling sexually frustrated. Another theory I have heard is that purple is the colour that glam rock stars wear as a sign of their status.
Well, I am glad to say that I don’t fit into either of those categories. I like purple because I think it is so confident a colour. It stands out like red, but without the “look at me” factor, and it is so womanly in a way that pink is just too girly to be. So purple is the perfect colour to raise awarness of an important cause.
I decided to wear with this shoulder dress from Fashion Junkee, because it was more appropriate for a cocktail/day event.
It is quite traditional to wear a hat or a head piece with your outfit to the Melbourne Cup – and this year I saw so many amazing designs, some serious, and some frivolous.
I believe each year the head pieces are becoming more fashion forward and edgier. It’s very cool to sit and watch all the variations go by.
However, for me, spending $150 for a feathery hat that I will only wear once a year, and probably will end up in my children’s craft box, is not my kinda thing.
So I just wore a silk flower clip which I could happily wear to a wedding or some other function.
Shoes and sequin clutch from Betts, necklace by Kelly McIntyre.
(Oh, and a horse won the race, which we watched on TV. As you can tell, horse races are not really my thing.)