The racing season has already started for us with Caulfield Guineas and Caulfield Cup. It’s always a great way to get us warmed up for the giant that’s about to hit town – the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2016. It all starts this Saturday with Derby Day, which is set to be a summer dress wearing twenty four degrees. It’s a nice change from last Saturday which had some race meets cancelled and the big Cox Plate going ahead with chilly temperatures and a very wet track.

Melbourne Cup Launch 2016

The weather was kind for the official launch of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The previous year had such a small turn-up of guests due to the rain and cold. This year’s number of attendees were up as media and guests flocked to see the new fashion precinct at Flemington – The Park. This is where the Fashions on the Field will be held this year. In previous years, it was held alongside the race track. The fashion percent was relocated to The Park in a bid to spread race-goers out around Flemington racecourse.

The Park – the new home of the “Fashions on the Field” 2016

The Park is a free area for the public to go and enjoy the fashion, music, food and entertainment. The Park is where you’ll find the James Boag’s Premium Bar, the Yellowglen Terrace, the Cocktail Caravan Park, delicious food from various Melbourne restaurants and the Loreal Paris Powder Room. There’s a free vintage ferris wheel and carousel which adds some fun and colour to the scene. The Park is on the other side of the racecourse but it’s definitely a place where the fashionistas and party lovers will be hanging out at, as we know that none of them are interested in the horses anyhow! There’s always the screens to watch the races on and there are plenty of places to place your bets if betting is your thing.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fun outing for all, even if you’re not into horse racing. It’s a great excuse to dress up and don an amazing piece of millinery. This is a world-class event like no other and it just remains so popular throughout time. If you’re up to it, put on your best gear and walk the catwalk for the Fashions on the Field competition for your chance to walk away with a large stash of prizes, which included a luxury car in previous years.

Win the Fashions on the Field …

For your best chance in the fashion competition, take a look at all the previous winners for some inspiration. Remember that Derby Day is traditionally a black and white day and save your most fashionable outfit for Oaks Day. Wear a really stylish headpiece or hat which you feel great in. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear what you feel most beautiful in and go out there to enjoy yourself.

See you out there!

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