The sun has set on Australia on the day of the Race That Stops The Nation. The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s premier horse race is an event which finds Melbourne (and much of Victoria) taking a holiday for the race and most businesses across the country coming to a standstill while the race is run. It’s a day where ladies turning out in their finery, complete with hats or fascinators, are as much an institution as the race itself.
Today’s race was won by Fiorente, a stallion ridden by a male jockey, but he was trained by Gai Waterhouse – the first Australian woman to train a Melbourne cup winner.
I had joked earlier in the day that I needed to find a hat so I could do a Melbourne Cup post, but I really hadn’t planned on following through. That is, until I received this dress and knew it was perfect for a garden party – or the social event of the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival. So, hat shopping I went, since a girl can’t show up with her head bared for this party.
The dress is available on Tuesday, November 5 (out now as I post this) in front of the Liv Glam store for only 50L for the SLebrity SLection Street Sale. With three versions in one HUD, you don’t want to miss out.
Not every day is Race Day, and not every day do you have a chance to cross the line with a dazzling frock like this.
Pretty stuff I’m wearing:
*Dress: [LG] Boutique-[ FALL-13] Fell In Love With A Boy Hud by SamanthaSJones (available Tuesday Nov. 5 at the SLebrity SLection Street Sale)
Hat: Baiastice_Shannon hat-black by Baiastice (available at FaMESHed)
Bag: .Tokame. Ribbon Leather Clutch (Teal) by Kamelia Snowfield (gacha prize at The Chapter Four)
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic – Short 2 by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed)
Bracelet: MG – Bracelet – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic by Maxi Gossamer (available at FaMESHed)
Shoes: [Gos] Isabella Sandal by Gospel Voom
Hair: >TRUTH< Adeline – jupiter by Truth Hawks (heavily modified)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Bare Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL]JADE SK Smokey Eyes (tattoo) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Pose: +:::+Natural+:::+Henteko Pose (mix2)G_3 by Ayuu Fairey (available at The Chapter Four)