Fashions on the Field

November 12, 2018

The tradition of the Melbourne Cup Carnival Oaks Day is beauty, femininity, style and grace, and there was no shortage as residents from Mayflower Brighton celebrated spring racing with flair.

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The ladies of Mayflower Brighton dressed in their finest spring attire, pinned on a fascinator and enjoyed a glass (or two) of bubbles.

Thankfully the rain from earlier in the week of the cup carnival cleared to bright skies and light spring breezes, allowing for more traditional spring outfits.

Oaks Day, known as ‘ladies day’ is held on the Thursday after Melbourne Cup and is a customary celebration of fashion and style.

The horse racing was almost forgotten as residents enjoyed a chat and the warm, friendly atmosphere of the afternoon while enjoying a stylish high tea of club sandwiches, macaroons and cupcakes.

A friendly sweep soon got pulses racing as the horses thundered down the main straight amid cheers and encouragement from residents and staff.

As the afternoon of style came to a close, residents appreciated not having to carry their high-heels across Flemington’s wet lawns and gratefully slipped into their comfortable footwear. Everyone agreed that it was a thoroughly splendid way to spend an afternoon at the races.

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