DESPITE early showers and a chilly begin, the celebrities have begun flocking to the Birdcage at Flemington, kicking off the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in fashion.
Amongst the first to reach was trend blogger and Flemington veteran Nadia Bartel, carrying a white Dion Lee costume and huge brim Melissa Jackson hat, which blew off in the chilly wind.
“Theres no manner I’d change my outfit for the climate,” she informed AAP.
“I’ll simply be chilly!”
Movie star stylist Lana Wilkinson says nobody will stray from the conventional black and white costume code.
“I believe we’ll be seeing numerous jumpsuits, numerous huge brim hats,” she stated.
“It’s a hat day 100 per cent.”
Whereas there aren't any worldwide stars on the Derby Day visitor checklist, loads of Australian exports have flown in, together with singer Natalie Imbruglia, actor Melissa George and fashions Shanina Shaik and Robyn Lawley.
Imbruglia will carry out her hit music “Torn”, which celebrates its 20th birthday this yr, in the Sensis marquee.
Karl Stefanovic will be a part of his girlfriend, shoe designer Jasmine Yarbrough, in the Emirates marquee, after he was a no-present at the Caulfield Cup amid drama on the Immediately Present.
His co-stars Sylvia Jeffreys and Richard Wilkins will probably be friends of the Lavazza marquee, together with a sea of AFL footballers.
Gary Ablett will attend “Palazzo Lavazza” in his first look since his Geelong homecoming was finalised, becoming a member of Marcus Bontempelli, Nat Fyfe, Joel Selwood and younger-gun Christian Petracca, who will probably be working the espresso machine.
Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin, whose Dusty Boys syndicate of a gaggle of Tigers gamers owns a stake in Victoria Derby contender Foremost Stage, is on the visitor checklist at each Lavazza and Myer.
The notoriously-shy midfielder shouldn't be a positive factor to show up at Flemington, but when he does, come three.50pm he'll most certainly be present in the mounting yard watching the $.5 million race.
In the meantime, Myer stays the house of trend, internet hosting Jennifer Hawkins, Rebecca Judd and Jodi Anasta, in addition to designers Toni Maticevski, Yeojin Bae and Wayne Cooper.
Australian actress Zoe Ventura flew in from Los Angeles for the day and says she’s thrilled to be house.
“I’m wanting ahead to the individuals watching at this time, the trend,” she informed AAP.
— with AAP