Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Colourblocking with the stars: Melbourne Cup 2011

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And they're off. The 2011 Melbourne Cup race day is underway at Flemington Raceourse and the fashion competition is heating up. A few shots to dribble in indicate that colour is an early trend. Hardly surprising of course, given that intense colour is a major trend of Australia's Spring/Summer 2011/2012 season, following the cues of the northern hemisphere's SS11. Big local names to catch the photographers' attention thus far include Dancing with the stars contestant and serial red carpet offender Brynne Edelsten - whose style one wag dubbed "Dis-Vegas", a hybrid of Disneyland and Las Vegas - together with colour-coordinated husband Dr Geoffrey Edelsten (above); Rebecca Judd (below, with her sister Kate Twigley); DWTS co-host Sonia Kruger and Jennifer Hawkins, the face of Australian department store chain Myer. The fashion editors are keeping it a little more muted. Here are some shots from the Twitter accounts of Kate Waterhouse, fashion editor of The Sun Herald and Alyx Gorman from The Vine - the latter channelling a 1920s flapper in Romance Was Born. Entourage's Adrian Grenier teamed his black suit with Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops. While former Triple M radio star Mieke Buchan breached the Victoria Racing Club's dress code by rocking up in shorts. At least they weren't denim cutoffs. 


1/ geoffrey and brynne edelsten/getty
2/ mieke buchan/getty
3/ rebecca judd (R) and sister kate twigley/getty
4/ jennifer hawkins/getty
5/ sonia kruger/getty
6/ kate waterhouse (second from R)/twitter5/ kate waterhouse/twitter
7/ alyx gorman/twitter
8/ sophie van den akker/getty
9/ laura dundovic/getty
10/ adrian grenier/getty
11/ chantelle delaney/getty


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