With the racing season coming to an end, Couturing gives a breakdown of our favourite headpieces we saw this Spring.
1. Jesinta Campbell
Racing Victoria Ambassador, Jesinca Campbell, threw back to when Sexy & The City visited Dubai and made the turban a fashion statement. Custom made by Kerrie Stanley, Jesinta said, “I wore one on a photoshoot a while ago and needed an excuse to wear another!” Jesinta complimented her daring headpiece with a pastel pink pout.
2. Ashley Hart
The younger sister of Victoria’s Secret’s Angel Jess Hart, Ashley was a regular at this year’s Spring Racing Carnival. Ashley donned a bold yet understated peacock-inspired fascinator, wrapped around a messy top-knot. The array of colours adds the perfect pop to Ashley’s otherwise neutral ensemble.
3. Jennifer Hawkins
Teamed with an extravagant dress, Jen decided to go keep her headpiece simple, beautiful and black. Falling over a middle part and dripping down her forehead, the Peter Lang headpiece was custom designed for Jennifer. As a Myer Ambassador, Jennifer attended the entire Spring Racing Carnival but this headpiece is a standout by far.
4. Kate Waterhouse
Fashion editor and socialite Kate Waterhouse teamed her positively adorable Gucci dress with a feminine lilac Nerida Winter headpiece. The face-net style is often sported at the carnival, however Kate has taken the trend a step further with an all enclosed piece, while still managing to look soft and sophisticated.
5. Delta Goodrem
A controversial choice, Australian Starlet Delta Goodrem arrived at the Melbourne Cup sporting a full-head of fresh flowers. Fashion critics have stated that the array of flowers was much too much and the singer should have gone for a more toned down floral arrangement (see Jennifer Hawkins floral arrangement at the Caulfield Cup). However, at Couturing this daring style gets the tick of approval – achieving the look of the ultimate flower child.
6. Sophie Monk
Aussie export Sophie Monk returned to her Australian roots just in time to sport a fabulous bejeweled headband at this year’s Melbourne Cup. Encompassing diamonds, dark chains and white pearls, the art-deco inspired piece was set off against Sophie’s bronzed cheeks and honey-toned highlights.
7. Pip Edwards
Sass & Bide co-designer Pip Edwards brought the house down in (another) customer made Hatmaker headpiece. The eccentric piece made beautiful by the finest of cut-out details, a trend that will continue this summer. Made to match her dress, Pip also wore a piece from Sass & Bide’s latest collection, shown at London Fashion Week.
8. Lara Bingle
Although technically not a headpiece, this gorgeous diamond encrusted ear-cuff sported by walking headline Lara Bingle stole the show at the BMW Caulfield Cup. Often styled by Vogue’s new fashion editor Christine Centenera, Bingle is known for pushing the boundaries in her fashion choices. Paired with a low chignon (that she did herself!) and red lip, Lara’s fashion bet turned out to be a winner.
9. Camilla Franks
The queen of hippie-esque chic, Camilla Franks, steered away from her usual colourful accessories at the Caulfield Cup. instead, opting for a beige and baby-pink lace appliqué headpiece. However, wearing her own design, Camilla did add a pop of floral colour to her outfit in a light weight women’s suit. The neutral colours used in the headpiece added a touch of serenity and calm to Camilla’s very busy (but fabulous) outfit.
10. Jessica Gomes
Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and Australian beauty Jessica Gomes turned up the heat with her smouldering look at the Caulfield Cup. Creating a faux-lace devil’s peak, Jessica’s Suzy O’Rourke headpiece accentuated all of right features and without overwhelming the models beautiful face.