It’s time to dust off your hats and facinators, the Spring Racing season is well and truly upon us! With many races days coming up on the calendar, it’s difficult to work out which events you attend! Couturing were lucky enough to spend a day getting a preview of the upcoming Caulfield Cup Carnival to find out what’s in store for us this racing season.


The day started off with a breakfast in the penthouse of the beautiful Olsen Hotel, hosted by Caulfield Cup Carnival Social Media Ambassador Kasia Z. The tables were decked out with pastries, fruits, fresh juice and beautiful flowers. Displays from Jack and Jill Millinery and Steve Madden gave us a taste for the hottest accessories to be seen trackside this season.

Alannah Hill provided a preview of the latest Spring Racing trends. Specialising in feminine, girly looks, Alannah Hill pieces are perfect for getting a lady-like look this season. Look out for florals and metallic tweeds to be on trend trackside.

When getting ready for the races, it’s easy to forget about your skin. Guinot were on hand to provide tips to help protect yourself from the harsh rays of the sun. To prevent your skin from getting burnt this season, make sure you apply Guinot’s new Ultra UV Defence SPF 50. Offering one of the highest SPF protection levels on the market, Guinot not only absorbs in quickly, but lasts all day and won’t leave your skin looking shiny and greasy. The lovely ladies from Guinot also treated us all to a hand exfoliation, massage and moisturise with a range of Guinot products. Make sure you check out Guinot to not only get your skin race day ready, but protect your skin trackside. Click here to find out more about Guinot.

To really get into the racing spirit, we headed to Caulfield Racecourse where a full day of activities awaited us.

When we arrived to the track, we headed straight to the Winner’s Lounge where the winning owners go after their race to celebrate their victory. We were met by top Australian jockey Chris Symons who is one of the most popular jockeys in racing with a strong following on social media. Chris is really leading the way with innovation in the racing industry. He came up with the idea of jockeys wearing cameras on their helmets, giving racegoers a unique perspective of a race. Chris gave us a rundown of his week which involves a significant amount of travel, riding, training and not very much sleep!

We then moved to the restaurant for lunch. Over lunch, members of the Melbourne Racing Club spoke to us about what we could expect this racing season. With world class horses and jockeys racing this season, we are certainly set for an exciting few months.

After lunch, we headed trackside for the heats of the Chadstone’s Caulfield Cup Fashions on the Field. Men and women took to the stage in their finest racing outfits, vying for a spot in the prestigious finals and a whole host of prizes.

Hosting the competition was Winners & Losers star Melanie Vallejo. The judging panel was made up of this year’s Face of the Caulfield Cup, Erika Heynatz, blogger Vydia Rishi, fashion personality Emily Power, model Samantha Downie and Chadstone Marketing Manager Kelly Price. There were certainly a lot of fashionable contestants this year and the judges certainly had their work cut out for them picking the top looks.


The day was the perfect way to get into the spirit of Spring Racing and are looking forward to bring you all the action trackside this season.

With tickets likely to sell out, make sure you get in early and book your tickets to this year’s Caulfield Cup and be part of the Spring Racing season!

You can find out more about this year’s Caulfield Cup at the Melbourne Racing Club website here.

Images courtesy of PPR

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Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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