Melbourne Cup Carnival 2011 - Crown Oaks Day

Day 3 of my Races experience, Crown Oaks Day

The weather was a tad chilly, but that didn't stop ladies wearing bright looks to the races today. There was fascinator overload, the most I've seen! Florals, feathers you name it, it was there. I managed to catch the Myer Fashions on the Field Milliners Award. Stepping up from last year's competition, over 50 talented designers entered.

Designs varied from Florals, Bows to clear abstract pieces. Colour was a definite theme with Reds and Blues being a popular choice. My favourite design came from Hannah Pearce, with her large orange piece.

Rebecca Share won the competition with her red and navy piece. The creation featured a floating hat with red florals. Louis MacDonald and Mandy Murphy came second and third respectively.  

In the Birdcage at the Fruche Marquee guests were treated to a range of  tasty Fruche inspired recipes, colourful candy and cocktails while DJ Kate Jean kept the vibe up with her fresh tunes (be sure to check our her FAB blog kisforkatejean.blogspot.com). Though the weather was overcast, the Fruche Marquee managed to bring the fun and light to the event. Just take a look at my shots below!

Fruche's Miss J Alexander was looking fabulous in a black and silver look, sporting a Richard Nylon creation. Love love loving his exaggerated sleeves. Miss J's black and silver flowers put my little black flower tie to shame, though our matching florals were BAM amazing!

Now can we all take a look at Miss J's shoes! 
They are Louis Vuitton Sequined Butterfly Richelieu, from their Spring/Summer 2010 Menswear Collection
I have major shoe envy!
Tres amazing no?  

Check out my other Melbourne Cup Carnival Posts below!

Derby Day
Melbourne Cup
Emirates Stakes Day