Guess who's gearing up for the Melbourne Cup?
For those outside Australia, every year on the first Tuesday in November, the country celebrates the running of our most famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup. Held at Flemington Race Course in Victoria, this 3200 metre thoroughbred race has been run since 1861. It's a fantastic excuse to get with friends or work colleagues, frock up and have a champagne.
What you wear on your head adds to the fun. Here are some ideas.
Gone are the days when everyone conformed to the one look. There are so many beautiful ways to interpret headwear - the classic hat, a fascinator or a single flower. There's a more recent trend towards head jewellery with tiara's and diamante combs.
While designer millinery can cost hundreds, even thousandsof dollars, creating your own unique head piece can be fun and inexpensive. Check out discount stores such as Target, Kmart or Big W for hats and fascinators. Lovisa does beautiful flowers, clips and headbands. I discovered the red flowers, feathers and a headband in a discount store last year, which inspired my Spanish-themed head piece below. A treasure trove of goodies can be found in stores such as Spotlight. Come on - find your inner milliner!
Click HERE for a short video full of fabulous creations to inspire you. Which one do you love the most?
So, wherever you are on Tuesday 7 November this year, I hope you have fun! And when someone tries to remember who won last years Melbourne Cup, you can tell them it was "Almandi", ridden by Kerrin McEvoy.
Enjoy your creative life, Jules
Oh, just before I go......I found this fantastic book in my bookshelf this morning. I'd forgotten I had it. Looking though the pages, a historical trip down fashions' memory lane, only confirmed my belief - life should be a celebration!