I think the maxi is going to be a big look at the races this year, but with my general dislike for wearing them myself I’m opting for none other than something mini. I have two dresses to choose from this year, mostly because I wore my favourite glam-but-not-too-glam garden-party-type dress last year. It was black and white and a beautiful dress, but I feel that there needs to be some colour this year.
One of the dresses I’m considering is no label per se, but made by this asian woman at a fabulous small Wellington store. It’s gorgeous and she only makes one-offs in one size, so there’s no chance of seeing someone else in it. It would look fabulous with the shoes, its only downfall is that it’s satin and floaty and also rather short. I don’t want to spend all day doing a Marilyn.
So despite the fact that I know I’m going to try on both outfits with combinations of different jewellery and make up, I think I’ve made up my mind. Yet to be purchased is a fascinator, which, if I can find someone to drag around the shops at lunch tomorrow, will become a part of the trying on fiasco that I love so much.
The key to a great fashion outing is taking photos before anything gets messed up – a lipstick kiss, a muggy train ride, the inevitable nose itch – whatever happens after that bothers me very little. Because while the fashion experience may quickly fade, photographic evidence lasts forever!