Sep 17, 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again, when we can finally start to defrost from that horribly chilly winter and bring spring race wear to the front of our fashion radar! Over the next few weeks we’ll be covering some of the biggest events on the spring racing calendar, bringing you the perfect race wear edit that’ll have you looking and feeling the part in this seasons hottest trends.

This week we’re talking Derby Day.  A crowd favourite and fashion highlight on the Spring racing calendar, Derby day has a traditionally strict dress code of black and white.  That doesn’t mean it has to be boring!  Elevate this classic colour combo by playing with print and texture (think stripes, polka dots, geometric shapes and lace) and if you’re dying for that pop of colour, finish the look with a bold red lip. Some other trends we can expect to see trackside are plenty of crop tops and pencil skirts, midi dresses, sporty shapes and 1950’s silhouettes.

Remember though, it’s the hat that can make or break the look! So what millinery trends will be most prominent this spring? Plenty of graphic sculptured forms constructed from Perspex, leather and all manner of straw. For easy to wear glamour, opt for a wide brimmed hat or jewelled head band.

Make sure to stop by next week for our Melbourne Cup Day edit. Giddyup.

Written by Greer De Burgh, Contributing Fashion Editor.

derbyday5By Johnny concrete rendered ribbon dress here

Misha collection Yelena 2 piece set here

MCQ Alexander McQueen Satin tux dress here

Manning Cartell Arrows and Daggers pencil dress here

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Asos cowl back midi body con dress here

Alex Perry Ellie dress here

Alex Perry Gia dress here

Lover the label Vee Vee splice dress here

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Dion Lee Fine line cami dress here

Camilla and Marc queen of hearts dress here

Camilla and Marc Chroniker dress here

Toni Maticevski here

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Josh Goot here

Dion Lee cutaway woven dress  here

Bec and bridge sunseeker midi dress here

Camilla and Marc Zealot dress here

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Cameo Night sky dress here

Carla Zampatti Asymmetric cut out sheath here

Carla Zampatti diamond cut halter sheath here

Cameo another day dress here

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Asos midi skate dress here

Carven organza jacquard dress here

Nicholas honeycomb mesh ball dress here

Asos skater dress here

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Danica Erard here

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Morgan & Taylor Kitty fascinator $99.95 here

Morgan & Taylor Sienna fascinator $69.95 here

Max Alexander Jacinta fascinator $159 here

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Lack of colour ivory bone $45 here

Mimco set the scene headband $59.95 here

Lack of colour Montana midnight muse $99 here

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Collection Floral deluxe fascinator $129 here

Fillies collection $94.95 here

Morgan & Taylor $129 here

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 Morgan and Taylor Adela floral headpiece $89.95 here

Melissa Jackson here

Gregory lander crinoline fascinator with veil $49.95 here

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Eugenia kim Josie headband $239 here

Johanna Johnson Avery Tristar headchain $320 here

Deepa Gurnani crystal pointed headband $209 here

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 Kerrie Stanley black linen $325 here

Jennifer Behr Eris gunmetal headband $265 here

Lady of Leisure millinery Grace Crown $185 here

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Bondi beach bag Co Floppy hat here

Jonathan Howard here

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All images by Armelle Habib and styled by Julia Green. Last pic from Inside out Magazine. First two bedrooms are my own.

Question from anonymous: Hi Bec! I’ve just bought an apartment in West Perth and have decided to treat myself to an entirely new bedroom. I’ve kept my mattress from my old house but that’s about it! So I need a new bed, bedside tables, lamps etc. I’ve been searching for AGES online and in store and I just can’t find anything I really love. The style I like is like what you see in “Empire” (not sure if you guys have that over East) but it’s basically very similar to your style and the stuff that you post on the blog, modern, eclectic, colorful but classic at the same time. My favourite colours are turquoise, royal blue and I love white, but I’m pretty open to any colour schemes at the moment. Do you have any ideas or even could you point out a nice bed or two? My bedroom is literally a blank canvass and I think that might be why I’m struggling because I have no existing pieces to work around! Any help or ideas would be hugely appreciated! Thanks

Answer: How exciting for you styling a bedroom from scratch. I’m ready for a change in my bedroom already (ha, I’ve only been living here for 10 months)! If you like my design aesthetic then I’m going to recommend a room/styling configuration which is fail safe. It is the ULTIMATE bedroom set up and will look incredible.

So what are the rules? Number 1 is to make sure you put an incredible piece of art above your bed. For this reason, either go for an ensemble style of bed or a bedhead with a low height (so you’ve got wall space above the bed for your art).

Choose a side table which gives the illusion of more space so avoid anything boxy and go for something in a more open style, or better still, use a stool if you don’t need the storage. If you have candles on your side tables, they always look better in trays.

I love statement pendant lights hanging from the ceiling above your side tables instead of bedside lamps which take up space (and are often knocked over in the dark of the night when reaching for a glass of water etc).

Go for a HUGE rug (small rugs make the room look empty) or a large irregular shaped rug. I’m also big on rugs with texture which make the room feel warmer. I’m not into dhurries in the bedroom.

If you have space, go for a statement accent chair in a corner to create a reading nook.

Go for a console/drawers and create a styled arrangement on it which best reflects your personality. I’d go for photos of loved ones, fresh flowers or a potted plant and trinkets sitting in trays. If you have room above, hang more art or a photo frame arrangement (or a mixture of both!).

I’m all over gorgeous french linen as bedding these days. Use it in muted tones (whites, greys, mints) and style with complimentary pillow cases and cushions which pick up on a colour in your art work (not the main colour but perhaps a side kick colour which catches your attention). Use this colour in pops around the room (say three times) as it allows the whole room to look cohesive. For example, in my guest bedroom I picked up on the chartreuse yellow and used it in the pillow cases, bed cover and rug. Then take another colour and do it again in three ways. For example, we also took the mint and used it in the Jardan armchair, the bedside lamps and the throw. See how the room just works?

Now here is my list of the best suppliers for the items you need. Happy shopping!

ART

Laelie Berzon (my new crush) here or available from Fenton and Fenton here

MSG Gallery here

Ali McNabney Stevens here

Prudence Caroline here

Miranda Skoczek here

Katie McKinnon here

Antoinette Ferwerda here

United Artworks (ahhhhmazing and so cheap. Like cheap cheap cheap for paint on canvas) here

BEDS

Ensemble from Forty Winks here

West Elm here

Freedom here

Heatherly Design here

Domayne here

SIDE TABLES

Mark Tuckey here

Jardan here

Freedom here

Clickon Furniture here

Bludot here and here

Globewest here

West Elm here

PENDANT LIGHTS

About Space here

Freedom here

Urban Couture here

TRAYS

Marble Basics here

Jardan here

Fenton and Fenton here

Hay here

CONSOLES

Clickon Furniture here

West Elm here

Fenton and Fenton here

Blu Dot here

Globewest here

RUGS

NSW Leather Co here

The Rug Collection here

West Elm here

Freedom here

ACCENT CHAIRS

Jardan here

Sokol here

Something Beginning With here

Freedom here

Clickon Furniture here

Crate Expectations here

BED LINEN

Bedouin Societe here

Aura here

Country Road here

Castle and Things here

H & M here (but a crappy selection online- you need to go in store)

CUSHIONS

Aura here

Country Road here

Cushionopoly here

Pony Rider here

Castle and Things here

THROWS and BED COVERS

Aura here

Freedom here

Country Road (like best ever) here

Lumiere and Co here

Kate & Kate here

Crate Expectations here

POTS and TRINKETS

Famous Five marble here

Marble Basics here

Cire Trudon Candles here

Scent of Home Candles here

Photo Frames, Country Road, here

Accessories Fenton and Fenton here

Crate Expectations here

Frankie and Coco here

Scout House here

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