The racing carnival at Flemington in the first week of November stops a nation in its tracks. It is not only the premier race in the Southern Hemisphere but it is also the premier public fashion event of the year. A time to play dress up and celebrate the joy of life. Not one event. Three! The Derby on Saturday, The Melbourne Cup on Tuesday and the Oaks on Thursday. Don’t get me wrong. The horses are important but for many it is the 3 days of fashion that steals the limelight. Derby Day on Saturday is an occasion for chic and traditional black and white attire featuring geometric patterns, stripes and polka dots to give Derby Day its fashion forward look. Complement this black and white theme with black and white diamond jewellery pieces exclusive to Shiels. Here is a tiny selection to tempt your appetite. A pendant, earrings and a ring might be what you need. Black Diamonds Pendant in Sterling Silver on Chain Black Diamonds Huggie Earrings in Sterling Silver (TW=1CT) Black Diamond Dress Ring in Sterling Silver (TW=0.5CT) Solitaire Black Diamond Engagement Ring in 18ct White Gold (TW=1.9CT) Black and White Zirconia Hook Earrings in Sterling Silver Black and White Zirconia Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver Cup Day, Tuesday, is a day of joyful haute couture excess where women play dress up in a sizzling celebration of femininity.  Your special dress is part of the riot of colour and fabric surrounding you. On your highest heels, wearing your most show-stopping hat, perhaps a flute of champagne in one hand to toast the occasion, Given the flamboyance of the dress, Shiels recommends you counterpoint this with the simple elegance of diamonds to make a statement about your inner elegance. A necklace perhaps or pendant? 9ct Gold-filled Diamond Cut 45cm Necklace with Silver Back   Diamond Pendant in 9ct Yellow Gold (TW=30pt)   Huggie earrings or scalloped twist? Diamond Huggie Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold (TW=50pt) Diamond Knot Stud Earrings in 9ct Gold (TW=15pt)   Perhaps a cocktail ring to make a strong fashion statement. Diamond Cocktail Ring in 9ct Gold (TW=10pt) Diamond Dress Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold (TW=0.5CT) Diamond Dress Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold (TW=1.5CT) Diamond Cocktail Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold (TW=2CT) Oaks Day  on Thursday is a girlie glam day, a tea party mix of fun and playful florals, pastels, lace and ruffles. This is the day for colour to match your dress and taste. Here are a few suggestions. The three primary colours of life-red, blue and green. Created and natural. Your choice. Ruby? Created Ruby and Diamond Curb Cut Necklet in 9ct Yellow Gold 42cm Natural Ruby & Diamonds set Studs in 9ct Yellow Gold Sapphire? 11250364 Created Blue Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 9ct Yellow Gold (TW=6pt) Emerald? The Melbourne Racing Carnival is a fashion forward event where the Australian fashionistas flock to Flemington to celebrate new and exotic fashion. So giddy up to Shiels to make that special day even more memorable with a pieces that will finish your race day look.