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. 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? Huggie earrings or scalloped twist? Perhaps a cocktail ring to make a strong fashion statement. 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? Sapphire? 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.
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Jewellery tips for the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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