It's finally Spring, and in Melbourne, that only means one thing for punters - Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival! This year, our theme was to stay true to Spring, and that was to celebrate all things fashionable, floral and we go ga-ga for fascinators! But it isn't an OIP Editorial without our touch of balloons, desserts and all things sweet!
The set up was nothing short of amazing, set up at Neptune Food & Wine
in Prahran, we transformed their conservatory space, adorning the ceiling with a balloon installation in mint hues from Moonshot Balloons
. What sat underneath that though was another showstopper, customised signage from Sketch and Etch
all adorned by floral artistry from Wild Flos. One by One Cakes
created a giant rectangular grazing cake, surrounded by beautiful fresh florals and amazing treats.
Ain't no party though without the food and drink, the Rosé was from Days of Rosé
, and that definitely kept the day going on all day! And the grazing boxes were deliciously supplied by Just Grazing Through
, which was actually perfect for the Cool Clutches
that we took along to the picnic set up at St Kilda Botanical Gardens.
With the help of David
, we are able to bring to life such a fun shoot to showcase all things Spring Racing this season! The girls were beautifully transformed with hair and makeup from St. Kristal
. They were dressed to the nines in Anthea Crawford
for wardrobe, Jimena Alejandra
for jewellery, Murley and Co.
for fascinators and mixed and matched their accessories from Blinged Official
and Bag Queen
. David was dressed head to toe in Gibson Clothing
and was styled by one of our favourites, Styled by Ramzy
We hope this shoot inspires some of your favourite looks, from classic black and white of derby day to the fun bright colours of the Melbourne Cup! Have fun this carnival season!
Models: Annie Thomas
, Arpita Shankar
, David Witko
Hair & Makeup: St. Kristal
Venue: Neptune Food & Wine
Balloons: Moonshot Balloons
Cake/Dessert: One by One Cakes
Wines: Days of Rosé
Florals: Wild Flos
Signage: Sketch & Etch
Female Wardrobe: Anthea Crawford
Jewellery: Jimena Alejandra
Handbags: Bag Queen
Bumbags: Blinged Official
Cooler Bags: Cool Clutch
Fascinators: Murley & Co.
Male Wardrobe: Gibson Clothing
Men's Styling: Styled by Ramzy
Catering: Just Grazing Through