Melbourne Cup 2015 – A Vanity Affair
Tuesday, November 3
The Emporium Hotel has once again claimed the style high ground for celebrating the 2015 Melbourne Cup in Brisbane, with the stunning cocktail bar set to host a fashion-led event starring racing looks from designer-royalty, Carla Zampatti.
Melbourne Cup – A Vanity Affair at the Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar will feature an exclusive fashion parade by the iconic Australian designer and style muse, as well as cocktails and canapés all afternoon; a very fashionable homage to the country’s greatest race meet.
“We are thrilled and very excited that Carla Zampatti has chosen the Emporium Hotel’s Melbourne Cup event as her exclusive Brisbane parade for this very important day on the country’s social calendar,” said Emporium Hotel General Manager, Peter Savoff.
The fashion parade will include a stunning showcase of heritage designs representing all that is synonymous with style, elegance and grace, whilst paying tribute to the trackside fashions at Flemington. In addition to the colour of the fashions, guests will enjoy delicious racing-inspired cocktails, custom-created canapés and a fresh seafood station, and of course, all the trackside action live on the big screens, among a full afternoon of carefully planned experiences, for $145 per person or $130 per person early bird.
In anticipation of what is the most exciting fashion day of the year, the Emporium Hotel style masters have provided some top look tips for the Melbourne Cup:
·Colour Blocking – cobalt blue, hot pink, yellow, turquoise, aqua, coral, orange, red, purple, emerald and mustard and more are perfect for the Cup this year. The brighter the better, and don’t be afraid to mix colours!
·1940’s Tailoring and Structure Made Modern – a classic look for the races this year, with a modern spin. Think fabulously structured mid-calf pieces, classic embellishments, sheer fabrics, gorgeous full skirts and waist cinching jackets or boleros. Be inspired by Christian Dior circa 1947 championed by Ava Gardner and Rita Hayworth; grace the Emporium Hotel cocktail bar in feminine tailoring for classic modern looks.
·Try White Garments with Printed Accessories – channel Andy Warhol pop culture with thick block patterned heels, bright oversized earrings and plenty of colourful printed accessories to make a crisp white garment pop with personality.
·And for the Gentlemen… Coloured Shirts – muted colours are on trend so why not try deep red, emerald, plum, or shades of blue? Try an electrifying pattern with a suit jacket; and overall, have a little fun with hues and tones.
·Cufflinks – cufflinks are making a comeback, and think quirky, personalized and cool.
·Socks – all too often forgotten; consider those socks gentlemen, for the times when you’re sitting down and everything is on show!
MELBOURNE CUP 2015:
A Vanity Affair – Emporium Hotel presents Melbourne Cup 2015
Fashion by Carla Zampatti
Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar
Tuesday, November 3 2014 from 11:30am until 2:30pm
$145 per person or $130 per person early bird
Racing inspired cocktail on arrival, live fashion show featuring famous designs by Carla Zampatti, divine canapés and seafood station, 3 hour deluxe beverage package, sweeps, live racing coverage, prizes for best dressed and more!
Emporium Hotel – Phone: (07) 3253 6999 or [email protected]
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL 11 SEPTEMBER 2015