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September 30, 2015

If there’s one city that knows how to ‘do’ Spring, and do it in style, it’s Melbourne. The city is truly at it’s best when the world of fashion and sport come together for the annual extravaganza that is the Spring Racing Carnival.

We at LENZO really love this time of year. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, the days are warmer and longer.  Daylight saving sprinkles a little magic and happiness over us all (hello #sunshine, we’ve missed you!), and with it the bubbling anticipation for the party season ahead.

Dust off those fascinators’ ladies - Spring Racing Carnival, we’re coming for you!


Kicking off the season in spectacular style this year and an absolute #mustdo in the socialcalendar, is the BECK Caulfield Guineas Day, on Saturday October 10th. Widely regarded as one of Australia's most prestigious race days, BECK Caulfield Guineas Day marks the first of a three-day BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival, with four course Group 1 action.

The flagship event for Melbourne Racing Club follows a week later with the BMW Caulfield Cup Day on Saturday 17 October. This is Melbourne Racing Club’s biggest race of the year, with $3 million up for grabs for the winning team. It also features one of the world’s great 2400m handicap races. Caulfield’s grand finale features some of the world’s best horses, best-dressed racegoers and best chefs in town. So much #glamour in the paddocks!



We LENZO ladies like to party in style, so be sure to book yourself a marquee at the exclusive Canadian Club Young Members Marquee for a #firstclass Caulfield experience. From here you will be entertained by live performers and prominent DJs, enjoy a premium location, gourmet food and cocktails, AND gain access to exclusive after parties. If this isn’t enough to whet your appetite, then perhaps the amazing door prizes and #bestdressed competition will! A prize for looking fabulous? Sign us up!

Even if you don’t win a race that day, this sounds like a #winning day to us.

Giddy-up girls!



What to Wear

We all know how important fashion is when it comes to racing, and with the Chadstone Fashion Stakes awarding prizes for the best dressed race goers at Caulfield, never has our outfit been more important! Too much to choose from? Never fear, we at LENZO have done the hard work for you and picked out this season’s must have Spring trends. Don’t delay girls, get shopping!

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We definitely see headwear this year going raw, with organic materials being used for a take on the classic fascinators. Think natural fibres and straw hats, to ensure that you are #ontrend! We can't go past thisMimco Lourve Boater hat, similar to the one we used in our Spring Racing Editorial!

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Gracing the recent NYFW catwalks, we saw the return of the babydoll! You also can't go wrong with white at the races - and we love how wearable this LWD can be for the rest of the spring and summer festive season! We are especially lovingthis look fromZimmerman!

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With shoes, it's best to not go mega high and make sure you can walk comfortably in them before the big event! Right now, we are seeing a lot of strappy heels and we #heart theseTony Bianco Kelso Block Heels!

Get the Know

  • Price: Free for Young Members, $110 (Guineas) and $150 (Cup) for their guests or $120 (Guineas) and $160 (Cup) for public through Ticketek
  • Getting there:
  • Dress code: collared shirts and tailored pants for the boys, all out glamour for the girls
  • For further information on ticketing, please call 1300 GO RACE (46 7223), email or book online for instant confirmation. Also check out more information here.

Love LENZO xx


Written by LENZO Contributor Charlotte Drew / CONTENT Melbourne Racing Club / PHOTOS Lenzo (shot by Hello Darling Photography) + Melbourne Racing Club / CLOTHING PHOTOS David Jones