I was recently invited to the Spring Racing’s Ultimate Fashion Workshop, a charity event for the McGrath Foundation, held at Collins Place just below the Sofitel in the city. (stolen google photo).
We were greeted with glasses of bubbly (or in my case, sparkling water) on arrival, where we mingled while trays of canapes were passed around.
An hour later, we settled down for gently entertaining Racing Day fashion master class from top stylist Franco Schifilliti, and a number of hair and makeup experts. Beautifully turned out models swanned down the aisles and across the stage, dressed in gorgeous race day outfits and fascinating fascinators - and I will confess to getting caught up in it all, and feeling myself to be a special guest at an exclusive and glamorous event.
To top a frankly lovely evening off, we concluded by watching a screening of the charming indie film 'Frances Ha'. You know those films which makes you feel joyous to be young or nostalgic for your twenties? Sometimes it's so real you cringe but when the lights come up, you suddenly feel just slightly more ready to deal with the world? Frances Ha is one of those films.
I left with a glorious goody bag - including vouchers for Rokk Ebony
and some of the stores featured in the workshop, a movie voucher,
chocolate, BB Cream, and Moscato. Best Thursday night I've had in ages!