My entourage: Sisters Kathleen & Teresa, my mum and my sister-in-law Alison
With Philip Boon, super stylist
I thought this lady looked exquisit, she stopped to have a chat to us on her way to the Birdcage
Her friend was equally amazing, love her Millinery
My mum made these boys shift their bag straps from one shoulder to across the body, cause she was concerned they would get sore shoulders! Bless.
My sister Kathleen trying out for Fashions on the Field, oh the hilarity!
Melissa Bergland & Zoe Tuckwell-Smith from Winners & Losers
(To be honest I don't have Channel 7 in my house, it popped off air one day and we have never had it since, hence I've never watched the show but these girls were just gorgeous and took time to speak to the family, my sister's were beside themselves with joy!)
In true Glaswegian style, we were the last to leave. Mum in her pink slippers!
It has become customary for my family and I to venture to Oakes Day, Ladies' Day at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Not only do we get the opportunity to dress up, but we also make it our mission to have a bloody great time.
Our day kicked off on this little bench outside The Birdcage (another mission, to get into The Birdcage before the end of the day). My mum is blessed with a great set of pipes and back catalogue of Irish, Scottish tunes to her bow; she started to sing, before we knew it, our vocals chords were on 3aw radio station singing 'I belong to Glasgow'. We proceeded to stay on our perch and met so many fabulous people as they paraded in their finery.
The long and the short of it, we did make it into The Birdcage and in particular the Emirites Marquee, thanks to some friends and the lovely Emirites staff who befriended my mum and sorted her out with a cup of tea! How Sleekit!
Till next year ladies x
Just one more...this is the stunning Alia, the girl who has been getting my ass into shape, personal trainer and an absolute knock-out to boot. Here she is papped on Melbourne Cup day, wearing Vessano Couture.