Bree Laughlin (last year's Face of Caulfield) & model Silvana Lovin

The Grand Cups

Jess in Gail Sorronda dress, Miu Miu necklace, Chanel bag & Brian Atwood heels

Milliner Paris Kyne rocking the military regalia look

Herald Sun Fashion Editor Anna Byrne

Minki & Erica with their beautiful fascinators, and milliner Peter Jago walking by

Yours truly in Felder Felder dress, Sarah Conners clutch, Tom Gunn pumps, and vintage accessories

Mr Phillip Boon, celebrity stylist, looking dashing as always

Minki in a vintage sequined frock and Chanel clutch

Steele/Lisa Taranto/Achea Mpong by Suzan Mutes/Ted Baker/Ohara

Monday night, I attended the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival Gala Launch with my date, Minki (whom I introduced to you here) and Jess where the Faces of Caulfield were announced: Abbotsford Jazz Singer Hetty Kate and Ivanhoe Personal Trainer Evan Spargo. I’m sure you’d agree with me that a good party needs 3 essential ingredients: a gorgeous crowd (hello models!), amazing food, and great drinks. Once you have these, everything else is icing on top (can you tell that I’m a cake addict?). Well this launch had all 3, and even more: a fashion parade (Caulfield Whitehouse Institute of Design Award ), cars and oysters (yes oysters deserve its own category). The folks at Caulfield Cup sure know how to throw a party. This is just a glimpse into what Spring Racing at Caulfield is going to entail!