Courting Dejavu

by cecylia on October 15, 2012

Last Saturday I courted Dejavu. We met down Memory Lane at Toni & Guy where another favourite Paula Walden headpiece was fixed onto my head. (The only downside to having a bob during the Races is that you need the professionals to help secure your fascinator or it will be gone with the wind) Dejavu grinned at me as I donned another dress by a London label. This time, instead of resembling a giant highlighter (courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic) wearing a bow, I channelled a vase from the Ming dynasty (thanks to Coast London), with butterflies on top. So I took Dejavu by the hand and headed to BECK Caulfield Guineas Day, where fine fashion, fine food and fine company awaited our return.


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Paula Walden headpiece / Coast London dress / Habbot pumps / vintage clutch, earrings, gloves + belt

Of course Dejavu convinced me to enter the Chadstone Fashion Stakes again this year. Thanks to my dear friends who nearly gave me a heart-attack with their loud cheers. Although I didn’t make it to the finals, I was so humbled by their support. Guess Dejavu and I must part ways after all. I hope this ensemble has inspired you a little for your very own race outfit. Very special thank-yous to Style Counsel for having me, Cassandra for the Coast London dress, Habbot for my new favourite pumps and Paula for the heavenly head-creation. If I got a dollar every time someone asked me who made my fascinator, I would be sitting in my castle on a remote island buying everything on my wish-list from Net-a-Porter for me and my friends…



Any day is a great day when one's in the excellent company of Jess and Phoebe


Next Up: Caulfield Guineas Day Social Snaps!


Butterscotchchick October 15, 2012 at 10:47 am

Lovely dress and fascinator!

cecylia October 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

thank you lovely!!

Sarah @ StyleMelbourne October 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Such a lovely day. Sorry for the shouting; we got a little carried away up the back!

See you Saturday? Forecasting 23 degrees so far.

cecylia October 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm

lol I loved it :D Thanks for contributing with your vocal prowess! Definitely! I have no idea what to wear…

Rosalinda Tjioe October 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

What a sweet dress! xx

cecylia October 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

thank you Roksalinda!! xx Love your name!

Sleekit October 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Such an amazing outfit, the headpiece is incredible, you get my vote!

Sleekit x

cecylia October 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Aww you are so sweet- some ladies came up to me afterwards and said the same thing :) I’m honoured!

Mica October 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

You definitely deserved a spot in the finals! Love your dress, the detail is beautiful, and so is your headpiece :)

cecylia October 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Thank you so much Mica I had a lot of fun- it’s great for the nerves and the posture :)

bybestyle October 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

me encanta tu tocado:)

Red Tag Chic Los Angeles October 15, 2012 at 11:39 pm

OMG you look so regal & so Duchess Catherine here….love that super dainty chic dress!!!


cecylia October 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

lol thank you hun I guess it would have been a great outfit for a wedding also! Wow I’ve been compared to Duchess Catherine….

Megan @ An Australian Wintour October 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

In love with your dress!
Race season is made for bloggers isn’t it just!

cecylia October 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

thank you sweetie indeed! Blogger galore :D

Rusty Hoe October 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Love the detail on the dress in particular the hem and collar. Great to see some of my favourite bloggers rocking some classy fashions on the field.

cecylia October 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thank you Michelle! I thought the back of the dress was the front at first :) xx

Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! October 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

The dress is so so amazing.
With the baroque print so ‘in’ these days, this is a perfect example of styling it well.
Love your hair accessory!
Would love it if your visited my blog too and may be follow???

cecylia October 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thank you so much! It’s Oriental-meets-baroque isn’t it? :)

Petra October 17, 2012 at 2:08 am

wow, great outfit and such an amazing hair accessory! :)

cecylia October 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

thank you Petra! The headpiece is by Paula Walden :)

Kate October 17, 2012 at 3:58 am

cool outfit and dress!

Aubrey November 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

I am completely dying for an event to rock a fascinator at!!! You look fabulous, my dear, the combination is killer! I think I just might have to find that exact dress…it’s perfect!!!

cecylia November 7, 2012 at 7:09 am

aww Audrey you’d look awesome in a fascinator!!!

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