The Cup Runneth Over

by cecylia on November 7, 2012

If you told me 3 years ago that I’d be wearing a headpiece, going to the Melbourne Cup, or meeting Mischa Barton, I would have laughed so hard you would have joined me in cacophonous cackles. That’s right, this little blogger has never been to the Melbourne Cup Carnival ever. Nup. Zilch. Nada. I couldn’t count my Irish blessings enough when yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the Race that stops this nation. And Cup Day sure met my expectations! The wind (aka Direct-Service-to-Flemington-train) carried us swiftly (and compactly, sardine style) to the race-grounds and back. Although the rain did fall softly upon my Karen Millen frock, the sun’s warm rays erased their stains. We spent the day celeb-watching in the Irish-themed Emirates marquee (trying to guess their names…man I need to start watching TV), admiring the fantastical outfits ladies donned for Fashion on the Field, and helping reduce waiters’s loads by eating all of the canapés. Oh, and I got to meet Mischa Barton.


Karen Millen dress / Self-made headband / Goldie Cuff / Vintage Shades. Earrings & Bag / Scooter heels

3 years ago I would have wet myself if I came 1km away from Mischa Barton, and the sun’s warm rays would not have lent their hands… Meeting my teenage-girl-crush (I was on Team Marissa from Day One) and the lady who fuelled my love for fashion face-to-face made me realise one thing: I am so ridiculously blessed. Super thanks to Emily, Georgina and Jess for making this girl’s wildest dreams come true, and hubby, for being the best date/photographer. So Mischa, until we meet again (I’d see you at the Luncheon today but I’m vetting), may God hold you in the palm of His hand.



Beauty Follower November 7, 2012 at 7:41 am

Such an elegant event. Love your dress and tiara!

HaarbourMaster November 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

You look absolutely stunning – elegant, ladylike, and like you’re enjoying what you’re wearing which is surely the main thing! Definitely one of the most stylish there.

Ps. I am so going to try to make a headband like yours!

cecylia November 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Cheers Claire! Any dress with stretch in it is a friend indeed :) The headband was easy- I found a black one in the opshop and then just sewed some of my broken jewellery on it :D

ollyvia laura arnold November 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Diana Marks November 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Such a cool experience! You look so elegant!

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cecylia November 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

indeed- way cool! So many fashionistas and celebs!! xx

Marina November 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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Mica November 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm

You look fantastic, love the red dress and your headband is the perfect accessory :)

Really like looking at everyone’s race day photos – so many pretty dresses. Looks like such a fun event, and so exciting you got to rub shoulders with celebs too :)

cecylia November 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm

thank you Mica! I was super pleased with the headband- I was so blessed to find a random black satin one in the opshop and just popped all of my old broken jewellery on it :) Ah I was so blessed!

Kate November 8, 2012 at 6:25 am
cecylia November 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

thank you sweet one :)

Rina Chia November 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

Looks like you had way too much fun Cecylia! LOVE the photo of you & Micah. xx

cecylia November 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

lol Rina, I sure did!! We had an absolute ball!! LOVE the Races :)

Bonnie Friday December 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I would die if I met Mischa Barton! Hahaha I was a die-hard OC fan!
Great coverage!


cecylia December 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

me too Bonnie! I loved the OC and watched it every week :D

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