Agricultural festivals always bring out the party people. Equine celebrations bring libations with people race ready and dressed to impress.
I have a pretty good history with horses and also with the races in New Zealand, having modeled in them, helped style attendees and taken Cup Day portraits for clients. The word on the streets, however, is that these Cup and Show events are garnering a bad and boozy connotation hence the lack of media coverage and sadly, a non-display of the fashions that abound. I'm celebrating the hats and beautiful fun of it all. I always look on the bright side of things and beyond the foolishness. So much silliness in the world, so let's focus on the style, shall we? I saw couture pieces, handmade lace, third generation farmers, hats by Rachel Trevor Morgan, shoes by Ted Baker, purebred horses and lots of smiling fresh faces.
I always leave public fashion displays and think, "Humans should dress up more and do it more often, too."
PARTY TIP TIME: Leaving a party fashionably early is always smart if you want to avoid closing time and cool kids always have somewhere else to go anyway. Safely.
Enjoy the photographic display.