Emirates Stakes Day -  it's the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and with a relaxed, family friendly vibe, my absolute favourite of the four meets.  
This year 313,229 interstate and international visitors flocked to Flemington to enjoy the racing, fashion, entertainment and hospitality of the world's most vibrant racing event.
On a cool and windy Saturday, a strong crowd of 68,711 witnessed Turn Me Loose take out the $1m Emirates Stakes with front running ride from Kerrin McEvoy.

We spent the morning part of our day in the Birdcage enclosure, drifting between the Schweppes and Lavazza Marquees (lemonades for the boys, latte's for mum) before heading across to the Fashions on the Field enclosure. 
Joined by our friends (and fellow Children's blogger) Sandi of, her husband Senard and darling daughters Bella and Giselle, it was an enjoyable day had by all! 

Here are a few of our favourite Emirates Stakes snaps captured by Melbourne photographer Liane Hurtvitz. I've also shared our spring racing outfit details below and provided links (where possible) to shop our style, which may come in handy now that the wedding/party season is upon us! 

Part 2: Emirates Stakes Fashions on the Fields Recap live now under "Lifestyle" 

Enjoy x

Tevita wears Bardot Jnr Navy Suit Pant and Vest (Navy sold out) substitute with Next Linen Blend Trouser, Linen Blazer (similar available now at Witchery), Witchery Mini Floral Shirt (sold out) substitute with Pretty Wild Oliver Shirt,  Roger David Paisley Texture Bowtie, David Jones Navy Rose Lapel PinDavid Jones Contrast Boarder Pocket Square and River Island Brown Brogues 

Tomasi wears Next Direct Chambray Jacket and Chambray Trousers,  Appaman Navy Standard Shirt, Roger David Blue Bergonia Bowtie, Menzclub Tartan Floral Lapel and River Island Smart Brogues

Maikeli wears Appaman Blue Check Mod Suit, Bardot Jnr Basic Suit Shirt, Roger David Heart Paisley Tie, Politix Floral Lapel and River Island Brown Brogues  

Mum wears Murley & Co Orchid headpiece, Manning Cartell Without Compass Maxi Dress, Olga Berg Woven Embossed Pod Clutch and and Nine West Resida Wedges
Dad wears M.J Bale Suiting, Zara shirt, Roger David Floral Tie (coming soon)  

My boys pictured with Gisele (far left) and Bella (far right) 

We never pack lightly. Pocket size 'Guess Who' was a winner in the Lavazza marquee!

Refuelling with the gorgeous Sandi of Kids Fashion Blogger

Of course, the media wall was visited once ...or twice!   

Boys and their toys.....

Me and my baby boy sharing 'a moment' between ninja turtle battles

Hydration and studying the form guide are a must for any young race goer!

Photography by Liane Hurvitz

Many thanks to Kate & Co, Lavazza and Schweppes for your hospitality x

FashionCarla RodanComment