Brooke Hogan wearing Thurley

Brooke Hogan wearing Thurley

It's been nine years since Liz Sunshine first started shooting street fashion at the races. Suffice to say, she has seen many a trend come and go, and has developed a serious eye for Cup style. This year I was lucky enough to be shooting alongside her at Melbourne Cup, and asked her to sum up a few points from the day... 

What was your favourite look?
Thats basically impossible to choose. I love people who know how to take risks and wear colour well, so my favourite look would probably be Prue Webb in green metallic layered with blue shirting. Probably because this is a really successful look that I could never achieve on myself.

What was your favourite fashion moment?
Jessica and Margaret striding into the Lexus marquee. They are such great friends who have such different personal style; I love seeing them side by side.

What were the best accessories you saw?
Best accessory was the Lucy Folk box bag - an individual and inexpensive classic that I've loved for a very long time. Or maybe the big bow in place of millinery. I did adore Jodi Anasta's magenta hair piece.

What trends did you notice throughout the day?
Short lengths was a key trend; from Kate Waterhouse in Gucci, Lauren Philips in MSGM, Brooke Hogan in Thurley, or Lindy in Dolce and Gabbana. The key length was somewhere from above the knee to mini... a contrast from previous years.

Can you sum up the vibe of the day? 
Melbourne Cup day is always alive with excitement as thousands of people arrive at Flemington to enjoy a day of racing, and this Melbourne Cup was no different. People embraced the colours of Spring wearing block colour and print in all shapes and ensembles. Jodie Anasta, wearing a watermelon pink knee length dress with a three quarter flute length sleeve, was my favourite look of the day. She kept the look minimal with a complimentary magenta bow as millinery and embellished heels.

All images shot by Liz Sunshine for Street Smith and Vogue