It’s been non-stop since I returned home from Europe. I flew straight to Melbourne on a Sunday morning around 1am and began filming the very next morning after our hair and make-up call time of 5:30am. What followed was five days of filming in over 13 different locations scattered through Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. It was the middle of winter and absolutely freezing – it actually snowed in Melbourne the day after we wrapped. I know, I was grateful to even have any sun in Melbourne given how temperamental it is when it comes to weather. Plus, to me, any time spent in Australia is precious and I would never complain about hitting the ground running. If you’ve been following me from the very beginning you’ll know that I thrive and live for that exact exhilarating thrill of the chase. Work hard, play hard.
So what were we working on? Well I’m thrilled to announce I’m the Caulfield Style Ambassador for 2014! Spring racing is such a large part of our Australian culture, and perhaps the one of the biggest moments in our Australian fashion calendar, so it’s humbling to be a part of such a prestigious three day event.
So, to announce my role, here is ‘The Caulfield Journey’ – a whimsical exploration of my journey to the 2014 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup Carnival. There’s a lot of preparation that goes into the lead up to such a prestigious event, whether you’re a jockey, a milliner, a thoroughbred, or fashionista. We all have our own inspirations to draw upon, so the idea by De Republica (the talented film company we worked with) was to showcase what inspires me on my own journey and celebrate every moment that has lead me to this one defining moment of arriving at the 2014 Caulfield Cup Carnival.
Enjoy! Hopefully you don’t spot the goosebumps…