Millinery Tips & Trends with Lady of Leisure Millinery

You can’t think of racing fashion without thinking of head pieces and fascinators.

Millinery is a huge part of the Spring carnival & we were lucky enough to have a chat with Lisa Leverington, the Creative Director & Founder of Lady of Leisure Millinery to talk about the latest millinery trends this racing season.

Lady of Leisure Millinery is the Official Millinery Event Partner for Styles on the Straight 2018 & Lisa will feature on the judging panel on Kennedy Oaks Day, where she will be presenting a very special Millinery Award.

What are the Millinery trends this season?

Statement headbands are here to stay. Everyone wants to look edgy and chic whilst being comfortable for the day.

What colours are on trend this season?

I am seeing a lot of lilac, pale aqua and candy pink, but I’m feeling bright bold colours and I adore metallics so that has been translating into my range.

Can you pair a bold dress with a bold headpiece?

It’s the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the biggest racing events of the year, you should definitely be bold and own it!

Should your millinery match your accessories?

Yes definitely, if you match your millinery with your accessories you can actually alternate the dress you wear for a different look.

What is your advice for our race goer?

You’re in a beautiful setting at a prime position of the racecourse, so go all out! Spoil yourself for the day.

What styles are you hoping to see as a judge of Styles of the Straight?

I am really hoping to see extensions of people’s personalities in their clothes. That gets me excited!

Where do you get your inspiration from to create your pieces?

Usually from the unique materials I pick up on my travels every year. There’s so much beauty around if you’re looking for it.

For more information and to register for Styles on the Straight 2018, click here.