Find everything you need for spring racing in Elsternwick Village

Find everything you need for spring racing in Elsternwick Village

The races themselves may last only a few excitement-filled minutes, but anyone involved in the horse racing industry will tell you that hours of preparation go into preparing each Spring Racing Carnival event.

The same goes for the fabulous fashionistas and style kings and queens that fill the car parks, stands and Birdcage.

There are outfits to curate, beauty regimes stepped up, and food and drink to be prepared. The horses are at the gate for Spring Racing Carnival preparations, and happily everything you need for a winning festival of racing is in Elsternwick Village.

Find spring racing fashion and accessories

The true winners on any given race day aren’t on the track; they’re the fashionista fillies in the showstopping ensemble, impeccably presented and totally fitting the theme of the day. And while she looks flawlessly cool as she sips champagne in the Birdcage or at a car park picnic, all the best looks are created in Elsternwick Village.

Every spring racing day has a specific fashion theme, and the sweet spot is hitting where that intersects with the fashion of the season.

Elsternwick Village’s Givoni and Perugia Ladies Clothing are across all the latest looks, and their passionate staff are skilled at working with you to create looks to see you through the Spring Racing Carnival.

Blokes can up their fashion game too with a visit to Hattams Menswear or Mitchell McCabe Menswear.

Don’t forget: handbags, fascinators, shoes and accessories can make or break a look, so spend some time curating your looks from top to toe. You can find more fashion stores in Elsternwick Village here.

Beautify for race day

A beautifully primmed and primed body is as important to a stunning look as the clothes they wear.

Glowing, healthy skin is a Spring Racing Carnival must, so make sure it’s waxed, buffed and moisturised with a visit to Waxed or Body Wax Studio in Elsternwick Village.

Nails are the finishing touch, so book in for a mani and pedi at Jade Nail Salon or Lovely Nails that will have you looking and feeling great.

You can find more inspiration for beauty treatments in Elsternwick Village here.

Book a haircut or styling session

Hats, fascinators and headbands are key features of every Spring Racing Carnival outfit, and hair needs to be perfectly styled to compliment the headwear and the entire look.

Styling means putting it all together, so while you’re refreshing your cut and colour at a top Elsternwick Village hair salon, make sure you bring in your headwear and pics of your outfit, so the amazing stylists at Cesar Hair Studio can create a bespoke look that will have heads turning.

Men can make sure their hair styles are race-ready and enjoy the complete barber experience, with a cut and shave at Barbers of Elsternwick, Barber Boss or Celtic Tiger Barbershop.

Observe spring racing at home

Not heading to the track? No need to skimp on the style and glamour!

Spring Racing Carnival celebrations at home can be every bit as luxe – even the humble barbeque can be glammed up, with a selection of meats from one of Elsternwick Village’s gourmet butchers.

Create a memorable grazing board with cheeses, fruits, crackers and deli meats, and try your hand at an exotic salad.

Grab all your basic food and drink needs from Coles, fresh produce from Dirito’s Quality Fruits, and barbecuing needs from Peter Da Silva Poultry & Selected Meats. Choose from a selection of deli delights from Rustica Cafe Deli, and finish off with baked treats from To Be Frank Bakery.

You’re also going to need champagne – and lots of it. Stock up on all your wine, beer and spirits at the range of excellent liquor stores in Elsternwick Village.

With everything you need for Spring Racing Carnival in Elsternwick Village, the best bet is that you’ll be looking and feeling great to win your best race yet!

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