There are few certainties in life aside from, a) drunk and disorderly people attending Melbourne Cup, and b) the fact that there will be fascinators perched upon many of their heads.
However, this year’s throng of glamorous types attending Flemington Racecourse for the celebrations have burned the fashion rule book to a smoking cinder.
In fact, fascinators now seem to be perfectly passé. Gone. Dead. Over.
In their place are crowns. Yes, queen-worthy crowns that belong on the noggins of Disney Princesses. Bejewelled, embellished and of the classy variety that wouldn’t be out of place on the likes of Princess Mary, these crowns look like they weigh a tonne but their beauty surely outweighs any serious neck complications that’ll arise, right?
Model and fashion blogger Nikki Phillips is donning a Viktoria Novak golden crown adorned with clear and ruby beading and jewels.