Despite the fact they’re the main focus of the event, it’s pretty easy to spend an entire day at Melbourne’s Spring carnival without seeing a single horse.
This is especially likely in the star-studded Birdcage, which – as its name suggests – is a small, shiny closed-off area housing all kind of exotic, colourful creatures – none of them horses.
This year’s carnival saw an explosion of colour and embellishment worthy of a Baz Luhrmann film.
Here are our picks for the best dressed people.
Ashley Hart at the Melbourne Cup
Playful and adventurous with an exotic edge, the model looked like she was having fun with fashion – always a winning approach.
Rebecca Judd at the Melbourne Cup
This voluminous look was a definite eye-catcher. The headwear matched perfectly too.
Joel McHale at the Melbourne Cup
The visiting US television star looked comfortable yet suave in this blue suit. The trendy shoes gave it a modern update.
Jodi Anasta at Oaks Day
Soft, feminine and simple. The perfect Oaks Day combination.
Fashions on the Field winner Courtney Moore on Derby Day
Retro style with a modern twist, and it sticks to the colour theme! Nailed it.
Jennifer Hawkins at Derby Day
Although we’re usually against white shoes, everything else is so immaculate it somehow works. Love a winged sleeve too.
And then there was this lady, the real MVP…
Blake Lively’s bikini body sends internet into a frenzy
She only gave birth 10 months ago, but it looks as though actress Blake Lively has dropped the baby weight and is back to being swimsuit ready.
During filming for her new shark thriller The Shallows on Australia’s Lord Howe Island, the 28-year-old mother of one was snapped showing off her enviable post-baby figure in a brightly-coloured bikini.
Of course, social media exploded with people joking that she had put them off their lunch for all the right reasons.
Lively only gave birth to James, her daughter with husband Ryan Reynolds, in December 2014.
To us, the most interesting thing about these photos is that Blake Lively is filming a shark thriller movie in Lord Howe Island.
How is this the first time we’ve heard about this? Have they coerced Mick Fanning into consulting on the film? Is this really just Sharknado 3 with a different title?
WE NEED ANSWERS.
Kim Kardashian caught Photoshopping (shock horror)
If this wasn’t already clear to a particularly small sub-sect of society, we now have definitive evidence that Kim Kardashian Photoshops everything she posts to social media. Surprise, surprise.
Kardashian accidentally shared an unedited image to her Facebook, before quickly deleting it and re-uploading the edited version.
A before and after gif shows how the reality star edited out her flyaway hairs and slimmed down her neck and chin.