The elevated level of fashion, the high heels, fascinators and sudden acceptance for drinking champagne at midday can only mean one thing – it’s Spring Racing Carnival time in Melbourne!  

Fashion and fascinators aside, did you know that each major race day over the Melbourne Cup Carnival has a dedicated flower? 

From Derby Day to Oaks Day – and of course the race that stops the nation – one of the biggest accessories on race day is the ‘Flower of the Day’. Many racegoers build their entire outfit around it, selecting complimentary ties, shirts, shoes and bags. 

But these floral highlights don’t have to be restricted to men’s buttonholes and fancy fascinators. Why not take the Melbourne Carnival foliage beyond that frilly dress or vibrant corsage and fill your home with the floral inspiration from these wonderful blooms. 

This abstract Kangaroo Paw Limited Edition Print may not be a lavender, but it’s a gorgeous Australiana version fit for Caulfield Guineas Day. 

Many roses make an appearance during Cup carnival – from the elegant white rose for Caulfield Cup Day to the striking red rose for Stakes Day and of course the most famous of them all – the yellow rose for Melbourne Cup Day. The Fiona Floral Limited Edition Print is the perfect bouquet to capture the beauty of these varieties in an heirloom print.  

With all the excitement surrounding the metropolitan races, you can be forgiven for forgetting about the Spring Carnival in the country. This beautiful Pink King Protea Limited Edition Print is an ode to the official flower – the  Safari Sunset.

November 12, 2018 — Milena Tsitovitch