Melissa Buchanan – Caulfield Cup 2013
Melissa Buchanan wore a custom-made peplum cut dress by Faye Karp to the 2013 Caulfield Guineas. Emily Power from Sydney Morning Herald had this to say about Melissa’s dress:
Echuca’s Melissa Buchanan, 23, who was the face of her local racing carnival last year, wore a dress in the delicate lavender, blues and greens of Monet’s garden, adorned with a peplum waist that was roomy, but more chic than slouchy. The exaggerated shape, an update on the long-popular peplum cut – in which fins of fabric skim the hips – dropped low and flounced with Ms Buchanan’s every step.
Melissa explained what inspired her bespoke frock:
I saw a dress on Carrie in Sex and the City and I loved it and I just had to have this kind of peplum style
The dress impressed the Fashion Stakes judges, including designer Jenny Bannister and model Erica Heynatz, Caufield’s style ambassador, whom sent Buchanan through to the grand final at the 2013 Caulfield Cup.
Photos by Souri Sengdara and Ian Currie.
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