For those of you outside Australia the Melbourne Cup is a horse race. But it's much more than that for many Australians.
Yes, the race attracts supreme attention. So much so that almost every single Australia adult has a flutter of some sort or another. Yet there is so much more that people get involved for.
For one, the fashion stakes are super high throughout the entire Spring Carnival. While both the guys & girls go to great lengths to choose their wardrobe carefully, It's usually the headwear that catches most people's eyes. Hats of all shapes & sizes can be seen adorning numerous heads.
However, there are also items known as fascinators that are becoming more & more popular. It is these items that were the inspiration of our day last week. Using mainly pipe cleaners & feathers we had our own fashion parade.
As you would expect if you know me at all, I just had to get in on the act.
Don't they just look amazing? So now you have had a brief insight into Australian culture.