Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2012

In case you haven’t heard, the Singapore Turf Club will be having their Queen Elizabeth II Cup this Friday, 27th April, 2012! Promising a night of exciting horse racing, glamour, great food and fabulous prizes, this event has already been all sold out! However, I may be bringing a reader as my plus one for this event so if you want to dress up and share in this night of glitz then drop me a comment or email me 🙂

As an invited guest to this event, I was asked by the Singapore Turf Club to help design a race hat that would be auctioned off by them for charity. The proceeds from the auction will be going to Club Rainbow, a registered charity committed to helping children and youths suffering from a range of chronic and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Regina, Eunice and I blocked off time in our busy calendar to get together for a design and crafting session ( Gotta love these 2 girls!). I mostly re-used charms and parts from my old jewelry and added some imagination. The highlight of the hat I created is in the details. I love all the little charms from the letter R for Renzze to the hear shaped cameo sewn in on the ribbon, it’s very much a Renzze design. In fact, I love the hat and was tempted to keep it! But it will be going to a much better and greater cause.

The whole hat design is a little more stylized than sweet especially after I slightly altered the shape of the hat. It’ll go great with a long gown but be just as stylish when paired with a well-cut modern pant suit. The versatility and uniqueness (there’s only one of it in the world!) is what I prize in this hat. I don’t think I’m good enough to be a milliner and design is not my forte but I did put in a labour of love for this piece. Do tell me what you think of it 🙂



  1. Sandra
    April 27, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Aww shucks! I wish I could go!

    • May 3, 2012 / 1:10 am

      Hi Sandra,

      No worries, maybe next time 🙂

  2. Debbie Mok
    April 27, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    I emailed you!

    • May 3, 2012 / 1:11 am

      Hi Debbie Mok,

      Got your email and replied you. Sorry everything was so last minute as I have been crazy busy. Chat soon!

  3. Chrissy
    April 27, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    Do we need a hat to attend? Have you chosen a reader to go with you yet? I’d love to attend and also to be able to get to meet you!

    • May 3, 2012 / 1:13 am

      Hi Chrissy,

      A hat is not necessary but will definitely help to blend into the whole race fashion dress code a little better. Singapore is such a small little island, I’m sure we’ll bump into each other soon. Remember to say hi then!

  4. Susan
    April 28, 2012 / 12:46 am

    I read your post too late! I hope you had a great time love your hat! Can’t wait to see you wear it!

    • May 3, 2012 / 1:14 am

      Hi Susan,

      Thanks! I never really wore this hat as it is meant to be auctioned out for charity sometime in July. Will share my turf club experience on my blog once I’ve had time to sort out the photos and watermark them.

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