Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2013

I’m back at the Singapore Turf Club to attend their annual QE II Cup. I love the glitz and glamour that surrounds every Singapore Turf Club event and this one was no exception.

Every year the QE II Cup carries a theme that is specially designed to showcase ladies as the stars of the event. This year, the theme was victorian which really brings the QE II Cup event back to its roots.

For those who remember reading my post on the QE II Cup 2012, you might already know a little about the event and for those who have no idea, here’s a little background for you.

In 1972, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup was first held to mark the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the Singapore Turf Club at Bukit Timah. The winner of that inaugural race was Jumbo Jet, ridden by legendary English jockey Lester Piggott. Since then, the QE II Cup has become an annual event that brings a touch of pomp and pageantry to the races.

Together with all the ladies at the event, we all tried our best to dress with a victorian twist to our outfits. I love the lovely hats and fascinators I spotted that night.

Regina and I had planned to wear pastal shades and lace together that day. I think we both did very well in adhering to the side theme we chose.

We were both also selected that night by the Singapore Turf Club as finalist for the Best Hats On Track competition. There was no serious rivalry, instead there’s an atmosphere of cheeky fun.

The Singapore Turf Club events are a wonderful place to catch up with friends over food, drinks and lovely fashion. As I love collecting hats and fascinators,  I was doing some serious ogling at all the gorgeous headpieces that night.

Other than little side competitions between races, they even had belly dancers to entertain the crowd. Some of the guests were so fascinated by the exotic dance that they gamely went up to join the dancers in shaking their booty and twisting their bellies.

Jessie was a fantastic host and we had a beautiful time catching up. The atmosphere is fun yet relaxing so it wasn’t hard to forget about the stresses of the week while losing yourself in the world of victorian horse racing.

Of course, I indulged myself into a little horse betting as well. I don’t normally play much but it’s exciting to have a favorite horse or jockey to root for.

Every time the horses ran pass the crowds, you can hear the thundering roar of people cheering their horses on. The sounds uplifts your spirits and injects a certain sort of liveliness even among strangers.

Thank you Jessie of The Singapore Turf Club for the invite. The events held there never fails to impress and excite me.






Outfit of the day

Fascinator : Australia, Sydney

Dress: Dustbunny Vintage

Watch, Earrings and Pearls : Chanel

Book Clutch: My Jotterbook

Heels: Charlotte Olympia


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