For this years Emirates Melbourne Cup, Natalie and Yvette Hopkins, The Bespoke Dresser, collaborated with Global Sports and Events to bring to the public The Couture Tour by The Dresser and The Milliner. The Couture Tour saw the group track side at Flemington Race Course on the big day, return flights to Melbourne, An escorted tour of the Dior exhibition at the National gallery of Victoria, a private dinner Natalie and Yvette and the best advice for where to go for fashion in Melbourne.
We had one amazing client, Rebecca, who was a part of the Couture tour and had some pieces made by Natalie with the services of Yvette. Rebecca had never attended Melbourne Cup before and wanted to have a lot of fun while there so she thought that the 2017 Couture Tour was the best way experience the Cup.
Rebecca first had a Millinery consultation in our Parnell boutique, then decided to have her ensembles made bespoke by Natalie as well to complete the look Yvette had envisioned for her. Rebecca decided on our "Lady Love in Neutral" and our "Nautical Dream" style in a beautiful subtle blush shade.
Natalie, Rebecca and Yvette selecting materials for Rebecca's race day ensemble.
In celebration of the Couture Tour the ladies had a glass of G.H.Mumm Champagne at Rebecca's Second to last fitting at the Boutique.
The Couture Tour Group attended the Dior exhibition in Melbourne for some inspiration the day before Emirates Melbourne Cup. Rebecca wore a made to measure version of the original "Nautical Dream" dress.
In Melbourne, Natalie and Yvette helped Rebecca put the finishing touches on her look before heading out for the big day.
Rebecca in her beautiful ensemble and Yvette wearing her Natalie Chan Boutique headpiece with gold leather and white feathers placed on a tulle wrapped headband inspired by the 2017 bridal collection "Borrowed Dreams" along with a gorgeous lemon coloured dress ready to enjoy the day.
Natalie and Couture Tour member Maihi exploring the different areas of the race course. Natalie is wearing a bespoke headpiece and our "Sabatini in Navy"
Maihi, Yvette, Rebecca and Natalie all enjoying a glass of Champagne at the Races.
Yvette and Natalie hosted an amazing Couture Tour with Global Sports and Events with just over 10 people enjoying the experience with them. We cannot wait to be a part of the Couture Tour in 2018.