Glamour: from the race track to the office

Spring in Melbourne means the Spring Racing Carnival where ladies and gents alike get dressed in their finest and go have a punt on the horses. It is a fun time for socialising and networking with lots of businesses cutting deals in amongst the marquees. It is also an extremely lucrative for retailers; I read recently that label Camilla and Marc create a special range of frocks especially for the races- that’s how much demand there is for racewear ensembles. However I am a big believer in pieces that last beyond the one occassion (where possible) which is why I recently wrote a piece for Women’s Agenda on the racewear pieces that can double as workwear.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I came across Jessica  on her way to the races at Caulfield. Her outfit could easily be  mixed and matched with classic basic pieces for the Business Casual (also called Contemporary Business Wear ) office. Pair the brocade top with a smart pair of work pants or that skirt with a smart knit for a glam workwear update.

Racewear Jessica Hendrick

Business Chic Jessica Hendrick detail

Business Chic ASOS necklace

Jessica wears ASOS Lace Jacquard top and skirt and accessories from asos, shoes from mollini and hat by Kim Fletcher.

5 minutes with Jessica Hendrick

I work for the fashion label victor alexandre as the sales and marketing manager. My favourite work and travel piece is the city singlet dress by victor alexandre, I layer it with everything and it packs down to nothing!
My must have cosmetics/skin care for the office would have to be Kiehls creamy avocado eye treatment to wake up my eyes and Garnier BB cream for speedy lightweight coverage. A coral lippy never goes astray either!
Favourite work lunch would have to be homemade brown rice sushi rolls with spicy tuna and avocado filling. That or a homemade Mexican bean salad with lots of chilli and coriander! Yum!
And finally I love the races because it’s a chance to dress up and drink champagne in the sun with my girlfriends!

 Thanks Jess!

If you enjoyed this post, you might like to see other BusiChic race attendees I’ve photographed over the last few carnivals!

Are you going to the races? What are you going to wear?


  1. oooo love the outfit;)

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