Derby Day; Melbourne Cup 2013

Derby Day: GH Mumm

One of my favourite days over the Melbourne Cup is Derby Day and not just because of the black and white dress code but because its the first day of the festivities and there is an element of excitement in the air.

Three marquee’s I visited; GH Mumm, Lexus & Myer and they definitely did not disappoint.

France’s number one international champagne house*, G.H. MUMM, pulled out all stops in showcasing the best of France this year as the Official Champagne of the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival. From fine champagne, French cuisine, and unbeatable entertainment, La Maison G.H. MUMM was the sought after marquee ticket for all race-goers this Melbourne Cup Carnival.


DSCF5299Every touch of the marquee speaks to G.H. MUMM’s attention to detail; from the very finest of the G.H. MUMM champagne range shipped in from France, to the elegant setting once again featuring a stunning Champagne Terrace for celebrities, red-carpet fashion from Sydney based designer, Johanna Johnson, exquisite canapés by renowned hatted chef, Mark Best, of Marque and Pei Modern, all complimented by the spectacular art of celebration and sabrage, ensuring the La Maison G.H. MUMM was not to be missed.

A troupe of 16 dancers from The Moulin Rouge in Paris travelled to Melbourne for the Carnival, in a partnership that honours a shared rich French heritage and love of celebration. There was a number of performances from the troupe over the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The Moulin Rouge sees 25,000 bottles of G.H Mumm consumed every year.

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This was one of my favourite jackets I spotted in the Myer marquee worn by Richard Reid

A big thanks to Lexus, Myer & GH Mumm

Wearing: Dress: Saba with vintage lace, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Moschino