DERBY DAY / by Michiko Hylands

I'm a big fan of going to the Races and there's no better excuse to get all dressed up to the nines!

I'm very excited that this Saturday February 28th is TV3's Derby Day out at Ellerslie. It's always such a glamourous affair and for me it's really all about the fashion!

Derby Day attire is traditionally  black and white or at least cream/beige and black.

Ladies, be your elegant best and dress to impress. Go either classic or be edgy and fashion-forward. 

Your number one rule is find a great milliner! My first port of call is always the amazing Natalie Chan. Natalie's incredible creation "Compiegme Noir" $650.00 is bound to make you the centre of attention!

Natalie Chan's "Compiegne Noir" $650.00

I like a dress that is minimalistic with clean design lines. Try Forever New's Steph knitted bodycon Dress


Now, rock it up with a black leather blazer! I'm mad for the Aviva blazer by La Marque from Revolve Clothing.


Sometimes, it's all about the accessories. Who doesn't love a bit of fab chain-store chic with Witchery's white leather "Tina" clutch $109.90

Finally, you can't go without a fabulous shoe! For a big splurge, splash out on a pair of sky-high heels from Net-a-porter. Gucci's Bow-embelleished black satin heels are perfection! See you out there!