Spring has always been the official signal to start shedding layers and dressing for the onset of the fun season, and where better to do that than at the Spring Racing Carnival! Equally as important as your race-day fashion, is your race-day skin which is something you can’t return if you decide it’s too red, too textured or doesn’t make you look young enough.
Planning a day at the races is super exciting and the team at Clinica Lase love to help, so we’ve put some recommendations to create your ultimate race-day prep guide for this year’s 2018 Spring Racing Carnival.
Australia’s leading skin and laser specialist Crystal Patel from Clinica Lase states “It’s all about acing the base – your skin. If you get your skin in the best possible condition then everything else will just fall into place.”
In the lead up to this spring racing season, and with the trend this spring focused on fresh glowing skin, Crystal recommends the following treatments to get your skin glowing naturally. All these treatments are available to anyone with any skin. They are all non-invasive and there is no downtime. It’s pure pampering but with visible results.
Try: Oxygen Facial $140 – Using a hyperbaric oxygen machine to infuse serums rich in vitamins and powerful antioxidants deep into the dermal layer of the skin. A favorite amongst celebrities, this treatment provides instant results leaving the skin plump and visibly hydrated with reduced fine lines – perfect for those special red-carpet or race-day events.
Try: Laser Genesis $300 – A gentle laser treatment that encourages collagen and elastin stimulation, treats microvasculature, open pores to give the ultimate glow for this spring racing festivities. Safely, naturally and effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, diffuse redness, acne, and acne scars.
Try: Epi-Blading $150 – Also known as Dermaplaning, is a gentle method of deeply exfoliating the skin using a surgical blade. Worked over the face, the surgical blade removes the outer layers of dead skin cells as well as any fine hair (great for blonde hair that cannot be treated with laser). A great stand alone treatment or in conjunction with a chemical peel for better penetration of product.
Try: Chemical Peels from $120 – Not all peels are the same. We recommend our Mangobrite Peel for spring racing pampering. It’s a gentle combining lactic acid, mango pulp, orange stem cells, and kojic acid. It’s the perfect combination for an all over glow whilst addressing aging concerns.
Try: Heal Lite $99 – LED light therapy which uses specific light energy that triggers the skin’s own cellular activity, aiding overall rejuvenation. It’s a perfect quick rejuvenation that will brighten your skin for spring racing activities.
Try: Rejuvenating Peptide Mask $26 – Use at home this fantastic mask contains hyaluronic acid for hydration and a combination of peptides and is perfect for using the night before or the morning of race day for extra glow.
Try: ENVIROSTAT SPF 50 $31 – This Sunscreen Lotion with Vitamin E is a chemical sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum dry-touch protection. Suitable for facial and body use, ENVIROSTAT SPF 50 offers 4 hours water-resistant protection. This sunscreen cannot be sweated off perfect for those hot spring racing days.
Try: Hydrate+ $75 – A daily moisturiser with sunscreen that offers a full UVA and UVB protection utilizing Zinc Clear and antioxidants. This moisturiser contains antioxidants making it suitable for all skin types especially those that have a tendency toward dryness or exposure to environmental pollutants.
Celebrating spring and spring racing, Clinica Lase is offering the Spring Racing Skin Glow Package to get your skin fresh and glowing for race-day!
Receive Laser Genesis and lactic peel for the ultimate skin glow, plus a take-home peptide mask for the night or morning before to help you ace that base! Valued at $430. Book before November 11, 2018.
Fashion On The Fields
The fashion this spring racing festival is fresh and classy. We’re looking forward to seeing head-to-toe floral and all the shades of pastel muted tones of pink blue and violet. Not to mention tasteful below the knee hemlines and sleep simplistic silhouettes with delicate sheer detailing. We selected a few of our favourite Australian designers to help inspire you this Spring Racing Carnival.
Try: nevenka we’re hungry for dress featuring a floral print and handcrafted from Italian silk cotton, a long, sleeveless gown with a V-shaped frill detail silk organza under the frill. Or the carry her back home dress for a cotton shorter alternative.
Try: Akira Isogawa’s pink diaphanous, layered, intricately embellished ensemble for a bold but classic statement. This simple but stylish spring racing fashion is sure to get you the attention you boldly deserve.
Try: Romance was born Intergalactic Planetary Dress is sheer and completely pleated. It features a cape style overlay with a drop waist and zigzag hem for flowing along the race track.
Try: Maggie Marilyn white leap of faith blazer dress features double breasted buttons and beautifully structured shoulders this piece is 100% Cotton and ethically made in New Zealand. Just add your own black hat, handbag, shoes and you are ready to stand out on Derby Day.
Try: nevenka she is sexual dress featuring a deep v neckline surrounded by soft frills of french sandwash silk with chantilly lace and is handcrafted in Melbourne and perfect for a wash of grace this spring racing carnival.
Try: Zimmerman Baou Tiered Swirl Dress in Ivory cotton broderie anglaise. Long sleeve maxi dress with scalloped edge throughout cuffs and tiered skirt hem, with circle dot trim inset panel at waist.
Are you aware of the different dress codes of each spring racing event? We’ve pulled together a very simple guide to keep you on track.
Caulfield Cup might not have a specific dress code but we suggest keeping it fresh and floral.
Derby Day is traditionally strict black and white dress code but you can always add a pop of colour in your hat.
Melbourne Cup is your time to shine. Be daring, be bold, but most of all have fun!
Oaks Day is all about showing off your feminine side so get experimental with sheer or lace detailing.
Stakes Day is a little more relaxed, so we suggest to get flirty with flowing dresses and fedora.
Whether it’s a showy headpiece, an abstract hat or decorative headband, it’s true, but no spring racing outfit would be complete without a hat or fascinator to match.
Try: Local talent and Spring Racing Milliner Stephanie Spencer. Her modern silhouettes marry with precise hand-finishing techniques and intricately handmade trims to tell a story of feminine, refined playfulness. Which is perfect for 2018 spring racing. Stephanie is our go-to milliner for cool, contemporary racewear millinery.
Remember, you’ll be drinking champagne and laughing and while you’ll be doing this your hands will be near your face showing off your beautifully styled nails. Be fun this spring racing carnival with some nail fashion.
Try: Trophy Wife Richmond are some of the most talented nail artists we’ve seen. Look through their Instagram to be totally inspired. Get something floral to match your outfit, or why not try adding a little cuteness to something quite stylish.
You’ve prepped your skin, you’ve got your look sorted but what about your hair? Head-turning hair has never gone out of style and this Spring Racing why not add an effortless blow dry for that fresh spring flick.
Try: Brand new blow dry boutique The BLOW. Located in the ultra-convenient Paris end of Little Collins St, The BLOW focuses on doing one (super important thing) very well. Their expert stylists provide a premium Blow Dry service that lasts 45 minutes and includes an all-out cleanse wash using cult brand R+Co hair products and a best in class scalp massage. Choose from six signature styles such as The Mane Event, the classic bouncy wave with a hit of volume at the crown, or if your feeling a flirty, try Baby Got Beach, a style that accentuates big bold waves.With the philosophy that life isn’t effortless but your hair can be, The BLOW will easily work into your busy race day schedule with appointments starting from 6am. The BLOW also gives $1 from every Blow Dry to Share The Dignity, an Australia charity that provides sanitary products to homeless women and fights for the safety and support of victims of domestic violence.
For fresh glowing spring ready skin, book our spring racing special offer for laser genesis and a lactic peel. Plus, you’ll get a take-home peptide mask for the night or morning before! Valued at $430 but book before November 11, 2018 and receive this package for $299.