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Julie Goodwin Couture Derby Day essentials

by Julie Goodwin, / Thursday November 8th 2018


Sharon Johal 2018 Derby Day - Julie Goodwin Couture Melbourne couturier

 

The Melbourne Cup Carnival has always been a busy week for me, but this year, the stakes were raised. I am a lover of all things black, white and monochrome, so Derby Day is a great excuse to kick off the Cup week in my own couture, dress the women who inspire me, and enjoy a few well-earned champagnes of course.

I may be a little biased, but Sharon Johal and Phoebe Montague were two of the best-dressed women on Derby Day, and each of these outfits spoke of the women who wore them.

 

Sharon Johal 2018 Derby Day - Julie Goodwin Couture Melbourne couturier

 

Sharon is more commonly known for her role as Dipi Rebecchi on Neighbours, but I admire her most for her drive; she’s a former lawyer and the first actor of Indian origin to score a key role on a mainstream Australian TV drama. Meggy Smith put her spin on my tailored tuxedo jacket and full tulle skirt, styling it with classic millinery and delicate accessories.

 

Phoebe Montague Lady Melbourne - Julie Goodwin Couture Melbourne couturier

 

Phoebe Montague went for high volume and high drama, styling my bespoke couture dress with a hand-beaded bow and pom-pom stilettos. Phoebe and I worked closely on this spotted flocked tulle dress and it was months in the making. Each hand-sewn button and pleat detail was a testament to my love of slow, considered fashion, and our love of a statement sleeve!

Two beautiful women, two JGC outfits, one big Derby Day, and I’m not finished yet… The rest of Cup week has a few surprises in store. Stay tuned.

 

Phoebe Montague Lady Melbourne - Julie Goodwin Couture Melbourne couturier


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