Sasa Ladies purse is one of the most famous horse races in the Asian region. First run in 1846 it is the oldest horse race in Hong Kong. This is one of the go to glamorous events on the Hong Kong social calendar, so it was a definite must see for me as my mission statement is "Making All Women Glamorous". Race goers turned out in droves dressed to impress sporting their millinery creations and pulled together outfits. The race is held at Shatin Jockey Club in collaboration with Sasa International Holdings limited. I was delighted to attend the race and to create bespoke millinery pieces for two high profile Hong Kong ladies attending the event. The "World Haute Inspiration fashion show" is held in the main area showcasing works from local Hong Kong fashion designer and international milliners. See below some of my favorite photos from the day featuring glorious hats and some of my own millinery designs. I decided to wear a contemporary Chinese style hat inspired by Shanghai Tang aesthetic to compliment my outfit. "When in Rome" as they say! Check out my interview with Nicole from www.letsgetracy.com on video below.
Our carriage awaits! a very reliable Hong Kong Taxi.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Shatin.
Sherie Legrix, Noeleen, and Mrs Engelbrecht-Bresges.Hats by NOELEEN MILLINERY
Having fun with the Jockey's wives.
One of the hats from the fashion show
Young ladies enjoying the day.
It's not all about the ladies. Here we a handsome man looking very dapper. This hat looked like it was a Vivenne Westwood design.
I even had a win! couldn't believe it! A random pick, and the horses name was "Collagen". Is somebody trying to tell me something..
I really liked this Junk boat hat on display. This truly represents Hong Kong.
This black feather creation seen from the back was quite striking and would really give a small lady some extra height if needed. A definite showstopper.
It was a packed house and the atmosphere was electric.
Unfortunately the rolls royce was not my ride home and we waited in the very long line for a hong kong taxi, which surprisingly didn't take too long. That's Hong Kong for you!