So...every 365 days Christchurch hosts 'Cup Day' (Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup, part of NZ Cup and Show Week). I have now attended this day for 4 consecutive years (in a working capacity). It has been completely unnatural. This year, I bought a clutch bag as part of my outfit. Last year I invested in a fascinator. Who would have thought! It is a cultural phenonmonen. Its the 'Trotts'. Its the largest 'race' day in NZ and the largest trotting day in Australasia. And with racing crowds slowly diminishing in frequency, this day is flourishing. In summary, its a concrete jungle, Lindauer, a lot of colourful satin and fake-tan. 'Pleasant' is not a word for it - but I'd still recommend going.
This Tuesday just gone, I had the pleasure of spotting some smart shoes...
This pair is designed by Dries Van Noten. Note the embroidered detail on the sole. They were so beautiful!
And I hung out with some beautiful people during the day. They were really nice and it was fun getting dressed up. I honestly enjoyed myself.