Tuesday, November 01, 2005

cup day diva

Melbourne Cup Day 1965 David Moore

They're expecting a crowd of 140,000 at Flemington...I beat the local TAB rush and placed a bet on Cup Eve. Champagne (French) (cleanskin) (soft and citrusy) on ice...
Hope the Diva wins. This year I abandoned the complex number 17 system and bet on a horse that sounds vaguely like my surname.
(Every horse in the field is a chance...)

Cup Day Edith Wall

Comments: cup day diva

The David Moore photo is a cracker.
Posted by laura at November 1, 2005 11:57 AM

65: The year of the Shrimp

can't find that classic photo which merges the two: Shrimp offending the stockingned, gloved and behatted
Posted by boynton at November 1, 2005 12:13 PM

Shrimp? Don't give me the raw prawn.
Posted by Tony.T at November 1, 2005 05:50 PM

The Gup, as viewed on the Lebanon St Seriously Hi-Tech Big Screen. (Another blanket finish was portented as order of the day, but not to be by dint of the time honoured racing cliche, "class will prevail".)

... as it was with the Vice-Regal g'daughter taking out the Shrimp (and shame on you T.T. for the above) Revisited division of Fashions on the Field ... well, back lawn to be humbly accurate.
Posted by Sedgwick at November 1, 2005 08:22 PM

Throw i ton the Barbie?
Today's models would be plank-ton, Tony.

Very Impressive, Sedge.
Sur l'herbe sure beats couch spud and closing the northerly curtains on such a beautiful day.

However - depsite my vague-surname-sound horse not placing, I did win money on "On a Jeune".
(That was my very old system of backing the Geelong Cup Winner for a place.)
A great Cup Day all round...

Posted by boynton at November 2, 2005 09:33 AM

btw did find one pict of Shrimp and crowd
Posted by boynton at November 2, 2005 10:11 AM

Little Miss Sedge wins best frock; the crocheted aqua number (in the David Moore)is definitely worst (though her dreadful white bonnet would probably do well in an Easter hat parade). Woman in pink (clutching ciggie)looks most dangerous. Shrimp has best knees.
Posted by wen at November 5, 2005 05:04 PM

great retro fashions of the field notes, wen.
(maybe there's a regular feature in that)

Lady in Pink maybe dangerous, but at least she's not knitting her brows into a frown as are most of the other ladies. I like the red peaked hat myself.
Posted by boynton at November 6, 2005 02:35 PM

the red peak jobbie is the hippest look of the time.
the crochet suit and bonnet, sorry wen, is actually the most representative of the era dress up look.
I am, without doubt, the absolute font of Sixties and Shrimpton knowledge. I still have, in Vogue binders, every issue of British Vogue of 1970, 71, 72, 73, and subsequent years not bound, or not complete, but certainly have every glossy mag I have ever bought since the Sixties.
Jean's 1965 hatlessness sent The Melbourne Establishment into a horror groove they have never really climbed out of.
Posted by Brownie at November 10, 2005 08:52 PM

I think the crocheted number brings back scary memories of being dressed up for special occasions (always a horrible pinching & twisting & pulling & tweaking experience as I recall) in clothes granny had made specially (in pastel pink & with bonnet to match). Ugh. And my Mum's wedding (dec 1965) outfit was actually a white crocheted top (just like that) with a just-above-the-knee skirt (they were poor & it could all be reworn) which I always thought was terribly terribly boring & unromantic. To make matters worse, my mother had very short hair. Not a bride to inspire yr average 10 year old -- though quite smart when you look at the photos now.

Would like to get my hands on that magazine collection, Brownie!
Posted by wen at November 11, 2005 11:07 AM

Yes - one of my sisters used to exhibit crochet-refusal for the scratchiness of which you speak,wen.

And I am xtremely impressed with that Collection, Brownie.
A scanner, and there's a dedicated blog (or two) in that...?
Posted by boynton at November 11, 2005 11:21 AM

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