No one throws a party quite like events and party experts LENZO, that’s why we partnered with the creative team for our recent Spring Racing 2017 Campaign. Together with a talented team of suppliers they transformed the beautiful heritage listed Quat Quatta into the ultimate Spring Racing destination to showcase our 2017 Spring Racing Collection. To help you be race day ready and throw the ultimate Spring Racing party the LENZO team share their tips and tricks.
Can you start by telling us a bit about LENZO?
LENZO is Australia’s one-stop-shop for all events, where you can shop, hire and be inspired for your wedding, birthday, baby shower, hens day and more. We have everything on our site from partyware, furniture, beauty services, venues and catering, making it easier for the time-poor party planner to make their event amazing. Founded by Elleni Pearce in 2014, we are now the most followed all-encompassing events business in Australia.
What was the inspiration behind the Betts Spring Racing Campaign setting?
The inspiration behind the Spring Racing Editorial was to create a marquee-inspired setting that captured the essence of the Spring Racing carnival. A luxurious décor, great company, fabulous fashion, delicious cocktails and stunning flowers transformed the beautiful Quat Quatta into the ultimate Spring Racing destination. Cherry blossoms were also at the centre of shoot, as they recently sprung into season and can be seen scattered across Melbournian streets we thought it would tie in perfectly to give the shoot that feminine and fresh look.
Do you have any tips for achieving the perfect spring racing party?
If you are hosting a Spring Racing party, our top party tips are:
- Go big with seasonal blooms. We #LOVE anything floral, so work with what’s in season for the perfect pop of colour.
- Create an insta-worthy cocktail for guests on arrival, and make sure to top it with a trendy straw and some edible flowers! For more, check out LENZO’s go-to cocktail recipes here:
- Try to plan ahead of time and do most of the setting up the night before. This allows you to #TreatYourSelf and get your hair and makeup done by a professional.
- Remember, it is always better to over-cater than to under-cater in terms of food and drinks.
- And take photos, so that your memories last the test of time!
Do you have any tips for choosing the perfect outfit for the races?
When planning your outfit for the races, start with finding your central piece; whether that be the perfect dress, a show-stopping headpiece or an amazing pair of shoes. From here, source complimentary pieces until you create an outfit you feel fabulous in. Remember, that if one element is a really bold fashion statement, tone down the other elements in your outfit. In terms of trends, don’t be afraid of colour and having fun with your accessories.
Favourite pieces from the latest Betts collection?
At the moment, we #LOVE a good mule, so you could definitely see us rocking the MOONLIGHT heel in nude, or the HIGHLIGHT mule in dusty pink. Also, we can’t get enough of metallics, so we do have our eyes on the JESPER CLUTCH.
Do you have any tips for enduring a race day?
To get us through race day, we fill our handbags with:
- Lipstick, powder and bronzer for touch ups through the day.
- A portable phone charger so we don’t miss out on any selfies and can catch an Uber home.
- Cash/cards, just in case for any last minute emergency splurges.
Do you have any beauty tips for the races?
Keep your hair and makeup simple, and let your fab headpiece do the talking!
We hope our interview with LENZO has inspired your Spring Racing celebrations and that their tips and tricks will have you race day ready! Discover this season's Spring Racing footwear trends and the key shoes you need to win the trackside style stakes here.
Credits: Styling LENZO, Photography kas Richards, Venue and Catering Quat Quatta, Florist flowers by Brett Matthew John, Furniture Dann Event Hire, Videographer One Heart Studios, Clothing Thurley, Keepsake, Cmeo Collective, Finders Keepers, Millicent Elizabeth, Country Road, Models Brit Davis, Steph Philip and Mitch from Brazen Models, Accessories Morgan and Taylor, and Lady of Leisure Millinery, Balloons Moonshot Balloons and Drinks Yellowglen. Please drink responsibly.