Taylor Swift is officially headlining the Melbourne Cup 2019 stage


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In what will likely be the biggest performance carnival season has seen in all its history, it has been confirmed that Taylor Swift will indeed be performing at this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday November 5. Set to take the stage at Flemington Racecourse’s Mounting Yard, the Lover singer will perform two songs from her latest album in her only Australian public appearance confirmed for the year. Victoria Racing Club’s chief executive officer, Neil Wilson, also joined Taylor Swift obsessives in exclaiming his excitement for the performance. “To think you can come to Flemington and watch not only the race that stops a nation but see one of the world’s biggest, if not the biggest, entertainer perform for the cost of a general admission ticket is phenomenal. We look forward to welcoming Taylor Swift to our wonderful event in just under 54 days.” [Vogue Inbox]

The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) recently joined The Woolmark Company to co-host an Australian fashion designers showing at New York Fashion Week as part of the AFC Designers Abroad Program. Held at the Bluestone Lane Bowery Café in Nolita, New York, guests were treated to an Australian produce-heavy canapé menu. In celebrating our home-grown fashion talent, the night also celebrated the tens of thousands of Australian woolgrowers who lovingly produce Merino wool—Australia’s biggest textile export. [Vogue Inbox]

In keeping with Gucci’s philosophy for championing self-expression, the Florence-born brand’s Westfield Sydney store is kicking off the Gucci DIY programme. From September 11 to 15, you can visit the dedicated DIY section of the store, in which customers are given the opportunity to personalise a number of selected pieces — including genderless pieces such as bombers, denim jackets and leather jackets, women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods and tailoring pieces — with embellishments including embroidery, patches and even custom threads. [Vogue Inbox]

Australian label, Ginger & Smart, are set to release a limited-edition Sauvignon-Blanc bottle and can label in partnership with premium wine brand, Crafters Union Wines. The bespoke design — which has been dubbed Future Nature — represents a floral abstract inspired by the beauty of New Zealand’s iconic Marlborough region, paired with cues from the label’s autumn/winter ’19 collection, Chroma. The collectible bottles and cans will be available in BWS store from late October, with the offer of a limited-edition Crafters Union x GINGER & SMART scarf (valued at $129) free with the purchase of two bottle for $30. [Vogue Inbox]

Luxury jewellery brand, Chaumet, has just received its Josephine, Josephine collection in-store. For a limited time, you can browse pieces that each trace their inspiration back to Empress Josephine, including the Soir De Fete ring collection which retails from $1.2 million to $2.46 million, and the Soir De Fete necklace, a piece which has been encrusted with over 720 diamonds. The collection will remain in the Sydney flagship until September 20. [Vogue Inbox]

Luxury fashion retailer, Harrolds, have just announced that they will be exclusively launching Burberry’s womenswear collection in their stores. Spanning both the lady and girl range offerings — the former being stocked at the Sydney store, and the latter set to be stocked at the Melbourne and Gold Coast stores — Harrolds will be the only retailer in Australia, aside from Burberry boutiques, to stock the British brand. The collection will be available in-store from September 16. [Vogue Inbox]