I was invited to the Queen Elizabeth II Cup recently. As with all other events at the Singapore Turf Club, it was a glitzy affair with immaculately groomed ladies who added a touch of pomp and pageantry to the evening.

The event was held at the Marquee, where I had the pleasure of catching up with familiar faces (Jessie, Karen, Steven and Vikki) and getting acquainted with new faces. I brought JW along with me this time, and he doubled up as my photographer for the night.

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The QE II Cup was first inaugurated in 1972 to mark the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the Singapore Turf Club. Since then, it has become an annual event underscored by prestige and glamour.

At the event itself, ladies luxuriated in an evening of pampering treatments including manicures and henna services. The glorious buffet spread complemented by delicate sweets and fizzy cocktails ensured that it was an evening of gastronomic pleasure for all guests.

Of course, the evening wouldn’t have been complete without the wonderful company of friends.

Jessie has always been the friendly, hospitable host and she always goes the extra mile to make everyone feel comfortable.

Here’s presenting the bevy of beautiful ladies at our table.

theme for this year’s QE II Cup was Victorian classics. Prior to the event, Karen and I decided that we would both wear shades of pink and white so we pretty much turned up at the event looking like sisters. LOL. 
Thanks to our fancy hats, we were both selected to take part in the “Best Hat on Tracks” contest. All the
contestants came dressed in their best but what really stole the
limelight were the lovely hats, which I personally think were the icing
on the cake. A well-made hat or headpiece with intricate details is all it takes to complete an outfit and make you stand out from the crowd.

Karen and I didn’t win the competition, but we both received consolation prizes for our efforts.

Shortly after the fashion parade, it was time for the races to begin and all of us adjourned outdoors to catch a glimpse of the excitement!

Other than the races, we also had lots of fun taking photos with the costume minglers in classic Victorian costumes. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for the entire duration of the event that evening as I was still recovering from a bad cough and had to rest early before heading to KL the next day. Nevertheless, I had an enjoyable time!

 Finally, here’s my outfit for the night:

Handmade hat from Sydney Glebe Markets
Korean Lace Jumpsuit from Taipei (Wu Fen Pu)
Peeptoes from Salvatore Ferragamo

Accessories from Korea, Chanel
Clutch from Forever New