With just under two months to go, Cape Town’s fashionistas are gearing up for the 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQPCT), the Cape’s most prestigious horse racing event. The event attracts fashion trend-setters, celebrities and entertainers from around the country and serious punters. The date has been set for January 11 2014, at the Kenilworth Race Course and tickets are on sale at Computicket.
New this year, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2014 will feature 12 races as opposed to 10, with a new prominent internationally-sponsored race, brought to the day’s line-up by England’s Goodwood Racecourse.
The country’s 16 thoroughbreds will compete for the winner’s purse of R1 million.
The dress code is blue and white (you can play with different shades of blue) and there are prizes for best dressed and best hat. A variety of hospitality and culinary offerings are on offer on the day.
I recommend “The Stud Club” ticket, valued at R1, 200, which includes entrance to the event’s most popular hospitality marquee, a complimentary light lunch, L’Ormarins wines and Peroni beer served. This ticket also includes on-site makeup artists for touch-ups during the day, and entrance into the Style Lounge Village and exclusive after party. We had an amazing time here last year. Other marquee options are available.
There is still time to search for a killer outfit or to get something made. For the day at the races, do look classy and sexy with a pop of drama (accessories or hat), and be sure to wear comfortable heels.
Here is a selection of blue and white outfits to inspire your look on the day:
…and of coarse a day at the races requires stylish sunglasses. Here are some choices from Sunglass Hut.
A throwback from L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2013.