The race that stops the nation is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making plans and get those spring racing frocks ready to step out in style!

The statement of any spring racing outfit is, of course, the head piece! At FASHFEST last week, Canberrans were absolutely mesmerised by the millenary masterpieces presented by local label Sovata, whose pieces are sure to set off any outfit ahead of the spring racing pinnacle event.

If you missed the collection presented by Sovata during FASHFEST’s Reverie show, the National Press Club will be hosting the adored head-pieces at 6pm Thursday 6 October for Canberra fans to try, purchase and dress-to-impress ahead of Melbourne Cup on Thursday 1 November.

If your office has yet to make plans for the race, the National Press Club will also be holding its annual Melbourne Cup VIP event, with host Tim Shaw of 2CC set to put a hilarious, political spin on the event.

At 11:00am the celebration will start with VIP drinks and canapés in the Club Lounge to mingle with co-workers and local professionals, before moving onto the main event, a seafood buffet in the National Room.

To keep the ladies looking fresh and beautiful the Press Club will have a makeup bar on hand for touch-ups ahead of the all important fashions on the field competition. Ladies, this is where your Sovata statement piece will serve you well with some extraordinary prizes up for grabs, including; vouchers from Carla Zampatti, Momento, Sovata and tickets to Voices in the Forrest.

Watch the main event on the big screens and enjoy lucky-door prizes donated by major sponsor Huawei. After the race is over, kick on to the Club Lounge with drinks, canapés and free live music to celebrate your winnings.

So, instead of huddling around the boardroom television for the race that stops the nation, book a corporate table or get a group of co-workers and friends together to celebrate the Melbourne Cup at the National Press Club of Australia.

Click here for more information and tickets.

Image from: Deejay Jukic