This year's ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne had the perfect finale on Saturday afternoon with the Lifestyle Party. It's always one of the best events of the Cup but this one really blew the other years out of the water. It had gorgeous Mexican fashion, Melbourne's social set, beautiful ocean views and good looking sailors!
The day started off around 1pm with a special VIP event hosted by Pineda Covalin. Guests were thrilled as they set sail on some of the most beautiful, luxurious boats I've ever seen to relax and watch the racing up close.
'Glasscutter' VIP boat
Guests were treated to champagne and sushi while we cruised along the bay and watched the end of the racing. The weather was perfect, sunny with a nice breeze that kept us all wind-swept!
Once we were back on dry land, we headed up to the Lifestyle Party on the balcony, which was kicking off with the champagne flowing. Guests including Alex Fevola, radio presenter Fifi Box, Fashion Torque founders Jenny Bannister and Philip Boon and Western Bulldogs footballer Justin Sherman and his lovely wife Jackie, not to mention our Olympic sailors and even the Mexican Ambassador were all there to celebrate and have a good time.
Around 6.30pm, the crowd gathered around the black carpet as beautiful models dressed in Pineda Covalin sashayed down the runway. We saw florals, butterfly wings and prints of Frida Kahlo on silk fabrics. I wish I could have been modelling those clothes myeslf!
Singer Chloe Maggs and her band Collective Live entertained us during the fashion show and well into the night, playing the latest tunes and getting the crowd up and dancing.
Sandringham Yacht Club was the perfect venue for the event and showed off Melbourne's ability to mix sailing, fashion, music and lifestyle like no other city can.