As the Melbourne Cup carnival approaches, all eyes are on the exclusive Birdcage, the famous VIP enclosure where the who’s who of Australia’s social scene gather.
This year’s guest list, in keeping with tradition, will feature a mix of exciting invitations and eyebrow-raising omissions.
Celebrities including AFL star Tom Hawkins and his wife Emma, Erin Holland and Mia Fevola are expected to make dazzling appearances.
Their presence is highly anticipated, promising an array of glitz and glamour.
Top brands Lexus and Crown welcome a spectacular ensemble including Nadia Bartel, Bec Judd, Lana Wilkinson, Melissa Leong, Rozalia and Nick Russian.
As the Melbourne Cup approaches, all eyes are on the exclusive Birdcage, the famous VIP enclosure where the elite of the Australian social scene gather. Pictured: Tim and Emma Hawkins
Celebrities including Erin Holland (pictured), Ruby Brownless and Mia Fevola are expected to make dazzling appearances, according to The Herald Sun
Joining them will be Rebecca Harding, Nathan Buckley and his glamorous girlfriend Brodie Ryan, Olivia Rogers, Paul Versace, Josh Daicos and his partner Annalize Dalins, and Olympia Bellchambers alongside her partner Tom.
As social media stars become the new trendsetters, young and dynamic personalities such as Martha Kalifatidis, Hannah Dal Sasso, Sam Guggenheimer, Izzy Armitage and Jasmine Tavares are expected to appear.
Their digital traction ensures that Birdcage remains a trending topic across all platforms.
Top brands Lexus and Crown welcome a spectacular ensemble including Nadia Bartel, Bec Judd (pictured), Lana Wilkinson and Amy Pejkovic.
Masterchef judge Melissa Leong (pictured) will also be in attendance as a special guest from Lexus
Bar Bambi owners Rozalia and Nick Russian (photo) are also in attendance.
Joining them will be Nathan Buckley and his glamorous girlfriend Brodie Ryan (pictured), as well as Olympia Bellchambers and her partner Tom, among others.
Sydney’s high society will also be making their presence known, with names like Karl Stefanovic (left) and celebrity coaches Jono Castano and Simone Holtznagel (right) all expected to fly in.
Sydney’s high society will also make their presence known, with names like Karl Stefanovic, Pip Edwards, Jono Castano and Simone Holtznagel all expected.
As one publicist rightly told the Herald Sun, “They may not care about seeing a horse, but they are helping to raise awareness that this is the place to be.”
However, the guest exclusions of Vince Colosimo and Marty Sheargold, and others, are a reminder of the ever-changing dynamics of fame.
Wayne Carey, Clayton Oliver and former Victorian premier Daniel Andrews are also not invited.
An insider noted: “That doesn’t mean they can’t ever be invited again, but when you make headlines or are followed by incidents and drama, that has no value to a sponsor .”
“Guest lists need to be up to date with the people we want to see and hear speak.”
Uninvited: Invitation exclusions of Vince Colosimo (pictured) and Wayne Carey and others are a reminder of the ever-changing dynamics of fame
Unlikely to be there: Marty Sheargold after taking an unexpected absence from the airwaves