My day at the Portsea Polo with Forever New

For the second year in a row I was lucky enough to be dressed by Forever New for the Portsea Polo. Last year was absolutely incredible, but this year was something else as I wasn’t only dressed by Forever New but they created custom, one of a kind bespoke piece for me! 

I met with Tristan, the head designer of FN in early December to chat outfits. We had a mood board of inspiration and some incredible sketches of ideas on what I could wear. I was immediately in love with the ideas that were being thrown around, and very quickly the sketches were created into actual designs. I had 2 fittings pre Polo and sure enough, the designs were even better than I anticipated and they fitted like a GLOVE. We had 2 incredible options but decided to go with the strapless wide leg pant suit with a thigh high split. We draped a white blazer over my shoulders and paired the outfit with simple accessories, tan heels, a Forever New floppy hat and a Forever New white clutch

The day began really early as my makeup appointment was in Melbourne at 7am. I arrived at the incredible Kate Fletchers studio and she worked her magic! As I was in all white, we decided on a bronze smokey eye and natural lip. Straight from makeup I went to my hair appointment. I arrived at Rokk Ebony for a blow wave by on of my favourites, Chenoa. As I was wearing a hat and because my pant suit was strapless, we went for a natural, loose, curly blow wave.

At around 9:15am I made my way from Melbourne to my boyfriend Myles' house which luckily enough is 5 mins from where the Polo is held! I met my two girlfriends, Steph Claire Smith and Eliza Crowder there, we popped on our outfits did some final touches and went into Myles' work, Hotel Sorrento for a champagne!

We arrived at the Polo around 1:30 (traffic was so bad and at a stand still). I was very enough to be invited by Alfa Romeo and being the main sponsor of the event, their marquee was amazing! I mingled with friends, ate some delicious food and had a few champagnes. The forecasted weather wasn’t great but luckily enough for all of us, the sun was out and shining! After Alfa Romeo marquee we decided to check out Peroni & Jagged. I had a few girlfriends in Jaggad and the music was great so Steph, Eliza and I stayed there for a while. We drank tequila cocktails (YUM), laughed our butts off  with our friends and had a dance on the d-floor.  

They say time flies when your having fun and that definitely happened to us. Before I knew it, it was unfortunately time to go. We left the polo and made our way back to Hotel Sorrento where they had an epic after party. All of my closest girlfriends who couldn’t make it to the polo were there and we continued on the fun. 

Another year down and I say this every year but I can’t wait until next year. My outfit was a little bit of a different to what I usually go for but I felt so confident and happy in what I was wearing and loved pushing the boundaries with myself and my style. I will have this Forever New bespoke piece forever and I am so grateful for the collaboration and relationship that I have with Forvever New. Thank you to Alfa Romeo for inviting me, Peroni & Jaggad for the hospitality and Forever new for making me feel great! Until next year!

B xxxxx

Brooke Hogan