Resort Chic Tips from Race Week

With the last days of winter on the horizon, the countdown to summer is officially on. This week, The glamorous fashion set escaped the cold and descended upon Hamilton Island for the annual Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Of the plethora of stylish onshore events, the highlight was the Net-A-Porter runway show, staged at beachside luxury resort, Qualia.  Presenting the ultimate in poolside style, the show inspired us to put together our own resort edit channeling looks from our favourite 1950s beauty icons. We give you Marilyn, Jackie, Grace and Audrey.   

Photograph by Horst P Horst for Vogue. 

Photograph by Horst P Horst for Vogue. 

Marilyn Munroe

Marilyn Munroe

Marilyn Munroe

Make like Marilyn with a classic-cut Eres one-piece in crisp white that will have you looking every bit the fifties bombshell.  For textured beach waves, look no further than Original Mineral’s Sea Salt Hair Spray.  Lastly, don’t forget to apply a bright red lip colour for that pop of retro glamour.

 
Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

If there was ever anyone who knew how to dress for sunset cocktails on a super yacht, it was Jackie O.  Take a style cue from the former First Lady with a modest, summery Diane von Furstenberg shift dress and bold pink lip à la M.A.C. Cosmetics ‘show orchid’.   

 
Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Oh Princess Grace, could she be any more chic?!  We think not.  To channel her subtle, natural-looking holiday glow try applying a layer of Hampton Sun Sunless Tanning Gel, enriched with aloe vera, walnut oil and vitamin E.  A tinted moisturiser with an SPF is a must-have for any beachside beauty regime and ideal for when going straight from the beach to afternoon spritzers.

 
Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Ms. Hepburn understood the importance of protecting her porcelain skin from the sun’s harsh rays and she knew how to do it in style. Ultraceuticals SPF 50 face sunscreen and a chic wide-brim hat by Melissa Odabash will help to protect your face while you’re enjoying the sunshine.  For thick, voluminous lashes like Audrey’s that won’t give you panda eyes even in forty-degree heat, M.A.C. Cosmetics waterproof Zoom Lash Mascara is the answer.

 

 

Story by Madeleine Boyd.