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Brooke Hogan's Polo Diary

18 January 2017

The Look of Love

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 – they created a custom, one of a kind piece for me!

The Look of Love
Two people looking at fashion illustration sketch with fabric rolls

I met with Tristan, the head designer at Forever New 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 two fittings pre-Polo and sure enough, the designs were even better than I anticipated and fitted like a GLOVE. We had two incredible options but decided on the strapless white, wide leg pant suit with a thigh high split. We draped a white blazer over my shoulders and paired the outfit with tan heels, a Forever New floppy hat and a Forever New white clutch. 

Person pinning sleeve on garment on mannequin
Person pinning garment
Two people looking at outfit in mirror.

Soon enough, the day had arrived! We began quite early, my makeup appointment was in Melbourne at 7am. I arrived at the incredible Kate Fletcher’s 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 and into hair, I arrived at Rokk Ebony for a blow wave by Chenoa. As I was wearing a hat and because my pant suit was strapless, we went for a natural, loose, curly blow wave.

Girl in white outfit at day event

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

Girl in white outfit standing in front of media wall

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

They say time flies when you’re 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, who were hosting 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 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. I will have this bespoke piece forever and am so grateful for the collaboration and relationship that I have with Forvever New. Thanks to Alfa Romeo for inviting me, and Peroni & Jaggad for the hospitality. Until next year!

B xxxxxx

Mannequin and flowers in a room with moodboard and white jacket