The Deighton Cup

The weekend brought a classy daytime adventure peppered with fascinators, bowties and cocktails to Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver. The Deighton Cup, a namesake tribute to John (Gassy Jack) Deighton, pays homage to this whisky-bearing entrepreneur who set up his saloon in now Gastown, a pivotal locale from which the city of Vancouver grew and evolved.

Produced by The Social Concierge and DroskiTurner, the day’s events fostered a playground to celebrate the history of the city and oogle at not only the horses, but also the swanky hats worn by the people betting on them. Did I mention there was a Veuve Clicquot champagne stage? A la bubbles (gas), perhaps dear old Jack may have approved. 

Now what’s a girl to wear amidst this festivity! I went with a fiery red number covered in floral lace cut-outs. And the feathers atop my head? Well in a burst of DIY frenzy, I made this one myself.

Hats off to a fun day at the racecourse!

Photos by Jessie Couzelis, group shot by Justin Voitic.

The Deighton Cup

Inspired by the fancy racing day fun, here are some other cute lacy red numbers, and the details to go along.

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