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Melbourne Cup 2020: Sarah Harris and Nadia Bartel leads the celebrity race day preparations 

The Melbourne Cup may look a little different this year thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. 

But not even a global pandemic could stop Australia’s most stylish celebrities from  getting dressed to impress Tuesday.  

Leading pack was Sarah Harris, who hosted Studio 10’s race day coverage from Sydney in a futuristic lilac pencil dress. 

Melbourne Cup day glamour: Studio 10 host Sarah Harris, 39, looked glamorous in a lilac frock as she led the celebrity Melbourne Cup preparations on Tuesday morning. Pictured with co-host Tristan MacManus

Melbourne Cup day glamour: Studio 10 host Sarah Harris, 39, looked glamorous in a lilac frock as she led the celebrity Melbourne Cup preparations on Tuesday morning. Pictured with co-host Tristan MacManus

The beloved presenter, 39, completed her look with an unusual fascinator that featured halo of beaded baubles and flowers. 

Her blonde hair was swept back into a chic up-style, while her age-defying complexion was enhanced with foundation, eyeliner and a slick of pink lipstick.   

She was joined by Studio 10 co-host Tristan MacManus, who looked sharp in a grey suit, navy tie and matching pocket square. 

Style statement: The beloved presenter completed her look with an unusual fascinator that featured halo of beaded baubles and flowers

Style statement: The beloved presenter completed her look with an unusual fascinator that featured halo of beaded baubles and flowers

The whole team's here! Sarah (second left) was joined by Studio 10 co-stars Narelda Jacobs (left), Tristan MacManus (second right) and Angela Bishop (right)

The whole team’s here! Sarah (second left) was joined by Studio 10 co-stars Narelda Jacobs (left), Tristan MacManus (second right) and Angela Bishop (right)  

Former footy WAG Nadia Bartel also dressed up for the occasion, revealing a glimpse at her striking blue outfit on Instagram Stories. 

Nadia, who is celebrating cup day at Victoria’s Flemington Racecourse, filmed herself pouting in a rhinestone- encrusted blue headband and what appeared to be a square-necked blue gown. 

Nadia wore her peroxide-blonde hair out in tousled waves and enhanced her complexion with a subtle makeup look. 

Beautiful in blue! Former footy WAG Nadia Bartel also dressed up for the occasion, revealing a glimpse at her striking blue outfit on Instagram Stories

Beautiful in blue! Former footy WAG Nadia Bartel also dressed up for the occasion, revealing a glimpse at her striking blue outfit on Instagram Stories

Luscious locks:  Nadia wore her peroxide-blonde hair out in tousled waves and enhanced her complexion with a subtle makeup look

Luscious locks:  Nadia wore her peroxide-blonde hair out in tousled waves and enhanced her complexion with a subtle makeup look

Elsewhere, PR maven Roxy Jacenko shared a glimpse at her glitzy Melbourne Cup look by posting an eye-catching mirror selfie inside her Sydney mansion in Sydney.  

The Sydney publicity guru made a style statement in a zip-front camouflage print dress that she unzipped to reveal her bronzed cleavage. 

She completed her look with a quirky baker-boy inspired fascinator with birdcage veil detailing.   

That's a different look! Elsewhere, PR maven Roxy Jacenko shared a glimpse at her glitzy Melbourne Cup look by posting a busty mirror selfie from her powder room

That’s a different look! Elsewhere, PR maven Roxy Jacenko shared a glimpse at her glitzy Melbourne Cup look by posting a busty mirror selfie from her powder room

Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Bejewelled to the nines, Roxy wore a diamond-encrusted bracelet, ring and layered necklaces - one of which featured an 'R' pendant

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Bejewelled to the nines, Roxy wore a diamond-encrusted bracelet, ring and layered necklaces – one of which featured an ‘R’ pendant

Bejewelled to the nines, Roxy wore a diamond-encrusted bracelet, ring and layered necklaces – one of which featured an ‘R’ pendant. 

Meanwhile, The Project’s Gorgi Coghlan looked chic in a puffy sleeved black-and-pink dress as she celebrated race day in Melbourne.   

The former Masked Singer star completed her look with silver pointy-toed pumps and a maroon clutch bag. 

Très chic!Meanwhile, The Project's Gorgi Coghlan looked chic in a puffy sleeved black-and-pink dress as she celebrated race day in Melbourne

Très chic!Meanwhile, The Project’s Gorgi Coghlan looked chic in a puffy sleeved black-and-pink dress as she celebrated race day in Melbourne

Think pink! For makeup, Gorgi drew attention to her eyes with a pop of pink eye shadow, while keeping her blush and lipstick understated

Think pink! For makeup, Gorgi drew attention to her eyes with a pop of pink eye shadow, while keeping her blush and lipstick understated

For makeup, Gorgi drew attention to her eyes with a pop of pink eye shadow, while keeping her blush and lipstick understated. 

Blogger Nikki Phillips also documented her race day preparations in Sydney Instagram, uploading a video of herself getting primped by a makeup artist. 

‘Back in the hot seat gearing up for Melbourne Cup,’ she wrote next to a video of her perfectly-painted visage. 

Picture perfect! Blogger Nikki Phillips also documented her race day preparations in Sydney on Instagram, uploading a video of herself getting primped by a makeup artist

Picture perfect! Blogger Nikki Phillips also documented her race day preparations in Sydney on Instagram, uploading a video of herself getting primped by a makeup artist

Everything's rosy! Nikki's makeup look included rose gold eyeshadow, pink lipstick and a sweep of peach blush

Everything’s rosy! Nikki’s makeup look included rose gold eyeshadow, pink lipstick and a sweep of peach blush

Nikki’s makeup look included rose gold eyeshadow, pink lipstick and a sweep of peach blush.  

Former NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso, 30, meanwhile sent pulses with her raunchy race day ensemble. 

The former SAS Australia recruit, who is celebrating race day from her home in Melbourne, posed in a plunging mini dress emblazoned with a neon green, tropical print. 

The dress that stops the nation! Former WAG Arabella Del Busso, 30, flashed her eye-popping cleavage in a raunchy tropical mini dress as she celebrated the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday

The dress that stops the nation! Former WAG Arabella Del Busso, 30, flashed her eye-popping cleavage in a raunchy tropical mini dress as she celebrated the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 

Tribute: Arabella tagged Jennifer Lopez and Versace in her image - indicating that her race day outfit was an homage to the tropical Versace dress famously worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammys (pictured)

Tribute: Arabella tagged Jennifer Lopez and Versace in her image – indicating that her race day outfit was an homage to the tropical Versace dress famously worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammys (pictured) 

Sporting an extremely bronzed complexion and dramatic makeup, the SAS Australia star completed her look with see-through stiletto heels and a pair of statement drop earrings.  

Arabella also parted with race day tradition by choosing not to wear a fascinator, instead styling her raven locks in a bouffant beehive style.   

‘Melbourne Cup Ready’, she simply captioned the post, adding a race horse emoji. 

Is that really you> Arabella's makeup artist uploaded a before-and-after photo of her dramatic Melbourne Cup transformation

Is that really you> Arabella’s makeup artist uploaded a before-and-after photo of her dramatic Melbourne Cup transformation   

She also tagged Jenifer Lopez and Versace in her image – indicating that her race day outfit was an homage to the tropical Versace dress famously worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammys. 

Meanwhile, Arabella’s fellow SAS Australia recruit Ali Oetjen took a very take on race day glamour, opting for an extremely understated makeup look. 

Posting to Instagram on Tuesday morning, the former Bachelorette star showed off her natural-looking complexion in a smiling selfie, while adding the caption: ‘Natural makeup for races.’ 

Understated: Meanwhile, Arabella's fellow SAS Australia recruit Ali Oetjen took a very take on race day glamour, opting for an extremely understated makeup look

Understated: Meanwhile, Arabella’s fellow SAS Australia recruit Ali Oetjen took a very take on race day glamour, opting for an extremely understated makeup look

The Queensland-based blonde also tagged the Brisbane Racing Club in her post, indicating that she will celebrate Melbourne Cup locally.  

Model Olivia Molly Rogers documented her preparations by sharing a video of her stunning race day transformation in Melbourne on Instagram. 

The clip began with footage of a makeup-free Molly yawning and staring sleepily into the camera. 

Before: Model Olivia Molly Rogers documented her preparations by sharing a video of her stunning race day transformation on Instagram

After: Model Olivia Molly Rogers documented her preparations by sharing a video of her stunning race day transformation on Instagram

Before and after: Model Olivia Molly Rogers documented her preparations by sharing a video of her stunning race day transformation in Melbourne on Instagram 

Tangerine dream! In the final shot, the blonde is dressed to the nines in a one-sleeved orange frock, pink hair bow and heavy makeup

Tangerine dream! In the final shot, the blonde is dressed to the nines in a one-sleeved orange frock, pink hair bow and heavy makeup

In the next shot, the blonde is dressed to the nines in a one-sleeved orange frock, pink hair bow and heavy makeup.  

Former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also shared an Instagram video of herself getting ready for the big day.  

In the selfie-style video, the pregnant beauty queen was seen pouting at the camera while a hairdresser put the final touches on her her newly-curled hairstyle.  

Oh baby! Pregnant former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also shared an Instagram video of herself getting ready for the big day

Oh baby! Pregnant former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also shared an Instagram video of herself getting ready for the big day

Oh baby! Pregnant former Miss Universe Australia Monika Radulovic also shared an Instagram video of herself getting ready for the big day

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