The second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic took place yesterday Governors Island in New York Harbour. Y. Prince harry played on the winning team and Nacho Figueras ( great Argentine polo players that is the face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo Black perfume). It was a charity game and all the profit benefited Sentebale, the charity that Prince Harry has set up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. As a good Argentinean, I love spending the day at a polo game...surrounded by gorgeous horses (my passion), great friends, handsome men and why not some great champagne.... It' just fun!!...and the game is great.It's competitive, there is always some risk..and then the fashion factor also never hurts. Yesterday, Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, and Kate Hudson made it to the VIP party. The game was open to the public but the VIP section started at USD5000 per person.
As far as fashion a lot of natural and earth tones where seeing at the VIP party; from Kate Hudson to Donna Karan to Chloe Sevigny (looking fabulous in a Chloe Short). When going to a polo game for the most part you want to keep it simple but sophisticated...do not over do it. Go fo sophisticated boho chic look with key trendy pieces (a fabulous and trendy fag, a great scarf). Hats are fun, specially if it's a sunny day..but different from the Kentucky Derby big-big hats are not the best for the day...kip it fun with a cool fedora ( the best one was from Kelly Klein) even a fun hat like Chloe Sevigny wore it's better than a big hat (even do I am not crazy about it). The must have pieces for a summer polo outfit are: gladiator sandal, flowery or natural dress (short-mid length) or maxi dress in a rich color, big manly watch, great bag (either a small trendy messenger with a lot of style or a big unstructured good quality bag)..great big glasses. My biggest recommendation is dress simple but with good quality pieces..
What not to wear never ever to a polo game: high heels (love them but pumps have not place at the game), too much makeup ( simple and natural), uncomfortable clothes..you are going to be moving around, even laying in the grass drinking champagne, so wear something you can move around, even though I love linen pants...after a couple of hours you are going to look like one big wrinkle ~but a linen shirt might do it, and red lipstick (even thought it looks great in with certain looks, there is something about being around horses, outside, that make my ears chrrr with red lipstick)..
What is your favourite game to watch?