Forget about Milan. Tennis is the hottest epicenter of forward-looking design, gorgeous put-togethers, and OOH entrances. Tournament pre-parties (“Hey, Rafael! Ciao, Maria!”) are the place to be. We were just gawking at all the In-Dressers arriving in Melbourne on Sunday. They did their OOH thing at the Crown’s Tennis Player’s Party at the Crown Casino. We had our shoe replacements ready. We’re saying sandals, ballet flats, and tropical boots are top design elements in their own right, perfect for this year’s upcoming parties of champions.
French tennis star Marion Bartoli posed sweetly in a black and gray short jacket over a top and skirt. We would have glammed her up with a glossy beehive and a pair of those incomparably femme Tory Burch ballet flats. We’re standing by with this Tory Burch Eddie Ballet Flat Smoke Grey Patent. The shoes are terrif with her jacket.
Jelena Jankovic plays tennis the way she parties, with mega spirit and fast-forward pizazz. Did you ever see a tennis-fused party outfit like this one? We adore the camel toned tank top, swishy and silky skirt. LV on the belt is only further proof that Jelena isn’t about to shrink from the fashion scene. We’re pairing her look with Stuart Weitzman’s answer to sandal heaven. This is the Stuart Weitzman Alex Swamp Crochet.
Maria Sharapova, tennis princess, was the talk of the party, in her killer ensemble of blushed bone and gray top, black and white stripe shorts, and black and gray cardigan. All in the softest textures, each piece proves that Maria knows how to wear luxe leisure like no other. We know another winner, Andre Assous, master of espadrilles that stand apart in craftsmanship and materials. Our victory pick for Maria is the Andre AssousEve Bronze Leather.