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Melbourne Cup 2018: How your favourite stars are getting ready

Before they hit the Birdcage, there's a lot of primping to do!

By Anita Lyons

It's the race that stops that nation as the Melbourne Cup 2018 gets underway, but really - all eyes will be on the fashion on the field.

But before the ladies (and gents) get track side, they need to slip off their tracksuits, primp their faces and frock up with the very best fascinator's that a milliner can make.

With more selfies than you can poke a (selfie) stick at and few fab boomerangs - it's time to see all of your fave Aussie celebs getting ready!

The Sunrise early risers

It wouldn't be a Melbourne Cup Day without the ladies of Sunrise up and at em in the early hours of the morning.

Edwina Bartholomew, Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr have already begun their festivities with Edwina showing off her gorgeous headpiece, Sam, a selfie among the flowers and of course, Nat - eating an all-important sambo - with the actual cup itself. Legend.

Edwina Bartholomew

Natalie Barr

Samantha Armytage

Georgia Love

Network Ten and former Bachelorette Georgia Love, is always one to watch out for during the Cup. She shared a fun boomerang on her story this morning, with her makeup artist Victoria Jade.

Later, she posted a lash-tastic pic with the top of bright orange suit, accompanied by a punny caption (of course), "Orange ya glad it'd Cup day?!"

Rachael Finch

Rachael Finch sure knows how to rock a frock - and before she goes track-side, the yummy mummy-of-two took to Instagram to show off her gorgeous makeup accentuated by a bold orange look.

According to her caption, she'll be betting on "lucky" number 13 - Finche. How fitting!

Kate Waterhouse

Racing royalty, Kate Waterhouse, sure knows a thing or two about Melbourne Cup fashion.

Today, its bigger - the bow and the eyelashes - the better!

She's en route to cover the event for Channel 7.

Natalia Cooper

The beautiful Channel 9 presenter, Natalia Cooper, is glowing while she takes a picture on board the P&O Melbourne Cup cruise.

The mumma-to-be is "cruising into cup day" with the most spectacular pearl fascinator and of course, accentuated by her growin baby bump!

Tully Smyth

It looks like bows are all the rage this year, with reality TV star turned model/influencer Tully Smyth, all dolled up in a black bow.

She also gave us a sneak peak of her accessories on her Insta stories!

"Sneak peak" at Tully Smyth's *Melbourne Cup* Day accessories! *(Source: Instagram)*
"Sneak peak" at Tully Smyth's Melbourne Cup Day accessories! (Source: Instagram)

Rebecca Maddern

Australian Ninja Warrior host, Rebecca Maddern, looking absolutely incredible in a pant suit!

Poking fun at the torrential downpour in Melbourne, she captioned the post: "Great day for it!" and a raining umbrella emoji!

Elyse Knowles

The Block's Elyse Knowles waited out the rain in the hair salon, but her make up was flawless.

Hopefully those gorgeous curls will stay!

Megan Gale

We love the flawless look the celebs are going for this season and model Megan Gale's fresh face is no exception.

Anna Heinrich

Anna Heinrich matches her amazing personality with this bold and brilliant look.

Hair salon selfies are all the rage today!

Kylie Gillies

A pony for the pony races!

Kylie Gillies looking stunning in a chic ponytail and bow!

Rebecca Harding

Rebecca Harding's eyes look out of this world! Andy Lee's better half obviously got the big bow memo.

Cannot wait to see the full outfit reveal!