ED’S LET­TER

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - Sar­rah

It’s not ev­ery day you see a mag­a­zine photo call sheet spec­ify an ar­rival time for a horse – that’s a roll call usu­ally con­fined to the likes of celebri­ties, mod­els, pho­tog­ra­phers, hair and make-up artists and Stel­lar’s own cre­ative team. Then again, it’s not ev­ery day you see a horse in­side a house, so when we de­cided that would be the con­cept for our spring rac­ing cover, “Sammy the horse” found him­self be­ing groomed for the cam­eras along­side his glam­orous col­leagues for the day, Jen­nifer Hawkins and Jodi Anasta. While the crew were im­pressed by Sammy’s pro­fes­sion­al­ism, it was likely lost on him that hair stylist Travis Bal­cke tended to his mane in be­tween jet­ting off to fuss over non-equine tresses at the New York and Paris fash­ion shows. Un­like the rest of us, Sammy is prob­a­bly also un­con­cerned that the loom­ing Mel­bourne Cup marks the be­gin­ning of the end-of-year party sea­son. As colum­nist Car­rie Bick­more points out, the su­per­mar­kets are al­ready sell­ing mince pies. Yep, it’s that time of year again…

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