Her stud name was Ellomeek Travellers Babe but he called her Bee. Bee was curious and interested, interested in a life that was not just a horse’s life. She loved horseplay, but like him, she sought adventure.
PHOTOGRAPHY BRONWYN KIDD at Sarah Daw
CREATIVE DIRECTOR and WORDS VIRGINIA DOWZER at Sarah Daw
Bee loved to stand under the golden banksia and watch the racehorses train along the beach. The sound of their galloping reverberated across the sands calling the dolphins into the shallows to play. They were kindred spirits. Nature dictated it.
He wears Jacket, £840. Long-sleeve T-shirt, £270. Both by Lost & Found, available at Farfetch
Jeans, £125, by Maison Margiela, available at Mr Porter
Hat, £95. Boots, made to order, £poa. Both by RM Williams, rmwilliams.com.au. Rucksack, £632, by Gucci. Available at Mr Porter, mrporter.com
He would visit the horse cafe so she could catch up with her sisters and cousins. If you bought a coffee, they provided the carrots for free. She loved the carrots. He loved the coffee. A short macchiato with hot milk on the side.
He wears Suit, £570.
Pocket square, £40.
All by Hugo Boss, hugoboss.com
Frankie was a tomboy – that’s why he liked her. She coveted adventure over complacency and shooting stars over shining diamonds. Bee was ambivalent.
She wears Dress, £510. Skirt, £330. Belt, £85. All by Aurelio Costarella, aureliocostarella.com.
Pumps, £380, by Pierre Hardy, pierrehardy.com.
Hat, £350, by Philip Treacy, philiptreacy.co.uk
He wears Blazer, £334. T-shirt, £33.50. Trousers, £118. All by
Hugo Boss. hugoboss.com
Bee wears Silk square, £285, by Swash London, swash.co.uk
She understood the heart of the city. He liked it best when the bulls were charging. It was facing the fear, however, not welcoming the greed, that thrilled them most.
At the races he would park Bee in the rotunda where she would stay until the final race. It was her chance to reflect and his chance to put a bet on. He always won.
He wears Singlet, £24 by Sheep Shearer,
Trousers, £500 by Lost & Found, available at Farfetch,
Hat, £1,130 by Philip Treacy,
Scarf, £280 by Etro,
Bee was a cattle, polo and circus pony all rolled into one. She loved it when he rode standing up. They both felt a sense of freedom and a centring of their soles.
He wears Morning coat, £510. Shirt, £87. Trousers, £185. Tie, £75. Hat, £200. Pocket square, £30. All by Henry Bucks
Shoes, £300, by Hugo Boss
Watch, £5,745, by TAG Heuer
Frankie threw great parties. He and Bee were always invited. Bee would stand at the front door eating the rose garden. He would have endless fun. The girls would drink punch and dance to Dexys Midnight Runners.
WOMEN wear (from left): Gown, £1,550, by Aurelio Costarella, aureliocostarella.com.
Headpiece, £560, by Philip Treacy
Sandals, £500, by Hugo Boss
Gown, £1,030, by Hugo Boss
Bustier, £850. Skirt, £1,200. Both by Martin Grant
Shoes, £460, by Tabitha Simmons
HE wears Suit, £720. Shirt, £165. Tie, £50. All by Hugo Boss. hugoboss.com