Thank you so much to those who came to our evening charity Fashion Show in support of MENCAP. It was great to see so many friendly faces supporting MENCAP and SUZANNAH. We are thrilled to share that the total raised on the evening was £45K net which went directly to the charity. It was a beautiful event. Guests enjoyed a drinks and canapé reception, followed by a SUZANNAH fashion show together with the collaborations of Suzannah with the best in British millinery. A thank you to Emmy and Rupert Sanderson for the beautiful shoes. Rae Feather supported with their luxury straw bags which proved the perfect accessory for our tea dresses.
The elegant models walked to beautiful music by Kali Uchis, Lola Marsh, Florence and the Machine and Jamie XX with their slick leather tied pony tails providing the perfect neat canvas for the most amazing hats. The make up of matt lilac hued lips with an exaggerated eye line gave a modern slick lift to a vintage idea. The Goldsmiths kindly lit their spectacular candelabras for us and give the show a unique experience of a catwalk show by candle light. Below captures imagery from our two most popular looks from the show. Please look at our Instagram to see our videos. A special thank you to every one who came, donated and bought tickets, and a big enormous thank you to the BAFTA winning British actress Olivia Colman who came to support us and to help raise the profile of this amazing charity!
Time for new Summer tea dresses in new beautiful prints. Our prints are unique to us and printed on the finest Italian silk. The SUZANNAH tea dress is perfect for Summer. They pack beautifully and can be dressed up or down. A great investment piece for your wardrobe you will reach for time after time. We love them and hope you will too….x
We spotted the beautiful HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex wearing our Marigold print silk tea dress on tour in Sri Lanka. Our silk tea dresses pack beautifully and come in a variety of unique prints designed by us. Perfect to roll up and pack for events overseas.
We have produced a beautiful Spring Summer 2018 collection with new printed silk pieces to style up or down. Key pieces include our silk Odette Jumpsuit with a classic coin sized polka dot, a wonderfully flattering relaxed wear. Similarly, tailored from our gorgeous silk which has been printed in Italy the silk polo neck top in the reverse coin sized polka dot and high waisted slim trousers are perfect versatile pieces to take you stylishly from day through to event! We have also updated our classic tea dress with a round slit neck line and 3/4 sleeves. Introduced in several prints, the poppy red quill feather print is certainly a team favourite and can translate through the seasons easily.
Beautiful ballerina Darcey Bussell looked wonderful wearing the V Curve Grande for BBCs Strictly come Dancing show for the semi final on BBC. The V Curve is a grand statement cocktail dress silhouette. It is the most wonderful elegant occasionwear dress perfect for a simple wedding dress alternative or for a dramatic races day look. A slender waist is created by sitting slightly higher than the natural waist and synched with a detachable belt. A full circular skirt with pockets adds plenty of 1950s drama. Available in a beautiful White Sparkle as shown, a Powder Blue Sparkle or in a Molten Blue and Gold jacquard.
We were invited to take part in one of a series of Speakers lunches at Coworth Park Ascot. The audience enjoyed a beautiful Michelin Star 3 course lunch with champagne and chocolates. During coffee Suzannah spoke about her history and told the story of her career and the brand path. Then she progressed into the etiquette for the social season events and what to wear for black and white tie whilst our beautiful model Rebecca walked the room in her Suzannah outfits dressed from head to heel in coordinated stylish millinery dress coat and shoes. Kate Wilkinson provided the make up and hair and created Rebecca into a perfect modern-day Audrey Hepburn. Here are the etiquette guidelines with accompanying photographs from the event…x
Dresses and skirts should be of modest length de ned as falling just above the knee or longer.
Dresses and tops should have straps of one inch or greater.
Jackets and pashminas may be worn but dresses and tops underneath should still comply with the Royal Enclosure dress code.
Trouser suits are welcome. They should be of full length and of matching material and colour.
Jumpsuits are welcome. They should be of full-length to the ankle, with regulations matching that for dresses.
Hats should be worn; however a headpiece which has a solid base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.
Fascinators are not permitted; neither are headpieces which do not have a solid base covering a sufficient area of the head (4 inches/10cm).
Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck and spaghetti straps are not permitted.
Midriffs must be covered.
Queen Anne and Village Enclosures
Ladies within the main Queen Anne Enclosure and Village Enclosure areas are encouraged to dress in a manner as benefits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:
A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
Trouser suits and jumpsuits must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above.
Midriffs must be covered.
Shorts are not permitted.
Whilst encouraging racegoers to wear smart clothes, no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure except that replica sports shirts are not permitted.
Ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee. Ladies will not be admitted wearing divided skirts, culottes or trousers of any kind.
Whilst not a requirement, it is customary for ladies to wear hats.
The atmosphere is less formal than the Stewards’ Enclosure as there is no dress code, although many who attend do enter into the spirit of the Regatta, wearing club blazers and other rowing apparel.
The world’s first wedding department store has opened in London. The Wedding Gallery brings together bridal parties and industry experts into a hub of creativity, planning and expertise. Over two floors number One Marylebone Road will introduce you to a carefully curated selection of wedding brands, helping you find everything that you need to plan your perfect day. There are many different styles appointments available – from a complimentary appointment that enables you to browse through the space and get familiar with The Wedding Gallery offering, to guided appointment where under the guidance of a Wedding Gallery Consultant, you will receive advice on your wedding planning process. We are thrilled to have a beautiful edit of Suzannah’s occasion wear there, highlighting modern mother of the bride and mother of the groom styles. We also specialise in alternative bride outfits. We recommend a visit!
Beautiful coverage of Katherine Jenkins this month in Hello! Katherine is photographed wearing the Grandad Midi Dress Peony Print. Naturally beautiful and easy to wear. The Grandad dress is a variation on our best selling silk tea dress silhouette.
Style with a soft beautiful cashmere knit or peachy pink accessories like Katherine … x