Absolutely thrilled to have been selected to appear on Ch4 during the Royal Ascot week’s television coverage alongside Gok Wan.
Several high profile designers known for their Ascot relevant design, and high profile milliners were featured during the week: Stewart Parvin, Philip Treacy, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Jane Taylor and Caroline Charles. I was featured as one of the newer designers on the scene, and luckily my clippit of film both pre-recorded on live were shown on Ladies day, Thursday 19th June 2014.
Here is a link to the film
Below is an image of myself and Hetty Chedwick just before the filming. Hetty, the luxury editor of Country Life magazine worked with me as a great muse to create the perfect Ascot look. Hetty wore the ready-to-wear Cape shift. We adapted Hetty’s dress with simple alterations. As Hetty is a size 10 with a petite height of 5ft 3″ ( without hat!) We lifted the dress at the shoulders as she is a little shorter than average, replacing the collar piece and raised the hemline by 3cm. Hetty’s wonderful millinery was created by Couture milliner Edwina Ibbotson, who I collaborate with to create special event showpiece millinery and pieces of extreme standard. We decided this wonderful upward brim saucer in colour blocks of red, pink and orange would bring a fabulous energy and fun to this chic outfit whilst being complimentary colours to Hetty’s complexion. The clean sculptural lines of the dress and the hat work well and translated the look giving the drama necessary for Ascot and the Royal Enclosure Ascot and not wedding.
I wore the new Bloom Dancehall midi silk dress from the pre-fall collection with netted underskirts and Emmy suede pom pom Suzannah heels, again with Edwina Ibbotson couture millinery. I opted to not be too matchy, but to work within the palette of tones within my outfit.
We both felt great and confident, and with our filming mid-afternoon were delighted the dresses stood upto our important test of time for looking immaculate after we had been wearing them for a long journey there and all day!