Invitation to our fashion show…x

We would love to invite you to our evening charity Fashion Show in support of MENCAP.

The event is on Monday 12th March 2018 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm at The Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City.

A drinks and canapé reception will be followed by a beautiful SUZANNAH fashion show together with the collaborations of SUZANNAH and the best in British millinery.

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Beautiful ballerina Darcey Bussell in Suzannah…x

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.

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Darcey Busell in V Curve Grande White Sparkle
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V-Curve Grande White Sparkle

Suzannah speaks at Coworth Park… x

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

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The Eleanor Dress Spring Summer 2018
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The Debutante Dress in Lilac Gazar Spring Summer 2018
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The Odette Tea Dress Polka Dot Spring Summer 2018
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The Obsession Ballerina Dress in Silk Gazar Watermelon
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The Collins Long Dress
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The Cashmere Midi Coat in Dove Grey with The Blythe Gown Shattered Glass Jacquard

 

Style Etiquette 

Ascot

Royal Enclosure

  • 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.

Windsor Enclosure

Whilst encouraging racegoers to wear smart clothes, no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure except that replica sports shirts are not permitted.

Henley

Stewards Enclosure

  • 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.

Regatta Enclosure

  • 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.

Wimbledon

Royal Box

  • No official dress code
  • Can be cold so could need a coat
  • No need for hat
  • Tea Dress is a good option

Glynedbourne

  • Formal evening dress is customary for the summer Festival.
  • Given the perils of the British weather, it is advisable to bring an additional, warm layer: cardigans, wraps and jackets are a good idea
  • Lisa Dress is a good option

 

The Wedding Gallery – the world’s first wedding department store has opened in London…x

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!

Mezzo Soprano Singer Katherine Jenkins wears a Suzannah tea dress… x

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

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November 17 – Katherine Jenkins in Hello! (Photo credit to Hello! magazine) 
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Grandad Midi Dress Peony Print

Beautiful recognition ..x

daily-express-9th-september-2016-suzannah-1-2-2The Daily Express write about HRH Countess of Wessex and remark about the beautiful bespoke Suzannah outfits which we made for her for the Royal Garter , Ascot and Wimbledon..x

A Wimbledon round up ..x

A fabulous Wimbledon round up for Suzannah dresses this year 2016..x

Well done Andy Murray ! Such a well earned beautiful gold trophy after such a thrilling match to top of incredible performance at Wimbledon this year.

And of course Serena Williams. I had the pleasure of watching Serena on centre court from the Royal Box this Tuesday. Such power. Such an icon for women and for the future of tennis. A great sport . So inspiring .

I wore our Granddad french broderie lace shirt waister with Marni silver shoes and Hardy Amies sunnies. Gloria wore our abstract bow silk pussy bow blouse and 1950s twill skirt in navy.

Here are a few pictures from our Wimbledon week.  We proudly saw Pippa Middleton, Ellie Goulding, HRH Countess of Wessex and Gill Brook , the Wimbledon chairman’s wife all wearing Suzannah dresses in the Royal Box this week. Thank you also to Tatler for the coverage in their Wimbledon shopping guide for suggesting our Hot-house hearts shirt dress as the perfect wear.

 

Pippa Middleton wears the Suzannah Monaco dress to Wimbledon..x

Wonderful coverage of Pippa Middleton wearing the Suzannah brand to the first day of Wimbledon today. Pippa wore the Monaco dress in Ivory and pinks. A beautiful strawberry and cream combination for the sunny day at The All England Club.

Here is the coverage in the Telegraph

We also recommend our beautiful signature 1930s inspired silk tea dress in the same print which has ease of wear and versatility. Below is the link through to this product on the site.

http://www.suzannah.com/ready-to-wear/tea-dresses/hayward-print-silk-30s-tea-dress-creams-pinks.aspx

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Pippa Middleton attends day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on June 27, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 27: Pippa Middleton attends day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on June 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

A few of the beautiful photographs of Suzannah outfits for Royal Ascot 2016

A racegoer poses for photographers on the first day on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 14, 2016.  / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Belinda Strudwick wears bespoke Suzannah with Edwina Ibbotson millinery
A racegoer poses for photographers on the first day on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 14, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Belinda Strudwick wears bespoke Suzannah with Edwina Ibbotson millinery
Suzannah & Courtney. Suzannah wears Wave dress  with Edwina Ibbotson millinery.Courtney wears graphic 1950s skirt and tee with Laura Apsit livens hat
Suzannah & Courtney. Suzannah wears Wave dress with Edwina Ibbotson millinery.Courtney wears graphic 1950s skirt and tee with Laura Apsit livens hat
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 16:  Sophie, Countess of Wessex attends the third day of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse  on June 15, 2016 in Ascot, England.  HRH wears Bespoke Suzannah with Jane Taylor millinery
ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: Sophie, Countess of Wessex attends the third day of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 15, 2016 in Ascot, England. HRH wears Bespoke Suzannah with Jane Taylor millinery
Liberty London Girl Sasha Wilkins wears Suzannah Princess Dress Coat with Rachel Trevor Morgans Hat
Liberty London Girl Sasha Wilkins wears Suzannah Princess Dress Coat with Rachel Trevor Morgans Hat
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  Louise Morgan attends day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 15, 2016 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) Louise wears bespoke Suzannah Frillseeker dress with Rachel Trevor Morgans millinery
ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 15: Louise Morgan attends day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 15, 2016 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) Louise wears bespoke Suzannah Frillseeker dress with Rachel Trevor Morgans millinery
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  Martha Ward attends day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 15, 2016 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) Martha presents Ascot TV wearing the Suzannah 'Belinda' dress with Orielle millinery by Awon Golding
ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 15: Martha Ward attends day 2 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 15, 2016 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) Martha presents Ascot TV wearing the Suzannah ‘Belinda’ dress with Orielle millinery by Awon Golding
A racegoer shelters from the rain during a downpour on the first day on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 14, 2016.  / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Nazer wears the Suzannah 'Burlington' dress with Edwina Ibbotson millinery
A racegoer shelters from the rain during a downpour on the first day on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 14, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images) Nazer wears the Suzannah ‘Burlington’ dress with Edwina Ibbotson millinery
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 16:  Nazer Bullen attends day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 16, 2016 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) Nazer wears the Suzannah Daisy Sequin Bodice with 1950's influence skirt in cosmetic pink
ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: Nazer Bullen attends day 3 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 16, 2016 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) Nazer wears the Suzannah Daisy Sequin Bodice with 1950’s influence skirt in cosmetic pink

The National service of Thanksgiving outfits..x

We were thrilled to see some of our outfits at the service as part of the Queen’s 90th celebrations at the weekend for the National service of Thanksgiving.

HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex wore a bespoke coat dress which we designed specifically for this occasion. The coat dress was originated from a beautiful 1940’s archive piece which we sourced in Paris earlier in the year and was originally from the States. The beautiful soft shoulder line and elegant collar-line lengthened the silhouette and acted as a beautiful frame to support the full  fluid skirt part. The waistline was pitched slightly higher and swept down into the small of the back to give plenty of space for a dramatic hem sweep.

The coat dress was cut to be slightly a-frame at the front to skim the hips, with the fullness and drama thrown into the back seam-lines. The front hemline was rounded and soft to echo the raglan shoulder and collar with subtle echoes of this curvature in the cuff too.

The entire coat was made in London from a beautiful wool silk, and fully lined in silk whilst being fully mounted onto silk organza.

The result, a demure feminine piece which was worn with of course upmost elegance and grace.

Jane Taylor created the beautiful millinery, which she created to match the coat dress.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10:  Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex leave The National Service of Thanksgiving at St Pauls Cathedral on June 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 10: Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex leave The National Service of Thanksgiving at St Pauls Cathedral on June 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

Autumn Phillips ( show below wearing the Kaleidoscope Racing Green) and the Countess of Ulster ( wearing the Wave dress with bespoke silk trims) also sported Suzannah looks. Autumn’s dress was coordinated with a beautiful feather and lace hat by Emily Baxendale, and Claire’s outfit was accessorised with the Jay hat by Awon Golding..x

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10:  Autumn Phillips attends a National Service of Thanksgiving as part of the 90th birthday celebrations for The Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 10: Autumn Phillips attends a National Service of Thanksgiving as part of the 90th birthday celebrations for The Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)