Both dresses looked effortlessly stylish. The vintage couture spirit shone through with Elizabeth’s wonderful Hollywood glamour styling directed by Ellie Lines. Completed with the perfect Rupert Sanderson heels..x
Fab coverage for our coin-dot culottes suit . The stunning designer and owner of brand Charlotte Olympia, Charlotte Dellal stepped out in the fab polkas to the launch of Iris this week. The documentary about Iris Apfel. Charlotte carried her new bag inspired by Iris, and teamed with perfectly painted lips and nails and her signature hair rolls.
Much coverage was received about the event . W mag, Tatler , Vogue and the Telegraph featured the glamorous affair.
Looking stunning just after having her baby, she was photographed and featured in the Mail Online and also The Sun.
The dress suits Denise because of the low neckline and smocking detail under the bust to lift and give shape. The bias cut skirt part is gently cut to be sexily skimming, and just above the knee is picture perfect for this season, and baring in mind… too short could look wrong to this event and for her.
Teamed perfectly with strong slick peep toe ankle strap heels, the dress has a nod to the past with a 30s Vintage charm appeal which was perfect for Claridges.
Nathalie Imbruglia was also in a beautifully whimsical dress with a modern grecian feeling which I have since found out by the amazing stylist Karen Clarkson was designed by Phillip Lim.
The Suzannah Vintage 30s Dress was inspired by a piece which I bought at the Porte de Clignancourt market in Paris. The dress was maxi length and had a very stiff base, which made it look incredibly grand! The print also had gold metallic embellishment. I wanted to take the essence of the piece… the depth and beauty of the print and translate it into a fun, quirky, ageless and season-less dress which would look as fabulous with bare legs, as on Denise… as with ribby Falke tights and strong courts in the winter months.
The tea dress silhouette has become a staple of the collection, I have experimented with different base cloths. Italian Crepe de Chine for a slightly more dressed down look, and silk satin for the Navy colour way to ensure the colours take on enough depth and saturation to look as ‘grand’ as its inspiration.
What great news that my Petal Sculpt dress pulled top prize at the style awards for Ladies Day at Aintree last week. Thats a better result than winning any each way bet on the horses! Here’s the article from, plus a picture of the winner, Sophie Fairclough with Colleen. Always knew it was a favourite!
Fashion news….Suzannah ‘Petal Sculpt’ Dress wins Style Award at Aintree….
Journalism student Sophie Fairclough 20, from Formby, won the Style Award at Aintree at the weekend dressed in a striking silk emerald green dress by London based label Suzannah. She accessorized the dress with Christian Louboutin heels and a matching bag. (Judges included fashion legend Jeff Banks) Designer Suzannah Crabb said ‘Sophie looks amazing in my dress – she really deserved to win’.
Sophie won a new car, worth £12,000, a 10-day holiday to Barbados for two and a photoshoot at a top London studio as well as £200 to spend in Cricket and a goody bag from Benefit.
The stunned student said: “I’m so happy. I’m so shocked. “I put a lot of effort into getting ready for Ladies’ Day and had intended to enter the Style competition but I didn’t think that I would win’
The five finalists had been picked out of 1,900 entrants on Ladies’ Day by judges, Sheree Murphy, Emma Johnson, Ricky Whittle, Colin McAllister, Justin Ryan, Justine Mills and Lorraine McCulloch and designer Jeff Banks.
Banks said: “It’s almost got a retro 1950s look. “The emerald green colour is what everyone is predicting for 2011, so Sophie is ahead of the trend.”
The tulip petal sculpt that Sophie is wearing is from £385 and available in scarlet, champagne (pictured below) and black at http://www.suzannah.com
Holly Willoughby looking gorgeously stunning in the Suzannah Petal Sculpt Cocktail Dress in Black! on ITV’s This Morning yesterday! Thank you to Kathryn, one of the dedicated Suzannah customers who phoned in to tell us.
Kathryn,…your Suzannah voucher is on its way to you for a thank you !
The neckline frames her face beautifully, and with the sleeve cleverly cut to cover the upper arm too! not that she needs it :-). The perfect dress for any event!