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
We were pleased to be mentioned by Fashion Stylist, Rebekah Roy in a recently been interview with My West London Life. Rebekah says “I love Suzannah. She makes beautiful clothes that are so easy to wear”
We just wanted to say a big thank you to Rebekah for this, its great hearing how people love our clothes!
You can check out Rebekah Roy and see what she does here.
The most perfect cocktail dress! The Suzannah red Petal Sculpt Dress was recently voted the Christmas number 1 fashion item in Grazia‘s highly regarded designer fashion charts. Perfect if you’re looking for the ideal dress for a special Christmas event.