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

 

Fun Full Skirted Fabulousness. Retro Fifties Dress In Orange..x


I blogged about the Kaleidoscope dress in fab Orangey Red when we first showcased it at London Fashion Week for SS12.  Martha Ward had loved it, spied it and blogged about it for Vogue.co.uk.

Well its finally here. The dress itself has so many characteristics that it has taken a little while to launch. The fabric was woven especially for this style in Italy, the exact colour of the dress

was achieved by dying the yarns to the colour of a 1950’s ballgown. The lustre of the structured cloth shines orange, and sometimes red. It is quite difficult to describe the depth and intensity of the

vintage twill weave. I guess it has to be seen or imagined.

The structured hooped style of the skirt has been lengthened a little to fall in line with the season’s feeling for true 1950’s spirit. Each hoop of the skirt is supported by a lightweight crinoline,

which gives the fun circular shape some structure. The balance works well though, with the slightly dropped waist and wonderfully fitted bodice, the dress is without a doubt totally flattering.

The neat front placed tissue pockets, are there to add an extra ounce of charm, and are fun to move the skirt around with.

Tiny waist making ,..absolutely joyful to wear and an updated Audrey Hepburn classic, which could make you smile , glide and twirl around into the next decade and for decades to come too.

Heels are a must for this frock. It is for fun, for parties and fabulous events whichever the season.

and,..if the dress is worn to an event, for which indeed it would be perfectly placed. We recommend Alnatt by Gina Foster.

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As well as being available to buy online at http://www.suzannah.com, and in store at our boutique in Little Venice London W9, The Kaleidoscope dress can also be found in The Design Centre in Dublin, and the Kimono boutique in Limerick, Ireland.

The Sartorialist

I am probably one of The Sartorialist’s biggest fans.

Having spent three of the most recent years of my career trend spotting for high street brands and luxury

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fabric mills, I have used this as one of my bibles. As I know do so many others in the industry.

Such a simple tool to capture so well the chicest street style and small moments of natural chic from

the worlds fashion capitals.

The menswear is as significant to me as the womens.

I love the proportions, and the character and the theatre

brought about by personal styling. Some people, so unaware of just how ‘perfect’ they are looking, and how beautiful an

image they have created for others to appreciate.

I spied a coat of mine on there, worn by a lady whom I’ve never met, but who owns the family business Imarika

which is a beautiful fashion store in Milan. She has worn it with effortless style, and has attracted nearly 200 comments for this Sartorialist entry.