Hats Off...

This year six of the most renowned hatters tilt their caps to British millinery in the Royal Ascot Collective 2015An exquisite collaboration between Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Piers Atkinson, Noel Stewart, Rachel Trevor Morgan and William Chambers, who’ve joined forces to create an entirely feminine and exceptionally beautiful 6 piece collection. 

Another fantastic source of feminine hattage is that of London designer Kate Braithwaite. If you’re not aware of her creations, she hand makes beautiful bespoke hats and headpieces for clients from Royal Ascot to the Queens Summer Garden Party. She also does some less formal, but no less fabulous felt Fedora hats (the leopard is a Maimie London love love love).

 Kate Braithwaite - available online 

Pale & Interesting

What could be more fittingly feminine for such an occasion, than the pleasures of pastel? If you are a fan of nudes, pinks, blushes, taupes, sage and dusky tones, Royal Ascot is the perfect party for pale and interesting.

 Charlie Brear  - Femininity with a definitive edge, we salute her full power Englishness. Like Mamie, from design to manufacture, she’s all about Blighty.
Maimie London - silk separates in floral print  
Emillia Wickstead - ...If its good enough for Kate...
Her designs are feminine, often fitted, sometimes floaty but always effortlessly elegant. You’ll have to be quick if you want the made-to-order / made-to-measure service, but you can always pop into the Sloane Street boutique for a peruse of the ready-to-wear collection.
Eudon Choi .This dress. Enough said. Oh and it is available at Avenue32 


 Clutch of our dreams

We wouldn’t want to be TOO demure now would we? How better to shake things up, than with the contradiction in fur that are Shrimps 'Pearly Clutch' bags. Paying homage to a bygone era of pearls and fur but throwing in their signature edge of eccentricity. This London designer captures British humour, creativity and the fun of fashion.  

 Shrimps - 'Pearly Clutch' bags