Sunday, 24 June 2012

The dress code at Ascot.

Say Cheese ladies,you all look brilliant as a friend captures their efforts on camera.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
Hat's off! The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the first day of Ascot
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
Sister act: Beatrice and Eugenie look demure as they arrive at the event in Berkshire
Princess Eugenie and Princess BeatricePrincess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
Beatrice wore a black and nude dress while Eugenie opted for lace dress by Issa and a cream jacket
The princesses looked elegant in smart attire and wore a more toned-down look than at the Royal Wedding.
Eugenie, 21, wore a teal lace dress by Issa, matching hat and white jacket.
Beatice, 22, looked demure in a nude and black outfit.
Prince Charles and Camilla were also at the event, but there was no sign of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Queen
 Sophie, The Countess of Wessex
Royal enclosure: The Queen and Sophie of Wessex
Prince Of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall accompanied Beatrice and Eugenie in the same carriage
Duchess of Cornwall
Look familiar? Camilla wore the same outfit as she wore to the Royal Wedding in April
Camilla followed in the footsteps of Catherine, who has been pictured in a number of recycled outfits lately, wearing the same blue coat and dress she wore to the Royal Wedding.

Gary Lineker and wife Danielle arrive at Royal Ascot

Also in attendance was Danielle Lineker, who did her best Posh impression, posing in a nude Victoria Beckham dress.
The model teamed the v-neck frock with an on-trend floppy Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat and Christian Louboutin high heels.
Accompanied by her husband Gary, the couple cut a fine figure on day one of the races.
Private moment:The couple share a kiss on the balcony Holly ValanceJackie St.Clair

Also in attendance is Jackie St Claire, a regular at the five-day meeting at the famous Berkshire racecourse, that is set to attract royals, celebrities and horse-racing fans alike. Jackie wore an elegant grey dress offset by a larger-than-life yellow hat.
Holly Valance wore a beautiful black dress with an equally beautiful black lace beret, stunning.

A statue of Ascot equine legend Yeats is to be unveiled during the Royal meeting, which runs until Saturday. The four-time Gold Cup winner dominated Royal Ascot from 2006 to 2009.
Anneka Tanaka-Svenska Royal Ascot.
Theatrics: A punter gets creative left, and Anneka Tanaka-Svenska models a Louis Mariette head-piece, right
An extra group race, the Tercentenary Stakes, has also been introduced this year to mark the anniversary.
Ascot's chief executive Charles Barnett said: 'This year is a true milestone at Ascot as we mark 300 years of tremendous sport and colourful history at the Royal racecourse.'
Gold Cup day on Thursday - known as Ladies' Day - will be one of the most popular days of the meet, with extravagant outfits and hats on display for the annual festival of fashion.
A racegoer attends Day 1 of Royal Ascot
Francessca Henderson
Tracy Rose
Fashion parade: Rules state that midriffs must be covered up
Chelsey Baker and Ilda de Vico both wearing hats by Ilda de Vico
Royal Ascot
Celebration: This year's Royal Ascot is taking place as the venue celebrates its 300th year, having been founded by Queen Anne in 1711
They call me mellow yellow: A pair of punters get festive
They call me mellow, yellow: A pair of punters get festive
Those in the Royal Enclosure will have to adhere to the strict dress code however. 
Women must wear a hat or 'substantial fascinator' with off the shoulder and halter neck dresses, dresses with a strap of less than one inch and miniskirts all banned.
Midriffs must be covered up and trouser suits should be full length and of matching material and colour. Men must wear morning dress with a waistcoat and top hat.
Ladies in high fashion check the form
Fascinating: Ladies in high fashion check the form
Ascot hat
Belinda Srudwick wearing State of Grace
Dress code: Women in the Royal Enclosure must wear a hat or 'substantial fascinator'
Isabelle Kristensen at Royal Ascot
Danish-born designer Isabell Kristensen wears one of her own designs
A close eye will also be kept on what the Queen is wearing, with hundreds of bets placed on the colour of her hat for Gold Cup Day.
Nearly 500 horses are due to run in 30 races this year. Attendance at last year's Royal Ascot was 284,201.
Each year, the crowds consume some 170,000 bottles of champagne, around 10,000 lobsters, 5,000 oysters and 18,000 punnets of strawberries.
Culture shock: Three Japanese racegoers arrive in traditional Japanese dress
Culture shock: Three Japanese racegoers arrive in traditional Japanese dress

Say cheese! Ladies pose as a friend captures them on camera

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Another weekend another update

Even Kate had trouble trying to keep her hat on yesterday, but strong winds didn't stop her looking radiant. She wore a grey Erdem dress. A Canadian designer, and star of the London fashion scene. His label is a celebration of unique prints, elegant colour and precision cuts. However in this dress in pale grey he seems to have used embroidery to emblish his elegant cut.

Her hat,another Jane Corbett a British based milliner, added six inches to her height much to Prince Phillips alarm.

Another Jane Corbett Hat worn at a garden party

The latest in Bridal fashion

Today some of the biggest names in the Bridal World get together to showcase the latest in bridal fashion.
People from all over Europe get together to see what is the trends predicted for 2013. Shapes, styles, colours and inspiration on display. 190 companies exhibiting in Northern Europe.

'Ill keep you up ta date with any new and exciting trends.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Who wore what this week!

Kate wore another Sarah Burton McQueen dress

Camilla wore a Bruce Oldfield outfit and Philip Treacy Hat

Kate's hat was a Jane Taylor available on her website at £790

Lady Helen in a patterned shift dress, note everyone's nude shoes.

Princess Michael of Kent in an elegant silk suit

 Beatrice is wearing a blue and white striped coatdress by London Fashion Week designer Kinder Aggugini; tan stilettos by Gina, a Stephen Jones hat and a Lemeresca bag. Princess Eugenie is wearing a purple dress by Suzannah; a Stephen Jones hat; Gina nude stilettos and a Loro Piana bag.

The Queen happy in another Angela Kelly design

Close up of the Embroidery work

Camilla in yet again a Philip Treacy hat this time with an Anna Valentine outfit

Sunday, 3 June 2012

The Queen's outfit of her Diamond Jubilee

The outfit has been a year in the planning and was designed by Angela Kelly and made by her small in-house Buckingham Palace team. Its colour scheme was chosen to stand out against the red, gold and purple hues of the royal barge.
It is created from white boucle, a fabric which has a fine textured feel, and threaded throughout with silk ribbon. The boucle was embroidered with gold, silver and ivory spots and embellished with Swarovski crystals to reflect the River Thames.
The outfit was finished with a silk organza frill.The Queen's hat had a swept up brim, the crown of which was made of the same material as the coat.
Details on the hat included feathers hand dyed in Buckingham Palace by one of Miss Kelly's team who spent a number of months making the whole outfit. More silk organza and Swarovski crystals were used to decorate this uniquely shaped hat.

The young members of the Royal family looked spectacular.
  Kate wore an Alexander McQueen outfit. It looked familar to Tulisa's and Kim Kardashian's dresses but it was more elegant with the long sleeves.