Hats and Headpieces from Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day 2015

All of the long hours and a few sleepless nights paid off, especially for my clients that were well photographed at Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day 2015. Day two of the Festival is always ladies day and there are plenty of ladies wanting the title of Best Dressed, not only the title but a great array of prizes too. This year the theme was Colour with the campaign Colour Me March at the forefront of the competition and many ladies certainly didn’t disappoint. Although it was a chilly March day some ladies braved with weather with skimpy dresses and short skirts but the clients I worked with had carefully considered their outfits to be appropriate for the weather because if you’re outside all day you need something that’s going to keep you warm as well as looking stylish. Tweed, wool and felt are perfect combinations.

Debbie Grogan.

Debbie certainly had a vintage feel to her outfit which was beautifully hand made from Mustard Harris tweed and silk shot chocolate velvet finished with unusual wooden buttons. The hat was created from both of the fabrics from her dress with the addition of mustard pheasant feathers for a dramatic flourish. 2689F1BD00000578-2989330-image-a-146_1426082072642 1797374_10153694755733312_5118708653148676044_n

Racquel Campbell.

Racquel’s starting point was her simple woollen shift dress with the geometric multi coloured squares, so I needed to make sure that the headpiece echoed this. I created stiffened squares and rectangles in various fabrics which were edged in contrast colours. These were then layered with each one being offset to the one underneath, a bow of millinery net on the front with various chenille dots to highlight all of the colours was finished with a multi coloured vintage brooch. To add interest to the side and back of the headpiece more net was added with the chenille dots. A real stand out piece.

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Lystra Adams.

Lysta chose a Moschino wool suit in light pink wool with a black satin zig zag trim, something that would definitely stand out from the crowd! I wanted to echo the zig zag pattern within the headpiece and the best way to achieve this was with cut feathers, over 100 feathers made up this headpiece. Large feathers adorned the left side of the piece to offer some movement and even more drama! The same feathers adorned both the front and back of the headpiece. 10359546_852345558144787_6773241990105748006_n    2688EB0300000578-2989330-Colourful_A_lady_in_a_particularly_bright_titfer-a-119_1426075419070

Fabulous coverage for all three clients in a variety of paper and online articles including The Telegraph, The Mirror, The Mail and Cotswold Allure.

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