With the revised dress codes at Royal Ascot for headpieces and fascinators and with headpieces being very “in” at the moment there’s no time for a cup of coffee even …….. Either I am sewing my fascinators onto headpiece bases or am designing wonderful bespoke creations, which I just love. Just under two months to go until the Royal Ascot meeting and all the female racegoers are trying to finalise their outfits. This last week has been a week of shoes, handbags, dresses and of course the all important question “what to wear on my head”.
I love making small conservative headpieces just as much as I love making the massive wayout creations – and I also love all the colour matching that has to go on to get to the final decision. All the woman I deal with are genius and the most important thing is that between us we get it right.
So it’s back to the studio to meet my next two Royal Ascot clients who are due in for fittings, fashion, coffee and brownies this morning.
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It is time to dust off those beautiful spring outfits and team them up with elegant fascinators to ensure the look is sensational!!
For a Spring wedding, a race meeting, a christening or even if you just fancy doing yoga in one – why not treat yourself. Everything about them is decadence – even the packaging. Handmade and lovingly sewn onto combs, headbands or discs they will ensure that any outfit is topped off perfectly.
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I woke up this morning to hear the jolly news on Radio 4 that fascinators are no longer permitted in the Royal Enclosure at The Royal Ascot meeting this year. I jumped out of bed and Googled the Ascot press release which says:-
Royal Enclosure – Ladies:
“Dresses and skirts should be of modest length defined as falling just above the
knee or longer.” This replaces the less clear instruction that miniskirts are
“Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of 4 inches (10cm) or more in
diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat.” This clarifies that fascinators are
no longer permitted in the Royal Enclosure.
So my thinking is that a base of 4 inches (10 cms) is easy to sew the fascinator onto – thus turning it into a headpiece. I can do it so hope is not lost!
I can make discs of sinamay or straw and then sew the feathers onto the top and then sew the disc onto a headband which I cover in the same colour satin ribbon as the main body of the fascinator.
I then read on and it says:-
Grandstand Enclosure – Ladies:
“A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.” This replaces advice
that many ladies wear hats but this is not compulsory.
How exciting to know that it is compulsory for fascinators to be worn at all times in the Grandstand Enclosure – I’m looking forward to a busy Spring and Summer after all.
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