Ascot, Ladies
04/05/20140 Comments

ROYAL Ascot on Ladies’ Day is the perfect excuse to find a good hat and dress up. On no other day of the year can you have quite so much fun – when else does anything go in the headwear department (providing it complies with all the necessary rules)?
What’s charming about Ascot is that it’s the place of British Heritage, Style and Grace where etiquette is the key therefore all its rules should be followed. It’s absolutely adorable to watch prim and proper attire and hats out of this world. Creativity and uniqueness are on the show here as hats and fascinators parade through the alleys, because it’s all about the headpiece.
And here’s another regulation, probably the most important when in Ascot – hats and headpieces must have a base of at least four inches (10cm) or more in diameter, and must be worn at all times.
What I also strongly believe in is that your hat should represent the elegance and femininity of your nature and humour is certainly not a faux pas, as long as goes hand in hand with the style. High-street pieces are the last to consider as the character and individuality should be sought at milliners, boutiques and vintage shops. Irrespective of your budget you will surely find the perfect match and if Ascot is in your diary this year, do contact me if you would like me to help with your dilemma.

And now I admit (regretfully) – I have never stepped into the Royal Ascot world and I’m hoping that this time this will change.
I contacted Carrie Jenkinson – a milliner and hats & fascinators designer from Wiltshire whose unusual and stylish pieces are absolutely stunning and asked if I can feature one of her pieces in my blog. And here it is – the Giselle beauty that I was privileged to wear today.

In awe with the white French Lace on a blocked gold base and white silk feather both on the top and underneath over the headband, I held this beauty in my hands for a few minutes admiring the creativity and attention to detail. Once put on, the effect was amazing. I knew that the coral MSGM gown will be perfect match. And it was. It really was ūüėČ
The look reminded me of the faded pages from the 1930s fashion catalogues – see the ruffles? See the hats?
So now, I’m so thrilled to present to you my Ascot look.

Article written by Aga Moodley the original  article is here http://www.iamthebrand.co.uk/2/post/2014/04/ascot-ladies.html

I’ve been checking out Aga’s personal shopping website www.iamthebrand.co.uk and its amazing, so if your looking for a personal stylist for Ascot of any other event you should check out her website¬†www.iamthebrand.co.uk

It’s never been easier to buy and order your fascinators online!!

I know lots of you are daunted by the prospect of ordering items online but it really is very simple.. Follow these simple steps

Take a photo of your outfit!
Sending a photo of your outfit makes it easier for us to help you find the right headpiece and also means we can match the colours.

Know your style
What kind of hat suits you? Have you worn a fascinator before? Do you know what you want? It really helps to narrow down the search with an idea of what you would like.

Have a clear budget
Let us know your budget but be realistic, materials are not cheap and many headpieces take a great deal of time to make. We want to help you get exactly what you want so be clear on how much your willing to pay.

Give us plenty of time 
During race season, particularly Ascot, things get a little crazy so please give us at least 3/4 weeks notice as not only do materials need to be ordered but every design is hand made to order.

Were happy to answer as many questions as you have to get the perfect fascinators, headpieces or hats for you.. We want to get it right and we want you to be happy!

Please visit our website now to see our designs or to discuss your bespoke headpiece Just Fascinating

We’ve also launched our Carrie Jenkinson Couture Collection offering a range of truly inspirational and unique designs that will make you stand out from the crowd.. Available from¬†Carrie Jenkinson Millinery